He's the DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR. Meaning he coaches the whole defense as a whole and calls the plays on the sidelines. It is his responsibility to get them as many game reps as possible and make them a COHESIVE unit. Just because a TE runs a seam, past the LB's and smokes a safety is more Fickell's problem than it was Withers because of the lack of cohesiveness, Fickell needs to point that out in practice. It is obvious this defense has lacked game reps as a whole, individual coaches coach techniques, how to use your hands, how to backpedal, use your hips and turn, etc. The D-coordinator puts it all together, how some people do not know this nor understand this and want to continually defend Fickell is beyond me. D-coordinator should by far be the most knowledgeable and have the most ability to coach more than any position coach. Our talent was superior to every team we played this season and there has been absolutely no excuse for the abominable play of the defense the past three seasons, especially with such a cupcake schedule.