Dowell Loggains

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Dowell Loggains
Penn State Nittany Lions
Position:Offensive analyst
Personal information
Born: (1980-10-01) October 1, 1980 (age 40)
Newport, Arkansas
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight:183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Abilene (TX) Cooper
College:Arkansas
Career history
As a coach:
Coaching stats at PFR

Dowell Loggains (born October 1, 1980) is an American football coach. He currently serves as an analyst at Penn State. He has been the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets. He played college football at Arkansas.

Coaching career[edit]

Loggains served as the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans from 2012–2013 as a part of Mike Munchak's coaching staff. Days after Ken Whisenhunt took over as Titans head coach in 2014, Loggains was informed that he wouldn't remain with the organization.[1] He had previously been the team's quarterbacks coach.

Loggains spent 2014 as the quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns. He was an advocate of drafting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The next year Loggains was looking for a job. He was interviewed for an offensive coordinator job by the New York Giants,[2] but was instead hired by the Bears on January 23, 2015 as quarterbacks coach.[3] Under Loggains' helm, quarterback Jay Cutler had one of his best seasons as he ended 2015 with 3,629 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, 11 interceptions,[4] and career highs in passer rating (92.3)[5] and completion percentage (64.4). The 11 interceptions were the lowest in his career[6] and resulted in an interception percentage of 2.3, the lowest in a season when he has started at least 12 games,[7] while 21 touchdowns were his second-most since 2011 and the 3,629 yards were the third-most in his career.[6] On third down, Cutler had a 103.2 passer rating (fourth in the NFL) after completing 91 of 141 passes for 1,242 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.[8] In contrast, against the Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen completed 9 of 17 passes for 63 yards, and including sacks, recorded 48 net passing yards, the second time since the 1990 season that the Bears had less than 50 net yards passing.[9] The Bears ended the year with 228.9 passing yards per game, ranked 23rd in the league,[8] with the quarterbacking group having a combined 63.9 completion percentage and 2.3 interception percentage, both of which ranked third in team history, along with 3,843 gross passing yards and a 42.5 third down percentage (fourth), 3,660 net passing yards (fifth), along with 5,514 total net yards and an 89.7 passer rating (sixth).[10]

Loggains was promoted to offensive coordinator on January 11, 2016 when Adam Gase left the position to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.[11] The Bears struggled during Loggains' tenure as OC, with a November 2017 ranking by ESPN placing him dead last among 32 playcallers,[12] while the offense ended the 2017 season averaging just 16.5 points per game (29th in the league).[13] After head coach John Fox was fired, Loggains reunited with Gase in Miami, landing another offensive coordinator position.[14]

On January 23, 2019, Loggains reunited with Adam Gase once again after he was hired as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets.[15] On October 25, 2020, in anticipation of the Week 7 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, Head Coach Adam Gase gave up offensive play calling duties and gave them to Loggains. Despite a strong performance in the first half with a 10-6 lead, Loggains failed to gain momentum in the second half, culminating in an 18-10 loss to Buffalo. On October 28, 2020, ahead of the matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, it was reported that Loggains would again be given offensive play calling duties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Titans fire offensive coordinator Chris Palmer
  2. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giants-interview-ex-titans-coordinator-loggains-article-1.1568517
  3. ^ Florio, Mike (January 23, 2015). "Bears add Dowell Loggains, Glenn Pires". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved January 23, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Chicago Bears Season in Review". Foxsports.com. January 5, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Kaberon, Eli (January 6, 2016). "By the Numbers: 2015". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Stoltz, Jeremy (January 7, 2016). "Bears 2015 Season Review: Quarterback". Scout.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Poupart, Alain (January 11, 2016). "INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Adam Gase". Miami Dolphins. Archived from the original on January 12, 2016. Retrieved January 11, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b Mayer, Larry (January 22, 2016). "Bears offense in NFL Rankings". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on January 24, 2016. Retrieved January 23, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Lockett return ignites Seattle to 26-0 win over Chicago". ESPN. September 27, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (February 5, 2016). "Long, Slauson part of versatile o-line". Chicago Bears. Archived from the original on February 6, 2016. Retrieved February 5, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Wiederer, Dan (January 11, 2016). "Dowell Loggains named new Bears offensive coordinator". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 11, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Eurich, Matt. "Dowell Loggains named worst playcaller in the NFL". 24/7 Sports. 24/7 Sports. Retrieved January 8, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Emma, Chris (January 3, 2018). "Reports: Dowell Loggains To Be Hired As Dolphins Offensive Coordinator". WBBM-TV. Retrieved January 12, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ ESPN news services (January 3, 2018). "OC Dowell Loggains to reunite with Adam Gase in Miami, source says". ESPN. Retrieved January 8, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Dowell Loggains Named Jets' Offensive Coordinator/QBs Coach". www.newyorkjets.com. Retrieved January 23, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)