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  • Do offensive or defensive head coaches have more success?

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...rt_river_index

    Excerpt: "As the Giants embark on the search for a new head coach, there is no indication if the team prefers a candidate with an offensive or defensive background.

    There are seven known candidates for the opening. Four (Steve Spagnuolo, Matt Patricia, Jim Schwartz, Steve Wilks) have defensive roots, while three (Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur, Eric Studesville) have offensive roots.

    A review of the successful coaches currently and historically indicates that the Giants have the right approach. There simply doesn't seem to be any stronger correlation between winning with one side of the ball than the other.

    The 12 coaches in this season's playoff field are split evenly with six having offensive backgrounds and six having defensive backgrounds. A review of the past 10 Super Bowl champions reveals a similar split: Five offensive coaches and five defensive coaches (Baltimore's John Harbaugh was a special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach).

    The Giants only need to look at their own history to see success with both types of coaches. Tom Coughlin won two Super Bowls after working exclusively on the offensive side of the ball as an assistant. The Giants' other two Super Bowls were won by Bill Parcells, who spent his entire career on defense." Read more...
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    Vince Lombardi was an offense coach.
    Fan since 1970.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by WayBackFan View Post
      Vince Lombardi was an offense coach.
      And Tom Landry was defense and they were both our coordinators.

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