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Boone, with all due respect as we usually agree, but I hardly think Hilliard gets credit for young wide receivers he has worked with for less than a year and came in the 2019 draft.

A clear sign of development aided by a coach would be an undrafted free agent that comes in and after a couple of seasons learning and growing becomes a solid starter who pulls in 70 catches.

McLaurin came in ready to play the pro game from Day 1.

Harmon made what one would consider to be moderate progress over the course of the season.

But Mitchell and Walker still questioned why Harmon and Sims were actually being held back by the staff when Richardson and Quinn were clearly not performing at anything close to a starting -playmaking level.
 

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Boone, with all due respect as we usually agree, but I hardly think Hilliard gets credit for young wide receivers he has worked with for less than a year and came in the 2019 draft.

A clear sign of development aided by a coach would be an undrafted free agent that comes in and after a couple of seasons learning and growing becomes a solid starter who pulls in 70 catches.

McLaurin came in ready to play the pro game from Day 1.

Harmon made what one would consider to be moderate progress over the course of the season.

But Mitchell and Walker still questioned why Harmon and Sims were actually being held back by the staff when Richardson and Quinn were clearly not performing at anything close to a starting -playmaking level.
I'm not arguing that Hilliard was a great WRs coach. The flip side of your argument is how much improvement can a position coach be expected to inspire in a single season with a HC and OC change occurring? I have zero issue with Rivera not retaining him - I just believe the decision had a lot more to do with faith in and comfort level with his own guy than a negative assessment of Hilliard.


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We were lucky with Gibbs because his best friends were guys like Jim Hanifan and Joe Bugel, legendary assistant coaches in their own right.
 

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