I think most people who have closely followed the Saints over the past several years are more prone to give credit to our defensive turnaround to Neilson and Nolan more than Allen. Clearly, the improvement in the line and LBs have been had the biggest impact.
Looking Anzalone development makes want to keep him, but the jist of the pervious regime problem was being loyal to an assistant head coach in Vitt... Not struggling to find good coaches. So, I feel like we can find a suitable replacement.
But let's not pretend that Nolan didn't coach up one of the best linebacker of the 2000s.
Nolan has coached winning and improving units everywhere he has been. To compare him to Vitt is crazy and to think for a second he’s going to be easily replaced is foolish. Nolan is one of 4 guys this team I hope does t lose