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Ray_Ray (NYG) : 2/5/2018 3:24 pm
Staff members. Deshea Townsend as DB assistant and Ben Wilkerson as OL assistant coach.
Can use all the OL coaches we can get  
adamg : 2/5/2018 3:24 pm : link
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Wilkerson's coaching bio  
adamg : 2/5/2018 3:25 pm : link
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Coaching career[edit]
Wilkerson served as a graduate assistant for the LSU Tigers during the 2011 football season.

He served as the offensive line coach at Grambling State University from 2012–2013.

Wilkerson was a physical education teacher and assistant football and track coach at North Shore Senior High School in Texas during 2014.[1]

On February 11, 2015, Wilkerson was hired by the Chicago Bears as the assistant offensive line coach.[1]

I am not going to pretend I know much about  
Jay on the Island : 2/5/2018 3:31 pm : link
Townsend as a DC but he had a long career in the NFL despite being a mid round pick. He was one of those players that sticks around and contributes due to his football IQ rather than pure gifts.
Surprised there aren't some solid rumors regarding OC  
Blue21 : 2/5/2018 3:38 pm : link
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Eric from BBI : Admin : 2/5/2018 3:47 pm : link
Ben Wilkerson:

2018-Present: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, New York Giants
2015-2017: Assistant Offensive Line Coach, Chicago Bears
2014: Assistant Football and Track Coach, North Shore Senior High School (Texas)
2012-2013: Offensive Line Coach, Grambling State University
2011: Offensive Administrative Intern, Louisiana State University
2010: Offensive Graduate Assistant, Louisiana State University
Pro Experience: Offensive Lineman, Cincinnati Bengals (2005-2006), Atlanta Falcons (2007-2008), Florida Tuckers (2009)
Collegiate Experience: Offensive Lineman, Louisiana State University (2001-2004)
Born November 22, 1982
the Florida Tuskers were the UFL team that was coached by  
Greg from LI : 2/5/2018 3:51 pm : link
Jay Gruden
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Eric from BBI : Admin : 2/5/2018 3:53 pm : link
Deshea Townsend:

2018-Present: Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, New York Giants
2016-2017: Defensive Backs Coach, Tennessee Titans
2013-2015: Cornerbacks Coach, Mississippi State University
2011-2012: Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, Arizona Cardinals
Pro Experience: Cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers (1998-2009), Indianapolis Colts (2010)
Collegiate Experience: Defensive Back, University of Alabama (1994-1997)
Born September 8, 1975
Vrabel offered Townsend a chance to stay as a demotion  
Defenderdawg : 2/5/2018 4:02 pm : link
Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL)
2/5/18, 3:57 PM
Deshea Townsend to #Giants, taking same post Vrabel@l offered him with #Titans, which was a demotion.
I remember wanting Wilkerson  
Jay on the Island : 2/5/2018 4:03 pm : link
in the 2005 draft.
Townsend  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 2/5/2018 4:11 pm : link
played a long time for the Steelers and immediately jumped into pro coaching.
One player who I always thought  
Jay on the Island : 2/5/2018 4:14 pm : link
would make a great coach someday is Chad Pennington. What is that guy up to?
I know nada about coaching football  
mrvax : 2/5/2018 4:20 pm : link
but I wonder if teaching some Martial Arts could help some positions? Judo comes to mind for Oline. Turning you opponents aggressive motion against them. I do know Judo uses grappling (holding penalty) but other aspects may help, I think.

Anyone comment?

RE: I know nada about coaching football  
Jay on the Island : 2/5/2018 4:25 pm : link
In comment 13822611 mrvax said:
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but I wonder if teaching some Martial Arts could help some positions? Judo comes to mind for Oline. Turning you opponents aggressive motion against them. I do know Judo uses grappling (holding penalty) but other aspects may help, I think.

Anyone comment?

Two words, Sumo Wrestling!
RE: I know nada about coaching football  
leatherneck570 : 2/5/2018 4:27 pm : link
In comment 13822611 mrvax said:
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but I wonder if teaching some Martial Arts could help some positions? Judo comes to mind for Oline. Turning you opponents aggressive motion against them. I do know Judo uses grappling (holding penalty) but other aspects may help, I think.

Anyone comment?



Why don't we just use Sumo wrestlers?
RE: RE: I know nada about coaching football  
mrvax : 2/5/2018 4:32 pm : link
In comment 13822637 leatherneck570 said:
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In comment 13822611 mrvax said:


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but I wonder if teaching some Martial Arts could help some positions? Judo comes to mind for Oline. Turning you opponents aggressive motion against them. I do know Judo uses grappling (holding penalty) but other aspects may help, I think.

Anyone comment?





Why don't we just use Sumo wrestlers?


No good at stunting.
Thought it was kind of odd for Giants  
Simms11 : 2/5/2018 4:42 pm : link
to not have any additional assistants like they did. Only other assistant that I think they would need would be Slime, however a shift moreso to a 3-4 could entail possibly some other defensive assistant, perhaps LBer.
Dline  
Simms11 : 2/5/2018 4:43 pm : link
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RE: Thought it was kind of odd for Giants  
Jay on the Island : 2/5/2018 5:25 pm : link
In comment 13822684 Simms11 said:
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to not have any additional assistants like they did. Only other assistant that I think they would need would be Slime, however a shift moreso to a 3-4 could entail possibly some other defensive assistant, perhaps LBer.

They might add another LB coach as many 3-4 defensive teams have two LB coaches, one for the ILB and OLB.
mrvax  
wgenesis123 : 2/5/2018 6:12 pm : link
Players with strong wrestling backgrounds make good lineman on both sides of the ball, very good with hand fighting and using leverage.
There is no cap on the number or salaries of coaches.  
Ivan15 : 2/5/2018 7:40 pm : link
I think QB, RB and LB are the only positions that may not need a lead and assistant coach, but I say the more the merrier.

For those of you who don’t think the Giants need a QB coach and OC, I say “why?”

What does it hurt, especially when you have 2 or maybe 3 QBs at different levels of training and experience?
RE: There is no cap on the number or salaries of coaches.  
bLiTz 2k : 2/5/2018 8:29 pm : link
In comment 13822901 Ivan15 said:
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I think QB, RB and LB are the only positions that may not need a lead and assistant coach, but I say the more the merrier.

For those of you who don’t think the Giants need a QB coach and OC, I say “why?”

What does it hurt, especially when you have 2 or maybe 3 QBs at different levels of training and experience?


I disagree with this premise. The more the merrier when it comes to teachers is not always a good thing. If you have ever worked for a company that had too many managers/supervisors it absolutely can be counter productive —too many chiefs and not enough indians sorts deal.

also—everyone has their own style of coaching. if the assistants are not ALWAYS %100 on the same page using the same techniques and voice that would hamper player development tremendously.

More assistants can be a good, but when putting a staff together you need to chose where it’s needed...not just have more coaches for the hell of it.
Townsend  
Big Rick in FL : 2/6/2018 5:48 am : link
Is a great hire. He's the only Titans coach that Vrabel wanted to keep around. Read an article about Townsend a few months ago and a lot of people think he will be a DC very quickly. Played & coached under the great Dick Lebeau.
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