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Old January 29th, 2018, 04:15 PM   #1
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Matt Patricia

Thought we could use a new coach thread. The other one is too far gone.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 04:31 PM   #2
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Old January 29th, 2018, 07:04 PM   #3
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The Lions are expected to add Jeff Davidson, George Godsey and Brian Stewart to their coaching staff, according to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News. Davidson will coach the offensive line; Godsey will coach the quarterbacks; and Stewart will coach the defensive backs.

Godsey spent last season as the Lions’ defensive assistant/special projects, but the former Georgia Tech quarterback’s specialty is coaching quarterbacks. He coached the Texans’ quarterbacks in 2014 before becoming the team’s offensive coordinator in 2015-16.

He worked for the Patriots from 2011-13, coaching the tight ends his last two seasons in New England.

Davidson has coached in the NFL the past 23 seasons. He served as the Broncos’ offensive line coach last season after previous stops in San Diego, Minnesota, Carolina, Cleveland, New England and New Orleans.

Stewart returns to the NFL after eight seasons in the college ranks, including last season at Rice. He served as the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator in 2007-08 and also spent time with the Texans, Chargers and Eagles.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 07:04 PM   #4
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Also per Nick P

New England Patriots
After retiring, Davidson stayed with the New Orleans Saints as a volunteer assistant in 1995. He was made an offensive assistant by the Saints in 1996. In 1997, he was hired by the New England Patriots as their tight ends coach. At the end of the season, the Patriots promoted him to assistant offensive line coach, where he remained from 1998-2001. In 2002, he again became the tight ends coach while retaining his assistant offensive line coaching duties.

Cleveland Browns
When Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel left to become the Browns' head coach for the 2005 season, Davidson followed Crennel to Cleveland as the Browns' offensive line coach. In 2006, Davidson was named the team's assistant head coach/offensive line coach. After six games of the Browns' season, offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon was fired and Davidson promoted in his place.

Carolina Panthers
Davidson was hired on January 24, 2007 as the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. Having worked as a member of the New England Patriots' staff under Charlie Weis, Davidson forged a close relationship with him. Weis is a good friend of former Panthers head coach John Fox, and it is believed that his recommendation was instrumental in Fox's decision to hire Davidson. With his playing and coaching experience at the offensive line and additional coaching with tight ends, most believe this hire meant that Coach Fox wanted to keep his focus on a powerful offense based on a strong running game, as has been his tendency in the past.

Minnesota Vikings
Head Coach Leslie Frazier announced Davidson would be joining the Vikings as offensive line coach on January 20, 2011.

On January 12, 2016, head coach Mike Zimmer announced that Davidson's contract would not be renewed for the 2016 NFL season.

San Diego Charger
On January 14, 2016, the San Diego Chargers announced Jeff Davidson for new offensive line coach.

Denver Broncos
On January 14, 2017 Jeff Davidson was named offensive line coach of the Denver Broncos, joining recently fired San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy on the offensive staff for head coach Vance Joseph
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Old January 29th, 2018, 07:10 PM   #5
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This Davidson guy sounds pretty good at getting fired.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 07:18 PM   #6
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This Davidson guy sounds pretty good at getting fired.
He's been working the bugs out.
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Old January 30th, 2018, 09:30 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. Now I have coffee all over everything!

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Old January 30th, 2018, 10:13 AM   #8
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So very thankful this new HC prefers the grown up iteration of his first name.

That's a good start
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Old January 30th, 2018, 10:39 AM   #9
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Not well when his name is John.
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Old January 30th, 2018, 11:45 AM   #10
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Jeff Davidson probably > Ron Prince.

2016 SD Chargers... that was the season they suffered an unbelievable amount of injuries on the o-line. That led them to draft Lamp and Feeney.
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Old January 30th, 2018, 11:51 AM   #11
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Not well when his name is John.
Notice I said “going by”
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Old January 30th, 2018, 11:57 AM   #12
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Jeff Davidson probably > Ron Prince.

2016 SD Chargers... that was the season they suffered an unbelievable amount of injuries on the o-line. That led them to draft Lamp and Feeney.
He went with the whole staff when McCoy was fired.

As far as last year in Denver....IIRC the running game was solid (though they had to abandon it early in games). Pass blocking was suspect...but hardly helped by the talent along the OL or QB group who notoriously held the ball forever. Joseph was in danger of losing his job and had to scapegoat some people.

Davidson sounds like a guy who bring a strong run blocking background and a somewhat suspect pass blocking philosophies.

Hopefully he and Cooter fit together and help each other's deficiencies
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Old January 31st, 2018, 03:34 AM   #13
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So very thankful this new HC prefers the grown up iteration of his first name.

That's a good start
????? Don’t get it, unless you’re going back to Joey Harrington. If you’re talking about Stafford, Matthew is certainly a proper, grown up iteration.

And yeah, his first name is actually John. Surprised he’d go with Matthew.
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Old January 31st, 2018, 05:13 AM   #14
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A lot of people use their middle names. My family uses mine because it differentiates between me and my dad.

This issue has always been stupid though. Who cares what name people use to identify themselves as? Most of the time it has been done for them by family and friends.
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Old January 31st, 2018, 05:59 AM   #15
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Gonzy believes that if Joey Fucking Harrington had gone by "Joe" he would have had more respect and been an all pro QB.
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Old January 31st, 2018, 08:11 AM   #16
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Thanks for explaining that, I was not aware of his stance on the subject.
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Old January 31st, 2018, 08:20 AM   #17
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A lot of people use their middle names. My family uses mine because it differentiates between me and my dad.

This issue has always been stupid though. Who cares what name people use to identify themselves as? Most of the time it has been done for them by family and friends.
Some people are pretty superficial that way.

I like how some of them were talking about how MP doesn't look like a HC because of his beard.

He wears it to honor his buddies in the Armed forces! Good for you MP!
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Old January 31st, 2018, 08:22 AM   #18
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Thanks for explaining that, I was not aware of his stance on the subject.

I laughed audibly at this
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Old January 31st, 2018, 09:18 AM   #19
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So very thankful this new HC prefers the grown up iteration of his first name.

That's a good start
Can't remember which article I was reading but, they were talking about Patricia begging a ride from his boss when he first broke in to coaching to go to a clinic that eventually led to him being hired by Syracuse.

They referred to him as "Matty P.".
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Old January 31st, 2018, 09:27 AM   #20
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I bet you still go by Marky when in private settings. It's very regal, that Marky.
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