After being fired as Atlanta Falcons head coach following an 0-5 start to the season, Dan Quinn said that he decided to re-examine his entire defensive scheme before he took on another job to ensure he was prepared to help his next defense maximize its potential.
"I wanted to do as big an after-action on my own self to make sure what I could learn from, things that went well and things that didn't go well," Quinn told the Cowboys' official website. "So, I wanted to kind of do a 360 on the whole process first, the scheme side."
Quinn is now the defensive coordinator in Dallas, with the Cowboys hoping that he can help turn around their defense, which was among the worst in the league this year. Quinn sounds like he plans to make some major changes to how he approaches defense with the Cowboys, saying that he looked back several years into his coaching career to determine how to make improvements moving forward.
"That included defensive cutups from 2013 to 2020, and that brought me into some of the system changes that I wanted to implement on the next lap around," he said. "I didn't want to do just another rinse and repeat. And, so, that was a big piece on what I wanted to do."