Head coaches are always in the spotlight—whether it’s for good or bad reasons.
If the team is doing well, the head coach gets all the praise. If the team does poorly, the coach is then raked over the coals and eventually gets placed on the hot seat.
Often overlooked are the assistant coaches who are actually working with the players every day. The head coach can be seen during practices bouncing from position group to position group. The same can be said for offensive and defensive coordinators.
But the position coaches are the ones who truly have the biggest impact on a player’s development.
The following are four assistants—one per NFC West team—who could have the biggest impact on their respective teams.