There’s been a few people clamoring for a Dave Toub post, and as he is my favorite candidate thus far, I thought I’d start one.
Here is what I said in a post back in October, on another thread:
Another name I would add is Dave Toub, the special teams coordinator and assistant head coach in Kansas City. A lot of you may balk at hiring a special teams coach, but in fact they’ve had a storied history of success. From John Harbaugh to Belichick to Bill Cowher, Marv Levy, Dick Vermeil, Mike Ditka, all had significant special teams experience.
Cowher put it like this: “When you think about the special teams coach, outside of the head coach, you’re the only person on staff who is speaking to the whole team. A lot of what you’re doing is more about motivation than it is schematic. And as a head coach, that’s what you’re trying to do as well.”
Andy Reid swears Toub would be a great head coach and his success as a special teams coach can’t be denied. He’s older at 58, but maybe he’s like a Zimmer or Arians, guys who got passed over for whatever reason only to come good in the end. He’s an extremely intriguing guy to me. Plus he could raid the KC staff for offensive coaches.
Anyway I know a lot of other people like Toub as well, so let’s talk about that for awhile.
I like that he’s got a strength and conditioning background as well
I definitely think he’s worth an interview. I’m not certain if it’s worth waiting for if other candidates are going to get snapped up while we’re waiting on a deep KC playoff run.
it seems this is really underrated by a lot of teams. granted there was no preseason but the hamstring injuries were crazy. I think you’d need a motivator that can talk to player leadership to get offseason conditioning programs. I’m pretty sure you can’t run any actual ‘team’ stuff but players can train how they want offseason.
Interesting that he is also “assistant head coach” for the Chiefs. Not sure I’d put him at the top, but I’d give him an interview.
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I would go out on a limb and say that Patricia did not have that same background.
It looks like he interviewed for the Miami Dolphins after the 2011 season but decided to sign a 2-year
extension with the Bears.
He also interviewed for the Bears HC position after Lovie Smith’s departure but was given to Trestman.
I think he’s definitely worth a look.