View Full Version : Mike Vrable Retiring

bored of education
07-09-2011, 10:11 AM

A very intelligent player who did it all, struggled the last few years with rushing the passer but was one of the better 3-4 OLBs against the run. In player run practices during the season, Vrable was donned the Defensive Coordinator. Rumor is he will assume the role of DC, but I think just as an asst DC or LB coach.

Matthew Jones
07-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Good for him, at this point coaching seems like the next step. Much love for Vrabel.

07-09-2011, 10:37 AM
He will be great as a coach he was pretty much a player/coach for the last two years with the Chiefs.

Tamba Hali has gave credit to Vrabel on more then one occasion for his much improved play.

07-09-2011, 10:47 AM
Can you say hello DC at THE Ohio State University. He has said he would be willing to pick up the phone if Fickell gave him the call (paraphrasing) the only thing holding him back was deciding if he was ready to hang up the pads. Looks like that has become the case. I must say I hope this is the case, huge fan of the man, should be a great coach.

07-09-2011, 11:22 AM
Good luck Vrabs!

07-09-2011, 11:23 AM
He'll be a fantastic coach. I'm sure if he ever needs a job, he can get one in Foxborough or Kansas City. Easily one of my favorite players of the past decade. One of the more underrated ones when he was in his prime too. I don't think a lot of people realized how great of a raw athlete he was. Could legitimately do anything he wanted on the football field.

07-11-2011, 12:49 PM

It's official, He will be coaching at THE Ohio State University come next season

07-11-2011, 01:46 PM
I was hoping to get one more year out of him. Would have been nice to have him in KC to help groom Justin Houston. That said got not but love for Vrable and think he will be a great coach.

07-11-2011, 03:13 PM
not surprised.the man was born to be a coach it was only a matter of when he decided to hang them up

07-11-2011, 03:43 PM
TD machine!

I can only hope for the best for Mike, even if he is returning to the *uckeyes.


07-11-2011, 04:19 PM
TD machine!

I can only hope for the best for Mike, even if he is returning to the *uckeyes.

I see what you did there...

Don Vito
07-11-2011, 04:22 PM
One of the most valuable Pats during our run, when he started to go downhill and ultimately left so did our defense as a whole. He meant so much to this team and I definitely wish him the best.

07-12-2011, 03:04 AM
Glad to see him becoming the Best Damn Linebacker Coach in the Land.

07-12-2011, 12:15 PM
He was the perfect SAM for the Parcells 3-4 defense. He reminded me of Carl Banks quite a bit.

Great underrated player. People don't give that Pats defense enough credit, we hear about the whole "team" concept and blah blah blah, but that defense was packed with stud defenders all over.