I’m not sure if a place exists on the Internet that shows the statistical resumes of every coordinator in the NFL. If there is, I can’t find it. This is the time of year where fans start to call for the heads of their teams’ head coaches, so I figured this might serve as a menu of sorts for replacement options, at least in terms of current coordinators in the league.
It should be strongly noted that good or bad numbers aren’t necessarily a strong indictment of the quality of the below coaches. For an extreme example of that very point, look no further than Josh McDaniels. In 2007, with Tom Brady and a great surrounding cast, the Patriots were the #1 offense in total yards and points scored. In 2011 under McDaniels’ leadership, the Rams were ranked 31 and 32 in total yards and points scored, respectively. I’ll post the offensive coordinators a little later today.
There are all kinds of other relevant variables, such as how much control each coordinator has on the game plan, play calling duties, etc. Still, I think a number of the below resumes are interesting.
Six teams have defensive coordinators don’t have a full year of experience under their belt. Two don’t have an official defensive coordinator position. We’ll exclude them. They are:
Here are all the defensive coordinators, sorted by the average ranking in terms of total yards allowed per game over their respective careers. A number of the below coaches have a sample size of just a year or two, so be careful not to make too much of any extraordinarily high or low rankings:
After the jump, we’ll look at each individual coordinator’s career statistical resume. Many of the below were also head coaches at some point in their careers. I noted the years they were head coaches, but did not include any statistics for those years.
In alphabetical order: