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More changes...... Hunter & Joiner gone too

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Bolts make big changes to offensive staff


    MOBILE, Ala. — There is little familiarity left on the Chargers' offensive coaching staff.

    First-year coach Mike McCoy is expected to announce changes throughout the week. Among them, Hal Hunter, the team's offensive line coach who also carried the title of coordinator in 2012, will not be retained under the new regime.

    Other moves include the departure of Charlie Joiner. The Hall of Fame wide receiver and position coach's contract expired at the end of 2012.

    Hunter, whom many Chargers linemen have hailed as being in a class of his own, was an offensive line assistant in 2006, the final season of Marty Schottenheimer's tenure. In 2007, he was promoted to offensive line coach upon Norv Turner's arrival.

    Hunter is actively searching for his next opportunity in the league.

    Joiner played 11 of 18 NFL seasons with the Chargers. He coached their wide receivers for 10 years, spanning from 1987 to 1991 and 2008 to 2012.

    In coaching circles, the 65-year-old is considered set to retire after first entering the league in 1969.

    Tight ends coach Jason Michael is the only Chargers offensive coach from the Norv Turner era confirmed to be retained. He came to San Diego in 2010.

    Frank Reich, former Cardinals wide receivers coach, followed Ken Whisenhunt to San Diego. Reich is the new quarterbacks coach, replacing John Ramsdell.

    Whisenhunt spent six years coaching Arizona before he and a large part of his staff were dismissed Dec. 31. The fired included Russ Grimm, offensive line coach and assistant head coach.

    Grimm may be an option to succeed Hunter as offensive line coach.

    Mike Sullivan, Hunter's assistant, was named the Browns' new offensive line coach last week.
    On defense, McCoy recently announced he'll retain defensive coordinator John Pagano, linebackers coach Joe Barry and assistant linebackers coach Greg Williams.
     
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  2. Dublin Bolt

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    Hmmmmmmmm wonder why Sullivan was chosen over Hunter by Norv?

    Hunter not up to the job or Norv picking the wrong guy I wonder?

    No harm is bringing in fresh ideas to the O line it is not like they were world beaters. I want Mike Tice, he is out of a job right now yes?
     
  3. AnteaterCharger

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    Tice would be a very nice addition (no pun intended). While I don't blame everything on Hunter (let's be honest it's hard to turn chicken crap into chicken salad, especially with the crap he had) it is nice to get some fresh ideas and whatnot out there.
     
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  4. Blue Bolt

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    Better Whatnot, than Hadnot. ;)
     
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  5. ChargerMike

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    McCoy not waste'n any time shake'n things up already....that's good.....I hope....I like the aggression...I just hope to hell it's for the better of course.
    Bummer about Charlie's departure though. I always liked that slice of old skool on the sidelines. :cool:
     
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  6. Dublin Bolt

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    Ollie Wilson staying....
     
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    What Hal Hunter had to work with past two years was laughable. I get Russ Grimm had similar deal in Arizona. But what makes Grimm better?


    San Diego Chargers@chargers
    Chargers Great Charlie Joiner Announces Retirement

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  8. SuperCharger92

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    Change is good. Exactly what this offense needs.

    I would love to see the hurry up, only if Rivers can be more accurate and smart.
     
  9. The LBC

    The LBC I'm a Real Prick

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    I still blame him. Mediocre ability can still look passable with quality technique - the majority of our OL brought in following Hunter's promotion had sloppy-as-hell technique. (And then there's Clary who was constantly trying to block his linemate's assignment instead of his own - seriously, what OL coach let's that stand without running the guy through the wood chipper?).
     
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  10. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I'll miss Ole CJ, dude was nothing but the best in my book. He'll always be one of the best Bolt's to ever play and coach, He and Fouts were just magic together.
     
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  11. boltssbbound

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    Hunter hadn't been fired yet. Probably didn't want to wait and miss out on hiring either of them.
     

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