Mike Vrabel

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    Mike Vrabel

    With Urban Meyer taking over as OSU's HC the future of Mike Vrabel, OSU's LB coach in 2011 is up in the air.

    Count me as one person that would love to see Vrabel join BB's defensive staff in some capacity.  He knows BB, he knows the system, he's still young and relatable yet while he's relatively new to coaching, would be a coach that demands respect based on his playing back ground (something that can't be said for most of NE's defensive staff), intensity and knowledge of the game/scheme (known as one of the smarter player on the team for a long time).

    As for his relationship with BB/RK, he was an outspoken player during his time in NE and may not have left on the best terms, so that may be a potential roadblock to his return.

    We shall see.

     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    yea i'm not sure it ended well... i'd much rather see Ty Law brought back to help coach the secondary or see Rodney Harrison come back to help coach the safeties than Vrabel.  While it's not a flashy group, I trust our LB corps.  Our secondary needs help.
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    Has either indicated that they're looking to get into coaching?  Both seem to be doing pretty well in the local/national media circuits.

    I also don't think Vrabel would be pegged as strictly a LB's coach as former LB coach Matt Patricia is now coaching the safeties.
     
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    when vrabel was on the chiefs he said he would love to come back and play in new england but wasnt sure he was wanted back
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    I'll take it.  It would be cool to see the Patriots develop a Tradition similar to what the Celtics and Lakers have with all of their illustrious alums

    Vrabel, Bruschi, Law - I think they'd all make fantastic coaches
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    Coaching hours s*ck, he should relax and enjoy life.
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    Whatever happened to that whole stealing bear at a casino?  Such a big deal was made of that when it happened and then never heard anything else about it.  Was he ever charged? Is it still pending?  That could hold up any coaching opportunity.
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    Our secondary DOES need help -- from the D line.
     
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    Vrabel would be a solid coaching addition if he wanted to take it on.

    The question I have MB, is why do you think he "may be in jeapordy" with Urban Meyer taking over as HC for OSU? Doesn't BB and Meyer share a relationship? I wouldn't think Urban would sh!tcan Vrabel in part due to his relationship with BB, and the fact that Vrabel given his history and experience, would serve as an excellent coach and role model for college kids.
     
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    he stole a bear!

    oh you meant beer- i think they only made a big deal because he was a named plaintiff on the tom brady vs the nfl lawsuit
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    In Response to Re: Mike Vrabel:
    [QUOTE]Vrabel would be a solid coaching addition if he wanted to take it on. The question I have MB, is why do you think he "may be in jeapordy" with Urban Meyer taking over as HC for OSU? Doesn't BB and Meyer share a relationship? I wouldn't think Urban would sh!tcan Vrabel in part due to his relationship with BB, and the fact that Vrabel given his history and experience, would serve as an excellent coach and role model for college kids.
    Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]

    PL,
    I don't know if he's in jeopardy or not, my OP referred to his future as "up in the air" as no one knows what will happen.  He could very well return to Columbus and remain on Meyer's staff (similar to Fickel), wouldn't suprise me at all.

    My point was, if available, he's a coach that I'd love to see in Foxboro.

    Below is a link from earlier today in regards to how Meyer's staff is shaping up:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/54664/how-ohio-states-staff-is-shaping-up
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    Barbel owes nothing to the Pats. They dumped him liked hot coal. He should relax and enjoy life
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    Rodney has one of the greatest jobs for sports. Plus he works with Dan Patrick which would be a ton of fun.
     
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    In Response to Re: Mike Vrabel:
    [QUOTE]yea i'm not sure it ended well... i'd much rather see Ty Law brought back to help coach the secondary or see Rodney Harrison come back to help coach the safeties than Vrabel.  While it's not a flashy group, I trust our LB corps.  Our secondary needs help.
    Posted by Artist-Frmrly-Knwn-As-NickC1188[/QUOTE]

    I agree with you on Rodney and Ty, but the difference is they both got cush TV jobs that might be harder to give up. Mike Vrable may be unemployed.
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

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    [QUOTE]he stole a bear! oh you meant beer- i think they only made a big deal because he was a named plaintiff on the tom brady vs the nfl lawsuit
    Posted by patthepatriot666[/QUOTE]

    Wait...I am confused.  The version I remember is that he was charged with stealing a bear, and he was caught bare, drinking beer with aforementioned bear. Both were said to be painting the town red.  The brand of paint was Behr.  And the poor guy was so hungover that the first thing he did when he awoke in jail was take three Bayer.  Is that clear?
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    I have actually thought about it myself.  I think it would be a natural fit for MV and a great hire for the Pats. 

    Hope it happens!
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    just because they were good players, doesn't equate to being a good coach.
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    Vrabel went out of his way to compliment BB and Co. when he was given the OSU position. Vrabel's no dummy, BB helped to make him. It can be argued Vrabel would have been an also ran if BB and the Pats didn't pick him up and utilize his strengths. I would love to see Vrabel in a Pats coaching position. 
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    I kind of like the chemistry of the coaching staff now.  They have once again squeezed a lot out of a little. There seems to be a good work ethic on the team now, unlike in 2008, 2009, 2010.  The season feels a lot more like 2003/2004.  

    I agree that Vrabel would make a fine coach.  He was one of the disciplinarians-by-example on the team, as I understand.  But from a player's perspective, if you are already responding to your position coach, how do you feel when he is replaced?  Pepper Johnson is the LB coach, right?  I don't see him leaving the Pats for a another team.  He would have to be fired to make room for Vrabel, right?
     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    When you work for Bill, you start at the bottom and you learn to coach more than one position as you move along through the ranks, juts as he did himself.  Ask Pepper Johnson.  Vrabel would have to do that, Ty Law would have to do that and so would Rodney Harrison.  Finally I note that Law and Harrison have never indicated an interest in coaching but Vrabel has.  He should start in the college ranks and then move to the pros after he's established some bona fides in the coaching game.

     
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    Re: Mike Vrabel

    I agree that Vrabel's ability as a player does not necessarily equate to an equally effective ability as a coach.  I'd like to see what he does at TOSU first.
     
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