The San Antonio Brahmas have lost two consecutive games, with their offense lagging behind their defense. On Tuesday, head coach Hines Ward made a few changes to hopefully spark the team a little bit.
San Antonio has stripped Jaime Elizondo of his offensive coordinator duties, as first reported by the San Antonio Express-News. Elizondo will remain with the team as wide receivers coach.
Replacing Elizondo as offensive coordinator will be Jimmie Johnson. Johnson currently serves as the Brahmas running backs coach under Ward, a role he’ll continue the serve.
“I just felt like we needed to change things up,” Ward said during Tuesday’s press conference. “We gotta change this mojo up a little bit.”
Johnson does have experience serving as an offensive coordinator. He called plays for Shaw University in 2002, where he also served as running backs and tight ends coach.
He then served as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach for Texas Southern in 2004. The new Brahmas offensive coordinator joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 as their tight ends coach. He remained with the Vikings until 2013, before joining the New York Jets in 2015.
Ward and the Brahmas are clearly looking to shake things up heading into the second half of the season. San Antonio returns home on Sunday night for the first leg of a home-and-home stretch against the Arlington Renegades in Weeks 5 and 6. Only time will tell if these changes spark something in San Antonio’s offense.
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March 19, 2023 at 10:41 pm
I saw the post game from the Seattle game. Mr. Ward clearly doesn’t have the Head Coach thing down yet, he’s pointing fingers and is now obviously creating divisions in his team. Interesting how they changed the QB, maybe they should have started there. Mr. Ward, be a leader. Leaders don’t point fingers.