DesperateDerelict Posted January 25, 2008 Report Share Posted January 25, 2008 I am here to neither praise Marvin, nor bury him. However, any General is only as good the officers he surrounds himself with, who are only as good as the men they lead. So, instead of hijacking an existing thread, I thought I’d list the players as well as the position coaches, and grade the position coaches based on the following criteria:1) Recognizing talent (via draft, free agency, and existing roster)2) Developing players – do they continue to improve?3) Getting players to understand their role and execute consistently The coordinators are responsible for the schemes and game plans, so I will try not to rank the position coaches based on excellent and / or crappy schemes and planning.OFFENSE – Bob Bratkowsli (OC) – I like to complain about him, but we are consistently a top offense. Unimaginative, but productive.OFFENSIVE LINE Paul Alexander: AAlexander has had two 1st round picks to work with at tackles (Levi & Willie), plus two 2nd round guards (Whitworth, Steinbach), and parlayed them into a consistently good to great unit. His recognition and development of talent is probably the best of all position coaches on the Bengals.Anderson, Willie ( T ) 1996-2007Andrews, Stacy ( G ) 2004-2007Fontenot, Jerry ( C ) 2004-2004Ghiaciuc, Eric ( C ) 2005-2007Goff, Mike ( G ) 1998-2003Jones, Levi ( T ) 2002-2007Kieft, Adam ( T ) 2005-2006Kooistra, Scott ( T ) 2003-2007Leyva, Victor ( G ) 2001-2003Moore, Larry ( G ) 2004-2005O'Dwyer, Matt ( G ) 1999-2003Rehberg, Scott ( G ) 2000-2003Santucci, Dan ( C ) 2007-2007Steinbach, Eric ( G ) 2003-2006Stepanovich, Alex ( C ) 2007-2007Sulfsted, Alex ( T ) 2004-2004Szalay, Thatcher ( G ) 2002-2003Vieira, Steven ( G ) 2005-2005Whitworth, Andrew ( G ) 2006-2007Wilkerson, Ben ( C ) 2006-2006Williams, Bobbie ( G ) 2004-2007RUNNING BACKJim Anderson: A - You have to give him a pass for two-carry Perry, although they did miss on Steven Jackson to get to CP. Corey was a 2nd rounder, Rudi and Jeremi were in the 4th. Some good development in Dorsey and Watson.Bennett, Brandon ( RB ) 1998-2003Dawson, Clifton ( RB ) 2007-2007Dorsey, DeDe ( RB ) 2007-2007Johnson, Jeremi ( FB ) 2003-2007Johnson, Rudi ( RB ) 2001-2007Luchey, Nick ( FB ) 2005-2005Lynch, James ( FB ) 2004-2004Perry, Chris ( RB ) 2004-2006Watson, Kenny ( RB ) 2003-2007Whitehead, Terrence ( RB ) 2006-2006Wilson, Quincy ( RB ) 2006-2006QUARTERBACKKen Zampese: A –Having Palmer has made it easy for him, but at least he didn’t screw it up. Plus, he got more out of Kitna then I would have ever imagined possible. Bramlet, Casey ( QB ) 2004-2004Fitzpatrick, Ryan ( QB ) 2007-2007Johnson, Doug ( QB ) 2006-2006Kitna, Jon ( QB ) 2001-2005Krenzel, Craig ( QB ) 2005-2005Matthews, Shane ( QB ) 2003-2003Palmer, Carson ( QB ) 2003-2007Rowe, Jeff ( QB ) 2007-2007Wright, Anthony ( QB ) 2006-2006WIDE RECIEVERHue Jackson: B + Mike Sheppard: B -Obviously, benefits from a stud (CJ) who’s almost always healthy – and the team’s biggest prima donna. Housh (7th Round) and Henry (3rd ) are both success stories on the field. Mixed results in later rounds and free agency. Sheppard gets a B – because of this year’s inferior route running.Brazell, Bennie ( WR ) 2006-2006Chatman, Antonio ( WR ) 2006-2007Green, Skyler ( WR ) 2007-2007Hamilton, Lawrence ( WR ) 2003-2003Henry, Chris ( WR ) 2005-2007Holt, Glenn ( WR ) 2006-2007Houshmandzadeh, T.J. ( WR ) 2001-2007Johnson, Chad ( WR ) 2001-2007Maxwell, Marcus ( WR ) 2007-2007McNeal, Reggie ( WR ) 2006-2006Perry, Tab ( WR ) 2005-2007Russell, Cliff ( WR ) 2004-2004Walter, Kevin ( WR ) 2003-2005Warrick, Peter ( WR ) 2000-2004Washington, Kelley ( WR ) 2003-2006TIGHT ENDJonathon Hayes: C +As much as I hate to defend a Hayes . . . God Almighty! He hasn’t had much to work with or an OC that believes in his players. Kelly, and Stewart before him, were as good as can be expected. Coates has promise. Schobel wasn’t his fault.Coats, Daniel ( TE ) 2007-2007Edmonds, Chris ( TE ) 2002-2003Kelly, Reggie ( TE ) 2003-2007Lawrie, Nate ( TE ) 2007-2007Schobel, Matt ( TE ) 2002-2005Stewart, Tony ( TE ) 2002-2006The Defense is next . . . . . Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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