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Panthers Hire Al Holcomb as LB Coach

Jan 25 2013 06:29 PM rscott94 Carolina Panthers
Adam Schefter@AdamSchefter
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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Gettleman likely helped on that one.
For anybody wondering what the story is here's a link
http://www.nj.com/gi...ssistant_a.html
I am liking the signings of coaching staff, minus the whole Shula thing. But so far, so good IMO
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Herbert The Love Bug
Jan 25 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.
... 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.
They banned dodge ball?

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.
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.
Yay!
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.

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.
i wonder if he's moving his family down here
Sounds like if Rivera fails, we have a new dc.

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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carolina-chuck
Jan 25 2013 07:04 PM
YES!!!' Holcomb was my 2nd choice.

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.

same here. gettleman recommendation is nice and makes me feel better about the hire than i might otherwise, but i would have preferred someone with experience. that is frustrating to me because we all know this was a problem with the coaching staff, i mean even rivera knew it was a problem, and yet they still do nothing to change it. in fact they bring in even less experience.

i just don't understand working so hard to make a situation you know is bad even worse.
Is the only remaining position left to fill the OQC?

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..


Called him Holbrook?

And yes, the offensive QC still remains (and will likely be someone nobody has heard of)

Is the only remaining position left to fill the OQC?

Yep, kinda surprised the OLine coach kept his job I guess it's just because he was working with scrubs because of injuries

Yep, kinda surprised the OLine coach kept his job I guess it's just because he was working with scrubs because of injuries

Oline did a great job toward the end of the season with what he had to work with. Also the line seemed to improve after we stop running the option every two seconds.

Oline did a great job toward the end of the season with what he had to work with. Also the line seemed to improve after we stop running the option every two seconds.

Very valid points sir... I was probably just overreacting

FIRE EVERYONE lol

Sounds like if Rivera fails, we have a new dc.


No way. This guy needs much more experience before he would be ready for DC for an NFL team.
WVU graduate.

Me and Squirrel are happy now :lol:

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.

he's been a position coach and DC at lower levels. Maybe you needed the longer story.

I get that it's not a sexy name, but like was already said earlier - guys that work their butts off to get ahead, not the worst thing in the world. I'm sure being a third tier assistant for the Giants isn't the sexiest thing in the world, but consider that the same tier of coach from Carolina received four promotions (two here, two with the Browns).

Is the only remaining position left to fill the OQC?

there were two assistants there, so hopefully they fill both. There's also Babich's job, and ST assistant, hopefully.
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