View Full Version : Coyers replacement?
12-05-2006, 03:55 PM
If we are going to can the guy, who does Bowlen need open pocketbook up to?
12-05-2006, 03:56 PM
B.Griese , the NFL will never see that move comming
12-05-2006, 03:57 PM
Someone who can make defensive line water into wine.
12-05-2006, 03:58 PM
Every year that Coyer has been here, our defense has ranked in the top ten against the score. He's not going anywhere.
12-05-2006, 03:59 PM
12-05-2006, 04:02 PM
Pepper Johnson from the Patriots.
Jason in LA
12-05-2006, 04:05 PM
I got the perfect guy. Dewayne Walker from UCLA. That guy devised a scheme that punched USC in the mouth all game long. UCLA was one of the worst defenses in the NCAA last year. This year they are one of the best with just about the same players. Walker made all the difference. That guy mixed blitzes in very well, and called the right plays at the right moments.
There is already talk that UCLA is going to lose him. At some point it's going to happen. If he's looking to move up, I'd like to see him as UCLA's head coach (when they finally get tired of Dorrell), or the Broncos DC. I was the Redskins DBs coach last year, and has coached in the NFL for the past five years.
12-05-2006, 04:10 PM
12-05-2006, 04:16 PM
Pepper Johnson is enjoying his 20th season in the NFL, including his seventh season on Bill Belichick's coaching staff. Johnson has been a part of five Super Bowl championship teams, earning a pair of rings during his illustrious 13-year playing career and also contributing to three championship teams as a Patriots assistant coach. All five of his championship rings have been earned while teamed with Coach Belichick. In 2006, Johnson enters his third season mentoring the defensive line after spending three seasons as the Patriots' inside linebackers coach.
Last season, Johnson tutored a defensive line whose performance down the stretch helped the Patriots claim four wins in December to clinch the division title. In those four December games, New England allowed a total of just 125 rushing yards, an average of only 31.3 rushing yards per game. Defensive co-captain Richard Seymour earned his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl berth and maintained the high level of production that has earned him accolades as one of the NFL's top defensive players. Former first-round draft choices Ty Warren and Vince Wilfork each started all 16 games and reached career-high tackle totals. Wilfork's 91 stops placed second on the team, while Warren's 77 tackles ranked third.
In his first season as defensive line coach in 2004, Johnson successfully integrated young talent with a solid veteran presence to form a versatile unit. The line was key in helping New England's run defense rank sixth in the NFL, and the defensive line accounted for 14.5 sacks on the season. Seymour earned his third straight Pro Bowl nod, while Warren, a second-year pro, and Wilfork, a rookie, each came into their own as top-line NFL starters.
In 2003, Johnson coached an inside linebackers unit that was a key part of a defense that held its opponents to a franchise-record and NFL-best 14.9 points per game. The inside linebacking corps was a major reason the Patriots ranked fourth in the NFL in run defense in 2003, up from 31st in the league in 2002. In addition, inside linebacker Tedy Bruschi returned two interceptions for touchdowns and credited one of Johnson's practice drills with improving his nose for the ball.
Johnson originally joined Coach Belichick's staff as part of the NFL's summer coaching fellowship in the summer of 2000. He spent the season with the Patriots as a defensive assistant, working primarily with the linebackers. In 2001, he joined the staff as the inside linebackers coach, the same position at which he excelled for 13 NFL seasons. After injuries sidelined Ted Johnson and Bryan Cox in 2001, Bruschi made the transition from outside to inside linebacker and helped fuel the Patriots defense through a season-ending win streak that culminated with a Super Bowl title. In 2002, linebackers Phifer and Ted Johnson finished first and second in tackles with 109 and 96 tackles respectively. It was the first time two linebackers led the Patriots in tackles since 1994.
Pretty much the only guy I would want to replace Coyer.
12-05-2006, 04:22 PM
Bradford and Dinger should be the only guys mentioned for a pink slip
Wait a minute....