biju wrote:Quick question: who are other O-line coordinators that you would put in the elite level, and more importantly, how long have they been in their current job? I can see the impact of a good O-line coach being extremely important and taking a bit of time to realize the impact.
then again, it's only one piece of the equation. You have to have a head coach want a featured back and not have a goalline vulture (like TJ Duckett in Atlanta).
Russ Grimm in PIT
Mike Solari in KC - 9th season there.
Jim McNally is regualrly regarded as one of the best in the business - he's starting his 2nd yr in BUF.
Hudson Houck is one of the better OLine coaches in the league. He came over to Miami this offseason after leaving SD.
Joe Bugel was a coach with Gibbs back in the 80's, and when Gibbs returned, he brought Bugel with him. Joe Bugel has coached some of the most dominating OLines in NFL history.
Tom Lovat in SEA was a longtime offensive line coaching legend. He retired recently and Bill Laveroni took over there. Laveroni had been under Lovats mentoring for a while so the transition would be smooth.
Im sure ther are others I am missing, but these are the ones that jump to the top of the list for me.