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Seahawks Quarterbacks Coach Jedd Fisch

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Jedd Fisch

Born: May 5, 1976
Hometown: Livingston, N.J.
High School: Hanover Park - East Hanover, N.J.
Alma Mater: University of Florida, 1998

Coaching Experience
2008: Denver Broncos Wide Receivers
2007: Baltimore Ravens Assistant Quarterbacks
2005-06: Baltimore Ravens Assistant Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers
2004: Baltimore Ravens Offensive Assistant
2002-03: Houston Texans Defensive Quality Control
2001: Houston Texans Offensive/Defensive Assistant    
1999-2000: Florida Graduate Assistant
1998: New Jersey Red Dogs (AFL) Wide Receivers/Quality Control
1997-98: P.K. Yonge High School Defensive Coordinator

Courtesy GopherSports.com

As you can see, Fisch is a young guy with experience on offense and defense, but primarily on offense. He has the most and his most recent experience coaching wide receivers, and also two years coaching quarterbacks. Both Fisch and new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates have experience coaching quarterbacks.

He worked under current Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers in Houston. The Texans drafted David Carr in 2001 and Andre Johnson in 2002 attempting to create the foundation of their offense. Carr was thrown to the wolves and became the modern model of a broken quarterback. Johnson is pretty good, I hear.

Fisch joined the Ravens in Kyle Boller's second season and first and only season starting 16 games. There was a sense that Boller was on his way, and his 2004 was decent for a just-23 year old quarterback. Fisch helped the Ravens quarterbacks learn Jim Fassel's playbook. Fassel is the shortest primary branch off the Bill Walsh coaching tree. The gnarled stubby stem that probably suffered parasites in its infancy. Fisch also, one would assume, helped scout Mark Clayton prior to Baltimore drafting him in 2005. Clayton is a restricted free agent and a strong trade candidate. He seems mismatched in John Harbaugh's vertical, Andy Reid-like interpretation of the Walsh offense.

Fisch left Baltimore in the great Billick purge of 2007 and joined Mike Shanahan in Denver. Shanahan is part of the Seifert branch of the Walsh tree. Fisch assumed Bates job as wide receivers coach after Bates was promoted to quarterback coach and offensive play caller. It worked pretty well for the both of them. Cutler developed into one of the best young quarterbacks in football, Fisch struck gold with rookie wide receiver Eddie Royal and the Broncos offense went from 8th in 2007 to 2nd in 2008. The push against regression and towards greatness is often the hardest, and hardest to maintain.