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michaelm
02-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Announcement of the full coaching staff from HT.com with some bio information at the link.


HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have hired 16 assistant coaches and retained Bob Ligashesky as special teams coordinator, Head Coach Bill O’Brien announced today.
The following were added to O’Brien’s staff: Romeo Crennel (defensive coordinator), Jim Bernhardt (Director of Football Research), John Butler (secondary), Doug Colman (assistant special teams), Paul Dunn (offensive line), Craig Fitzgerald (head strength and conditioning), George Godsey (quarterbacks), Sean Hayes (assistant strength and conditioning), Stan Hixon (wide receivers), Tim Kelly (offensive quality control), Will Lawing (defensive quality control), Charles London (running backs), Anthony Midget (assistant secondary), John Perry (tight ends), Anthony Pleasant (assistant strength and conditioning) and Mike Vrabel (linebackers).
“We’ve put together a great staff of enthusiastic and passionate coaches with good character who have successful backgrounds in coaching,” O’Brien said. “It was important to put together a group who will be great teachers and I’m excited to begin our preparations for the 2014 season.”

http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Texans-announce-coaching-staff/1c7f73f7-09f3-4c68-aee4-f854e4cc6749

IDEXAN
02-05-2014, 04:43 PM
So then if this staff is complete, sounds like O'Brien will end up as both HC and OC.

htownfan32
02-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Anthony Midget?

:spit:

Vance87
02-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Anthony Midget?

:spit:

Would be awesome if he were the O-line coach. :kingkong:

Pollardized
02-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Anthony Midget?

:spit:

You are so insensitive.

It's Anthony Little-Person.

Thorn
02-05-2014, 05:12 PM
OK. So we've gone from Denver South to New England South. Theoretically it's a step in a better direction.

ObsiWan
02-05-2014, 05:18 PM
WTH is a "Director of Football Research"??
:mcnugget:

Playoffs
02-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Head coach & acting Offensive coordinator: Bill O'Brien

Defensive coordinator: Romeo Crennel

Director of Football Research: Jim Bernhardt

Secondary: John Butler

Assistant secondary: Anthony Midget

Linebackers: Mike Vrabel

Defensive line: Bill Kollar

Defensive quality control: Will Lawing

Quarterbacks: George Godsey

Wide receivers: Stan Hixon

Offensive line: Paul Dunn

Running backs: Charles London

Tight ends: John Perry

Offensive quality control: Tim Kelly

Head strength and conditioning: Craig Fitzgerald

Assistant S&C: Sean Hayes

Assistant S&C: Anthony Pleasant

Special teams coordinator: Bob Ligashesky

Assistant special teams: Doug Colman

Playoffs
02-05-2014, 05:33 PM
WTH is a "Director of Football Research"??
:mcnugget:

Bernhardt is OB's "No" man.

He's a QC guy who tells OB when he's wrong, basically.

So, in a sense, he's QC for the HC. Odd, but I like the concept.

speedfreek
02-05-2014, 05:38 PM
Great, another HC who wants to call plays...
Deja Vu Vu ..

DBCooper
02-05-2014, 05:43 PM
WTH is a "Director of Football Research"??
:mcnugget:

And quality control?

I've seen that from several teams this offseason but never heard of it prior.

Thorn
02-05-2014, 05:45 PM
And quality control?

I've seen that from several teams this offseason but never heard of it prior.

We need more quality in our turnovers. :)

Playoffs
02-05-2014, 05:57 PM
And quality control?

I've seen that from several teams this offseason but never heard of it prior.

QC tends to be guys working their way up. Like an intern or entry level position. Do a lot of grunt work, charting, statistics/tendencies, and help run scout team.

texan_joe
02-05-2014, 06:01 PM
You are so insensitive.

It's Anthony Little-Person.


Sweet

Showtime100
02-05-2014, 06:03 PM
No OC, but we are researching the pigskin to a high degree of quality.

Geezus. I'm getting to old for this ####

Double Barrel
02-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Honestly, looking at this list...it's just words on a screen to me right now.

Not to say that I'm not excited about the 2014 season...in 7 freakin' months...grrrrr....

DBCooper
02-05-2014, 06:12 PM
QC tends to be guys working their way up. Like an intern or entry level position. Do a lot of grunt work, charting, statistics/tendencies, and help run scout team.

Ah, thanks man.

Showtime100
02-05-2014, 06:13 PM
Honestly, looking at this list...it's just words on a screen to me right now.

Not to say that I'm not excited about the 2014 season...in 7 freakin' months...grrrrr....

What's funny to me, DB, is after last year I could live with 7 months of relative quiet for my central nervous system....lol. :eek:

Double Barrel
02-05-2014, 06:19 PM
What's funny to me, DB, is after last year I could live with 7 months of relative quiet for my central nervous system....lol. :eek:

lol! Yeah, me, too, man. I just have to get into that off-season groove thing.

I guess my thirst for football was not quenched with the unbelievable crappy 2013 season. It hit me the other night, in a really weird way that took me a few moments to digest..."the Seahawks are world champions. The...Seahawks..." It's the same way I felt after the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl. These were always dog teams, but now, they have trophies. Takes a little while to let it sink in, y'know?

Anyway, off topic and all that...quick, somebody get me some koolaide and say some great things about our new coaching staff! :texflag:

Showtime100
02-05-2014, 06:30 PM
A lot of folks, especially in Houston and Oilers/Texans fans elsewhere with symbolically ring-free fingers, thought of that very thing.

"Seattle? Hell, that makes both them AND Tampa Bay."

I about lost it when Carolina and Jacksonville damned near had a SB party of their own against each other the second year they played. Because of that the Texans had a tougher row to hoe (<---wait, reverse that).

Alright, I'm done too. Sorry for the hijack, folks. Carry on.





















...but DAMN IT. HOUSTON IS DUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :overreact:

ObsiWan
02-05-2014, 06:37 PM
Bernhardt is OB's "No" man.

He's a QC guy who tells OB when he's wrong, basically.

So, in a sense, he's QC for the HC. Odd, but I like the concept.

We had a manager around here who needed a QC guy; mainly because he had an uncontrollable temper when people didn't agree with his point of view. But he was a great project manager and sooo smart from a technical point of view that his intellect was much too valuable an asset to just kick out the front gate. So they got him a "QC" man to shadow him around and let him know when his temper was about to get him into trouble.

I hope that's not what's happening here.

Double Barrel
02-05-2014, 06:48 PM
A lot of folks, especially in Houston and Oilers/Texans fans elsewhere with symbolically ring-free fingers, thought of that very thing.

"Seattle? Hell, that makes both them AND Tampa Bay."

I about lost it when Carolina and Jacksonville damned near had a SB party of their own against each other the second year they played. Because of that the Texans had a tougher row to hoe (<---wait, reverse that).

Alright, I'm done too. Sorry for the hijack, folks. Carry on.





















...but DAMN IT. HOUSTON IS DUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :overreact:

I share your pain, man. The football gods freakin' hate us, I tell ya'!! :brickwall:

We had a manager around here who needed a QC guy; mainly because he had an uncontrollable temper when people didn't agree with his point of view. But he was a great project manager and sooo smart from a technical point of view that his intellect was much too valuable an asset to just kick out the front gate. So they got him a "QC" man to shadow him around and let him know when his temper was about to get him into trouble.

I hope that's not what's happening here.

hmmm...that's kind of a curious thing when I think about it.

Is it common for a HC to have a QC guy looking over his shoulder?

And is this O'Brien's idea?

I don't want to read too much into it when I don't know the trend or history of such an idea, but it seems kinda' weird after reading your post. Did the great coaches have QC guys? :um:

mussop
02-05-2014, 06:57 PM
I share your pain, man. The football gods freakin' hate us, I tell ya'!! :brickwall:



hmmm...that's kind of a curious thing when I think about it.

Is it common for a HC to have a QC guy looking over his shoulder?

And is this O'Brien's idea?

I don't want to read too much into it when I don't know the trend or history of such an idea, but it seems kinda' weird after reading your post. Did the great coaches have QC guys? :um:

yes this is a OBrian idea. He brought him to Penn State also.

mussop
02-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Paul Dunn? What happened to the guy from Iowa? Is this the same Dunn that got fired from Atlanta? He was an assistant OL coach.

ObsiWan
02-05-2014, 07:07 PM
hmmm...that's kind of a curious thing when I think about it.

Is it common for a HC to have a QC guy looking over his shoulder?

And is this O'Brien's idea?

I don't want to read too much into it when I don't know the trend or history of such an idea, but it seems kinda' weird after reading your post. Did the great coaches have QC guys? :um:

Most positions carry and expectation of product delivery.
Strength & Cond. Coach gets the boys strong and fit to play the season
Defensive Coordinator is expected to build a defense that keeps us in games
Position coaches teach the fundamentals of their respective positions AND what is expected from them on their side of the ball.

Those are all clearly defined and measurable "products". Should the guy responsible not produce them, he's replaced

WTH is the expected "product" of the "Director of Football Research"???
...better footballs? Spy cameras?
How will McNair know when he's screwing up...? ...or doing a fabulous job...??
Someone help me out here.
:mcnugget: :mcnugget:

DBCooper
02-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Most positions carry and expectation of product delivery.
Strength & Cond. Coach gets the boys strong and fit to play the season
Defensive Coordinator is expected to build a defense that keeps us in games
Position coaches teach the fundamentals of their respective positions AND what is expected from them on their side of the ball.

Those are all clearly defined and measurable "products". Should the guy responsible not produce them, he's replaced

WTH is the expected "product" of the "Director of Football Research"???
...better footballs? Spy cameras?
How will McNair know when he's screwing up...? ...or doing a fabulous job...??
Someone help me out here.
:mcnugget: :mcnugget:

If we are becoming NE south then we need a good intelligence system.

ObsiWan
02-05-2014, 08:00 PM
If we are becoming NE south then we need a good intelligence system.

hmmmm....
intelligence = Spy system
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSeT26v-UnTFa2IU6B2VY0kpHFx18y4M_MdZ1-aMx2z4t4yCdcb

Seegara
02-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Great, another HC who wants to call plays...
Deja Vu Vu ..
It's really better when the QB calls most of the plays, but most coaches don't believe me on this. The HC should send in a play occasionally, and other coaches may suggest a special play to the HC.

Texan_Bill
02-05-2014, 08:29 PM
Anthony Midget?

:spit:

I understand he has court papers prepared to legally change his name to: Anthony Short People....... So I've heard.

Heath Shuler
02-05-2014, 08:46 PM
OK. So we've gone from Denver South to New England South. Theoretically it's a step in a better direction.

or Penn State South.......

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN

10 out of the 16 #Texans coaching hires announced today have ties to #PSU.

Quick II Draw
02-05-2014, 08:54 PM
WTH is the expected "product" of the "Director of Football Research"???


If he's anything like the Patriots' "Director of Football Research," look here:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=adams
(http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=adams)

So basically, high-level abstract football analytics.

EDIT: Jim Bernhardt's role will probably look more like this:
http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2013/04/mystery_man_meet_jim_bernhardt.html

So basically, Jim Bernhardt is the Ernie Adams to Bill O'Brien's Bill Belichick. But Bernhardt is probably not nearly the football savant that Adams is, so he will probably do more "Bill O'Brien Quality Control" than "Regression Analysis on Why We Should Go For It on 4th and 2."

cland
02-05-2014, 09:42 PM
The major role is developing gameplans people..... What the opposing team does on third-down against this set, what percentage, what do we do to counter it, etc X way more complicated...

TEXANRED
02-05-2014, 10:04 PM
We need more quality in our turnovers. :)

I am a fan of apple.

DBCooper
02-05-2014, 10:09 PM
The major role is developing gameplans people..... What the opposing team does on third-down against this set, what percentage, what do we do to counter it, etc X way more complicated...

It's not complicated.

You steal the other teams plays and signals and use that to your advantage.

Simple. If you're not cheating, you're not trying!

ArlingtonTexan
02-05-2014, 10:40 PM
Honestly, looking at this list...it's just words on a screen to me right now.

.

What you don't want to read some simple profile on a coach and act know if he is a good or bad hire?

ObsiWan
02-06-2014, 03:51 AM
If he's anything like the Patriots' "Director of Football Research," look here:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=adams
(http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=adams)

So basically, high-level abstract football analytics.

EDIT: Jim Bernhardt's role will probably look more like this:
http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2013/04/mystery_man_meet_jim_bernhardt.html

So basically, Jim Bernhardt is the Ernie Adams to Bill O'Brien's Bill Belichick. But Bernhardt is probably not nearly the football savant that Adams is, so he will probably do more "Bill O'Brien Quality Control" than "Regression Analysis on Why We Should Go For It on 4th and 2."
Wow....
If Bernhardt brings half as much to the table as the focus of that article, O'Brien - and the Texans - will be very lucky. No wonder Belichick has been so successful. He's got a football savant to advise him.

oh and rep for finding this article. Good digging.
:clap:

PHILLYTEXANFAN
02-06-2014, 11:17 AM
Bernhardt the other guy in the photo with Obrien and Clowney at senior bowl, ya know the one with Clowney in his hoodie


Your man... Pots and pans

Double Barrel
02-06-2014, 11:20 AM
What you don't want to read some simple profile on a coach and act know if he is a good or bad hire?

hehe, yeah, I do not seem to possess the magic powers of reading between the non-existent lines or future prediction.

I'll be in a hibernation wait-and-see mode for awhile.

Texaninlild
02-06-2014, 01:30 PM
Paul Dunn

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/wp-content/blogs.dir/2348/files/2014/01/paul-dunn-306x203.jpg

Banjo anyone?