In the NFL, we are historically very good at tracking hires around the league at the head coaching and general manager position. But what about the other positions? Let’s take a look at Joe Whitt, the new secondary coach for the Dallas Cowboys.
Whitt has been in the league for a very long time, after spending seven seasons coaching at the collegiate level, Whitt joined the Atlanta Falcons staff as the secondary coach in 2007 as the assistant defensive backs coach. His tenure was very short, lasting only a season, and he moved homes to Green Bay in 2008, this time as a defensive quality control coach.
Whitt proceeded to spend 11 seasons in the Green Bay seasons, after a season of coaching as the assistant defensive backs coach, he spent nine seasons as a cornerbacks coach. He then coached as the secondary coach for a year before making the move to the Atlanta Falcons staff, this time also as a secondary coach.
Now you might be looking at this listing and saying wait- Whitt has been a coach on some of the crappiest defenses we have ever seen. Well, this is where continuity comes in, Whitt is now reunited with Mike McCarthy, a coach he worked very closely with in Green Bay for many years, and Dan Quinn whom he worked with in Atlanta for a short time. The Cowboys now have a chance to really improve their secondary, I am going to be watching this group very closely.
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