I'm not trying to diss Buddy here, and I agree that Coaching is very important, and Buddy was a good coordinator (not a great head coach IMHO.....he lost as many games as he won - 55 wins, 55 losses). But in the end, player talent is the key factor. In the mid-80s our D was loaded & Buddy looked like a guru. But when Buddy went to a team with less talent on D than he had on the Bears, well, the Eagles D wasn't anything to write home about. Yet the Bears continued to be solid with Buddy gone.. By Buddy's second year at the Eagles, the defense had dropped to one of the worst in the entire NFL. He no longer had the bigtime talent. I'll always be glad we had Buddy here, and we owe him a lot for great defenses here. But it was the talent he had that made those teams special. Buddy was a fun character though for the fans, and we all will have great memories of those years.