Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

New 2021 Head Coach - Who Will It Be? - Discussion

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • New 2021 Head Coach - Who Will It Be? - Discussion

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/n...icks-and-more/

    Next week, CBSSports posts GM candidates list.

    Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator: The 51-year-old former Colorado and NFL running back has two decades of coaching experience. He's been Patrick Mahomes' OC for his NFL MVP winning season, then the Super Bowl-winning season, and he's about to oversee a second NFL MVP award for Mahomes. He should be the top candidate for a handful of openings.

    Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator: See above.

    Matt Campbell, Iowa State head coach: Campbell won at Toledo before winning at Iowa State, and he earned Coach of the Year honors in both the MAC and Big 12. NFL teams have been sniffing around Campbell the last two years, and Matt Rhule's success in Carolina will only aid this program builder if he decides to jump to the league.

    Brian Daboll, Bills offensive coordinator: He's been integral in morphing Josh Allen into an MVP candidate in 2020. Daboll has been an OC in three other NFL stops and he knows what a winning organization looks like, earning five Super Bowls in various stops with the Patriots and a national title with Alabama in 2017.

    Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator: A coaching grinder, Eberflus took over their 30th-ranked scoring defense from 2017 and had them at 10th the following season. The Colts are once again 10th in scoring defense this season and fifth in total defense.

    Jon Embree, 49ers AHC/tight ends coach: Embree is a tight ends savant who has coached Tony Gonzalez and now coaches George Kittle. Colorado pulled the plug on him after just two years as head coach in 2012 and he hasn't gotten a second opportunity despite his pedigree, resume and reputation around the league as one of the best position coaches in the league.

    Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern head coach: He's a Northwestern lifer who has taken the program to unimaginable heights in his 15-year tenure. The consensus belief is that he'd only be interested in the Bears job if any NFL job at all.

    Leslie Frazier, Bills AHC/defensive coordinator: The former Vikings head coach is considered one of the best men in the NFL coaching community. Players love him. Coaches love working with him. Sean McDermott wisely hired him as his DC when he became a first-time head coach, and Frazier captained the No. 2 and No. scoring defenses in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

    Aaron Glenn, Saints defensive backs coach: The former three-time All Pro cornerback has helped turn around a historically bad Saints defense since joining the staff in 2016. Retiring following the 2008 season, Glenn spent time in scouting under the guidance of mentor Bill Parcells. He's only been a coach since 2014 and has never been a coordinator, but people who know him say he has the necessary ingredients to be a head coach.

    Patrick Graham, Giants defensive coordinator: The Yale grad got his start in the NFL with the Patriots and took his first DC role with the 2019 Dolphins and friend Brian Flores. He took over a Giants defense that was 30th in scoring last year and has them sitting in ninth in the NFL today. He's seemingly unlocked great play from both Jabrill Peppers and Leonard Williams in 2020.

    Pep Hamilton, Chargers quarterbacks coach: He was a hot name about five years ago after his time coaching Andrew Luck at both Stanford and Indianapolis. He's bounced around a bit since then, but he landed in L.A. where he's coached Justin Herbert — a polarizing draft prospect to some — into an Offensive Rookie of the Year season.

    Jim Harbaugh, Michigan head coach: He's failed spectacularly at one of the best jobs in college football and things ended poorly with management the last time he was in the NFL. But team owners love Harbaugh, and his success is undeniable. In four years with San Francisco, he went 44-19-1 with three straight trips to the conference title game and one Super Bowl appearance.

    Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator: His time in Denver ended terribly after two seasons and he left the Colts at the altar in 2018. Decision-makers should have a bad taste in their mouths. But he's a fantastic offensive mind with six rings who's done more with less these last two years than expected.

    Greg Roman, Ravens offensive coordinator: He put together the most unstoppable offense of the 2019 season with unanimous MVP Lamar Jackson. He did something similar with Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco as the OC there, too. Mobile quarterbacks have been and will continue to be the future of the NFL, and Roman has shown he's elite at coaching and scheming for them.

    Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator: Saleh took over the league's worst total defense from 2016 and has gone from 32nd to 24th, to 13th, to second last year and sixth this season. He and Bieniemy were the two odd men out of last year's cycle but he should have options in the coming weeks.

    Arthur Smith, Titans offensive coordinator: The Tar Heel has worked his way up the Titans coaching staff since joining in 2011 as a quality control assistant. He replaced Matt LaFleur as OC and then tailored a run-heavy, play-action based offense that resurrected Ryan Tannehill's career and changed the fate of the small-market Titans franchise.

    Steve Spagnuolo, Chiefs defensive coordinator: He's won two Super Bowls as a DC including last year with the Chiefs. He failed as the Rams head coach years ago, winning just 10 games in three years, but that was a decade ago. He's a great communicator with both his players and media.

    Brandon Staley, Rams defensive coordinator: The 37-year-old may need a little more seasoning with just five years in the NFL and one as a coordinator. But Staley has shown Sean McVay didn't make the mistake we all thought when he replaced Wade Phillips with the unproven Staley, whose 2020 defense is top-five in scoring and yards.

    Eric Washington, Bills defensive line coach: Regimented from his three years of active duty service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, Washington always gets sack production from his defensive lines. He couldn't recreate the success that his predecessors (Sean McDermott and Steve Wilks) had as Carolina's DC in his stint, but there were a number of changes (and chefs in the kitchen) that I can point to.



    There is a good interview with Todd Bowles. In one season with the Bucs, Bowles took a Buccaneers defense that in 2018 was dead-last in defensive DVOA. He got them to sixth in 2019, and in 2020, they sit in third behind Pittsburgh and New Orleans, currently ranked 3rd.

  • #2
    Top 3. Ranked.

    1) Eric Bieniemy - OC
    2) Arthur Smith - OC
    3) Brian Daboll - OC


    I want the best candidate to grow with Justin Herbert.

    What knocks are there on this man aside from the nattering nabobs who insist it's all 100% Andy Reid? I've yet to hear a good argument against Eric Bieniemy that doesn't include those same Andy Reid and Matt Nagy data points. Matt Nagy missed in Chicago because they missed on their QB. Chicago would be owning the NFC Central had they hit on Trubisky. As we've all learned, when you miss on a franchise QB, it sets back an organization by 5 years.


    usa_today_13991160.0.jpg

    Comment


    • #3
      As much we need an experienced Leader of Men (somebody permaban that term)

      we may have to go with Pep,
      for Herb's sake.
      We play modern defensive football.

      Comment


      • #4
        As a Viking fan, just say no to Leslie Frazier. He was 21-32 in 4 seasons with the Vikings with one wildcard appearance and 3 last place finishes. He is an Anthony Lynn clone.

        Comment


        • #5
          Harbaugh
          Bowles
          Daboll
          Josh

          From this list. This is how i would rank them personally

          Comment


          • #6
            Bieniemy is certainly intriguing because not only is he a part of the Chiefs and has some inside knowledge about Mahomes tendencies, he has also created a more diversified and adaptable offense that has thrived the last few seasons after the league had more tape on Mahomes.

            The issue I have is that Herbert will have to learn yet another offense. He already had 3 offensive coordinators / schemes during his days at Oregon. He has thrived beyond expectation mostly under Steichen and Pep, so I would hate for Herbert to change offensive coordinator / scheme again so soon in his NFL career.

            Comment


            • #7
              Marvin Lewis? J.K

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by BoltUp InLA View Post
                Bieniemy is certainly intriguing because not only is he a part of the Chiefs and has some inside knowledge about Mahomes tendencies, he has also created a more diversified and adaptable offense that has thrived the last few seasons after the league had more tape on Mahomes.

                The issue I have is that Herbert will have to learn yet another offense. He already had 3 offensive coordinators / schemes during his days at Oregon. He has thrived beyond expectation mostly under Steichen and Pep, so I would hate for Herbert to change offensive coordinator / scheme again so soon in his NFL career.
                This sounds like the argument used before the chargers hired Denver OC MM. How he did wonders with Tim Tebow as qb.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by CivilBolt View Post

                  This sounds like the argument used before the chargers hired Denver OC MM. How he did wonders with Tim Tebow as qb.
                  I am not sure how long MM was coordinator there, but the Tebow experiment was mostly done with gadgets that would not have lasted long after the NFL had figured it out. As Reid has said, the hardest season for a young QB is during his second year as starter when coaches have had more tape on a QB. The Chiefs offense has flourished since Mahomes first season as starter when teams had much more tape on him.

                  I think Herbert will see many of the zone 0 coverages he struggled against in Miami until he figures it out. He will also see multiple fronts and disguises as well where the OL has also struggled.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Urban Myers is also intriguing, but from the sounds of it, health will keep him from returning has a head coach. I would rather have an experienced head coach, but I do not see many available. At the end of the day, I just want the best and most adaptable head coach. Should TT still be around to hire a third coach?

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Silversurfer View Post
                      Marvin Lewis? J.K
                      Not so sure what Marvin Lewis has to do with this?? Although he was probably more successful than most of the Chargers head coaches! Chargers nation need both a good evaluator of talent, including a good evaluator of potential head coaches, and a solid and adaptable head coach.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ghost View Post
                        Top 3. Ranked.

                        1) Eric Bieniemy - OC
                        2) Arthur Smith - OC
                        3) Brian Daboll - OC


                        I want the best candidate to grow with Justin Herbert.

                        What knocks are there on this man aside from the nattering nabobs who insist it's all 100% Andy Reid? I've yet to hear a good argument against Eric Bieniemy that doesn't include those same Andy Reid and Matt Nagy data points. Matt Nagy missed in Chicago because they missed on their QB. Chicago would be owning the NFC Central had they hit on Trubisky. As we've all learned, when you miss on a franchise QB, it sets back an organization by 5 years.


                        usa_today_13991160.0.jpg
                        If you miss on a QB it hurts you at least 5 years........

                        you have it backwards on Bienemy....... what proof do you have that he designs and calls the plays...... he is another career RB coach(sound familiar?)....not a QB coach...... Chargers undter Turner promoted the old long career RB coach to OC, but he did not design and call the plays either...... in all likelyhood it is all Andy Reid.....and been that way everywhere he has been......

                        maybe Bienemy is an exception but where is the proof???..... only think i have heard is he is an intense fired up coach who fires up the team..... maybe that is enough if we also hire a great aggressive OC and a great aggressive DC????

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X