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Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by P@ck66, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. P@ck66

    P@ck66 Banned Banned

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    Sherman hires Rossley, Donatell as coordinators
    By Bob McGinn
    of the Journal Sentinel staff
    Last Updated: Jan. 26, 2000

    Atlanta - Coach Mike Sherman took his first major step Wednesday toward fielding what he hopes is an aggressive defense and a creative offense for the Green Bay Packers, securing his preferred choices as coordinators.

    (WE'RE STILL WAITING MIKEY..STILL WAITING)

    Ed Donatell, a secondary coach in the National Football League for the last 10 years, had never met Sherman before last week but was sufficiently impressed in an interview Monday and Tuesday to leave the Denver Broncos and coordinate the Packers' defense.

    (WELL..AT LEAST SHERMAN INTERVIEWS WELL..I GUESS THAT'S "ONE" THING HE DOES WELL..HOPEFULLY HE WILL BE USING HIS ONLY SKILL WITH OTHER TEAMS AT THE END OF THE YEAR...OR SOONER...)

    Tom Rossley, the quarterbacks coach of the Kansas City Chiefs who regards Sherman as his best friend in coaching, will coordinate the offense, but Sherman reiterated that he intends to call the plays.

    The fact that neither Donatell, 42, nor Rossley, 53, has ever been an NFL coordinator wasn't a concern to Sherman.

    (REALLY MIKEY...BECAUSE THAT WOULD KIND OF CONCERN ME...)

    "None whatsoever," Sherman said. "I went after quality people, guys who have a passion for coaching. These decisions I'm making on coaches will be the most important decisions I make here."

    "It took another program of that magnitude to make me want to leave (Denver)," Donatell said. "(Sherman) has a very strong history of being a solid guy. We agreed from a philosophical standpoint on football and the direction of this football team."

    "After we lost the Super Bowl to Denver in '97 I made a concerted effort to study and familiarize myself with the Broncos' defensive scheme," Sherman said. "I have become intrigued with its uniqueness and how it always got the most out of its players.

    "The aggressive gap-control, up-the-field approach to defense is the style of defense I want us to run here in Green Bay."

    Donatell, who replaces Emmitt Thomas, will install the Broncos' defense in Green Bay.

    "We're going to stop the run first," Donatell said. "We'll be multiple. We'll give you looks to put pressure on your offense. It's a mix, not a big-time pressure scheme."

    "This is a great opportunity for Ed and he's prepared himself well for it. Do I develop the game plan? Yeah. But I interact with the coaches. Ed knows how to attack people. He'll do a good job."

    "He has been offered coordinator jobs in the past and turned them down, so I feel that we are very fortunate to get someone with his ability," Sherman said.

    Tom Rossley File

    New title: Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator.

    Tom Rossley
    Age: 53

    Hometown: Painesville, Ohio.

    Education: Bachelor's degree, Cincinnati.

    NFL coaching experience: Chiefs quarterbacks coach ('99); Bears tight ends coach ('9; Bears wide receivers coach ('97); Falcons quarterbacks coach ('90).

    College coaching experience: Southern Methodist ('91-'96, head coach); SMU ('88-'89, offensive coordinator); Holy Cross ('86-'87, offensive coordinator); Rice ('78-'81, passing game coordinator); Cincinnati ('77, receivers); Rice ('76, offensive assistant); Arkansas ('72, graduate assistant).

    Other pro coaching experience: Arena League's Denver Dynamite ('87, offensive specialist); USFL's San Antonio Gunslingers ('85, offensive coordinator); CFL's Montreal Concorde ('82-'84, running backs/wide receivers).

    Playing experience: All-American wide receiver at Cincinnati ('66-'6.

    Much of Rossley's career has been spent coaching the run-and-shoot offense or variations of it. As head coach at Southern Methodist from 1991-'96 (15-48-3 record) Rossley usually employed four wide receivers and threw the ball all over the field.

    (QUITE IMPRESSIVE RECORD)

    In 1990 he made his NFL debut by coaching quarterbacks in the Atlanta Falcons' wide-open "Red Gun" offense.

    (THAT WOULD BE JEFF GEORGE..FOLKS!)

    "In Chicago and Kansas City, although we didn't really call it West Coast, the terminology and numbering system and what we were calling routes and run plays is basically the same thing," Rossley said. "I like the West Coast offense and am very familiar with it."

    Rossley was offensive coordinator and Sherman was offensive line coach at Holy Cross in 1986-'87 when the Division I-AA Crusaders went 21-1.

    "The fact that I have known Tom for approximately 15 years is an advantage to me," Sherman said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise and, more importantly, great creativity. It will be the same West Coast philosophy but there will be numerous other things we'll be doing this year."

    (WOULDN'T BE CRONYISM NOW..WOULD IT?)

    Rossley was a standout wide receiver at the University of Cincinnati from 1966-'68.

    "I know how aggressive he is," Rossley said of Brett Favre. "That's the way I like to play. I like to score every time I got it."

    (WE'RE STILL WAITING TOM...MIKE? ANYBODY OUT THERE..?)
     
  2. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    CRONYISM ::: Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

    Yeah I didn't know what that word meant :p
     
  3. PackerChick

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    general butt kissing and buddy system.
     
  4. net

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    To enlighten the unenlightened above:

    EVERY coach in the universe hires people around him he knows. Some of the jobs go to strangers, mostly recommended by those around the "insiders" or friends of the insiders.

    By the way, Rossley was in the hospital during the first half of yesterday's game. Hope your deep love for him made him feel better.

    Someday you will realize the Packers offense(up to this year) has been outstanding, and kept the Packers competitive when the the defense really stunk. I suspect the above were there slathering for Donetell to leave. Now he's a hero.

    Go figure....and clean your hindsight glasses.
     
  5. Chamuko

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    Net: Personally I am not against Rossley as a person, as a person I wish him the very best and I don´t like to see anyone sick.
    But personally I don´t like Rossley as an OC, I think he lacks a lot of issues that a OC must have.
    I think that Sherman has acted more in a Buddy way than in a profesional way as Packers HC.
     
  6. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    excuse me? explain ur comment
     
  7. Philtration

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    In Chicago we call it the Mayor's office. :D
     
  8. digsthepack

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    Good one Phil!!
     
  9. ORRELSE

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    So P@ck66--who DO you want as coach?
     
  10. musccy

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    anyone who at the present time is successful or has a lot of hype surrounding him.

    For example, Martz, Holmgren, and Spurrier would have been some of Pack66's top picks a little while ago, and currently, Pack66 would like to see Parcells, Gruden, or Belichek
     
  11. PackerChick

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    well phil, that explains it.
     
  12. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    PackerChick, Explain this comment.
     
  13. PackerChick

    PackerChick Cheesehead

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    forget it. sorry i bought it up.
     
  14. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    chickshyt
     
  15. PackerChick

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    slick im sorry i even mentioned it. i dont know what im talking about half the time anyhow. forgive me and lets drop it.
     
  16. Philtration

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    Get a room and get it over with already!
     
  17. PackerChick

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    Get a room and get it over with already![/quote:qk8jhob9]

    Yes Phil, agreed.
     

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