Jim Bates has joined Greg Robinson, Ray Rhodes, and Larry Coyer in the pantheon of Shanahan's failed defensive coordinator choices.
To be fair to Coyer, he wasn't really a failure. He just happened to be the necessary sacrifice to the altar of the cult of personality around Shanahan.
The faces surrounding Mike Shanahan continue to change, the results continue to stay the same.
Does anybody truly think a new defensive coordinator is going to make any difference?