Cowboys inside linebacker Sean Lee hasn’t been shy in his praise of Rob Ryan since he was let go by the Cowboys last Tuesday night. He says that Ryan, who coached Lee in two of his first three seasons in the league made him a better football player. Taught him a good deal about the pro game and so forth.
“But,” Lee told 103.3-FM ESPN Radio, via the Dallas Morning News, “the Cowboys have wanted to transition from the 3-4 to the 4-3 defense and we brought in a guy who has had a ton of success, who I think the whole team is excited to learn from. I think we have a lot of guys on the defense that will suit this defense and play this defense well.”
Lee figures to be key to the success of Monte Kiffin’s brand of the 4-3 alignment, as he moves from inside linebacker to middle linebacker. In addition, DeMarcus Ware will move to defensive end. But Lee thinks Kiffin’s vaunted Tampa 2 defense gives Dallas the best chance to win in the short term--and win big.
“I think that the Cowboys feel that this is going to give us the best shot to go forward and win,” Lee said, “and not only to win to get in the playoffs but to win to get in the Super Bowl.”
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