It didn't take long for Frank Reich to fly up the NFL coaching ranks, now promoted to Chargers' offensive coordinator after he served as QB coach last year. Reich deserves a ton of credit for helping Philip Rivers capture the NFL's 2013 Comeback Player of the Year award. Reich also is generally considered for being a defacto QB coach for Jim Kelly back in the 1980s and he was part of the brains that developed the K-Gun offense.
It's indeed a new day in Houston and a re-boot for the Houston Texans. After nearly eight seasons of the Gary Kubiak era, the team has completely cleared the deck, brining in arguably 2013's coaching top-prize Bill O’Brien (44). O'Brien is considered innovative in his approach and also tends to be aggressive in play-calling with an up-tempo approach, plus O’Brien likes to heavily utilize the tight end position in his offensive scheme.
The Rob Chudzinski era was a short-lived one, no doubt. One season and Cleveland and the team's brain trust had seen enough. Cleveland fans and players will turn the page quickly for sure, as we kick off the Mike Pettine era of Cleveland football. Cleveland management went to the exact opposite end of the spectrum from Chudzinski – firstly, switching from an offensive coordinator to a defensive coordinator to run the show. That alone probably makes sense. All the other AFC North head coaches all have backgrounds on the defensive side of the ball.
It's a new era of Cincinnati Bengals' football when both its coordinators are being plucked off for head coaching positions, but such was the case for the Bengals this past year as former OC Jay Gruden is now the head coach for the Washington Redskins and former DC Mike Zimmer is now the new head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Hue Jackson gets the internal promotion from QB coach to OC. Jackson intends to make the Bengals more of a rushing-focused team.
It took a long time for the Ravens to land an offensive coordinator as Head Coach John Harbaugh seriously vetted 30 or more college and professional coaches and interviewed a little less than 15 but they finally then locked in on former Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak. FFW examines how this could impact the Ravens in 2014, but Kubiak matches what HC Jim Harbaugh wants to do - (try to) run the football.