Hey everyone. First post here as I now have a good reason for the Panthers becoming my 2nd favorite team (Even family can't beat the years of crying over my pathetic burgundy and gold). Thank god I don't have to bother with the Browns anymore.
You've got yourself a good QB coach here.
Fella who knows a thing or two from another board did some research on him. He called him a QB technician. His career is mostly as a college coach, and he's done well in that arena. Even worked at one stop with panthers OL coach Dave Magazu.
Derek Anderson, Charlie Frye, Brady Quinn, Bruce Gradkowsk, Ken Dorsey
legacy of success
QB Technician is the good call here. He played the position in college ball and its been a focus of him throughout his coaching career. While the Browns was his first trip into the NFL, he did do pretty well through college.
On the lower scale of things, he pretty much shaped JMU into being one of the more respected 1-AA systems and set the groundwork for a lot of what Mickey Matthews has since done with it. He was coaching in Memphis during their big upset miracle win over Mannings Vol's. His last year was marred with extremely close loses and a bad relationship with the Athletic Director that caused the split to happen despite public opinion in support of Rip.
Going into this year he was in the running for the OC job for the Browns but they wanted to go with a "splashier" pick with Chud.
At the start of last year, he and their OC were pushing for DA to start the season. Romeo went with Fyre and we see what happened after that point. A lot of the development of DA likely can be attributed to him. Quinn was also lobbying for him to stay on in Cleveland as he liked him as a coach and wanted him to stick around. Dilfer speaks highly of him and has referenced him as one of the best QB coaches he's had throughout his career.
Him and your OC are apparently of similar minds and should get on well. Hopefully he'll help with the mechanical issues of Delhomme and can help the development of whatever young QB you all have/plan on getting to groom.
If you all were wanting someone that can help polish and coach up the fundamentals and technical aspects of QB play I think you've got yourself a great coach here.
Looking forward to watching the Panthers in 09.