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Coaching Connections (OC Options)

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A basic look at some potential offensive coordinator options, their connections to the Coryell system and to Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.

Norv Turner, Former Head Coach, Chargers

Coryell: Mentor was Coryell disciple Ernie Zampese

Rivera: Hired Rivera in San Diego; Rivera considers him a good friend and hired his son for the Panthers

John Ramsdell, QB Coach, Chargers

Coryell: Has worked under some of the best known Coryell system coaches, specifically Norv Turner, Mike Martz and Cam Cameron.

Rivera: Coached alongside Rivera for four years with the Chargers

Al Saunders, Senior Offensive Assistant, Raiders

Coryell: Worked directly under Don Coryell in his first NFL job, took the reins from him as Chargers head coach just a few years later

Rivera: No direct connection, but has coached against him with the Raiders a

Ken Zampese, QB Coach, Bengals

Coryell: The son of Norv Turner's mentor, Ernie Zampese

Rivera: Just missed; left the Eagles in 1999, the same year Rivera came aboard

Cam Cameron, former OC, Ravens

Coryell: Long time Coryell system coach

Rivera: Another near miss; left the Chargers before Rivera joined

Hue Jackson, Assistant Coach, Bengals

Coryell: Was on the Redskins staff under Coryell disciple Joe Gibbs

Rivera: Coached against him while with the Raiders

Bob Bratkowski, QB Coach, Jaguars

Coryell: Coryell proponent who, similar to Mike Martz, tends to like a wide-open approach

Rivera: no direct connections found

Charlie Joiner, WR Coach, Chargers

Coryell: Both played and coached in the Coryell system with the Chargers

Rivera: Joined the Chargers coaching staff a year after Rivera did

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id take hue jackson

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If we don't get Turner, my first choice would probably be John Ramsdell, but Al Saunders and Ken Zampese would be up there too.

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sorry. norv is the only interesting one there.

all the rest look like crap...which is what we'll probably get stuck with.

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good test for our new gm?

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Rivera will probably go the safe route here since he doesn't have a lot of room for error next year. Pick someone he knows personally and roll with it.

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No Ken Wisenhunt?

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If I had ten solid hours to google these connections, I still wouldn't know half of what mr scot knows.

[ img ] funny meme [ / img ]

/exits

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sorry. norv is the only interesting one there.

all the rest look like crap...which is what we'll probably get stuck with.

Al Saunders is definitely not crap.

I think there are some decent options other than Turner, but Turner would be the most obvious.

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we need to open it up to spread guys.

simple, efficient,and effective.

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No Ken Wisenhunt?

Whisenhunt's a Steelers guy. They run Erhardt-Perkins. It's an offshoot of Coryell but not quite the same system.

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we need to open it up to spread guys.

simple, efficient,and effective.

You'd probably like Bratkowski then.

He incorporated spread elements when he was running the Bengals offense.

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