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24 Jul 2012

Resource for current NFL coaches

I was wondering if anyone had a resource for NFL position, strength, OC's, trainers, DC's, HC...the works.

I would find it incredibly elightening to see write ups on all the NFL's coaches explaining their histories and what kind of techniques they prefer and teach.

Thanks in advance!

Posted by: NateN61 on 24 Jul 2012

5 replies , Last at 13 Mar 2013, 3:56pm by Lyle Suhr

Re: Resource for current NFL coaches
by Tom Gower :: Wed, 07/25/2012 - 10:44am

The NFL's annual Record and Fact Book has a page of capsule biographies for every coaching staff around the league, including previous jobs, how long they've been where they are, and NFL playing experience. Good luck putting together anything technical on a league scale, though, or rather, find somebody who'll pay you while you spend a couple weeks or something putting it together.

Re: Resource for current NFL coaches
by NateN61 :: Wed, 07/25/2012 - 10:53am

Many thanks, Tom.

I believe this would be a major resource for people like myself.

Re: Resource for current NFL coaches
by Tom Gower :: Thu, 07/26/2012 - 7:55pm

Oh, a schematic and technical history for teams and individual coaches would be great to have.

Here's the problem, though. The Chiefs, to use one team at random, have 22 coaches. If it takes you an average of 15 minutes to write up a coach (assistant special teams coaches in their first job are easy, head coaches and coordinators more extensive), that's 5.5 hours for one team. League-wide, that's 176 hours, which is a very, very significant time investment, especially if nobody is paying you for it.

Re: Resource for current NFL coaches
by NateN61 :: Thu, 07/26/2012 - 9:20pm

Hi Tom:

I am beginning to realize the effort required. However, I also believ this is the kind of information that can lead people to understand much more about a particular football team and what techniques they are using to win the play by play battles that take place.

I feel that the talent on the field gets looked at from every angle and as deeply as is possible while the coaching philosophies, strengths, weaknesses and systems get short shrift.

Right now I am thinking to do one team and see how it looks and how long it takes then decide how many to include in each installment.

Be well!


Re: Resource for current NFL coaches
by Lyle Suhr (not verified) :: Wed, 03/13/2013 - 3:56pm

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