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Panthers Hire Al Holcomb as LB Coach

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rscott94    662

For anybody wondering what the story is here's a link

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/02/super_bowl_giants_asssistant_a.html

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BBQ&Beer    716

... Al Holcomb was my 6th grade gym teacher's name... He was a social studies teacher who got pressed into service & was the most clueless, softest, bitchest guy that ever banned dodge ball because it was "too violent"... I peed a little when i read the title.

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SevenSixes    107

The short story is that he has never been a position coach.

He spent 4 years as the Defensive QC Coach.

Breaking down film and running the practice squad.

He's got a 10 y/o son that thinks that you should play cover 2 against the Falcons.

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Marguide    3,305

He may be great, I just don't know enough about him. I would have preferred someone more experienced, but have to trust Gettleman's judgement on this, as I'm sure he recommended the guy to Rivera.

The above referenced story is nice, but it doesn't tell us anything about his football background or coaching philosophy.

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Dex    12,020

l Holcomb is in his fourth season on the Giants’ coaching staff. This is his second year as a defensive assistant after spending his first two seasons with the team as the defensive quality control coach.

Prior to joining the Giants, Holcomb spent three seasons as the defensive line coach at Lafayette. In 2008, the Leopards led the Patriot League in both total defense (303.2 yards a game) and scoring defense (17.5 points a game). Lafayette also allowed the fewest first downs in the league (176), had the best defensive third-down conversion percentage (33.6) and had the lowest passing efficiency by opposing quarterbacks (116.0). Defensive lineman Jason Mills was named to the All-Patriot League first team.

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SevenSixes    107

l Holcomb is in his fourth season on the Giants’ coaching staff. This is his second year as a defensive assistant after spending his first two seasons with the team as the defensive quality control coach.

Prior to joining the Giants, Holcomb spent three seasons as the defensive line coach at Lafayette. In 2008, the Leopards led the Patriot League in both total defense (303.2 yards a game) and scoring defense (17.5 points a game). Lafayette also allowed the fewest first downs in the league (176), had the best defensive third-down conversion percentage (33.6) and had the lowest passing efficiency by opposing quarterbacks (116.0). Defensive lineman Jason Mills was named to the All-Patriot League first team.

Serves me right to listen to Joe Person..

Joe Person@josephperson

Holbrook has never been a position coach before, but spent the last four years on the Giants defensive staff.

Never overlook the Patriot league..

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