Statistical resumes of every current offensive coordinator in the NFL

In the two-part installment of this data dump, we’ll look at the offensive coordinators.  Yesterday, we looked at the defensive coordinators.  I’ll re-state the same disclaimer from the defensive coordinator post:

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.

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.

Four teams have offensive coordinators that don’t have a full year of experience under their belt.  Two of the four, Mike Tice and Tony Sparano, both have experience as head coaches in the NFL without first being an offensive coordinator.  We’ll exclude the four.  They are:

Here are all the offensive coordinators, sorted by the average ranking in terms of total yards 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:


  1. TylerD says:

    Bill B didn’t fail, the owner pulled the rug from underneath his feet by announcing the Browns were moving to Baltimore in the middle of the season. The last Browns team to make and win a playoff game is BB. The Browns were considered and up anc coming team going into that year.

  2. Jim G. says:

    Surprisingly enough, judging simply the numbers here, Marty looks to be the best of this entire bunch.

    Most of his offenses with the 49ers and Eagles have been ranked top-8 in all of the significant categories, and his success with the 49ers clearly carried over into his job with the Eagles.

    Of course, being a great OC is far different from being a great HC. However, if Bill Belichick can fail initially with a team, maybe Marty can get a second shot and follow that kind of pattern of failure and then success?

  3. Jugs149 says:

    So looking at this do we not have to assume that Rick Dennison is pretty sweet… Great balance, with a zone-blocking scheme that our now small-ish O-lineman could adapt to?

    1. Jimmy Kempski says:

      Very interesting background. Coached OL and special teams. Played TE in college, and then linebacker in the NFL for a decade. Should know the game through and through.

  4. mjoedgaard says:

    I know the Saints offense are always very highly ranked, but Im giving all the credit to Bress and Payton. I really like Kyle Shanahans offenses (Him and his father have really turned that Redskins offense around)

    1. Yeah, it’s telling that the Saints didn’t hand head coaching duties to Carmichael after they lost Payton and Vitt after the bounty stuff.

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