i<3DC4ever Posted February 16, 2011 Share Posted February 16, 2011 I think it's safe to say most of us Skins fans know the tradition of signing big name free agents during the offseason, ranging from the likes of Deion Sanders, Jeff George, and Bruce Smith, to the more recent aquisition and fan favorite, Albert Haynesworth. All jokes aside, we all know it usually never spells out "success" for us... however, have we ever considered hiring big name coordinators and position coaches? The St. Louis Rams did it with the man who led the New England Patriots offense to a record 589 in the 2007 NFL Regular Season, and after a bad head coaching stint with the Denver Broncos, the Rams hired Josh McDaniels to coach his natural profession again. (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81dc4f99/article/exbroncos-coach-mcdaniels-picked-to-oversee-rams-offense) Another team who took a similar approach as the Rams with hiring a successful coordinator to lead the task he is a pro at, as much as I HATE to mention them, the Dallas cowboys hired Rob Ryan to lead their defense this upcoming season. We all know that the Clevland Browns defense significantly improved under this guy, so it's a wonder to why more teams didn't attempt to aquire him. (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81dcb36e/article/ryan-officially-joins-cowboys-staff-as-defensive-coordinator) The most entertaining idea to me out of them all though is hiring a Hall of Famer to coach the position he was a stand out at during his professional football career. The Oakland Raiders hired Hall of Famer, Rod Woodson, to be their CB's coach on Monday. It goes without questioning that this guy had one stellar career as a cornerback on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and also contributed to the Baltimore Ravens, so wouldn't he be a very appropriate candidate to coach other cornerbacks to become even better? (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81e4d6a3/article/hall-of-famer-woodson-joins-raiders-staff-as-cbs-coach) I don't recall any signings under Dan Snyder that include big name coordinators or position coaches. I know Chris Samuels interned for a little with our offensive line recently, but that isn't really the same thing. I appologize if i am incorrect about this, but I have done my share of research and couldn't shore up any evidence on it. So I ask you, my new ExtremeSkins family, does this not sound like a good idea? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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