8. Dan Quinn - Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator
We saw what a Dan Quinn-led team looks like when the current Cowboys' defensive coordinator sat at the helm of the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons. They made it to a Super Bowl, one they gave away, but some might argue they did so because of six Pro Bowlers and Kyle Shanahan and Matt LaFleur were offensive assistants.
Some of you will hate this idea simply because Quinn is a COWBOYS assistant. We'd rather you be displeased with what you saw in the A-T-L and because you fear he'd fail again.
The Cowboys finished the regular season ranked fifth in total defense. Currently, they rank fourth in opposing quarterbacks' completion percentage. Only seven defenses have hauled in more interceptions as Dallas is tied with the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets with 17 picks apiece.
7. Steve Wilks - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator
We like Steve Wilks better than most. He hasn't had the best of luck in terms of his coaching career though. Before he led the San Francisco 49ers defense to a top-ten ranking, he was dismissed in both Chicago and Cleveland, but every opportunity to lead an organization ended with the door being slammed in his face.
He was given raw deals in both Arizona with the Cardinals and in Charlotte with his hometown Panthers. Frankly, if you witnessed the job he did with Carolina, you were no doubt impressed. The Panthers instead went with our beloved Frank Reich, and we all saw how that worked out.