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JFLO
09-28-2009, 07:29 PM
NOTE: PLEASE TRY NOT TO BE A HOMER IN THIS THREAD

Alright, I've wondered this since Mike Singletary was hired as HC for San Francisco.

What players in today's game do you think can be notable coaches/coordinators 5-10 years from now?

eaglesalltheway
09-28-2009, 07:36 PM
Obvious: Manning (if he chooses)

Less Obvious: Zach Thomas, Brian Dawkins (semi-homer, but I don't care), Ray Lewis???, Jason Witten.

Really am not sure. Just the names that pop out to me...

The Dynasty
09-28-2009, 07:37 PM
I have always thought Matt Birk could be a decent coach if he chose to be one.

Bengalsrocket
09-28-2009, 07:38 PM
What characteristics are we looking for in our potential coach? Charisma? Knowledge of their current position? a team leader?


This seems like a silly question, we don't know hardly enough about these players to judge if they would be a good coach or not.

OneToughGame
09-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Lofa Tatupu will make a very good LB coach when he's all done.

The Unseen
09-28-2009, 07:42 PM
It's damn near impossible to ascertain this.

Hurricanes25
09-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Brian Urlacher, Wes Welker, Brian Dawkins, Ken Dorsey

Like EATW said, just some names that popped into my head.

YAYareaRB
09-28-2009, 07:47 PM
I think Tedy Bruschi could be a good one.

superman8456
09-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Ray Lewis, just for his amazing pump up speeches.

KCJ58
09-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Every NFL player that went to an Ivy League school or Stanford, but for players sake of naming one I'll say: Mike Vrable

Thumper
09-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Brian Dawkins and Ray Lewis have defensive coordinator jobs in the future.

Ray Lewis is a defensive genius and has carried that Ravens defense for a decade. His knowledge is incredible and he is a great leader. He will be a great coach one day.

Dawkins is the same way, he knows the zone blitz system like the back of his hand and he is a fantastic leader. I truly want him to be an Eagles coach one day.

JFLO
09-28-2009, 07:52 PM
I really don't see the impossibility of this question.

I mean, an obvious candidate would be somebody who has been around the game from a X's and O's standpoint, like a back up quarterback or a notable bench player.

Basically a player who has watched the game more than he has been on the field.

Here are some players that I think could be strong candidates:

For some reason or another, I keep thinking Jim Sorgi, the back up QB for the Colts. He is a player who has been behind the best in the game for the past 6-10 years and should have a massive understanding of the game. Yes, he rarely plays, but if there is anyone who knows the X's and O's of the game to a HC standpoint, I would think him.

Other players who I have considered:

I think Larry Izzo has special teams coordinator written all over him

Jeff Saturday
Matt Birk
Brad Johnson (former QB)
Jeff Garcia?
London Fletcher-Baker

Those are just a couple that I could name off the top of my head.

YAYareaRB
09-28-2009, 07:53 PM
Every NFL player that went to an Ivy League school or Stanford, but for players sake of naming one I'll say: Mike Vrable

Eric Johnson and Zac Keasey FTW!

Don Vito
09-28-2009, 07:57 PM
Chad Pennington and Matt Light come to mind.

tjsunstein
09-28-2009, 07:59 PM
Bruschi if he chooses, same with Thomas I believe but it's hard to say. If they do, they would be great positional coaches. Simulate like 6 years in a madden franchise and go to hire a staff. See what former players are there.

SeanTaylorRIP
09-28-2009, 08:11 PM
London Fletcher to me could be a defensive coordinator. Also down the line Matt Ryan just looks like he has the mind and presense of a coach. Ray Lewis could follow the path of Singletary should he choose. Also many times backup and mediocre QB's become QB coaches at some level. Todd Collins, Ken Dorsey, Derek Anderson, Kyle Boller, scream QB coaches to me. David Garrard also strikes me as someone who could look into being a QB coach down the road.

CashmoneyDrew
09-28-2009, 08:12 PM
I'm sure Peyton Manning will have a job over at Tennessee waiting for him the day he retires as a player.

katnip
09-28-2009, 08:14 PM
Lorenzo Neal = Browns Head Coach

SuperMcGee
09-28-2009, 08:43 PM
Every NFL player that went to an Ivy League school or Stanford

Give it 10-15 years. Our QB are going to be something!

I say Jim Leonhard, for a random gut call.

Ravens1991
09-28-2009, 08:44 PM
London Fletcher to me could be a defensive coordinator. Also down the line Matt Ryan just looks like he has the mind and presense of a coach. Ray Lewis could follow the path of Singletary should he choose. Also many times backup and mediocre QB's become QB coaches at some level. Todd Collins, Ken Dorsey, Derek Anderson, Kyle Boller, scream QB coaches to me. David Garrard also strikes me as someone who could look into being a QB coach down the road.

Boller WTF?

I know he had a good work ethic but IDK if he would be a good QB coach

yo123
09-28-2009, 08:45 PM
Antoine Winfield would be a great defensive backs coach

throwback54milkman
09-28-2009, 08:50 PM
definitely Chad Pennington. Also Curtis Martin (retired) will coach someday I believe.

Babylon
09-28-2009, 08:52 PM
Greg Paulus, maybe in two sports.

Thecollegedropout
09-28-2009, 09:05 PM
Keith Brooking
Kevin Mawae
Trent Edwards
Kurt Warner


Could also probably see Chris Long as a coach somewhere down the line.

Raiderz4Life
09-28-2009, 09:08 PM
Willie Brown coached i think

RaiderNation
09-28-2009, 09:09 PM
JaMarcus Russell as a dline coach......

SeanTaylorRIP
09-28-2009, 09:16 PM
Greg Paulus, maybe in two sports.

All he needs to do now is learn how to play both sports first. He's further along in football though.

Hines
09-28-2009, 09:37 PM
Hines Ward would be a very good WR coach.

Rosebud
09-28-2009, 09:55 PM
Chad Pennington comes to mind right away. On the giants, Antonio Pierce should end up a LB coach or even a DC, David Diehl as an OL coach and then Corey Webster could be maybe end up a secondary coach.

In the NFC East I see London Fletcher as a future couch.

DJC
09-28-2009, 09:56 PM
Emmitt Smith and Chad Ochocinco

Rosebud
09-28-2009, 10:08 PM
London Fletcher to me could be a defensive coordinator. Also down the line Matt Ryan just looks like he has the mind and presense of a coach. Ray Lewis could follow the path of Singletary should he choose. Also many times backup and mediocre QB's become QB coaches at some level. Todd Collins, Ken Dorsey, Derek Anderson, Kyle Boller, scream QB coaches to me. David Garrard also strikes me as someone who could look into being a QB coach down the road.

Todd Collins is the only backup QB you mentioned who I could actually see as a QB coach.

sweetness34
09-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Mike Brown is going to make a helluva coach someday if he decides to pursue the opportunity.

gsorace
09-28-2009, 10:27 PM
It's damn near impossible to ascertain this.

What he said, i don't understand this thread.

CC.SD
09-28-2009, 10:41 PM
Eric Weddle will be a fine DBs coach someday.

Auron
09-28-2009, 10:46 PM
Emmitt Smith and Chad Ochocinco

Lol Chad Ocho as a Coach.. Would he coach end-zone celebrations?

Drew Brees would be an excellent QB's coach... he pretty much plays the position by the textbook.

aNYtitan
09-28-2009, 11:28 PM
I think Kevin Mawae could be a very good O line coach, perhaps head coach, and Jevon could be a defensive line coach. I think Troy Polamalu could be as well if he chooses too.

YAYareaRB
09-29-2009, 03:11 AM
Kerry Collins could probably be a quality QB coach.

MetSox17
09-29-2009, 03:19 AM
Out of everyone being mentioned, the last guy i could see as a coach is Ray Lewis. Yeah he's an amazing player and i'm sure he would be a bad ass coach, but i don't think he would ever do it.

PACKmanN
09-29-2009, 08:07 AM
Chad Pennington would make a great OC.

awfullyquiet
09-29-2009, 09:26 AM
Just because you're a great player, you won't necessarily be a great coach.

There's even less coaching positions than playing positions.