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AJ... please hire Mike Nolan!!

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by nickelbolt, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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  2. RM24

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    Not sure about Nolan Nickelbolt....

    :icon_eek:
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

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    he's a fool as a GM but he was damn good as a defensive coordinator
     
  4. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Give him talent, and he will succeed...

    http://www.49ers.com/team/coaches_detail.php?PRKey=15

    Much of Nolan’s success as a leader and acute defensive mind was showcased in his previous position as the defensive coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens. During his impressive stint in Baltimore, Nolan’s defense yielded nine Pro Bowl starters in 2003-04. Over that span, his stingy defensive units also produced two NFL Defensive Players of the Year in S Ed Reed (2004) and LB Ray Lewis (2003).

    In 2004, Nolan’s defense finished tied for second in the NFL in average rush per carry (3.6 yards). The Ravens defense allowed only 16.8 points per game, good for fourth in the AFC.

    Nolan’s unit had 34 total takeaways, including 13 interceptions. Reed was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year after earning 20 votes from a national panel of writers and broadcasters who cover pro football to make him the first safety to win the award in 20 years. He led the NFL with nine interceptions and set an NFL mark with 358 return yards on those picks. Reed joined LB Ray Lewis, CB Cris McAlister and LB Terrell Suggs as players selected to start in the 2004 Pro Bowl.

    In 2003, Nolan’s defense was among the NFL’s best, finishing third overall. Baltimore ranked first in the AFC with 17 fumble recoveries, led the NFL in sacks (47) and tied for first in the AFC and second in the NFL with 41 takeaways. The Ravens defense allowed just 281 points and grabbed 24 interceptions. Nolan was named to USA Today’s All-Joe Team following the 2003 season and NFL Assistant Coach of the Year by the Football Digest. During the 2003 season, Baltimore allowed the fewest yards per play (4.2) and fourth fewest passing yards (175.3 per game) in the NFL. Lewis was named the AP’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was the leading vote-getter on AP’s All-Pro team (49 of 50 votes). Reed, one of eight Ravens to make the Pro Bowl, tied a Ravens’ record with seven interceptions and Suggs was named the AP’s NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year while setting a Ravens’ rookie record with 12 sacks.
     
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  5. Showmeyourbolt

    Showmeyourbolt Well-Known Member

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    OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!! I try not to be a reactionary guy when it comes to firing coaches, but Nolan is a GREAT DC!!!!! Did you guys see what he did with the Ravens? I would LOVE to bring him in. Kind of fire and intensity we need on defense.
     
  6. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    You guys should have heard everyone on ESPN radio DESTROYING TED COTTRELL!

    Colin Cowherd, Scott Van Pelt, and Mike Golic all bashed him, and then they brought in Trent Dilfer their new analyst who said it best....."The Chargers are too talented to play such passive defense, their problem is one man, his name is Ted Cottrell."
     
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    ...And none of it will matter. We'll all suffer a torturous few more years until AJ mans up and fires him. Sometimes you just have to say...I MADE A MISTAKE!!!! :icon_evil:
     
  9. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Well, Mike's out... and Singletary has replaced him in SF. I think AJ is definitely going to consult Norv on this.
     
  10. Ride The Lightning

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    I approve of and agree with this thread.
     
  11. TheBeast

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    He has too. I'm tired of lard ***.
     
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    He should. Nolan's history with the 3-4 defense is better than Cottrell's. Not to mention that he's younger, and his intensity would help the defense out. There's no way that it happens, but I could see this being a move that might rejuvenate a defense that is desperate need of a spark. The bye week is the perfect time to get him in. Fly him out to London AJ!
     
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    Don't fuk with me Boltheads


    Is this really a good idea?


    what about Rivera? Everyone has been clamoring for him.

    Now we change course in the middle of the season??


    Bring in a new guy?


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  14. foober

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    All I know is our defense can't stop anyone. And they make average qb's look all world. Odd this has been happening the last two years. I wonder what correlation it might have with our coaches we have now. Loyalty is one thing. Killing us is another.

    I can not believe that Cottrell isn't gone yet and replaced with RIvera. Just check out what Rivera did with the bears defenses when he was there. HInt. A.j.. Come on. YOu've got one of the best D-coordinators on the team now.:yes:

    At this point it won't matter changing d-coordinators. We couldn't be doing much worse defensively
     
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    It's a decent idea.

    It's infinitely better than what we have.

    Rivera is a 4-3 guy, dunno if he's picked up enough of 3-4 to be an effective 3-4 DC.

    :icon_shrug:

    I'm all in for Nolan though.
     
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  17. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Charger fan since 1979

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    I'll second (or third, or fourth..) the motion, fire Cotrell, bring in [insert - which ever name you want, I don't care, He (or she) would be better than Cotrell - here ] as the new DC
     
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    For the people laughing about AJ asking Norv, well if you want AJ to hire Nolan, why wouldn't he? Norv did work with Nolan for 3 years and apparently he thought well enough of him to later work for him as his OC.
     
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    Why?
    We already have a better canidate on the staff
     
  20. HollywoodLeo

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    Missed this thread

    Mods please delete mine.

    As for the topic, I'm on board.
     
  21. Kwak

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    Sounds good to me. Just don't let Nolan near any red flags.

    Jabba is worthless, but if any change happens, I would likely be Rivera since he is here.
     
  22. BlueandGold

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    I too am on board with this.

    BoltTalkers for Nolan!
     
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    Nope, Rivera for DC.... :tup:
     
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  24. Showmeyourbolt

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    I really don't want Rivera. I'd rather see Pagano if we're hiring in house.
     
  25. BlueandGold

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    I also agree with this.

    Pagano is, if anything, Wade's spiritual successor. The players like him and Wade wanted him bad. He'll know how to run this defense as intended.

    Nolan if we're reaching out. Pagano if we're hiring in.
     
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    I am not one for making changes during the season.

    I supported Marty until he played Brees in a worthless game for his own financial gain. Prick. The front office riff was Marty's fault not A.J.'s. The writing was on the wall and Marty's game plan changes in the ****ing parking lot before the Pat's playoff game sealed it.

    I supported Norv during last year's rough start. I had faith while some of my bolt brethren were call for his head and booing him. I have faith in Norv. Norv is a winner.

    All that being said....Ted must go. He is obviously over his head.
     
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    Normally I would agree with you, but the travesty that Cottrell has caused needs to be fixed. I tried to back him up and have faith in him, but he's failed too many times to keep having faith. Bring in Nolan, I really think he could make a huge difference, even mid-season.

    I also think that the Defensive players would like to see it. I know publicly they're going to stand behind their coaches. You don't bad-talk your coach and expect not to be fined/suspended/punished, but I honestly believe deep down they all can't stand Fat Teddy and want to see him gone!
     
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    !!!!!
     
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    Help me understand this...

    So...we get rid of Cotrell, bring in Nolan as DC.

    Does that mean every aspect of our defense has to be re-done? You're about to go 8 games into the season with one type of defense in place, albeit a ****** one. Bring in Nolan and are we looking at a major overhaul? If so, how difficult will it be to insall a new defensive scheme?

    Not against this idea...just wondering about the logistics/execution of such a plan.
     
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    In A.J. I trust.
     

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