dude took the fall for an egomaniac of an owner, an erratic qb, and an overall dysfunctional organization. Their d was plenty good enough to win quite a few games prior to the linebackers all getting hurt.
True enough. IIRC, the Dallas defense ranked pretty high after the first few games of the season. How good he can be remains a mystery, imo.
Saints don't need a top five or even top ten defense to be successful. Case in point: Super Bowl XLIV.
As to the OP. Who the frick knows? I say over.