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Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - phocis850 - 01-20-2011 10:19 AM
I saw a list of the possible candidates here.
Here’s a list of candidates to replace Musgrave
7:08 am January 20, 2011, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
Matt Ryan and Jeff Jagodzinski back at Boston College. (Associated Press)
The Falcons will move quickly to hire a replacement for Bill Musgrave.
Coach Mike Smith has a list of potential replacements and will start officially contacting folks today. He’s known since letting Musgrave interview that there was a likelihood of him leaving. The search likely won’t be completed before Smith and his staff leaves to coach the Pro Bowl in Hawaii on Tuesday.
He wasn’t ready to reveal his list of candidates last night when we chatted, but here are some potential candidates to replace Musgrave, who’s headed off to become the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.
1. Jeff Jagodzinski, head coach Omaha Nighthawks: He was Matt Ryan’s head coach at Boston College. He served as the offensive line coach for the Falcons from 2004 to 2005. He has been an OC, but has never coached QBs before.
Coach Brian Billick
2. Chris Palmer, head coach Hartford Colonels: Well respected as an offensive mind and mentor of quarterbacks. The former Cleveland Browns head coach has coached QBs at Dallas, New England and New York Giants.
3. Tom Clements, QB coach Green Bay Packers. He’s done a wonderful job in developing Aaron Rodgers. Some of his other pupils have included Tommy Maddox, Kordell Stewart and Elvis Grbac. He was the QB coach for the Steelers (2001 to 2003) when Falcons OC Mike Mularkey was the OC there before he left to become Buffalo’s head coach.
4. Darryl Bevell, former Vikings OC: His star was rising, but his inability to develop Tarvaris Jackson led the team to keep pursuing Brett Favre. He’s interviewing in Seattle. He’s either not a very good teacher or Jackson didn’t play attention in class.
5. Jim Zorn, Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach: He has no apparent direct ties to the current coaching staff, but is
Tom Clements, former Notre Dame stud and lawyer, worked with Mike Mularkey in Pittsburgh. (Associated Press)
widely respected around the league.
6. Brian Billick, former Ravens coach: Just throwing this one out there because of the obvious connection. Don’t know if he’s ready to get back on the sidelines or if he’s waiting for another head coaching shot.
7. Mike Shula, Jacksonville QB coach: Was hired in 2007 and spent one year on Jack Del Rio’s staff with Smith.
This is a pretty good working list. We’ll add and delete as the information flows. Who would you all like to see?
–D. Orlando Ledbetter
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - Dyoshot - 01-20-2011 10:51 AM
If I had to pick one it would be Tom Clements. Not just for what he did with Aaron Rodgers, but what he's done with Matt Flynn as well. I know they didn't win that game against the Pats but he looked great.
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - Joker - 01-20-2011 10:59 AM
Chad Pennington.. if he retires !!!!
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - JDaveG - 01-20-2011 11:24 AM
I like Clements first, Palmer second. Jagodzinski scares me because he's never coached the position before. I'd like to know how involved he personally was in Ryan's development at BC. I doubt Billick is interested, and I also doubt Zorn is interested. Shula seems young to me. Bevell seems to be a bit of a gamble.
Having said all that, I trust TD and Coach Smith to make the right hire.
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - Peyton - 01-20-2011 12:05 PM
LOL at Ledbetter throwing out Billick as a possible QB coach.
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - papachaz - 01-20-2011 01:14 PM
ok if Clements and Shula are already QB coaches with the pack and the jags, why would they make a lateral move, IE: change teams but not positions?? i don't understand why anyone would do that. why would clements leave the pack? wow, they're the hottest team in football right now, probably gonna win it all.
why would shula leave the jags? they improved this past season, were one win away from being in the playoffs themselves. i'm not understanding these choices at all.
i know Billick is family, i just don't see him coming back to the grind for a QB coaching job. plus he's one of the few announcers i like
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - phocis850 - 01-20-2011 01:29 PM
It would be great to pickup a vet qb for the position. Kinda like how Tebow is under Elway's wing. He can do nothing but help Tebow succeed.
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - Peyton - 01-20-2011 02:50 PM
I've decided I would like Joe Montana to be the QB coach, somebody get him on the phone.
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - papachaz - 01-20-2011 03:17 PM
(01-20-2011 02:50 PM)Peyton Wrote: I've decided I would like Joe Montana to be the QB coach, somebody get him on the phone.
that would be a great choice, wonder if he had to put up with 'noodle arm' nicknames in his career.
on another note after reading back through the posts in this thread, why would anyone even consider Bevell? good lord the qb mess they've had in minny for what seems like forever would make me run the other way from him. Not counting Brett of course, but they haven't been able to develop anyone there with him as OC. i don't know who their qb coach has been, but our OC here gets a lot of credit for working with Matt
RE: Who will our QB coach be? We need the best possible option. - Peyton - 01-20-2011 03:19 PM
(01-20-2011 03:17 PM)chazmataz Wrote: that would be a great choice, wonder if he had to put up with 'noodle arm' nicknames in his career.
I think Bevell is going to be the new OC of the Seattle Seahawks.