Bob Wylie

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Bob Wylie
Candid head-and-shoulders photograph of Wylie sporting a bushy blond-grey mustache and wearing a black baseball cap bearing an Oakland Raiders logo
Personal information
Born: (1951-02-16) February 16, 1951 (age 68)
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Career information
College:Roger Williams College
Career history
As coach:

Bob Wylie (born (1951-02-16)February 16, 1951) is an American football coach. He served as the offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL), both under head coach Hue Jackson.[1] He held the same position for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Wylie was one of the offensive line coaches for the Denver Broncos in 2010.[3] He was named the Oakland Raiders offensive line coach on February 1, 2011. During his first year with the Raiders, the offensive line improved from 29th in the NFL in 2010 to 4th in 2011 in total sacks allowed and 7th in sacks per pass play. The line also improved in rushing yards from 3.1 yards on 1st down to 4.9 yards and had the leading rusher up to the injury which sidelined RB Darren McFadden. The Raiders finished the season ranked 7th in total rushing yards, 6th in number of 10+ yards rushing plays, 2nd in number of 20+ yard rushing plays, tied for 3rd in rushing plays of over 40 yards and tied for 8th in rushes over 50 yards. In addition, the Raiders' offensive line cut QB hits in half going from 121 QB hits in the 2010 season to 62 QB hits in 2011. The line was 91% efficient on the Goal line and 86% efficient in short yardage. The Raiders were 1st in 2min scoring points and only gave up 2 sacks. The line only gave up 12 out of the 25 sacks in 2011.

The offensive line received the Madden Protectors Award in Week 6 for their performance against the Cleveland Browns and rookie guard Stefen Wisniewski was named to the PFW All-Rookie Team. They also paved the way for RB Michael Bush to rush for 977 yards and seven touchdowns.

On January 9, 2019 Wylie was fired by the Cleveland Browns.

Hard Knocks[edit]

In 2018, Wylie was featured on HBO's Hard Knocks with the Cleveland Browns, a television series produced by NFL Films. Wylie was made famous after a video of him yelling "set hut" went viral. He was also well received after he compared the stance and athleticism of offensive linemen to that of a gorilla. Wylie was adamant that long periods of stretching were not truly beneficial to football players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raiders confirm Wylie hire". ibabuzz.com. January 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Blue Bombers bring back former offensive line coach Wylie". TSN.ca. April 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Wylie is added to staff". January 21, 2010.