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More on Solari making a HUGE difference

Solari was the Kansas City Chief's line coach from 1997-2005. His offensive lines enjoyed absolutely remarkable health. In 1997, KC's starting offensive line started 79 of 80 contests. The one missed start was not because injury, but a last shot of redemption in week one for first round bust Trazelle Jenkins. In 2002, 2003, Solari's linemen didn't miss a single start. That near-invincible standard existed throughout Solari's time as offensive line coach in Kansas City. In 9 years, Solari's 1st string made 684 starts in 720 games. That's 95% of games started by the team's best linemen. If we isolate the time from 2001 to 2005, the period I have access to injury data, only 3.25% of all starts have been lost due to injury. If we discount Willie Roaf, who ended his career in 2005 with a nasty hamstring pull, something I think we can be semi-sure is not Solari's fault, that numbers dips further: 1.75%. In 5 years, Kansas City lost 1.75% of all starts because of injury. Wow.

So, ignore the blowhard at the keyboard. You just keep telling those linemen to run downfield, Mike Solari. In the debate between coaching and innate talent, Mike Solari makes an awful impressive argument for coaching.

Link:
www.fieldgulls.com/2008/7/27/580412/mike-solari-s-impact-on-in

I am very excited about this coach returning to Our Beloved Team, and of course the obvious 'McKittrick' connection.
Im glad his guys stay healthy, I sure hope he can coach them up.
Hope he works out, but I am not going to get hyped up about a position coach after doing the same for Jerry Sullivan.
Originally posted by pelos21:
Cant wait to see what he does with Davis and Iupati
not to be debby downner or anything but i think injury more depends on the player than the coaches im more intrested in the production of the o line expecially the development of his rookies
Is there a link between good coaching and injury?
Hiring Mike Solari as our O-line coach, was as big as signing any big name FA, IMO. Good O-line coaches are tough to find and get on your team. I would also say having a good O-Line coach is the most important position coach on a football team. We really lucked out getting Solari who IMO is one of the 10, maybe 5 best O-line coaches in the NFL. He alone would of made a difference with our current O-line but adding talented players like Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to our O-line; I can see us having one of the best offensive lines as early as 2011. Also love the hire of Ray Brown as assistant O-Line coach.
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Hiring Mike Solari as our O-line coach, was as big as signing any big name FA, IMO. Good O-line coaches are tough to find and get on your team. I would also say having a good O-Line coach is the most important position coach on a football team. We really lucked out getting Solari who IMO is one of the 10, maybe 5 best O-line coaches in the NFL. He alone would of made a difference with our current O-line but adding talented players like Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to our O-line; I can see us having one of the best offensive lines as early as 2011. Also love the hire of Ray Brown as assistant O-Line coach.

Wouldn't it be fair to say that drafting Davis and Iupati indicated that Solari felt his coaching would not be enough to convert Snyder and Baas/Rachal into quality linemen?
Originally posted by excelsior:
Wouldn't it be fair to say that drafting Davis and Iupati indicated that Solari felt his coaching would not be enough to convert Snyder and Baas/Rachal into quality linemen?

there has to be some talent involved for them and snyder simply doesnt have it and iupati simply has too much upside to pass up literally he is already labeled as a pro bowler by some caoching alone isnt enough talent is needed as well
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Hiring Mike Solari as our O-line coach, was as big as signing any big name FA, IMO. Good O-line coaches are tough to find and get on your team. I would also say having a good O-Line coach is the most important position coach on a football team. We really lucked out getting Solari who IMO is one of the 10, maybe 5 best O-line coaches in the NFL. He alone would of made a difference with our current O-line but adding talented players like Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to our O-line; I can see us having one of the best offensive lines as early as 2011. Also love the hire of Ray Brown as assistant O-Line coach.

Must give kudos to the folks who hired Solari and Brown. That would be Singletary and...Scotty Mac? Hmmm.
Originally posted by Yetiman:
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Hiring Mike Solari as our O-line coach, was as big as signing any big name FA, IMO. Good O-line coaches are tough to find and get on your team. I would also say having a good O-Line coach is the most important position coach on a football team. We really lucked out getting Solari who IMO is one of the 10, maybe 5 best O-line coaches in the NFL. He alone would of made a difference with our current O-line but adding talented players like Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to our O-line; I can see us having one of the best offensive lines as early as 2011. Also love the hire of Ray Brown as assistant O-Line coach.

Must give kudos to the folks who hired Solari and Brown. That would be Singletary and...Scotty Mac? Hmmm.

Don't you know that it's forbidden to say the names of ex-49er personnel unless you're trashing them in NT? It's actually a requirement of ToS to join the Zone. If you didn't read it I suggest that you contact the mods and request a copy so you won't make that mistake again. lol

I don't know bout you all, but I liked the hiring of Solari/Ray Ray. Ray has the playing knowledge to communicate anything that Solari will teach to these BIG UGLIES(I love this nickname, BIG UGLIES is so fun to say)up front.

~Ceadder
Originally posted by Ceadderman:
Originally posted by Yetiman:
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Hiring Mike Solari as our O-line coach, was as big as signing any big name FA, IMO. Good O-line coaches are tough to find and get on your team. I would also say having a good O-Line coach is the most important position coach on a football team. We really lucked out getting Solari who IMO is one of the 10, maybe 5 best O-line coaches in the NFL. He alone would of made a difference with our current O-line but adding talented players like Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati to our O-line; I can see us having one of the best offensive lines as early as 2011. Also love the hire of Ray Brown as assistant O-Line coach.

Must give kudos to the folks who hired Solari and Brown. That would be Singletary and...Scotty Mac? Hmmm.

Don't you know that it's forbidden to say the names of ex-49er personnel unless you're trashing them in NT? It's actually a requirement of ToS to join the Zone. If you didn't read it I suggest that you contact the mods and request a copy so you won't make that mistake again. lol

~Ceadder

Oh, I forgot. Duhhhhh...

yeti