I need to vent, this is my way of doing it, so don't heckle me. I'm so dismayed at the playcalling that I've seen from this offense against high quality teams, starting to hope more and more as each week passes that this is the final season for some of the current coaches on the offensive side. As much as there seems to be some outstanding coaches on defense such as Fangio, Tomsula, Donatell, Greg Jackson and Leavitt, on offense, I feel like they leave much to be desired, particularly Roman and Morton. Here's a list of some potential OC candidates I've compiled, just offering this up to start up discussion on various candidates, likely nothing will change but I like to hope there's a light at the end of the tunnel somehow.
Ken Zampese-QB Coach-Bengals Son of Ernie, has been a QB coach with the Bengals for many years, has been an offensive assistant with the Packers and the Eagles as well, well schooled in the West Coast Offense. Jon Kitna and Carson Palmer both spoke very highly of him when they were with the Bengals. He worked with Marty Morhinweg on the coaching staff at NAU, worked under Ray Rhodes, worked with Mike McCarthy, worked directly under Mike Martz and has worked under Marvin Lewis and Jay Gruden with the Bengals. His father of course was a long time coach in both the college and pro ranks.
Hue Jackson-RB Coach-Bengals Former Raiders head coach, very well regarded offensive assistant, has been coaching for almost 30 years, very experienced, did well as OC with the Raiders in his lone season as OC there before he got promoted to HC.
Randy Fichtner-QB Coach-Steelers Cut his teeth in the Steelers organization, joined in 2007, was highly regarded as a WR's coach before becoming the QB coach. Big Ben heavily lobbied for him to be the Steelers OC before Haley was hired.
Greg Knapp-QB Coach-Broncos This name will be familiar to 49ers fans, he already has extensive experience being an OC, including with the 49ers, he's very well versed in the WCO and helped to develop Matt Schaub while in Houston.
Frank Reich-QB Coach-Chargers Longtime backup NFL QB has been coaching with the Colts and Chargers as an offensive assistant, receivers coach and QB coach. Football is in his DNA, his father and his brothers are all coaches at various levels.
Matt Cavanaugh-QB Coach/Assistant HC-Bears A former NFL QB, Cavanaugh has past experience with the 49ers as an offensive coach that overlapped with Trestman's tenure in SF, he's been an OC for multiple teams in the NFL and was OC for the Ravens for 5 seasons including their first Superbowl winning season.
Ben McAdoo-QB Coach-Packers Well-traveled coach has worked under Mike McCarthy multiple times and is well versed in his offense. Has served as an offensive assistant, offensive quality control coach, tight ends coach and is currently the QB coach in Green Bay.
Edgar Bennett-WR Coach-Packers Has been coaching with Green Bay for a long time, very well-regarded coach, has been brought up as a potential OC multiple times, he started out as a RB's coach and is now the WR's coach for the Packers since 2011.
Bill Lazor-QB Coach Eagles Experienced coaching assistant, has coached underDan Reeves, Mike Holmgren and Joe Gibbs. Experienced QB coach and a former college QB.
Sean Ryan-QB Coach-Giants Has been with NY since 2007, steadily moving up the ranks, started as a quality control coach, moved to wide receivers coach and has been the QB coach since 2012. Ivy league educated, bright guy who has drawn rave reviews from Giant's WR's who he worked with, as well as Eli Manning.
Chad O'Shea-WR Coach-Patriots This is one of the guys I'm most excited about, he's a very experienced, VERY WELL regarded assistant coach who has been a wide receivers coach for the Patriots that has earned regular recognition and praise for his work with their less than stellar WR's over the past few years. He is a collegiate QB who has been coaching in the NFL since 2003.
"WR coach Chad O'Shea's work ethic helping young wideouts: 'That was something that I always admired about Chad, all the extra meetings he would have with younger guys"-Current Penn State coach and former New England Patriots OC Bill O'Brien was the team's wide receivers coach in 2008 before he was promoted to offensive coordinator and fully appreciates the job current WR coach Chad O'Shea is doing with the young Patriots receivers
Out of all these guys, my favorites are as follows:
1. Ken Zampese-Bengals-WCO experience as well as experience developing and working with multiple young QB's. Jon Kitna had his best season with him as QB coach and has spoken very highly of him. He worked with and helped develop both Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton, is knowledgeable in both the WCO and the digits system ran by his father and Mike Martz.
2. Chad O'Shea-Patriots-Bright, hard-working energetic coach who has worked wonders with New England's WR's.
3. Matt Cavanaugh-Bears-Experienced, has been around, has called run heavy offenses while still being capable of opening things up with the passing game.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Nov 11, 2013 at 12:10 AM ]