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Report: Brian Schottenheimer could become Colts' quarterbacks coach

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Brian Schottenheimer is the name to keep an eye on for the Colts' quarterbacks coach position.

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The Indianapolis Colts are in the middle of filling out their coaching staff after firing several coaches, and they'll now also be looking for a quarterbacks coach as Clyde Christensen is leaving to become the Dolphins' offensive coordinator.  According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, Brian Schottenheimer could be the team's replacement for Christensen.

Schottenheimer spent the 2015 season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Georgia, and before that he was the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams (2012-2014) and New York Jets (2006-2011).  He served as the quarterbacks coach for the San Diego Chargers (2002-2005) and Washington Redskins (2001) before that.  He is the son of former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer.

To put it simply, Schottenheimer doesn't have the best reputation for being an offensive coach or for developing quarterbacks.  In nine seasons as an NFL offensive coordinator, he never had a unit finish in the top ten in yardage and only once had his team finish in the top ten in points (ninth in 2008).  When it came to the passing game, the highest his offenses ever ranked in the NFL was 13th, finishing in the bottom half of the league in passing yards in eight of his nine seasons (though, to be fair, he has led three top ten rushing offenses).  He hasn't been good at running an offense and he hasn't been good at developing quarterbacks, either.  This would be a questionable move for the Colts, as they really need a guy who can come in and mentor Andrew Luck and help him continue to grow.  Brian Schottenheimer might not be that guy.  We'll see whether this actually happens or not, but I don't love the idea.