Posted on: December 4, 2008 10:32 pm

Fantasy Coaching Staff

What i'm doing here is that I am going to make a coaching staff for a fantasy team, but with a couple of rules:
  1. Can't have an NFL Head Coach on the staff
  2. Retired Players are allowed
without further ado, here is my staff:

Head Coach: Josh McDaniels-   New England Offensive Coordinator

Let's start with the man on top, with the 32 year old OC for the 7-5 with a 9-year backup QB and nonexistent RB Patriots. What better way to see how good McDaniels is by comparing New England's YPG and its ranking in the NFL between his era (2006-now) and the Charlie Weis era ('01-'04), shall we?

Patriots Offensive YPG (Rank)
2001: 305.1  (19th)
2002: 317.8 (21st)
2003: 314.9 (17th)
2004: 357.6 (7th)
^2005: 352.0 (7th)
2006: 335.6 (11th)
2007: 411.2 (1st)
*2008: 355.1 (9th)

^no OC
*as of 12/4/08

This chart shows that aside from 2004 (Weis' final year in NE), Weis has been average, at best. McDaniels' worst is still top 12, or playoff team good. Add that to the fact that he's 32, and I found a head coach that could have a tenure as long as Bobby Bowden or Joe Paterno.

Other Choices:

Tom Moore- Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator-A great coordinator and helped Peyton Manning become the Peyton Manning we know and love. If only he wasn't 342 years old......

Monte Kiffin- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator-Same issue as Moore (Older than the cumulative age of the House of Representatives), and seems happier as a DC (might wind up as DC for Lane's Volunteers), but the creator of the famous Tampa 2 defense has to warrant consideration for a head coaching gig.

Rick Dennison- Denver Broncos Offensive Coordinator/O-line Coach- Since 1995 (when he was hired) I think the Broncos did a good job running the ball (Reuben Droughns, Olandis Gary, Peyton Hillis, Quentin Griffin, Garrison Hearst, a runner with the last name of Bell, Garrison Hearst, and actually good runningbacks like Clinton Portis and Terrell Davis; 5 stars if you know who Quentin Griffin was) and this year, the Broncos are 2nd in YPG. He's younger than Moore and Kiffin, but I just think they are a bit better at their job.

Tomorrow: part 2: Offensive Coordinator and Defensive Coordinator


Posted on: October 29, 2008 8:14 pm

The Chicago Saints or the New Orleans Bulls?

The highly-anticipated debut of Derrick Rose was yesterday, and he did not disappoint, almost getting a double-double with 11 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, and as many turnovers in 32 minutes, while Kirk Hinrich had 15 points, 7 assists, and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes. But what I found weird was this: this is the second time a highly touted draft pick played the same position on the same team with a player who recently signed a fat contract. Hopefully, the Point Guard platoon works as well as Reggie Bush (#2 to the Saints) and Deuce McAllister (7? year deal before the pick) did, as they helped the Saints to the playoffs. Another funny thing is that a new head coach represented the team that year (Is Vinny del Negro as good as Sean Payton?) But the main difference was who they signed in the offseason: Drew Brees, one of the front-runners for NFL MVP, compared to the Bulls' squat, which is expected to do nothing this year.

But the fun thing is this: the Saints had a winning percentage of .625 and made it to the conference championships in '06 (the year in comparison) with that percentage: the Bulls would be 51-31 and would probably start the playoffs at home.

Think that 51 wins is going to happen this year?
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