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6 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

That didn't help at all.

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Another member of Jack Del Rio’s coaching staff in Oakland has found a job elsewhere. Bernie Parmalee, who was the running backs coach in Oakland the past three seasons is set to take the same job with the Falcons according to the Sporting News.

His job with the Raiders was the first time in Parmalee’s coaching career he coached his primary position he played in his 9-year NFL career with the Dolphins and Jets.

In Parmalee’s first season in Oakland, Latavius Murray made the Pro Bowl, running for 1066 yards — the team’s first 1000-yard rusher in five years. In Parmalee’s second season in Oakland, the Raiders had the league’s 6th ranked rushing attack led by Murray and rookies Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington.

The entire unit took a step back in 2017, but that can hardly be blamed on Parmalee. The change in offensive coordinators from Bill Musgrave to Todd Downing. Parmalee was ousted with most of the rest of the Raiders’ coaching staff.

Ok.  He has some credentials at least.....unlike the guy we hired to coordinate the offense.  He has a headset on too.  Does that mean he called plays too? Or maybe recieved the plays from Musgrave in the Box?  C'mon Raiders followers....help me out.  Is this guy any good or not?

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6 hours ago, Yo_Lover said:

 

 

Someone explain to me why this is good

I'm guessing it's just folks being nostalgic because they remember watching him as a player.

As far as his coaching ability goes, it's honestly kinda hard to tell. As a coach he has mostly been assigned to TEs thus far... 10 years as TE/ST coach with the Dolphins, Notre Dame, and the Chiefs, but just 3 years as RB coach with the Raiders. Before the Raiders RB coaching gig, there were a few years where he was out of coaching all together. In January, Denver interviewed Parmalee to be their RB coach after they fired their long-time RB coach, but they decided to hire former Bears RB coach Curtis Modkins instead.

During his 3 years w/ the Raiders as RB coach, here's how they finished in rushing: 28th, 6th, and 25th

The odd thing is that despite finishing poorly in team rushing stats 2 out of 3 seasons, the backs that get the most work (the top 2 or 3 guys on the depth chart) seem to always have a pretty high yards per carry average. I think it's just that they didn't run it all that often, so the overall rushing yards per game (which is how the ranking is determined by the NFL) is down those two seasons. A lot of that this past season could be due to a switch in OC & scheme.

But yeah, really hard to say what we're getting with him as of now.

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10 minutes ago, Yo_Lover said:

That didn't help at all.

This article tells me he brings a little versatility and experience. He was a tight end and special teams coach as well as a running back coach. We need help in special teams and we have a young tight end that everyone loves to complain about. Seems like a good guy to have around 

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He was a TEs coach at Notre Dame and also did a pretty good job:

Under his watch, four of the eight-best single-season reception totals by a tight end at Notre Dame have occurred and two of the top-three career totals by Irish tight ends have been tallied.

Anthony Fasano, John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph have all etched their names in the program's record book and have helped establish Notre Dame as the premier destination for top-flight tight ends.

Over the last three National Football League drafts, 11 tight ends have been selected in the first or second round. Notre Dame is the only school to have multiple selections of the 11 as Carlson was taken by the Seattle Seahawks with the 38th pick overall in 2008 and Fasano was drafted 53rd overall in 2006 by the Dallas Cowboys.

Carlson was drafted after recording 100 career receptions for 1,093 yards at Notre Dame. He ranks second all-time in receptions by a tight end at Notre Dame and third in career receiving yards by an Irish tight end. Fasano preceded Carlson and registered 92 career catches for 1,102 yards, ranking third and second, respectively, on the school's receptions and receiving yards by a tight end lists.

In 2008, Parmalee not only coached Rudolph to the most productive season by a freshman tight end in school history but also helped Rudolph earn multiple national postseason honors.

Rudolph started all 13 games, becoming the first Notre Dame rookie tight end to ever start a season opener. He ranked fifth on the team with 29 receptions and his 340 receiving yards was fourth most.

Rudolph set school records for receptions and receiving yards by an Irish freshman tight end and the 29 catches were the eighth most ever in a season by a Notre Dame tight end.

Following the season, Rudolph was named a first-team all-freshman player by Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele.

Carlson recorded the second and fifth-most catches in a season by an Irish tight end when he caught 47 passes in '06 and 40 receptions in '07. In '07, he led the team in receptions and his 372 receiving yards also paced the Irish.

Carlson was on pace to shatter the school record in 2006 for receptions and receiving yards in a season by a tight end before a knee injury sidelined him for the final two and a half games of the regular season. Still, Carlson registered 47 receptions for 634 yards (second most by a Notre Dame tight end in a season) and four touchdowns. He was a finalist for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to college football's finest tight end, and named a second-team All-American by SI.com.

Fasano, a finalist for the 2005 John Mackey Award, posted impressive numbers with 47 catches (second most in a season by an Irish tight end) for 576 yards (third most by a Notre Dame tight end) and two TDs. Fasano and Carlson combined for 54 catches for 632 yards and three TDs in 2005.

Parmalee's past role on special teams helped Notre Dame produce a consistent opportunistic unit that produced two TDs (both on punt returns), three blocked punts and two blocked field goals from 2005-06.

Finished his third season as a member of the Dolphins' staff and his first as Miami tight end coach in 2004. He spent the 2003 season as an assistant special teams/offensive assistant with the Dolphins. He embarked on his NFL coaching career in 2002 as Miami's assistant special teams coach after a nine-year playing career, including the first seven (1992-98) with the Dolphins and the final two (1999-2000) with the New York Jets.

He played from 1992-95 under legendary Dolphins coach Don Shula, 1996-98 with Miami under Jimmy Johnson and 1999-2000 with the New York Jets under Bill Parcells and Al Groh, respectively (Irish head coach Charlie Weis was the Jets' offensive coordinator in 1999).

A featured running back, starting fullback (four games in '97), third-down back and special teams stalwart at different times during his professional career, Parmalee played in 134 NFL games, starting 26 of them.

He rushed for 2,179 career yards and scored 17 TDs on 567 carries, caught 168 career passes for 1,485 yards and three TDs and returned 16 career kickoffs for an 18.1-yard average.

Parmalee was a four-year starter at Ball State at running back and is the Cardinals' leading career rusher with 3,483 yards and 26 TDs.

He earned his degree in business administration from the Muncie, Ind., school in 1991. A native of Jersey City, N.J., Parmalee was born Sept. 16, 1967. He and his wife, Angela, are parents of a daughter, Nakia Marie, and two sons, Tre Bernard and Torian.

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Interviewed with the Broncos first..........

The Raiders underperformed at different positions, but Parmalee’s unit wasn’t one of them. Running backs Marshawn Lynch and Jalen Richard combined for 1,164 yards, nine touchdowns and averaged 4.3 and 4.9 yards per carry, respectively. Those are indeed solid numbers.

https://raiderswire.usatoday.com/2018/01/04/report-raiders-rb-coach-bernie-parmalee-interviews-with-broncos/

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15 minutes ago, lostnmexico said:

I believe the question  was why is this good.  What do you see in the linked article that you like so much?

Basically what I took away from that article is he brings some versatility to the staff and seems like a good brain to pick if nothing else. He's got experience w ST and we need all the help we can get in that department as well as experience as TE coach which could benefit our young gun Hooper. Hopefully Freeman/Teco can learn a thing or two from him as well lol. For the sake of being optimistic I have not seen anything based off of this article that I disliked

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3 minutes ago, MoFalconsFan56 said:

Basically what I took away from that article is he brings some versatility to the staff and seems like a good brain to pick if nothing else. He's got experience w ST and we need all the help we can get in that department as well as experience as TE coach which could benefit our young gun Hooper. Hopefully Freeman/Teco can learn a thing or two from him as well lol. For the sake of being optimistic I have not seen anything based off of this article that I disliked

Posted some other stuff.  He has experience.  Worked with Rookie TE Tony Moeeki in KC as well.  Has a knack for developing Young players and has pulled doublé duty assisting on Teams wherever he has been.  At first blush.......this is a good hire.  He is a Jersey Boy like Quinn.  Also like Quinn went to a small school and paid his dues.  Easy to see why he fits.

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6 minutes ago, lostnmexico said:

Posted some other stuff.  He has experience.  Worked with Rookie TE Tony Moeeki in KC as well.  Has a knack for developing Young players and has pulled doublé duty assisting on Teams wherever he has been.  At first blush.......this is a good hire.  He is a Jersey Boy like Quinn.  Also like Quinn went to a small school and paid his dues.  Easy to see why he fits.

Just saw those other posts. Made me like the hire even more. 

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