The 2011 NFL season was a challenging one for first-year coaching staffs in particular.
To the extent that a staff might have changed schemes, it had no offseason in which to install them, owing to the lockout and somewhat shorter training camp.
In the Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Munchaks case, they still managed to go 9-7 while tying for 18th in the league in total defense in coordinator Jerry Grays first season.
As a result of the lack of time to implement the full depth of the playbook, Grays defense worked under the handicap of having to be a little bit vanilla. Considering that Gray worked under Gregg Williams on-and-off in three different locations over a 10-year period, including with the Titans, and that Williams defenses were known for a gambling and attacking style of defense, its fairly safe to say that if Gray had his druthers, he might have called things a little differently than he did in 11.
With Titans offseason team activities under way, rookie camp already...