New Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio's coaching background has been primarily on the defensive side of the ball. He has been a key part of several top defenses throughout his career.
1. Baltimore Ravens (2000) -During his second season as the linebackers coach in Baltimore, the Ravens defense, led by Ray Lewis and Rod Woodson, allowed only 247.9 yards per game and won Super Bowl XXXV, defeating the New York Giants 34-7.
2. Baltimore Ravens (1999) - Del Rio arrived in Baltimore after spending the previous two seasons with the New Orleans Saints, and in his first year serving as a linebackers coach, the Baltimore defense ranked second in the NFL, allowing only 263.9 yards per game.
3. Baltimore Ravens (2001) - In his final season as the linebackers coach for the Ravens, the Baltimore defense was impressive once again, allowing just 277.9 yards per game and advancing to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
4. Jacksonville Jaguars (2006) - Anchored by Bobby McCray and Rob Meier, the Jaguars finished the season with the league's second-ranked defense, allowing just 283.6 yards per game.
5. Carolina Panthers (2002) -In his lone season in Carolina, Del Rio helped turn the Panthers defense into the second-ranked defense in the NFL, allowing only 290.4 yards per game.
6. Denver Broncos (2012) - During Del Rio's first season as defensive coordinator in Denver, the Broncos tallied 52.0 sacks and finished the 2012 campaign with the season in the top three of total defense, allowing just 290.8 yards per game.
7. Jacksonville Jaguars (2005) -Four members of the Jacksonville defense had at least 6.0 sacks in 2005, and the staunch defense that only allowed 290.9 yards per game, helped the Jaguars earn a playoff appearance.
8. Jacksonville Jaguars (2003) -Del Rio became the head coach of the Jaguars in 2003, and during his first season at the helm, the Jacksonville defense allowed just 291.1 yards per game and finished the season as the sixth-ranked defense in the NFL.
9. Denver Broncos (2014) -Led by the pass-rushing duo of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware, the Broncos defense allowed just 305.2 yards per game, and the team advanced to the divisional round of the playoffs.
10. Jacksonville Jaguars (2011) -Jeremy Mincey paced the Jacksonville defense with 8.0 sacks and the Jaguars finished the year ranked in the Top 10 of total defense, allowing just 313.0 yards per game.