Relieving Bill Muir of his duties.
I think of course with that said that his first task is to address the OC and DC positions before the available talent gets thin.
Anyone thought of Eric Manginni as our DC? I'm not too fond of him as a HC of Course,but he is a good DC and has the Patriot Connection. Runs the same system as Crennel, so Romeo could still be involved with the Defensive side as a whole, but could trust Manginni to take care of the Day-to-day tasks that could otherwise distract Crennel from the "big picture" as a HC...
Just and idea. Thoughts?
One of the first things that Crennel and Pioli should do is talk to Reese Morgan, current offensive line coach at Iowa for the same position for the Kansas City Chiefs. Thanks for the effort Bill Muir, but it is time to upgrade the coaching staff and get someone that can actually develop young talent along the offensive line.
Player Bio: Reese Morgan - Iowa Official Athletic Site
Reese Morgan, one of the most successful high school coaches in Iowa prep history, is in his 11th year with the Hawkeyes. Morgan is in his eighth season as Iowa's offensive line coach after spending the first three years on the staff as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
Iowa concluded the 2009 season with a 24-14 win in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl and a national ranking of seventh in the nation. The Hawkeyes have been bowl eligible in each of the last nine seasons and have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls four times in the past eight seasons.
The Hawkeyes have played in eight bowl games since 2001, including six appearances in January bowl games. Iowa has won five bowl games since 2001, including four January bowl victories. The January Bowl wins have come over Florida (2004 Outback), LSU (2005 Capital One), South Carolina (2009 Outback) and Georgia Tech (2010 Orange).
The Hawkeyes have won 70 games over the past eight seasons, including 42 Big Ten games. The Hawkeyes earned a share of the Big Ten title in both 2002 and 2004 and tied for second a year ago. Iowa has finished in the Big Ten's first division in eight of the past nine years.
Among the reasons for Iowa's recent success has been the play of Iowa's offensive line, working under the direction of Morgan. The offensive line was forced to shuffle its pieces in 2009, but the end result was a solid group that led the way for Iowa to average 23.2 points and 336.3 yards total offense per game.
Tackle Bryan Bulaga was named Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Big Ten, earning first team all-conference honors. Dace Richardson returned to earn first team honors after missing over a year and a half due to injury. Tackle Kyle Calloway and center Rafael Eubanks both earned second team recognition.
Bulaga declared for the NFL draft following his junior season in 2009 and was the 23rd player selected in the 2010 NFL draft when he was taken by the Green Bay Packers. Calloway was selected in the sixth round by the Buffalo Bills.
Iowa, in 2008, ranked third in the Big Ten and 26th nationally in rushing yards per game (188.7) as the offensive front stayed relatively healthy and molded into one of the best fronts in the nation. Iowa featured running back Shonn Greene, who earned the Doak Walker Award as the top running back in the nation. Greene was the only running back in the nation to rush for over 100 yards in every game during the 2008 season.
Senior Seth Olsen led the way for the Hawkeyes in 2008, earning first team all-Big Ten honors, as well as first, second and third team all-American recognition. Center Rob Bruggeman and tackles Kyle Calloway and Bryan Bulaga all earned second team all-conference recognition.
Olsen was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft by Denver, while TE Brandon Myers was selected by Oakland in the sixth round. Bruggeman signed a free agent contract with Tampa Bay immediately following the draft.
The 2006 Hawkeyes ranked third in the Big Ten in total offense (just a yard behind second place Ohio State) and second in pass offense. In 2005, Iowa boasted the Big Ten's leading rusher and the league's best redzone offense.
In the 2007 NFL draft, Marshal Yanda (Baltimore) was selected in the third round and Mike Elgin (New England) was a seventh round selection. In addition, Mike Jones signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers. Jones was a first team all-Big Ten selection, while Yanda earned second team honors. Elgin was a first team academic all-American in each of his final two seasons. Yanda has started at both guard and tackle for the Ravens over the past three seasons, despite missing a majority of the 2008 season due to a knee injury.
In 2005 the Hawkeyes averaged 30 points a game behind quarterback Drew Tate and Big Ten rushing leader Albert Young. Senior center Brian Ferentz started the final 20 games of his career in 2004 and 2005 and signed a free agent contract with Atlanta immediately following the 2006 NFL draft.
Due to a number of injuries to Iowa running backs in 2004, Iowa developed one of the most dangerous passing attacks in the nation. The Hawkeyes scored 23 points or more in the final five games of the season, including 30 points in wins over Wisconsin and LSU. For the year, Iowa ranked second in the Big Ten in passing offense, pass efficiency and redzone offense.
Right tackle Pete McMahon was the lone senior in 2004 in the offensive line. Facing two of the more-highly regarded defensive ends in the nation in Iowa's final two games, McMahon led by example by controlling his opponents, who were both first round selections in the NFL draft. McMahon was taken in the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Anchored by consensus all-American and Outland Trophy winner Robert Gallery at left tackle, Iowa's offensive line had four new starters to start the 2003 season. By the end of the year, in which the Hawkeyes won 10 games and featured RB Fred Russell with over 1,300 rushing yards, the offensive line had meshed together as one of Iowa's strong points. The Hawkeyes ended the season by rushing for over 200 yards in a win at Wisconsin and in the Outback Bowl win over Florida.
Gallery was a consensus first team all-American at the end of the year. He was the second player selected in the NFL Draft, being taken by the Oakland Raiders. In becoming Iowa's third Outland Trophy winner, he became the second Outland Trophy winner coached by Morgan. As the head coach at Benton Community HS, Morgan coached Chad Hennings, the 1987 winner, who was a defensive tackle at the Air Force Academy. Hennings is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
As tight ends coach in 2002, Morgan coached tight end Dallas Clark to consensus all-America honors. Clark was also named winner of the John Mackey Award, which goes annually to college football's top tight end. Clark was named to at least seven first team all-America teams. Clark has earned a Super Bowl championship with the Indianapolis Colts and earned all-Pro honors in 2009.
Morgan became part of the Iowa staff after eight years at West HS in Iowa City. West won state Class 4A (largest class in the state) titles in 1995, 1998 and 1999. Morgan left the program with a 26-game winning streak.
Between 1994 and 1999 his West High School teams were 62-7. His overall record at West was 67-20. He has totaled 146 career prep victories. Morgan is a member of the Iowa High School Coach's Hall of Fame. He also served as Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Iowa City West High School.
Reese also served as a teacher (1973-92), assistant football coach (1973-77) and head football coach (1978-91) at Benton Community High School. He led Benton Community into the state playoffs on three occasions.
Morgan attended St. Mary's High School in Lorain, OH. He lettered three times in football and one year in track and field. Reese was a four-year letterman (linebacker) at Wartburg College and was team captain as a senior in 1971.
Morgan earned his BA degree in education from Wartburg and earned a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Northern Iowa.
Morgan was born June 22, 1950. Reese and his wife, Jo, have two daughters, Jessica and Caitlin, along with granddaughters Morgan and Hayden, and grandsons Cade and Jace.
Morgan's Coaching CareerIowa OL, 2003-presentIowa RC, 2000-02West HS HC, 1992-99Benton Community HS HC, 1978-91Benton Community HS AC, 1973-77
Also, I would like to see the Chiefs get someone like the already mentioned Philbin or the Green Bay Packers quarterback's coach Tom Clements as our offensive coordinator. On the defensive side of the ball, I would like to see the Chiefs go after Pittsburgh linebackers coach Keith Butler, but if he isn't interested (he probably is the heir apparent to Dick Lebeau), I would look at someone like Darren Perry, who is currently the secondary (safeties) coach for the Green Bay Packers.
First order-get rid of Palko!
First thing start meeting with OCs to find whos right for what Romeo wants to do.
First Order, Sign Brandon Carr before free agency. Pittsburgh may be the #1 defense, but our corners are that much better than the Steelers which allowed us to play man to man and stuff the run. The Steelers got burned trying to be the Chiefs.
Second Order, Sign Bowe or Franchise him and trade him to St. Louis for their first round pick. They want a receiver like him. I would prefer to keep him though.