Monday, January 31, 2011
Deep NFC South ties to Super Bowl staffs
By Pat Yasinskas
The NFC South doesn't have a team in the Super Bowl. But it's got almost a full team of coaches.
Take a look at Green Bay's coaching staff and take a look at Pittsburgh's coaching staff. Between the two teams, there are 37 coaches. Twenty of them have either coached or played for an NFC South team and that includes Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy and Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin.
Here's a look at each staff and its NFC South ties.
- McCarthy. Assistant coach with Saints, 2000-04.
- James Campen, offensive line. Played for the Saints, 1987-88.
- Dom Capers, defensive coordinator. Head coach Carolina Panthers, 1995-1998.
- Tom Clements, quarterbacks. Assistant coach for the Saints, 1997-99.
- Jerry Fontenot, assistant offensive line. Played for the Saints, 1997-2003.
- Kevin Greene, outside linebackers. Played for the Panthers, 1996, 1998-99.
- Ben McAdoo, tight ends. Assistant coach for Saints, 2004.
- Chad Morton, special teams assistant. Played for the Saints, 2000.
- Winston Moss, assistant head coach/linebackers. Played for the Buccaneers, 1987-90 and assistant coach with the Saints, 2000-05.
- Darren Perry, defensive backs. Played for the Saints, 2000.
- Jimmy Robinson, wide receivers. Assistant coach with Falcons, 1990-93 and assistant coach with Saints, 2004-2005.
- Mike Trgovac, defensive line. Assistant coach with Panthers, 2002-08.
- Joe Whitt Jr., cornerbacks. Assistant coach with Falcons, 2007.
- Tomlin, 2001-05
- Bruce Arians, offensive coordinator. Assistant with Saints, 1996.
- James Daniel, tight ends. Assistant with Falcons, 1997-2003.
- Al Everest, special teams. Assistant with Saints, 2000-05.
- Garrett Giemont, conditioning coordinator. Assistant with Buccaneers, 2003-06.
- Scotty Montgomery, wide receivers. Played for Panthers, 2000.
- Kirby Wilson, running backs. Assistant for Buccaneers, 2002-03.