Darryl Drake joins the Cardinals after coaching wide receivers with the Chicago Bears the past nine seasons (2004-12).
Darryl Drake joins the Cardinals after coaching wide receivers with the Chicago Bears the past nine seasons (2004-12). In 2012, Drake helped WR Brandon Marshall set Chicago franchise records with 118 catches for 1,508 yards to go along with 11 TDs. Marshall finished second in the NFL in both receptions and receiving yards (Calvin Johnson). Prior to joining the Bears, Drake coached for 21 seasons at the collegiate level. He coached wide receivers at the University of Texas for six seasons (1998-2003), adding the title of associate head coach in 2003. He served as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Baylor (1997), and coached receivers at Georgia (1992-96) after getting his coaching start at Western Kentucky in 1983. While at Georgia, Drake tutored NFL Pro Bowler Hines Ward. He spent nine seasons at Western Kentucky, coaching wide receivers (1985-88), the secondary (1989-90) and then as passing game coordinator/quarterbacks (1991).