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    Offseason coaching changes

    0-6 isn't pretty. When a team is this bad you have to expect some changes. Taylor made an obvious mistake and took on too much. Running a team and calling plays for the first time isn't working. He needs some veteran talent around him and there are some pretty obvious and I think likely choices. I know it's only been a year with some on this staff but lots of times changes happen because other guys weren't around when the coach was initially building his staff.*



    Stay

    Head Coach: Zac Taylor

    Offensive Coordinator: Brian Callahan

    Wide Receivers Coach: Bob Bicknell

    Tight Ends Coach: James*Casey



    New Coaches

    OL Coach, AHC, Bill Callahan:*https://www.redskins.com/team/coache.../bill-callahan

    Callahan was rumored to be coming last year. He is the current interim head coach for the Redskins after being assistant head coach and OL coach since 2015.**He coached Taylor in college and is Brian's dad.



    QB Coach, Greg Knapp:*https://www.atlantafalcons.com/team/...ter/greg-knapp

    Knapp is the current Falcons QBs coach and Matt Ryan is having another great year. He has tons of experience as both a QBs coach and offensive coordinator. He was the QBs Coach in Denver in 2014 and 2015 when Brian Callahan was the assistant QBs coach. Van Pelt seems like a solid coach but Knapp is an upgrade.*



    RB Coach, Larry Jordan:*https://www.redskins.com/team/coache...r/randy-jordan

    Jordan is currently coaching with Bill Callahan on*the Redskins. He has been coaching RBs since 1989 and coached Nebraska when Taylor was a player and with Taylor at Texas AnM.



    Wildcards:*

    Klint Kubiak, friends with Brian Callahan QBs coach, Vikings:*https://www.vikings.com/team/coaches...r/klink-kubiak. If Zimmer is let go Kubiak could be available.

    Matt Cavanaugh, coached with Bill at both Redskins and Jets: Sr offensive Assistant, Redskins:*https://www.redskins.com/team/coache...matt-cavanaugh



    Defense is much harder. We have ties to 2 guys who have been rumored*to be on the hot seat, Zimmer and Dan Quinn. Zimmer is up to 4-2 now and Quinn down to 1-5.



    There are much looser ties here but Quinn coached with Bill Callahan on the Jets in 2008. Quinn's D's in Atlanta have not been great but he was good in Seattle. He could bring an entire new and very experienced staff.*



    Defensive Coordinator, Dan Quinn:*https://www.atlantafalcons.com/team/...ster/dan-quinn

    Defensive Line:

    Linebackers:*https://www.atlantafalcons.com/team/...r/jeff-ulbrich

    Safeties:*https://www.atlantafalcons.com/team/.../raheem-morris

    Corners:*https://www.atlantafalcons.com/team/...rome-henderson

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    My worry is Taylor will be loyal to the guys he hired this year, even though most weren't his first choice.

    I'm completely undecided on Taylor himself, he's just kind of there but I don't have a strong positive or negative opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorclaws View Post
    My worry is Taylor will be loyal to the guys he hired this year, even though most weren't his first choice.

    I'm completely undecided on Taylor himself, he's just kind of there but I don't have a strong positive or negative opinion.
    It feels like a super smart guy, who had obstacles get in his way, and his hubris was too much and he was like "We will just make do", or "we will succeed with whats there."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengalbro View Post
    It feels like a super smart guy, who had obstacles get in his way, and his hubris was too much and he was like "We will just make do", or "we will succeed with whats there."
    Feels like you're pointing a finger at the wrong guy. No doubt Taylor had input into the staff that was hired and I think the team was only too happy to agree with coaches he wanted, Jim Turner for example. I also think they were only too happy to expand the staff to help spread the workload around. That said, Duke Tobin was in charge of putting this staff together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorclaws View Post
    My worry is Taylor will be loyal to the guys he hired this year, even though most weren't his first choice.

    I'm completely undecided on Taylor himself, he's just kind of there but I don't have a strong positive or negative opinion.
    I don't think anyone should have a definitive opinion about Taylor yet. He hasn't coached a down yet with his best player and he's still struggling to install his offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Feels like you're pointing a finger at the wrong guy. No doubt Taylor had input into the staff that was hired and I think the team was only too happy to agree with coaches he wanted, Jim Turner for example. I also think they were only too happy to expand the staff to help spread the workload around. That said, Duke Tobin was in charge of putting this staff together.
    Where are you getting that? What head coach doesn't put his staff together?

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    I still believe in Taylor because everything I hear out of every players mouth about Taylor is absolutely positive.

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    I think it’s too early on everyone. Taylor seems like he has something but given he’s never been a HC, or an OC or a playcaller (except for five games, I think), that is a lot to take on. There is going to be an adjustment... and when you lose three of your best OL and two of your top WRs including your best player, that’s a lot. Not saying that this stuff is the cat’s meow but it’s still early.

    On defense I have not been impressed at all, but again, you have a first time DC in Lou. He says the right things, tried to install a simpler D, and I like his frankness. But they don’t have the horses. LB corps is awful, the DL has had a lot of guys hurt and for the most part has been woeful vs the run, and the DBs haven’t tackled well at all. If they don’t improve as the season progresses, then yes, I’d look at changes.i like Robert Livingston but am unsure about the other here. If guys like Pratt, Wren, Hubbard, Lawson, Glasgow, Tupou, and Billings continue to develop, that will be an important criteria IMO.
    Last edited by texbengal; 10-16-2019 at 08:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texbengal View Post
    If guys like Pratt, Wren, Hubbard, Lawson, Glasgow, Tupou, and Billings continue to develop, that will be an important criteria IMO.
    Brandon Wilson just played 65 snaps. Andrew Brown played 44. Auden Tate played 56. Even Pratt logged 31.

    None of those guys played more than a handful of snaps a few games ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    Brandon Wilson just played 65 snaps. Andrew Brown played 44. Auden Tate played 56. Even Pratt logged 31.

    None of those guys played more than a handful of snaps a few games ago.
    Right. They need to play. Why not? They should get better with more experience. Others like Preston Brown, not so much.

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