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Old 01-05-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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$7 mil/year..that's a lot.
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I think the hype wagon is helping Mr Harbaugh out a tremendous amount. He's probably going to be a very good coach... but 7 million for a guy with next to no NFL experience?

I'd say he's played his cards very well.
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I think the hype wagon is helping Mr Harbaugh out a tremendous amount. He's probably going to be a very good coach... but 7 million for a guy with next to no NFL experience?

I'd say his agent played his cards very well.
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id be 100% fine with rivera or mularkey, but rivera has no previous HC experience...
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Everything is falling in line for the Mularkey/Nolan duo. Very nice.
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Everything is falling in line for the Mularkey/Nolan duo. Very nice.
Wait, what??
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Everything is falling in line for the Mularkey/Nolan duo. Very nice.
Do you really think that Nolan would come back after his "departure" from the team last year?

Did his leaving have everything to do with McDaniels?
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I like Harbaugh but for that much money, he better a few playoff games within three years.

I would not mind Mularkey.
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Wait, what??
The Denver Broncos dream coaching scenario.

We bring in Mularkey as HC, he brings Musgrave along to be the OC. Nolan is out since with Harbaugh or Cowher (both of Miami's big name targets) Nolan is likely being replaced by one of "their" guys. Where better for him to catch on than the defense he helped realign just a season ago with many of the same pieces he pursued still here?

Once Nolan is back in the fold its just a small step from there for him to bring his buddy Sporano with him as an "Assistant HC - Offensive Line" to coach up our OL. With Mularkey's connections from his Pittsburgh days and Nolan's connections as an established 3-4 DC we could go out and put together one hell of a staff behind that backbone to help them succeed.

Maybe bring in Singletary as Asst. HC - LBs while we're at it. Staff the team with overqualified, competent men who share a common work ethic and desire to succeed. Sure Sporano and Singletary would likely be jumping ship in just a few seasons, but a few seasons of that kind of leadership is what this team adrift needs.

Its a fantasy, but it a fantasy that the stars seem to be aligning to make at least possible.
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Do you really think that Nolan would come back after his "departure" from the team last year?

Did his leaving have everything to do with McDaniels?
His departure seems to have been for three reasons:

1. got to work with his personal friend, Sporano, in Miami.

2. got more defensive autonomy in Miami.

3. didn't get along well with McDaniels personally.

If Sporano is fired then 1 and 2 are out the window. 3 already is. If Nolan wants to keep working in the league where better than the team who's defense he started to turn around and convert to his scheme in '09? He'd effectively be a year ahead of the game compared to anywhere else.
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His departure seems to have been for three reasons:

1. got to work with his personal friend, Sporano, in Miami.

2. got more defensive autonomy in Miami.

3. didn't get along well with McDaniels personally.

If Sporano is fired then 1 and 2 are out the window. 3 already is. If Nolan wants to keep working in the league where better than the team who's defense he started to turn around and convert to his scheme in '09? He'd effectively be a year ahead of the game compared to anywhere else.
I notice you haven't weighed in on the Elway presser yet.
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Everything is falling in line for the Mularkey/Nolan duo. Very nice.
The Mularkey idea is growing on me every day. He's a solid, proven coach, who was moderately successful at his first HC gig, which happened to be with a terrible organization. He could be the next Belichek.

I would love a Mularkey/Nolan duo. Nolan obviously had some insight into how to make this a successful defensive unit, and given some new talent might make it NFL worthy in a year or two.

I think Mularkey would be great for Tebow.
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Ill pass on Mularkey.
You would pass on top notch cooter too.
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The Denver Broncos dream coaching scenario.

We bring in Mularkey as HC, he brings Musgrave along to be the OC. Nolan is out since with Harbaugh or Cowher (both of Miami's big name targets) Nolan is likely being replaced by one of "their" guys. Where better for him to catch on than the defense he helped realign just a season ago with many of the same pieces he pursued still here?

Once Nolan is back in the fold its just a small step from there for him to bring his buddy Sporano with him as an "Assistant HC - Offensive Line" to coach up our OL. With Mularkey's connections from his Pittsburgh days and Nolan's connections as an established 3-4 DC we could go out and put together one hell of a staff behind that backbone to help them succeed.

Maybe bring in Singletary as Asst. HC - LBs while we're at it. Staff the team with overqualified, competent men who share a common work ethic and desire to succeed. Sure Sporano and Singletary would likely be jumping ship in just a few seasons, but a few seasons of that kind of leadership is what this team adrift needs.

Its a fantasy, but it a fantasy that the stars seem to be aligning to make at least possible.
I really like this line of thinking and it would be a dream. My only concern is too many big name guys in one room. That's a lot of ego's to check at the door.
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I notice you haven't weighed in on the Elway presser yet.
On the fence there.
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I think Mularkey is the gunna be their guy. We'll see.
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There are really only two candidates who can legitimately claim to know of the connection between the team and the fans, and thats Nolan and Dennison...except, they arent candidates at the moment.
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The Denver Broncos dream coaching scenario.

We bring in Mularkey as HC, he brings Musgrave along to be the OC. Nolan is out since with Harbaugh or Cowher (both of Miami's big name targets) Nolan is likely being replaced by one of "their" guys. Where better for him to catch on than the defense he helped realign just a season ago with many of the same pieces he pursued still here?

Once Nolan is back in the fold its just a small step from there for him to bring his buddy Sporano with him as an "Assistant HC - Offensive Line" to coach up our OL. With Mularkey's connections from his Pittsburgh days and Nolan's connections as an established 3-4 DC we could go out and put together one hell of a staff behind that backbone to help them succeed.

Maybe bring in Singletary as Asst. HC - LBs while we're at it. Staff the team with overqualified, competent men who share a common work ethic and desire to succeed. Sure Sporano and Singletary would likely be jumping ship in just a few seasons, but a few seasons of that kind of leadership is what this team adrift needs.

Its a fantasy, but it a fantasy that the stars seem to be aligning to make at least possible.
Sign me up.

Nolan can bring Singletary onboard as Linebackers coach. I like that move a lot.
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Nolan can bring Singletary onboard as Linebackers coach. I like that move a lot.
Maybe Singletary could get DJ to reach his full potential.
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Drek's right though, Miami are openly and actively pursuing Harbaugh, how do you think Sparano and his staff feel at this point, he is still the coach. Nolan is close with him too, so he could be free.

Oh, then we could say 6 DC's in 7 years! The beginnings of consistency!
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I should say if DJ's not traded first.
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Isn't it more likely? lol
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I really like this line of thinking and it would be a dream. My only concern is too many big name guys in one room. That's a lot of ego's to check at the door.
But thats the beauty of it. They aren't ego guys. Sporano, Singletary, Nolan, they all just want to win.

They also all probably want to be drawing a paycheck and working towards their next gig.

Right now Bill Calahan, the HC who replaced Gruden and had the Raiders in the Super Bowl, is an OL coach for the Jets. Dom Capers worked as a DB consultant for the Pats one year before going to Green Bay to run their now outstanding defense. Mularkey went from HC to OC with Atlanta to "do his time" before getting another crack at it. Its what failed HCs have to do in order to build themselves back up.

When you've got guys like Mularkey and Musgrave, coming form Pittsburgh and Atlanta where the defensive guys handled their side of the ball and the offensive guys handled their side of the ball you have guys who understand the distribution of responsibility and work. No one can be an all in one package like McDaniels and Shanahan both tried to be here.

That dovetails perfectly with bringing in a guy to run the defensive side of the ball for him. In this case Mike Nolan, who already knows most of the talent on the roster and the kind of system that has been installed here.

Now we obviously need a new OL coach and Mike Nolan happens to be close friends with a damn fine one currently in need of work by the name of Tony Sporano. A guy many viewed as a no ego foot soldier for Parcells given the next bump up, and likely not someone who would rock the boat in house. He does his job, he does it better than almost anyone, and he lets the results speak for themselves. Its his primary reason for getting ousted in Miami. Its not that he isn't good, he's just not exciting enough.

Same with Singletary. Another friend of Nolan's. With Martindale out we need a new LBs coach. Singletary was Nolan's LB coach in Baltimore and has never had a problem working under Nolan before. I'm sure he now understands that he needs to further develop his message and coaching techniques if he wants that HC title again in his career.

They're all guys who understand that success in the NFL comes from highly qualified people doing very good work on their one area of expertise. Its Football 101. Do your job and let the guy next to you do his. They'll all understand that turning around the mess the Broncos have become will get them all what they want sooner than later anyhow.

Maybe they all get better offers. But as of right now we could make a legitimate run at assembling that kind of staff. I don't think its going to happen, but it sure would be awesome and it doesn't take too many pieces falling into place for that chain reaction to occur.
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