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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.


[size=5][u][b]Norv Turner, Former Head Coach, Chargers[/b][/u][/size]

[b]Coryell:[/b] Mentor was Coryell disciple Ernie Zampese

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


[u][size=5][b]John Ramsdell, QB Coach[/b][/size], [size=5][b]Chargers [/b][/size][/u]

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

[b]Rivera:[/b] Coached alongside Rivera for four years with the Chargers


[size=5][u][b]Al Saunders, Senior Offensive Assistant, Raiders[/b][/u][/size]

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

[b]Rivera:[/b] No direct connection, but has coached against him with the Raiders a


[size=5][u][b]Ken Zampese, QB Coach, Bengals[/b][/u][/size]

[b]Coryell:[/b] The son of Norv Turner's mentor, Ernie Zampese

[b]Rivera:[/b] Just missed; left the Eagles in 1999, the same year Rivera came aboard


[size=5][u][b]Cam Cameron, former OC, Ravens[/b][/u][/size]

[b]Coryell:[/b] Long time Coryell system coach

[b]Rivera:[/b] Another near miss; left the Chargers before Rivera joined


[size=5][u][b]Hue Jackson, Assistant Coach, Bengals[/b][/u][/size]

[b]Coryell:[/b] Was on the Redskins staff under Coryell disciple Joe Gibbs

[b]Rivera:[/b] Coached against him while with the Raiders


[size=5][u][b]Bob Bratkowski, QB Coach, Jaguars[/b][/u][/size]

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

[b]Rivera:[/b] no direct connections found


[size=5][u][b]Charlie Joiner, WR Coach, Chargers[/b][/u][/size]

[b]Coryell:[/b] Both played and coached in the Coryell system with the Chargers

[b]Rivera:[/b] 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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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1357884723' post='2089908']
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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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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[quote name='Ivan The Awesome' timestamp='1357884948' post='2089913']
No Ken Wisenhunt?
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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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[quote name='rayzor' timestamp='1357885012' post='2089917']
we need to open it up to spread guys.

simple, efficient,and effective.
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You'd probably like Bratkowski then.

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

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