numberFire: 16 Things to Know About Offensive Coordinator Changes in 2014


This season, 13 NFL teams will have new offensive coordinators (or play-callers). Some big names are taking over new gigs: Norv Turner (now in Minnesota), Scott Linehan (Dallas), Gary Kubiak (Baltimore), Kyle Shanahan (Cleveland), and Hue Jackson (Cincinnati). The NFL track records of these four are readily available just about anywhere you look, and their impact has been examined just about anywhere.

We’ve done it on numberFire, too.

We’ve looked at Turner’s impact on Adrian Peterson’s pass-catching potential and Cordarrelle Patterson’s chance of breaking out this season. As for Linehan, Daniel Lindsey looked in-depth at the potential offensive juggernaut created in Dallas with Linehan’s arrival. Additionally, we discussed Lance Dunbar as a pass-catching threat.

Kubiak got a similar treatment from JJ Zachariason, when Zachariason examined the hire for Baltimore way back in January. Dennis Pitta’s upside in Kubiak’s offense might be capped. Both Joe Redemann and I looked at the backfield situation, here and here, respectively.

Hue Jackson in Cincy has its own manifesto. And Marvin Jones as a breakout candidate has been discussed, as has Tyler Eifert as a top-12 fantasy tight end. Also, Bill O’Brien could mean big things in Houston’s passing game.

But there are seven new coordinators without an NFL tutelage, and they deserve some attention, too, even if it only comes from the collegiate ranks or as non-coordinator positions. So here are the things to know about the new, lesser-known coordinators in 2014.

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