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Five Other Assistant Coaches on the Verge
Josh Elliott
February 19, 2001
Mike McCarthy Offensive Coordinator, Saints. 37-year-old whiz kid was huge part of New Orleans's breakthrough.
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February 19, 2001

Five Other Assistant Coaches On The Verge

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Mike McCarthy
Offensive Coordinator, Saints. 37-year-old whiz kid was huge part of New Orleans's breakthrough.

Al Saunders
Offensive Coordinator, Chiefs. Former Chargers head coach on rise again after two years of running Rams' high-octane attack.

Romeo Crennel
Defensive Coordinator, Patriots. Relative unknown who improved Cleveland's defense from No. 31 to 15; worked 19 years for ultra-influential Bill Parcells.

Maurice Carthon
Running Backs Coach, Lions. Another Parcells disciple who might have landed Jets job had Tuna stayed.

Ted Cottrell
Defensive Coordinator, Jets. Got mentions while overseeing Bills' top-rated defense in 1999, but must keep Jets' D humming to stay hot.

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