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2012 East-West Shrine Game: Former NFL Coaches Helping Out

A pair of former NFL coaches are helping prospects prepare for the 2012 East-West Shrine Game, set to kickoff on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The Associated Press writes that former San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions coach Bobby Ross and former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress are trying to help college players looking to break into the NFL learn more professional offenses than they might have experienced at the college level.

The coaches had this to say.

"Some of these guys have worked in offenses that don’t necessarily translate to what they’ll be doing in the NFL. ... I’m a coach who believes in the players making the system, not the system making the player. The talent is going to shine through," Ross said.


"This also is a great place to see who can take in a lot of new information and transfer it quickly to the field. That’s one quality everyone is watching," the former Minnesota Vikings coach said. "We’re limited by formation, but we’re not limited by volume. So you throw it all at them and see what sticks."

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