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: