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Thread: What Goes Around Comes Around

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    What Goes Around Comes Around


    So by now we know the Fins like to hire O/C types to be their Head Coach. So who is going to be their new O/C or for that matter D/C? I can answer for the latter that they went right to the same source:

    They promoted the Bengals DB coach again.

    So, what gives?

    The Fins Former D/C, Former Bengals DB Coach

    Everywhere Vance goes lately there's been a drastic turnaround in the defensive backfield. As the Fins press release today tells it,

    [Joseph] spent the past two seasons (2014-15) as the defensive backs coach for the Cincinnati Bengals, where he helped the team lead the league with 41 interceptions and limit opposing passers to the lowest passer rating (77.4) in the NFL during those two seasons. During Joseph’s tenure in Cincinnati the Bengals were the only team to have more interceptions (41) than passing touchdowns allowed (36). Cincinnati also led the league in interception percentage (3.3%) and touchdown percentage (2.9%) and ranked fifth in fewest yards allowed per attempt (6.60) during that span. In 2015 the Bengals ranked second in the league in fewest points allowed, surrendering just 17.4 points per contest. The defense intercepted 21 passes, the third-best mark in the league.

    As the defensive backs coach for the Houston Texans from 2011-13, Joseph helped make major improvement to Houston’s secondary. He inherited the NFL’s worst pass defense (267.5 yards allowed per game) and in one season improved the unit to No. 3 (189.7 yards allowed per game.) Texans led the league in opponent completion percentage by nearly two points and were second in opponent passer rating (69.0). Prior to Houston, Joseph spent six seasons (2005-10) on the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff, including five years as the team’s defensive backs coach.

    On top of that, he's bringing their LB coach, Matt Burke along with him.. so who's Burke? We'll take it from the Bengals site,

    In 2013, Burke helped lead a Lions defense that ranked sixth in the NFL against the run. He was instrumental in the development of LBs Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy at Detroit. Both players joined the Lions during his tenure.

    Levy in 2013 tied for second in the NFL in INTs (six), becoming only the third LB in Lions history with six or more and the first since Joe Schmidt in 1958.

    The 2013 Lions defense led the NFL in lowest opponent third-down conversion rate (30.3 percent, 64-of-211) and finished second in lowest red-zone TD percentage (38.1). Detroit had a streak last season of 37 consecutive quarters without allowing a rushing TD, breaking a club record of 35 that had stood since 1934. The Lions also became the first NFL team since 1933 to allow 62 or fewer rushing yards in six straight games with no rushing TDs allowed. Marvin Lewis,

    We were fortunate to get a coach of Matt’s quality and experience to move into this spot last year, and the play of the linebacker unit bore that out. Matt came up under the system of Jim Schwartz, starting with Jim at Tennessee (Titans) and then moving on when Jim got the head coaching job at Detroit. He was one of Jim’s hand-picked guys, and I think most people know how much I respect Jim as a friend and colleague.
    Last edited by Gundermerikan; 01-17-2016 at 02:44 PM.

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    Head Coach Material
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    like sand through the hour glass,...so are the days of our lives. And it's funny to see the Dolphins and Lions team up. The Falcons and Chiefs are closely related with some deals.

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