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22 hours ago, yungmack said:

The obvious place to break in is Carolina, where he lives and has been connected all these years, the way KW did here last season. 

He’s not connected with anyone there anymore on the staff, it’s a new scheme, Etc. Nothing tying him to the Panthers except his legacy as a player. The more obvious place to break in would be anywhere that the coaches and defensive system he played in is currently. His wife is a doctor in the Charlotte area though, could be an issue. 

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This type of thing gets posted a lot--great NFL players coaching.

 

How often has it happened?

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9 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

He’s not connected with anyone there anymore on the staff, it’s a new scheme, Etc. Nothing tying him to the Panthers except his legacy as a player. The more obvious place to break in would be anywhere that the coaches and defensive system he played in is currently. His wife is a doctor in the Charlotte area though, could be an issue. 

 

Agreed.  Breaking away from his legacy in Charlotte would give him more freedom to just focus on coaching and personal growth.   

 

Buffalo would be ideal.   We have a great medical system here, so his wife would have many options.   He and his wife are devout Catholics, so we check the box on that aspect of their life.   And finally, what better place for a young family (2-year old twin boys) to grow up... 

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9 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

This type of thing gets posted a lot--great NFL players coaching.

 

How often has it happened?

 

After they retire, most players don't want to put in the hours it takes to move into coaching.   Kuechly seems like the kind of guy who would, just like these guys...

 

 https://bleacherreport.com/articles/869309-top-26-former-nfl-players-turned-coaches#slide24

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49 minutes ago, Lurker said:

 

After they retire, most players don't want to put in the hours it takes to move into coaching.   Kuechly seems like the kind of guy who would, just like these guys...

 

 https://bleacherreport.com/articles/869309-top-26-former-nfl-players-turned-coaches#slide24

 

In the past 30 years that list has maybe 2 great players as coaches (Ditka, Singletary) and 1 very good (Harbaugh).  Either way..26 in 50 years.

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2 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

In the past 30 years that list has maybe 2 great players as coaches (Ditka, Singletary) and 1 very good (Harbaugh).  Either way..26 in 50 years.

 

That's was a 30-second Google search.   I'm sure a little more digging would come up with a longer list.   LBs and defensive players also seem more successful as coaches than offensive guys, based on that quick scan of the Interwebs. 

 

BTW, are you dyspeptic by nature or did you perfect it over time?   Asking for a friend...

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this would be a fantastic addition.  Just great.  you have a guy who can take over as LB coach, and then if anyone poaches Frazier, could perhaps be a DC in a few years.  

 

 

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On 1/18/2020 at 3:37 PM, Don Otreply said:

So, on a scale of 1-10, ten being the most likely, how likely is Buffalo his landing spot?

 

I think if Luke is serious, Buffalo is 60/40.

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I would expect him to take a year off, heal up and relax. 
If Hines Ward can coach and for the Jets no less kuechly can probably latch on anywhere he feels is his best chance to progress and climb the tree. Everyone has a shot, but Rivera has to be the front runner. His players mostly loved him. 

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53 minutes ago, RyanC883 said:

this would be a fantastic addition.  Just great.  you have a guy who can take over as LB coach, and then if anyone poaches Frazier, could perhaps be a DC in a few years.  

 

 

how do you know this? 

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5 hours ago, Lurker said:

 

That's was a 30-second Google search.   I'm sure a little more digging would come up with a longer list.   LBs and defensive players also seem more successful as coaches than offensive guys, based on that quick scan of the Interwebs. 

 

BTW, are you dyspeptic by nature or did you perfect it over time?   Asking for a friend...

 

 

Those were the best over 50 years.  Said so right in the title.  The article proves the exceptions, not the rule.

 

Pointing that out to you as a way of disagreeing with you certainly does not give me (or anyone, I would imagine) dyspepsia.

 

 

 

 

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On 1/18/2020 at 3:31 PM, atlbillsfan1975 said:

Kuechly had a lot of nice things to say about Tremaine after their practice in preseason. If nothing else have him spend some time with Tremaine on his approach to film study. Kuechly was notorious for logging film time and notes on offensive players, systems, and coaches. 

 

Kuechly is arguably one of the smartest LB's to ever play in the NFL. he reads the eyes of a QB better than most DB's in the league. 

 

he would be an amazing coach and future DC 

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Interesting quotes from Beane in MMQB...

 

...from Bills GM Brandon Beane, who was director of football operations and assistant GM in Carolina during Kuechly’s first six years. “He’s the rare guy who had it all,” said Beane. “He’s super smart, his instincts are a 12 on a scale of 1–10 and his work ethic’s at the same level. And it’s very rare that someone with the instincts, smarts and athleticism he had still has drive like he did. On Thursday nights during the week, I’d walk down there and he’s got every linebacker still there with them, teaching them how to watch film, what to look for. The coaches would be gone, and I’d see them grabbing food that was set out for the coaches and going back to work. I don’t know many like him. Usually people that have the talent might not have the same drive. So he had the whole thing and he wanted to help others.” 

To that end, Beane remembered a good example of that from the 2015 NFC title game. Kuechly picked the ball off and ran it all the way back—the game was pretty much done, the Panthers were going to the Super Bowl. And as he ran through the end zone, a fan who was, let’s say, overserved tumbled from the stands. Instead of celebrating, Kuechly stopped, went over, and helped the guy back to his seat. “That’s Luke Kuechly in a nutshell,” said Beane. And maybe the highest compliment Beane could give Kuechly—in 2018, as badly as he and Sean McDermott wanted find a quarterback for the offense, they just as much wanted one for their defense, because they saw the difference a good one could make. Which is part of why they traded up for Tremaine Edmunds.

https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/01/21/patrick-mahomes-chiefs-mike-kafka-nick-bosa-nfl-news-notes

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On 1/18/2020 at 2:58 PM, RiotAct said:

Come to daddy.

 

I mean, Buffalo.

 

https://billswire.usatoday.com/2020/01/22/buffalo-bills-brandon-beane-potential-coach-luke-kuechly/

 

With the front office’s connection to the Carolina Panthers, the Buffalo Bills would undoubtedly love to add linebacker Luke Kuechly.

 

Well that’s not happening, considering Kuechly retired from playing pro football last week after eight seasons.

 

“(Kuechly is) the rare guy who had it all,” Beane said. “He’s super smart, his instincts are a 12 on a scale of 1–10 and his work ethic’s at the same level. And it’s very rare that someone with the instincts, smarts and athleticism he had still has drive like he did. On Thursday nights during the week, I’d walk down there and he’s got every linebacker still there with them, teaching them how to watch film, what to look for.”

scooped again by Yolo 

 

note to self ....  read current pages firth then post 

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On 1/18/2020 at 1:32 PM, JGMcD2 said:

Saw that Kuechly doesn’t want to completely leave football behind and he’s specifically interested in coaching. I’m going to do everyone’s favorite thing and make the McDermott - Carolina connection. 
 

Bob Babich is a great coach but bringing Kuechly in as an assistant could help Tremaine take another huge leap this year. This would be really cool to see. 
 

EDIT: https://www.profootballrumors.com/2020/01/luke-kuechly-eyeing-coachingconsulting-gig

 

I read that Rhule has asked him to be a part of his coaching staff working with the linebackers .

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