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Coaching Trees

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I going to throw up this gif which is ok for the overall coaching tree and try to provoke some conversation. I don't want to say too much as I'm going to get into this some later on.

    Hopefully it will show up decently. Just click on it and I think it will popup in a new window and be enlarged enough to read.

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  2. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Very cool visual...I've never seen anything like it for the tree.
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    There are a lot out there and I don't completely agree with this one but its ok and visually, I agree, its kinda kool. :)
  4. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Old Fashioned

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    It needs another branch where Rex Ryan is for Rob
  5. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Yeah, it's not perfect.
  6. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    It's interesting to see in this form, but there are a number of things that are somewhat arbitrary and not accurate. Chuck Noll was more of a disciple of Don Shula (was his defensive coordinator in Baltimore), John Fox more from Jim Fassel or even Art Shell (was a defensive coordinator for both the Giants and Raiders), Jack Del Rio under Brian Billick, and Mike Shanahan under Dan Reeves.
  7. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I've seen this one before but it has now been added to. I don't agree with Garrett under Fassell too much.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Like I said just there to stimulate conversation. I'd put Garrett under Turner who is under Zampese in the Coryell tree. I'd put Coryell in the Gillman forest under the Brown umbrella. But you could argue differently easily.
  9. Ashwynn

    Ashwynn Well-Known Member

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    I did not see Tom Landry on the list. Did I miss him?
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    No, he's not there. He would be under Jim Lee Howell along with Lombardi. Landry's tree would be rather impressive. Ditka, Reeves, etc.
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Not really sure what the criteria is for falling under someone's tree.

    Sean Payton is listed under Parcells but it looks like his first gig in the NFL would have been as QB coach under Ray Rhodes in 1997. His first OC gig was under Fassel in 2000.

    Seems like the lines are drawn more on apparent connection rather than actual lineage.
  12. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Landry isn't there because he isn't under the Paul Brown or Sid Gillman trees.

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  13. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    When I think back to the offenses of Air Coryell and now watch what Garrett has going on, its painfully obvious that the Red apple fell very far from the tree!
  14. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Let's stay on topic talking about coaching trees. We are not going to turn football threads into bashing someone threads. /mod hat off
  15. BAT

    BAT Mr. Fixit

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    Nice attempt. It gets tricky when you place an offensive minded coach in a defensive minded coach's coaching tree and vice versa. The only exception would be Tom Landry's coaching tree (Dan Reeves, Mike Ditka, etc.).

    Parcells worked for Erhart in NE first before taking a position with Perkins in NY. And Shanahan should not be under Seifert but directly under Bill Walsh. Even though he was on Dan Reeves' staff longer and before working under Walsh.

    Wade Phillips would fall under both Buddy Ryan and Bum Phillips' tree.

    Del Rio is more a Dungy disciple (his DC in Minnesota) than a Billick disciple. Under Billick he was a LB coach. His DC was Marvin Lewis I believe.

    And Garrett would fall under Nick Saban's or even Jimmy Johnson's/Norv Turner's tree IMO. It was Sean Payton who was an OC under Jim Fassel before taking a similar but lesser position with Parcells in Dallas. But before he was an OC under Fassel he learned from Jon Gruden in Philly.
  16. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    I was basically saying that the lineage in this case wasnt very evident.

    And maybe it doesnt have to be evident.

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