Dickenson is older & been a part of different coaching staffs so he's been exposed to different coaching styles & philosophies. In fairness to Craig, if a lot of coaches lost their staring qb after just 3 plays into the opening season & had virtually inexperienced rookies to replace him they'd look lost or frustrated too. Dickenson knows how to coach football. He just needs more time. O'Day has to get him decent players.
As far as Claybrooks goes, he's only coached with one team for a short time so he's pretty inexperienced. I think he may be a bit overrated. Huff recruited & signed a lot of great defensive players like Ciante Evans, Micah Johnson, J'Gared Davis & Alex Singleton. Any defensive coach would be a genius with the players he had on D with the Stamps. He doesn't have those players anymore. He doesn't have Huff for guidance & to offer advice. He's on his own with an impatient GM in Hervey probably wondering if he made a mistake hiring him. In Claybrooks case, we're going to see awfully fast if the organization made The Man in Calgary or if he's capable of coaching a winner in BC with the players he has. I'll be honest with you, I think his inexperience will be his undoing. That he wasn't quite ready for Prime Time. There's quite the step up from DC to HC.