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Panthers Hire Al Holcomb as LB Coach

LB Coach Al Holcomb

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#1 rscott94

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

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Panthers hired former Giants assistant coach Al Holcomb as their linebackers coach. Google Holcomb from last season's SB. Great story.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

Gettleman likely helped on that one.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

For anybody wondering what the story is here's a link
http://www.nj.com/gi...ssistant_a.html

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

I am liking the signings of coaching staff, minus the whole Shula thing. But so far, so good IMO

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

Sounds like a good hire. Can anybody please give a short summary of his story? I don't feel like reading a lot.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

... 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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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

They banned dodge ball?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:46 PM

For anybody wondering what the story is here's a link
http://www.nj.com/gi...ssistant_a.html


Same writer that WFNZ interviewed when Gettleman was hired.

I like guys that work their butts off to get ahead.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

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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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

Yay!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:55 PM

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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Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:57 PM


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.