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Possible Head Coach Candidates

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Gridreaper, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Gridreaper

    Gridreaper BoltTalker

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    ...From SI.com, the A list. Check out #4, Josh McDaniels. We all know how A.J. loves to read books on the Patriots empire. He'd love to get a closer, inside look at that organization as well. I know nothing about Josh's leadership skills but A.J is definately enamored with that organization.

    The A List
    • Bill Cowher -- If, as expected, he chooses to peel off his TV persona and end his two-year hiatus from the sideline, the former Steelers coach will essentially have his pick of the openings. Cleveland would roll out the red carpet for him, and Detroit could be an intriguing possibility as well.

    • Steve Spagnuolo -- The Giants defensive coordinator will be in high demand for a second consecutive offseason, especially if New York rides the wave all the way to another Super Bowl appearance. St. Louis is one team known to be in the market for a defensive-oriented head coach.

    • Jim Schwartz -- After strong interviews last offseason in Washington, Miami and Atlanta, Schwartz is nearly certain of parlaying the success of Tennessee's defense into a No. 1 job this time around. He's smart, articulate, extremely well prepared, and his coaching pedigree includes having worked for both Bill Belichick and Jeff Fisher.

    • Josh McDaniels -- The Patriots 32-year-old offensive coordinator has only enhanced his résumé this season, proving he can craft successful game plans with or without league MVP Tom Brady at quarterback. It might take just the right situation for McDaniels to leave Foxboro, but I could see the Chargers, led by Patriots-envying general manager A.J. Smith, being an enticing option.

    • Jason Garrett -- No surprise here, but if the curtain falls on the Wade Phillips era in Dallas, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will toss the keys to Garrett, who he kept away from both Baltimore and Atlanta last offseason with just such a plan of succession in mind.
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Cower is iffy at best. He had a great record but also was one of the longest tenured head coaches in recent NFL history.

    He would be a good coach, but could he get us to the superbowl?
     
  3. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    He got the Steelers to the Super Bowl and won it. He can do it here.

    I still say Brian Billick is the best choice.
    Not only will he get the job done but he'll get it done fast!!! He actually might work with AJ as long as he lets him have control.
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    My point is he had a LONG time to get them there. He coached double digit years, he went to the Superbowl, what 2, 3 times?

    I dont see him as someone who will put the Chargers in the hunt year in and year out. besides he has also said he will not return to coaching.
     
  5. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    For a team like this, he might.
    This is a team that should have coaches (as well as retired and assistant coaches) busting down Dean's door for an interview.
     
  6. boltsnow

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    MAybe it took him that long to figure out what he needs to do to go that extra yard. So now he should know which road to take.

    On the other hand......it's all luck!:yes:
     
  7. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Norv is not inspiring these players. I thought he would after last season, but I was wrong.

    Coaches on the short list...
    Mike Heimerdinger, Offensive Coordinator
    Jim Schwartz, Defensive Coordinator
    Ron Rivera, Defensive Coordinator
    Rob Ryan, Defensive Coordinator
    Dick LeBeau, Defensive Coordinator
    Todd Haley, Offensive Coordinator
    Steve Spagnuolo, Defensive Coordinator


    Denny Green Hellz no.
    Brian Billick, not even!
    Steve Marioochi (sp?) Maybe but not enthused.

    My worry is there is some 'old friend' from Buffalo left out there.
     
  8. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    Ron "Rebound" Rivera

    It's Riveranomics, people!!

    :abq1:
     
  9. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    I don't want either of the Ryan brothers here.

    Too risky!!! Their father was one of the worst HCs in NFL history!!!
     
  10. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    And Brian Billick's dad was an NFL HOFer. eh? :lol:

    F/uck man... this is one of the dumbest equations you've ever offered. :lol:
     
  11. Aggieman

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    With McDaniels I have to wonder if that was really his offense or just Belicheck and Brady's system. I know that Bill is a defensive minded coach and I see him work with the defense more but still, Bill or Josh - who runs the offense. One thing I do see with him is a double mindset. He was an assistant for the defense until Kraft let him work with Brady and Cassel as a QB coach and the staff liked what they saw so much they gave him the OC position. That is promising because it most likely means that he is a good football coach. He obviously gets attention and he's young and experienced. Still a Patriot insider with a flawless record in Foxboro might not want to inherit and lackluster team like ours.
     
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    2 or 3 more times than Norv (as HC that is....) :yes:
     
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    Are you going to compare Brian Billick's coaching record (as HC) to Buddy Ryan's?
    This should be interesting. :rolleyes:



    If this is a stupid equation, then how would you explain fans having problems with any of Marty's relatives coming here? :rolleyes:
     
  14. nickelbolt

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    Looky here Horseshack... you said Buddy was one of the worst HC's in NFL history.

    He was 55-55-1 Perfectly average. But far from the worst.

    In fact, 55 wins puts him in the top 100 out of over 400 coaches!!

    Again, you spew your nonsense with no regard for facts.

    I wasn't comparing Buddy to Billick... but FYI... Brian Billick is #49 on the list.

    Debate that.
     
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    Also, look at the track record of Baltimore ravens DCs hired by Billick that have become head coaches

    Both Marvin Lewis and Mike Nolan where stud candidates as DCs, became HC and both failed miserably and never put together good defenses with their new teams

    As for the thread, Billick would be my #1 choice as well. Hes a proven winner, a motivator, a super bowl champion and has shown in the past that he can fin good assistant coaches, what more could we ask for from a head coach??
     
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    :lol: B4L just got the RTJ kiss of death. :lol:
     
  17. RipTheJacker

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    You mean like wade phillips when he gets fired from the 'boys this year?
     
  18. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Yeah but look who Lewis is coaching.

    No, I'm not saying I'd like Lewis here as a HC (DC, maybe if Rivera goes elsewhere) but it's tough to be successful in Bungleland. Real tough!!
    He did have some success (more success then anybody has had there in over a decade) but it ended fast. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't the owner cut Henry then rehire him after Lewis told the press that he's glad Henry is off the team.

    Again, I wouldn't want Lewis here as HC (yet) but I wouldn't stick a fork in his career (as HC) yet either.
     
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    OK. Where's your Brian Billick/Buddy Ryan comparison?
     
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    Ah fuuck... here we go. You avoid my factual observation regarding buddy ryan, because you have no comeback. Yet you latch onto anything possible that would bolster your argument for Billick!!!

    You do realize you're the spittin' image of Norv. Right? :lol:
     
  21. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Lets be nice to one another...
     
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    I have NEVER liked Phillips as a HC. He is a great DC but as a HC he is subpar IMO.
     
  23. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    :lol: Calling him Norv is too much? :lol:
     
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    You have to admit, it was below the belt... :lol:
     
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    Ughhhhh, what would Marvin Lewis's success (or lack of) as HC have to do with Billick's possibilities of being successful elsewhere? :icon_shrug:


    Still waiting to hear your Brian Billick/Buddy Ryan comparison. Please do tell!!!!
     
  26. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    But don't you see... (above)

    ...he can't stop bein' all Norvy... :lol:
     
  27. Buck Melanoma

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    Yeah, Norv didn't deserve that. He isn't even here to defend himself!! :icon_tease:
     
  28. nickelbolt

    nickelbolt Fuggedaboutit

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    :icon_rofl:
     
  29. BOLTS4LIFE

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    If Norv were in my shoes, he'd be a little less ugly!!!
    If I were in his shoes... well, I couldn't do worse.
    I think I could sink a 14-2 team to 4-8!!!! :yes: :lol:
     
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    QFT
     

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