On Wednesday, the Bengals announced that they had filled their coaching staff after hiring Kyle Caskey as the team's offensive quality control coach and Jeff Friday, the new assistant Strength and Condition coach.
Caskey was at the University of Mississippi last year, where he served as a defensive assistant working with safeties and quality control. In addition to his on-field work, he handled all opponent offensive breakdowns and scouting report materials. His previous stops were at Louisiana-Monroe and Indiana State.
Friday was head strength and conditioning coach for the Ravens from 1999-2007. He started his own strength training business in 2008, and for 2009 he was a consultant to the United Football League, supervising the league’s strength and conditioning programs and assisting in the hiring of team coaches. Friday has worked with Bengals head strength and conditioning coach Chip Morton and Marvin Lewis during his time with the Ravens.
Unless something absolutely crazy happens, like my favorite local Chinese take out changing the ingredients to my favorite dish (which they did yesterday... so bummed), don't expect any more changes. I know, I know. But what about Bob? Sorry gang.
But Caskey being the team's offensive quality control coach? Interesting. Right? What exactly is an offensive quality control coach?
Geoff Hobson writes:
The job of the offensive quality control coach is heavily computer oriented with film breakdown of the Bengals and foes with analysis and input for short-term and long-term projects. He also helps various positions on the field during practice and is usually in the press box during games.
The Giants recently hired Kevin Gilbride Jr. as the team's offensive quality control coach. Giants head coach Tom Coughlin goes more into detail about the position.
“In this day and age, your coaches are relying on the quality control coaches’ ability to take off segments and situations (from game tapes) before they can start to game plan. It’s a grinder’s job. It’s very much a behind-the-scenes job. They are responsible for self-scout. They are responsible for the next opponent and he has already started, because very shortly we will be on our divisional opponents. During the season, he has to provide us with self-scout information on a Monday night, get the next opponent off and he runs the scout squad. And when you talk about professional football, and you talk about the quality of your practices, those scout squads have to be run to perfection.”