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Jeff Davidson
Date of birth October 3, 1967 (1967-10-03) (age 42)
Place of birth Akron, Ohio
Position(s) Offensive Coordinator
Offensive lineman
College Ohio State
Team(s) as a player
Denver Broncos
New Orleans Saints
Team(s) as a coach/administrator








New Orleans Saints
(Volunteer Assistant)
New Orleans Saints
(Offensive Assistant)
New England Patriots
(Tight Ends Coach)
New England Patriots
(Assistant Offensive Line Coach)
New England Patriots
(Tight Ends Coach)
(Assistant Offensive Line Coach)
Cleveland Browns
(Offensive Line Coach)
Cleveland Browns
(Assistant Head Coach)
(Offensive Line Coach)
Cleveland Browns
(Assistant Head Coach)
(Offensive Coordinator)
Carolina Panthers
(Offensive Coordinator)

Jeff Davidson (born October 3, 1967 in Akron, Ohio) is the current American football Offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.


Playing career


High school

Davidson attended Westerville North High School in Westerville, Ohio and was a letterman in football.


Davidson attended and played football for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 1986 to 1989. He became a starter at offensive guard as a junior and earned All-Big Ten honors as a senior.

He was also selected as a co-captain as a senior. His father Jim, an All-American tackle, had been Buckeye co-captain in 1964. The Davidsons became the first father-son captain duo in Ohio State history. They were followed by the Herbstreits (1960/1992) and the Johnsons (1984-5/2007).


Davidson was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 5th round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He was with the Broncos for four seasons before signing with the New Orleans Saints in 1994, and retiring after suffering a shoulder injury.

Coaching career

New England Patriots

After retiring, Davidson stayed with the New Orleans Saints as a volunteer assistant in 1995. He was made an offensive assistant by the Saints in 1996. In 1997, he was hired by the New England Patriots as their tight ends coach. At the end of the season, the Patriots promoted him to assistant offensive line coach, where he remained from 1998-2001. In 2002, he again became the tight ends coach while retaining his assistant offensive line coaching duties.

Cleveland Browns

When Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel left to become the Browns' head coach for the 2005 season, Davidson followed Crennel to Cleveland as the Browns' offensive line coach. In 2006, Davidson was named the team's assistant head coach/offensive line coach. After six games of the Browns' season, offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon was fired and Davidson promoted in his place.

Carolina Panthers

Davidson was hired on January 24, 2007 as the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. Having worked as a member of the New England Patriots' staff under Charlie Weis, Davidson forged a close relationship with him. Weis is a good friend of Panthers head coach John Fox, and it is believed that his recommendation was instrumental in Fox's decision to hire Davidson.[1] With his playing and coaching experience at the offensive line and additional coaching with tight ends, most believe this hire meant that Coach Fox wanted to keep his focus on a powerful offense based around a strong running game, as has been his tendency in the past.[2]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Panthers Hire Offensive Coordinator Charlotte Observer 24 Jan. 2007. Accessed 24 Jan. 2007.
  2. ^ Panthers Hire Davidson as Offensive Coordinator ESPN. 23 Jan. 2007. Accessed 24 Jan. 2007.
Preceded by
Maurice Carthon
Cleveland Browns Offensive Coordinators
2006 (interim)
Succeeded by
Rob Chudzinski
Preceded by
Dan Henning
Carolina Panthers Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Current coach


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC, is an American author and public speaker based in Raleigh, North Carolina.



Breathing Space: Living and Working at a Comfortable Pace in a Sped-up Society

  • "Sometimes the sweetest choice is choosing what you already have." Breathing Space

Ten-Minute Guide to Managing Your Time

  • "Don't manage what you can systemize or, better yet, eliminate."

Quotes from Jeff Davidson's other books

  • "The human mind appreciates closure and a clean ending."
  • "When everyone is too busy, don't expect a more productive society. Expect a frantic society."
  • "Too much information may be harmful to your health."
  • "A keen sense of history is more enlightening than the evening news."
  • "Have a life for the rest of the day."
  • "When you control the spaces in your life, control of your time and life tend

to follow."

  • "If you don't have peace at home, then where will you have it?"
  • "This day, like all days, holds great potential."
  • "The present is the only moment when you can take action."
  • "For most professions, you generally don't need to frantically attempt to

always be on the cutting edge. If you stay slightly ahead of or even with clients, everything will be fine."

  • "Reserve your weekends for leisure. You're worth it."
  • "Arrange your personal space to support the way you work and live."
  • "Unless you address the root causes of the time pressure and the stress you

feel, all you can do is treat the symptoms."

  • "Don't let your email dictate your priorities."
  • "Our current generation is the most time-pressed generation in history."
  • "The time necessary to learn all the rules for effective living now exceeds

your lifetime."

  • "It's hard to understand the world from your arm chair."
  • "Handling too many pieces of paper is hazardous to your Breathing Space."
  • "Your life is finite, your death is guaranteed. Rather than wait 'til old age

before regarding each day as precious, choose to regard each day as precious right now."

External links


Note: It is unknown which part of this article is sourced from which claimed source.

  • Davidson, Jeff. Breathing Space: Living and Working at a Comfortable Pace in a Sped-Up Society.1. MasterMedia Ltd., 1991. ISBN 0942361326
  • Davidson, Jeff. Ten Minute Guide to Managing Your Time. 1. Penguin Putnam, 2000. ISBN-10: 0028638867


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