Discussion in 'Raiders Discussion' started by MostWanted650, Sep 18, 2016.
Nobody was better than Greasy Neale!
Now the Raiders honors are coming in more than one per day. On the same day as Jack Del Rio was named the Greasy Neale Professional Coach of the Year, the Pro Football Writers Association has named General Manager Reggie McKenzie as Executive of the Year.
McKenzie is credited for overseeing the construction of the Raiders resurgent team the past couple seasons. The foundation was set by the drafting of Derek Carr and Khalil Mack back in 2014, but much of the talent that took this team to the next level was added in the 2016 offseason.
Sure hope we didn't peak at 12-3 . . . .
Garrett coach of the year.
Derek Carr wasn't on the ballot...
I have a hard time agreeing with the "pro football writers" (whoever the hell those people are) on that choice. I think Garrett choking away the #1 seed in the Divisional Round is much worse than Del Rio being unable to recover from losing the team's MVP-candidate QB.... I know post-season supposedly doesn't count towards these things.... but who are we kidding... everything counts....
If Carr doesn't get injured... I think we sweep all the awards... Carr MVP, Mack defensive MVP, Del Rio coach of the year, and McKenzie GM of the year....
In reality, Carr's won two of those awards, Mack the third.
Ex-Chargers DC John Pagano joining Raiders as assistant head coach defense.
Here is the link...
Fuck yeah. This is a great move. BR.net love this shit or what???
Doesn't he suck?
Had to go and spoil things didn't you.
Brother of Chuck isn't a bad DC. He's been average with some poor talent. I'll see what he can do with some actual pass rushers.
His defense's rankings from 2012 to 2016:
Guessing he's just a glorified quality control coach. He's hardly a DC candidate worth getting excited about.
Raiders hire ex-Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano
Posted by Zac Jackson on January 23, 2017, 8:33 PM EST
The Raiders have announced the hiring of John Pagano as assistant head coach-defense.
Pagano has 21 years of NFL coaching experience and spent the last 15 seasons with the Chargers. He was defensive coordinator the last five seasons, and in two of those seasons the Chargers ranked in the top 10 in total defense.
Raiders Coach Jack Del Rio retained defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., but the addition of Pagano is still considered a significant move for a defense that ranked in the bottom third of the league in total yards, rush defense and pass defense.
Pagano is the brother of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. John Pagano previously worked with Del Rio in New Orleans in 1997.
Norton can use all the help he can get. This guy is familiar with the AFC West too. He should be helpful.
The longest-tenured assistant on the Chargers’ coaching staff, 2016 will mark John Pagano’s 15th season with the Chargers and his fifth as defensive coordinator.
In 2015, the Chargers core of young defenders showed impressive growth in Pagano’s system. Jason Verrett led the team in interceptions and made his first Pro Bowl. Manti Te’o led the team with 107 tackles while rookie Denzel Perryman ranked second with 95 despite starting just over half the season. And Melvin Ingram led the team and tied for 12th in the NFL with 10.5 sacks.
The Chargers’ defense was one of the NFL’s best during the last month of the 2015 season. During the final five games, the Chargers allowed the fifth-fewest passing yards in the NFL (993) and the Bolts’ pass defense recorded more interceptions (five) than touchdown passes allowed (four). The Chargers also surrendered only 91 points during that span, ninth-fewest in the NFL.
In 2014, the Chargers ranked ninth in the NFL in total defense and fourth in pass defense. It marked the second time in Pagano’s first three years that the Bolts ranked in the top 10 in total defense, and the pass defense ranking was the unit’s highest on his watch. Also in 2014, the Chargers ranked ninth in the NFL in scoring defense during the first eight games of the season, and they ranked fourth in the league in red zone defense over the last eight games.
There were several noteworthy performances by San Diego’s defense in 2014, including a shutout victory against the New York Jets. The Chargers held three different teams to 10 points or less, their most in a season since 2010. From Sept. 14-Oct. 5, the Chargers went four games without allowing a point in the fourth quarter, the second-longest stretch in team history. And on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, the Chargers held Jacksonville and the Jets scoreless in the second halves of both games, marking the first time the Chargers shut out consecutive opponents in the second half since 2006.
During the Chargers’ run to the Divisional Playoffs in 2013, Pagano’s defense turned in a number of stellar performances, highlighted by a team-record streak of 12 consecutive quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown. In the postseason, San Diego’s defense got stingy, recording a season-high four takeaways against Cincinnati in the Wild Card Playoffs, and two more against Denver in the divisional round. In total, the Chargers recorded 16 takeaways in their last eight games of the year (playoffs included), more than double the team’s total in the first 11 games. The Chargers won four of five in December to qualify for the playoffs. That month, the Chargers surrendered just 315.8 yards per game (sixth-fewest in the NFL) and 17.6 points per game (third-fewest in the NFL).
Pagano made an immediate impression in his first season as defensive coordinator in 2012 as the Chargers ranked ninth in total defense and sixth in run defense. The Chargers recorded 38 sacks, including a team-record-tying 11 during a Dec. road win against the New York Jets. The Bolts scored seven defensive touchdowns (five interceptions and two fumbles), second-most in the NFL and two shy of the team record of nine set in 1961.
Pagano originally joined the Chargers in 2002 as the team’s quality control coach for the defense and he moved his way up the ranks. He began as an assistant linebackers coach before moving to outside linebackers and then ultimately to linebackers coach before moving into the coordinator’s role in 2012. In 2010, the Chargers had the NFL’s No. 1 ranked defense and the squad was second in the league in sacks. And from 2005-11 when Pagano worked with the team’s linebackers, a player from that group led the team in tackles and sacks every season. One of Pagano’s star pupils was three-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Shawne Merriman, the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2005 and the NFL’s leader in sacks in 2006.
A native of Boulder, Colo., Pagano was an all-state linebacker at Fairview High School. He played at Mesa State from 1985-88, earning a degree in business marketing.
John’s older brother, Chuck, is the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Both John and Chuck played for their father, Sam, at Fairview High. Sam spent 26 years as the head coach at Fairview, winning three state titles, and he also coached internationally in Taiwan, Germany, France and Italy.
Pagano formerly served as a co-host of the Flavors of the Gaslamp, an event that raised funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.
Pagano and wife, Kimberly, have two sons: Jagger and Brody.