Aerolithe_Lion Posted January 26, 2021 Share Posted January 26, 2021 A lot is made of Doug under Andy’s coaching tree with Childress, and now Nagy + Bienemy, but a lot of the most successful guys in that tree were specifically part of the Jim Johnson Coaching tree: Steve Spagnuolo: Jim’s protegé, grabbed by the Giants before Jim’s stint here was complete. Won a ring as DC in NY, got the head coaching job in StL, then came back as DC in NY and was there the last time they made the playoffs. Now he’s 2 time AFC champion D coordinator and won a ring his first year in KC. Sean McDermott: He was the JJ protégé after Spags, was given a shot here but unceremoniously dumped for Juan Castillo. He then went on to help Carolina to the super bowl as their DC, and now he’s led Buffalo to back to back playoff stints and 3 playoffs in 4 years for the first time since forever, as well as the AFCCG as head coach. Ron Rivera: Just won a division championship with 2 different teams as head coach, also led Sean’s Panthers to the Super Bowl and has won 2 AP coach of the year trophies. John Harbaugh: Many here know he was our Special Teams coach, but less may remember Baltimore actually hired him off Jim’s defensive staff to be their HC. Since then he’s won a Super Bowl, made 3 AFCCGs, and already has more playoff wins (11) than Andy had his entire Philadelphia tenure. While Doug did win a ring here, Andy’s coaching tree begins to pale in comparison to Jim’s. As much as the media likes to say these guys are Andy guys... he’s never run that defensive war room. That was Jim 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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