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since72


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArcticNorseman wrote:
Andre Patterson? . . . read this is his 2nd stint as D-line coach. When was he here last? How'd we do with him back then?

I'm most interested in seeing how the DBs and LBs get coached up . . .


He was D-line coach for Denver Broncos in 2005 and 2006 under Shanahan.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerry Gray - DB coach

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After retiring as a player, Gray turned to coaching. His coaching career began in 1995 as a defensive backs coach for the SMU Mustangs football team. He then worked for the for the Tennessee Oilers as a Defensive Quality Control coach from 1997 to 1998 before being promoted to defensive backs coach in 1999 when the team name was changed from "Oilers" to "Titans". In 2001, he was hired by former Titans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to run the Buffalo Bills defense the same year Williams left Tennessee to become the Buffalo Head Coach. He served as the defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills from 2001 to 2005, where he oversaw one of the top defenses in the NFL until his final season. The Bills ranked 2nd in total defense in both 2003 and 2004.

After the 2005 season he was hired by the Washington Redskins to serve as their defensive backs coach.

On January 18, 2010, Gray was hired as the new defensive backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks. On January 17, 2011, Gray agreed to return to his alma mater Texas as the assistant head coach and defensive backs coach. On February 12, 2011, however, Gray rejoined the Titans as their defensive coordinator.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ArcticNorseman wrote:
Andre Patterson? . . . read this is his 2nd stint as D-line coach. When was he here last? How'd we do with him back then?


His NFL career included stops at New England (1997), Minnesota (1998-99), Dallas (2000-02), Cleveland (2003-04) and Denver (2005-06). He coached the defensive line at all five places, with Chris Doleman, Ebenezer Ekuban, La'Roi Glover, John Randle and Gerard Warren among his protégés.

http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/patterson_andre00.html
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since72 wrote:
Can someone please explain to me what a "quality control" coach does?

I've seen that label on several coaches lately and I'm curious what they do.


http://www.denverpost.com/ci_17198145

College coaching guys often start their careers as graduate assistants. In the NFL, the entry-level position on coaching staffs is usually as one of the quality control assistants.

At times they are called "offensive assistant" or "defensive assistant," but the "quality control" portion of the job is at the root of things. For the Broncos' Brian Callahan, whose father, Bill, is a former Nebraska and Raiders head coach, has the job on offense, and Jay Rodgers is the defensive quality control assistant.

They do have some on-field duties in practices, often they work with one or more position coaches to gain experience as they prepare to become position coaches themselves. Callahan, for example, was the Broncos' running backs coach for the final month of the season after Eric Studesville was promoted to interim coach.

But overall, a quality control assistant's job is rooted in game preparation. They usually work at least one or two weeks ahead in the regular season.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
ArcticNorseman wrote:
Andre Patterson? . . . read this is his 2nd stint as D-line coach. When was he here last? How'd we do with him back then?


His NFL career included stops at New England (1997), Minnesota (1998-99), Dallas (2000-02), Cleveland (2003-04) and Denver (2005-06). He coached the defensive line at all five places, with Chris Doleman, Ebenezer Ekuban, La'Roi Glover, John Randle and Gerard Warren among his protégés.

http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/patterson_andre00.html


From what I remember, he really wanted Green to draft Underwood.

We knew how that turned out Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Zimmer waited to announce because of National Signing Day. Didn't want to hurt recruiting for any of coaches he took from college.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

battle2heaven wrote:
Klomp wrote:
ArcticNorseman wrote:
Andre Patterson? . . . read this is his 2nd stint as D-line coach. When was he here last? How'd we do with him back then?


His NFL career included stops at New England (1997), Minnesota (1998-99), Dallas (2000-02), Cleveland (2003-04) and Denver (2005-06). He coached the defensive line at all five places, with Chris Doleman, Ebenezer Ekuban, La'Roi Glover, John Randle and Gerard Warren among his protégés.

http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/patterson_andre00.html


From what I remember, he really wanted Green to draft Underwood.

We knew how that turned out Rolling Eyes


That's very concerning . . . not the Underwood part. The fact that he coached HOF players and those defensive lines performed worse under his tenure than at other parts of their careers is what concerns me. Now, Doleman was near retirement, but Randle was in his prime and the Vikes defense then was the achillies heel to 3-Deep . . . Gerrard Warren was a Top-5, if not #1, overall pick and he coached the guy to where? Oblivion?

With this particular hire, I can't see K-Will or Jared returning. Unless this guy has learned a thing or two from his past . . . we will be in for a sore, bumpy and depressing ride for the defense -- yes, Zimmer's defense could suck . . . Coach Patterson -- here's to praying you prove me wrong Silenced .
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waiting on another tweet from Kluwe... any moment now.

Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jam8891 wrote:
Waiting on another tweet from Kluwe... any moment now.

Shocked


He's waiting to comment until the ongoing investigation is completed.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

battle2heaven wrote:
Klomp wrote:
ArcticNorseman wrote:
Andre Patterson? . . . read this is his 2nd stint as D-line coach. When was he here last? How'd we do with him back then?


His NFL career included stops at New England (1997), Minnesota (1998-99), Dallas (2000-02), Cleveland (2003-04) and Denver (2005-06). He coached the defensive line at all five places, with Chris Doleman, Ebenezer Ekuban, La'Roi Glover, John Randle and Gerard Warren among his protégés.

http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/patterson_andre00.html


From what I remember, he really wanted Green to draft Underwood.

We knew how that turned out Rolling Eyes

Frank Gilliam, VP of Player Personnel, was the one who made the recommendation. However, Patterson spent the most time with Underwood and didn't see a problem with the pick.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
jam8891 wrote:
Waiting on another tweet from Kluwe... any moment now.

Shocked


He's waiting to comment until the ongoing investigation is completed.


Sarcasm on my part. I would really like not to hear anything from him at all
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its good to know we got our seattle connection this year with the hire of Gray.

lol, every year this happens. We must love Seattle.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteelKing728 wrote:
Its good to know we got our seattle connection this year with the hire of Gray.

lol, every year this happens. We must love Seattle.


What are you talking about?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of keeping Priefer around. I'm not convinced this ongoing investigation was any more than lip service. I personally believe Priefer was guilty of the comments, and worse yet has been lying about them ever since. You can choose to believe otherwise if you like. But if they don't at least make him get therapy/counseling to remain with the team (not to mention some sensitivity training) this whole thing was a big joke.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vikefan79 wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
Its good to know we got our seattle connection this year with the hire of Gray.

lol, every year this happens. We must love Seattle.


What are you talking about?


I was only joking when I said that. Should've Laughing'd

There seems to be a huge connection between Minnesota and Seattle, where players/coaches have switched teams as of recently.

From Minnesota to Seattle:

Tarvaris Jackson
Sidney Rice
Percy Harvin
Heath Farwell
Darrell Bevell
Antoine Winfield

From Seattle to Minnesota:

Lawrence Jackson
John Carlson
Chris Kluwe
Koren Robinson
Steve Hutchinson
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