As Brett Maxie has accepted the Titans secondary coaching positon, here’s a little info from DallasCowboys.com on hit career coaching the Dallas Cowboys Secondary:
In his first season as secondary (safeties) coach for Dallas, Maxie’s tutelage of a defensive secondary helped the unit finish fifth in the NFL by holding opponents to 187.7 passing yards-per-game. Seven of the team’s eight interceptions came by way of a member of the secondary under Maxie’s coaching, including Newman’s then career-high tying and team-leading four interceptions.
In his only season with Miami, Maxie helped oversee a defense that finished fourth in the NFL in passing defense as the Dolphins limited opponents to 188.7 passing yards-per-game. While under his watch, Maxie’s defensive backs also recorded nine of the team’s 14 interceptions during the 2007 season.
As defensive backs coach with the Atlanta Falcons for three seasons (2004-06), he oversaw the development of cornerback DeAngelo Hall, a first-round draft choice in 2004, who totaled 10 interceptions in two seasons (2005-06) and was selected to the NFC Pro Bowl during both of those seasons. In Maxie’s first year with the Falcons, the defense recorded a club-record five touchdowns, four of which came via interceptions.
I wasn’t so high on this interview when it first came out that the Titans wanted to interview him and I still have my doubts, but apparently the Titans don’t. Maxie was the only guy brought in to interview for the position so the Titans must have a good read on him. Lets hope he helps the secondary, who ever may be back there this next year, bring back the fear that the Titans once held as a turnover happy defense.