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NEW COACHES, NEW APPROACHES
DAMON HACK
June 28, 2012
By adopting a new offensive philosophy a team can turn a dud into a stud—and vice versa. Here's how the new coaching hires will affect fantasyland
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June 28, 2012

New Coaches, New Approaches

By adopting a new offensive philosophy a team can turn a dud into a stud—and vice versa. Here's how the new coaching hires will affect fantasyland

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BRIAN SCHOTTENHEIMER COORDINATOR

SAM BRADFORD will have his third coordinator in as many seasons, which puts the young Rams quarterback at a disadvantage compared with his peers. How quickly Bradford finds comfort with Schottenheimer (above) might determine St. Louis's season. Despite some ups and downs in the New York market, Schottenheimer has a good track record with young quarterbacks, having coached Mark Sanchez to back-to-back AFC Championship Games in Sanchez's rookie and sophomore years. Still, even if the Rams can stay healthy, run the ball and find some dependable targets for Bradford, this offense will be average at best.

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GREG SCHIANO COACH

MIKE SULLIVAN COORDINATOR

THE BUCS were so bad in 2011 that there is only one direction this offense can go. As quarterbacks coach with the Giants, Sullivan (above) was in charge of tightening Eli Manning's fundamentals. His work helped produce fewer throws off the back foot and balls forced into traffic. Sullivan will be a calming influence for inconsistent young Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, and he could be the exact coach to turn him into a dependable veteran. While newly acquired Vincent Jackson steps in as the No. 1 receiver, it's hard to picture him dominating defenses as he did in San Diego—at least in year one with the Bucs.

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