3) Is rookie Head Coach Chuck Pagano more Mike Nolan or Rex Ryan?
Of the five defensive coordinators the Baltimore Ravens have had since they moved from Cleveland in 1996, Pagano is the fourth to earn a head coaching job.
The previous three have had various levels of success; Mike Nolan flamed out in San Francisco, Marvin Lewis has had some success mixed with plenty of failure in Cincinnati, and Rex Ryan has been relatively successful and very controversial in New York.
Of the three, Ryan is the only one with a career winning record and any playoff victories, while Lewis won AP Coach of the Year in 2009.
Pagano is a lot closer to the first two in terms of personality, but he does have slightly more coaching experience than any of the other three did when moving into their jobs.
Pagano has had great success in the NFL, both with the Ravens’ defense and as a secondary coach in Cleveland and Oakland, helping successes such as Anthony Henry (10 interceptions under Pagano in 2001) and ...