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srrono
01-02-2012, 02:40 PM
AlbertBreer Albert Breer
As I wrote yesterday ... nfl.com/news/story/090… ... Keep an eye on Jeff Fisher to the Colts. Fisher and Bill Polian are close.



ProFootballWkly Pro Football Weekly
Per @mortreport, #Colts owner Jim Irsay is cleaning house, which includes both Bill and Chris Polian.


AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Jags asked for and received permission to interview Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer for their vacant head coaching job.


ProFootballWkly Pro Football Weekly
RT @SoftliSTL: League and Ram sources say it was a clean sweep at Rams Park including the assistant coaches and strength coach as well.

CBSSports CBS Sports
#BreakingNews Report: Colts Irsay fires Jim Caldwell, Polians - bit.ly/ColtsFirings

Wolf
01-02-2012, 03:58 PM
Jaguars given permission to interview Mularkey
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Falcons coach Mike Smith says Atlanta has granted the Jaguars permission to interview Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for Jacksonville’s head coaching vacancy.

Smith said Monday the Falcons “have signed off and granted that opportunity.” He says Mularkey’s “sole focus” this week is on Sunday’s playoff game at the New York Giants.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Al.0nYUB0pasEWlJVDV_rZpDubYF?slug=ap-jaguars-mularkey

Dutchrudder
01-02-2012, 04:12 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Jags asked for and received permission to interview Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer for their vacant head coaching job.

Wow, that would be a terrible hire for the Jags. I approve!

srrono
01-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Wow, that would be a terrible hire for the Jags. I approve!

got my vote

srrono
01-02-2012, 06:47 PM
roFootballWkly Pro Football Weekly
Five offensive coordinators now connected to interviews with the #Jaguars: McCoy, Chudzinski, Schottenheimer, O'Brien and Mularkey.


Patriots: OC Bill O'Brien is in for a rude awakening as a HC life without Brady his Offense will suffer. Blaine Gabbert isn't a Tom Brady lol

Wolf6151
01-03-2012, 03:35 AM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Jags asked for and received permission to interview Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer for their vacant head coaching job.



Wow that move makes no sense at all, I'm all for it.

Bulluck53
01-03-2012, 10:26 AM
None of the Jags candidates are very good, great for all of us though.

Fisher is interviewing with Miami today. I'm interested to see if Perry Fewell gets a look I felt that would have been a good hire for a Tenn last year.

Dutchrudder
01-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Mike Sherman could end up as head coach of the Bucs. I hope he gets it, that would be a hell of an upgrade from being HC at A&M.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have contacted former Green Bay Packers and Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman regarding their vacant head coaching job. The team is in the process of scheduling an interview, a source said Tuesday.

The Bucs fired Raheem Morris on Monday after three seasons. Morris went 17-31, including a 10-6 mark in 2010, when the Bucs narrowly missed the playoffs. His entire staff of assistants was dismissed, too.

Sherman was 57-39 in six seasons with the Packers and won three NFL North titles. He was 25-25 in four seasons at Texas A&M and took two teams to bowl games.

It's possible the Bucs would lean toward a former NFL head coach with offensive experience to help quarterback Josh Freeman, who is considered one of the top young quarterbacks in the league.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7420151/tampa-bay-buccaneers-contact-mike-sherman-interview

ObsiWan
01-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Strange there have been no Cowher murmurings...

I saw where Gruden came out and said, "I'm staying in the broadcast booth next year."

Second Honeymoon
01-03-2012, 04:12 PM
Turner being brought back shows me that Fisher is looking to get paid and get near autonomy. Fisher made sense in SD.

Kroenke of the Rams won't pay Fisher what he wants. Too cheap.

With Polian out in Indy (thanks Irsay) they may be making a big splash. Fisher or Cowher fit that bill but they haven't even fired their coach yet. I hope that whole shithouse goes up in flames to be honest. Trade or cut Manning. Please. Would love for the Texans to compete in a division with rookie and 2nd yr QBs that already look pretty pedestrian. Not sold on Luck either...especially on that team which should lose Wayne, Mathis, Bracket, and maybe Saturday. Colts will suck again next year without Manning.

Thanks again, Irsay.

TexanSam
01-03-2012, 04:19 PM
Turner being brought back shows me that Fisher is looking to get paid and get near autonomy. Fisher made sense in SD.

Kroenke of the Rams won't pay Fisher what he wants. Too cheap.

With Polian out in Indy (thanks Irsay) they may be making a big splash. Fisher or Cowher fit that bill but they haven't even fired their coach yet. I hope that whole shithouse goes up in flames to be honest. Trade or cut Manning. Please. Would love for the Texans to compete in a division with rookie and 2nd yr QBs that already look pretty pedestrian. Not sold on Luck either...especially on that team which should lose Wayne, Mathis, Bracket, and maybe Saturday. Colts will suck again next year without Manning.

Thanks again, Irsay.

Don't understand the reasoning behind keeping Turner. The Chargers have underachieved big time since he got there. They got to the AFC championship game his first season but haven't been close since. I thought Fisher would have been a good choice in SD as well.

nero THE zero
01-03-2012, 04:43 PM
According to Kuharsky (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/32788/on-jeff-fisher-readying-to-resurface), Fisher doesn't want full autonomy.
Power: There can be a misperception he’d want general manager powers. He won’t. He wants to work with a GM he gets along with and can build consensus with. Fisher will want control of his 53-man roster. And he won’t want a situation where a GM is forcing free agents or draft picks on him that he and his staff don’t want. But wanting a voice is a lot different from wanting to be a de facto GM. He believes in the value of a traditional coach-GM split and has no desire to work the scouting end of things as a fulltime GM.

Also, I know he's not a coach, but Jerry Angelo was fired as GM of the Bears.

The1ApplePie
01-03-2012, 05:06 PM
Norv seems to have Gary Kubiak immunity

badboy
01-03-2012, 05:08 PM
Mike Sherman could end up as head coach of the Bucs. I hope he gets it, that would be a hell of an upgrade from being HC at A&M.



http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7420151/tampa-bay-buccaneers-contact-mike-sherman-interviewDon't remember my exact comment during the past off season but got blasted for indicating Tampa Bay would not do well this year and last year was a fluke.

Second Honeymoon
01-03-2012, 05:28 PM
According to Kuharsky (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/32788/on-jeff-fisher-readying-to-resurface), Fisher doesn't want full autonomy.


Also, I know he's not a coach, but Jerry Angelo was fired as GM of the Bears.

Well autonomy to hire a GM he is friends with ala Kubiak hiring Rick. Obviously Fisher can't be coach and GM but I am sure he wants to bring people in, including a fisher-guy GM.

Fisher is going to ask for a lot and he should get it if names like Cowher and to a lesser extent Gruden stay in broadcasting

nero THE zero
01-03-2012, 05:47 PM
Well autonomy to hire a GM he is friends with ala Kubiak hiring Rick. Obviously Fisher can't be coach and GM but I am sure he wants to bring people in, including a fisher-guy GM.

Fisher is going to ask for a lot and he should get it if names like Cowher and to a lesser extent Gruden stay in broadcasting

I guess when I read "full autonomy" I was thinking Mike Holmgren full autonomy and not Gary Kubiak full autonomy.

infantrycak
01-03-2012, 06:11 PM
Strange there have been no Cowher murmurings...

Don't know if this is in his mind at all but one thing to consider is the Hall of Fame. Cowher is eligible next year if he does not return to coaching. If he does he is delaying it for however long he coaches plus another five years.

Dutchrudder
01-03-2012, 06:17 PM
Don't remember my exact comment during the past off season but got blasted for indicating Tampa Bay would not do well this year and last year was a fluke.

I don't think it was me, I always thought they were pretenders, even during last season. I'd like to see Sherman get the job, or at least a head coach position somewhere, he deserves another shot. I'm pretty sure they went 1-6 against winning teams last year and the other 9 wins were over crappy West teams + the Panthers. That has pretender written all over it.

Second Honeymoon
01-03-2012, 06:25 PM
I guess when I read "full autonomy" I was thinking Mike Holmgren full autonomy and not Gary Kubiak full autonomy.

Near autonomy was what I wrote but that is an oxymoron tbh. You are either autonomous or not autonomous. Let's just say he wants some control to hire who he wants, and a nice contract that gives him some nice job security.

Goldensilence
01-03-2012, 07:11 PM
Turner stays? How... does this man not only keep getting chances as a HC, but also has managed to turn what was once the most talented roster in the NFL to a a disappointment?

Wolf
01-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Fisher interviewed for the Dolphins today
(http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=ApZkUTkf3oGE.3SqTWprFls5nYcB?slug=ap-dolphins-fisher)

nero THE zero
01-03-2012, 09:30 PM
Lots of Fisher to Chicago rumblings, though Lovie hasn't officially been let-go as of yet.

ChampionTexan
01-03-2012, 09:37 PM
Lots of Fisher to Chicago rumblings, though Lovie hasn't officially been let-go as of yet.

The Bears announced that Lovie was staying when they announced Angleo getting fired and Martz not coming back?

steelbtexan
01-03-2012, 11:35 PM
Norv seems to have Gary Kubiak immunity

Yes, it appears that he does.

Sadly

ObsiWan
01-03-2012, 11:38 PM
Just heard on NFLN that Andy Reid will be back next year. Guess I'm not too surprised. Got the impression from the Eagles GM that next year will be put up or get put out for Reid though. He didn't say it in those words but, the whole, "we expect great things next season" sounds like it's Super Bowl or clean house to me.

machineo
01-04-2012, 12:16 AM
Or maybe a DC that has actually coached a defense above the high school level.

nero THE zero
01-04-2012, 03:06 PM
The Bears announced that Lovie was staying when they announced Angleo getting fired and Martz not coming back?

I didn't see anything official from the Bears, but everything I'm seeing is that it was a Caldwell-esque vote of confidence.

ChampionTexan
01-04-2012, 03:10 PM
I didn't see anything official from the Bears, but everything I'm seeing is that it was a Caldwell-esque vote of confidence.

The President of the team said he'd be back next year.

LINK (http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-0104-nfl-report-20120104,0,7467472.story)

drs23
01-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Norv seems to have Gary Kubiak immunity

For pretty much the same reasons or at least perceived reasons by many here. Money. Turner and A.J. Smith are under contract and Spanos doesn't want to pay off their current contract and hefty cash to another HC & GM. At least that's what Golic said on Mike & Mike yesterday morning.

Goldensilence
01-05-2012, 01:20 PM
For pretty much the same reasons or at least perceived reasons by many here. Money. Turner and A.J. Smith are under contract and Spanos doesn't want to pay off their current contract and hefty cash to another HC & GM. At least that's what Golic said on Mike & Mike yesterday morning.

I think some owners have the opposite reaction to mediocre season. There seems to be a lot of teams hitting the reset button every 2-3 years hoping to hit the quick turn around. The better teams in the league not only have consistency at HC, but have HC who can identify talented coaches to bring into the fold.

To me the obvious problem is Norv. His team has fallen off the map since his arrival, despite what his players say. I can see why a guy like Reid gets another year and I think Coughlin would've too even if he didn't make the playoffs.

ChampionTexan
01-07-2012, 12:54 PM
According to Schefter via Twitter, it sounds like the Chiefs are going with Crennel. Not surprising, but still reduces open HC positions to four with Fisher's decision probably coming early next week.

@AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Chiefs are planning to retain Romeo Crennel and remove interim tag from his title. Move would be popular in the locker room.

Hookem Horns
01-08-2012, 12:35 PM
Brad Childress interviewing for Tampa job. Also mentions that Wade Phillips is a candidate.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7438946/tampa-bay-buccaneers-interview-brad-childress-monday-sources-says

Dutchrudder
01-08-2012, 10:19 PM
So which HC positions are currently still open? So far I can think of:

Jaguars
Rams
Dolphins
Buccaneers
Chiefs

Potentially the Colts, as I don't think Irsay has made up his mind on Caldwell.

Any more than that?

ChampionTexan
01-08-2012, 10:25 PM
So which HC positions are currently still open? So far I can think of:

Jaguars
Rams
Dolphins
Buccaneers
Chiefs

Potentially the Colts, as I don't think Irsay has made up his mind on Caldwell.

Any more than that?

Probably fewer. From all indications, everything is done regarding the Chiefs removing the interim tag from Crennel except the official announcement.

thunderkyss
01-09-2012, 12:03 AM
Don't remember my exact comment during the past off season but got blasted for indicating Tampa Bay would not do well this year and last year was a fluke.

I pretty much guaranteed it, I said their 10 wins was the product of a weak schedule.

RazorOye
01-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Something that bears watching for Texans fans - since it pertains to the Colts' front office - is this bit that's come out of New Orleans:

New Orleans Saints top scout contacted by Colts for GM job (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2012/01/new_orleans_saints_top_scout_c.html)

The Indianapolis Colts have contacted the Saints seeking permission to speak with Rick Reiprish, the Saints director of college scouting, according to a league source. The Colts dismissed their GM, Bill Polian, after a 2-14 season.

The Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted Saturday the club will have interviewed 7 potential candidates for the job by Monday. Saints officials declined comment on the matter.

New Orleans has picked up a steady stream of top contributors since 2004, including Pro Bowlers DE Will Smith, T Jammal Brown, S Roman Harper, G Jahri Evans and G Carl Nicks as well as CB Malcolm Jenkins, DT Sedrick Ellis, CB Tracy Porter and RB Reggie Bush. The draft has also brought late-round finds such as Evans, Nicks and WR Marques Colston, and the scouts have made savvy discoveries in undrafted free agents, most notably RB Pierre Thomas.

This is someone that the Saints organization does NOT want to lose. He's been absolutely integral to our organization and our recent drafts. The Saints have had a reputation scouting and drafting from small schools in mid- and later rounds and UDFAs. And a lot of that is credited to Reiprish.

He's got an eye for talent and is very well-respected in the FO. I hope we don't lose him. And, if I'm a Texans fan, I hope the Colts don't. I think this guy is a promising candidate.

Playoffs
01-09-2012, 07:15 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Chiefs holding press conference at 2 pm ET to introduce Romeo Crennel as their next head coach.

srrono
01-10-2012, 10:09 PM
TheRedzoneorg The Redzone
Jaguars hire Mike Mularkey as head coach tinyurl.com/6ujka3c #NFL #Jaguars

ChampionTexan
01-10-2012, 11:35 PM
Here's a pretty good tracking site for Head Coaching positions. It also includes assistant coaching jobs and front office.

Coaching and Front Office Tracker (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/01/10/coaching-and-front-office-tracker)

Playoffs
01-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Jets get much better with the subtraction of Schottenheimer and the addition of Sparano. Not sure Todd Haley is the best addition for Sanchise, but players play for Sparano.

majestrate
01-11-2012, 03:16 PM
Just heard on NFLN that Andy Reid will be back next year. Guess I'm not too surprised. Got the impression from the Eagles GM that next year will be put up or get put out for Reid though. He didn't say it in those words but, the whole, "we expect great things next season" sounds like it's Super Bowl or clean house to me.
Reid has the backing of either the Eagles president, or their owner. Reports and articles I've seen say that he's got the job for as long as he wants it.

Texan4Ever
01-11-2012, 03:50 PM
Hue Jackson getting fired is a head scratcher IMO but, then again everything the Raiders do makes me shake my head.

steelbtexan
01-11-2012, 04:06 PM
I think some owners have the opposite reaction to mediocre season. There seems to be a lot of teams hitting the reset button every 2-3 years hoping to hit the quick turn around. The better teams in the league not only have consistency at HC, but have HC who can identify talented coaches to bring into the fold.

To me the obvious problem is Norv. His team has fallen off the map since his arrival, despite what his players say. I can see why a guy like Reid gets another year and I think Coughlin would've too even if he didn't make the playoffs.

Or owners dont want to have to pay off a contract and hire a GM/HC

I'm sure the ablity to identify/hold onto quality assistant coaches is the reason BoB didn't fire Gary after last season.

Look for Gary to get a 3 yr extention. Which I dont have a problem with as long as Wade remains DC.

BTW, Gary should give Wade about 20% of the $$$$ he gets from his extention for saving Garys job. Manning deserves about 10% as well.

Playoffs
01-13-2012, 02:03 PM
Jeff Fischer is the Rams new head coach.

Thorn
01-13-2012, 02:32 PM
Jeff Fischer is the Rams new head coach.

And the Rams will be a better team because of it.

cuppacoffee
01-13-2012, 03:56 PM
Jeff Fischer is the Rams new head coach.

And the Rams will be a better team because of it.


Meh... Fisher was 142-120 in the regular season and his teams were 5-6 in the playoffs.


Slightly better than .500 as a head coach, less so in the playoffs.

Before we start the coming comparisons lets give Kubiak 16 years.

:coffee:

Goldensilence
01-13-2012, 04:20 PM
Jeff Fischer is the Rams new head coach.

To me this was a toss up for Fisher. I guess what probably made it easier is having Bradford who is a franchise type QB over the QB mess in Miami that has hung over since Marino retired.

Wouldn't surprise me to see Miami make a package deal with Minnesota (who is committed to Ponder already) to grab RG3.

Goldensilence
01-13-2012, 04:28 PM
Or owners dont want to have to pay off a contract and hire a GM/HC

I'm sure the ablity to identify/hold onto quality assistant coaches is the reason BoB didn't fire Gary after last season.

Look for Gary to get a 3 yr extention. Which I dont have a problem with as long as Wade remains DC.

BTW, Gary should give Wade about 20% of the $$$$ he gets from his extention for saving Garys job. Manning deserves about 10% as well.

I think the biggest reason Gary was retained last year was the uncertainty revolving around the Collective Bargaining agreement. McNair like some owners and GMs around the league felt like with what could be a lockout situationit would bode better to keep a staff on then start over. For a few teams like with coaches on the hot seat it paid off like us and Cinci.

I think had there not been that uncertainty Gary would've been fired and he knew it. I guess it came to him knowing his back was really against the wall it was time to go out and hire people with a winning track record on defense (like many of us had previously begged for) to save his job.

I still think if Bob made the call to fire him Cowher would've taken the job.

ChampionTexan
01-13-2012, 04:41 PM
To me this was a toss up for Fisher. I guess what probably made it easier is having Bradford who is a franchise type QB over the QB mess in Miami that has hung over since Marino retired.



From what I'm reading, personnel control factored into the decision also. Miami was apparently not going to have Ireland relinquish much if any control in that area, and in St. Louis, it sounds like he'll have more involvement in personnel decisions, although probably still not complete control.

thunderkyss
01-13-2012, 05:49 PM
I think had there not been that uncertainty Gary would've been fired and he knew it. I guess it came to him knowing his back was really against the wall it was time to go out and hire people with a winning track record on defense (like many of us had previously begged for) to save his job.

I still think if Bob made the call to fire him Cowher would've taken the job.

If you were a defensive coordinator worth a damn, & you had the opportunity to go to any team you wanted, which teams would be below Houston on your list?

If it weren't for Bum Phillips falling in love with Houston, I guarantee you we wouldn't have Wade Phillips.

thunderkyss
01-13-2012, 05:54 PM
From what I'm reading, personnel control factored into the decision also. Miami was apparently not going to have Ireland relinquish much if any control in that area, and in St. Louis, it sounds like he'll have more involvement in personnel decisions, although probably still not complete control.

Why would he want so much control over personnel?

You'd think a previous owner made him draft a QB he really didn't want or something.

:kitten:

TexansBull
01-13-2012, 06:32 PM
Jason LaConfora is reportong Dom Capers is a canidate. I hope this doesn't mean they are looking for a defensive minded coach that has a track record as a DC that turns around defenses. Building up my concern about Wade getting interviewed especially when we will against the Ravens. There will be plenty of hype behind Wade then.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/12/dom-capers-could-get-another-coaching-shot-in-oakland/

ChampionTexan
01-16-2012, 05:21 PM
Interesting (to put it mildly). From today's Indy Star:
QUESTION: Any idea when the Colts are going to announce what they plan to do with Jim Caldwell? I think the majority of Colts fans want him fired. I know I do.
– from Patrick, Mount Vernon

ANSWER: I expect something to be announced Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest. And I expect Caldwell to return. I know that’s not what you or a lot of Colts fans want to hear. Just a feeling I have.

LINK (http://blogs.indystar.com/coltsinsider/2012/01/16/expecting-the-colts-to-retain-jim-caldwell-and-more/)

Playoffs
01-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Gregg Williams & Schottenheimer join Fischer.

Martz retires.

Raiders want to talk to both Bronco coordinators.

Bucs looking into Joe Philbin.

RazorOye
01-16-2012, 07:30 PM
Gregg Williams & Schottenheimer join Fischer.


after the defensive playcalling at the close of the 4th quarter in the SF game, I'm not sure GW would've been back in NO regardless of Fisher's landing in STL. Had a good run in 09 but just didn't get it done the last two seasons. Can't say I am sorry to see him go.

The hunt for a DC is on.

Also, Saints OC Pete Carmichael interviewed for the OAK job.

Wolf
01-16-2012, 09:57 PM
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7468433/new-orleans-saints-gregg-williams-likely-join-jeff-fisher-st-louis-rams-sources-say

Expect Gregg Williams to become Dc for Jeff fisher

ChampionTexan
01-17-2012, 02:37 PM
Interesting (to put it mildly). From today's Indy Star:


LINK (http://blogs.indystar.com/coltsinsider/2012/01/16/expecting-the-colts-to-retain-jim-caldwell-and-more/)

Or perhaps it may go in a different direction:
The Indianapolis Colts have released Jim Caldwell of his duties as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Check back for more details.

LINK (http://blogs.colts.com/)

Playoffs
01-17-2012, 03:19 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Only two of the 11 NFL head coaches hired in 2009 remain: John Harbaugh and Rex Ryan. Other nine -- nine! -- each now fired.
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texanhead08
01-17-2012, 04:07 PM
Or perhaps it may go in a different direction:


LINK (http://blogs.colts.com/)



I thought Peyton Manning was the Colts head coach.

thunderkyss
01-17-2012, 05:42 PM
Or perhaps it may go in a different direction:
The Indianapolis Colts have released Jim Caldwell of his duties as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

Check back for more details.

LINK (http://blogs.colts.com/)

Did anyone hear the presser from the Colts' new GM?

That guy sounds like he is way over his head. He sounded as if he was not prepared to discuss the decision he just made. Then when asked about Peyton, he had no answer..... like he didn't think they would ask him about Peyton.

I hope he is as lost as he sounds....

.

RazorOye
01-19-2012, 08:48 PM
Gregg Williams & Schottenheimer join Fischer.


The Saints just replaced Gregg Williams with Steve Spagnuolo

from NOLA.com:

New Orleans Saints reportedly will hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2012/01/new_orleans_saints_reportedly_21.html)

Dutchrudder
01-19-2012, 09:51 PM
The Saints just replaced Gregg Williams with Steve Spagnuolo

from NOLA.com:

New Orleans Saints reportedly will hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2012/01/new_orleans_saints_reportedly_21.html)

Good hire. I think he's another "Wade" type that is a good DC, but not a good HC. He's a 4-3 guy too, so you shouldn't have to change any personnel.

thunderkyss
01-19-2012, 10:35 PM
The Saints just replaced Gregg Williams with Steve Spagnuolo

from NOLA.com:

New Orleans Saints reportedly will hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2012/01/new_orleans_saints_reportedly_21.html)

Freak'n Colts are idiots.

I guess they were hoping no one else would want him. They interviewed him (twice I believe) for their DC position, they should have pulled the trigger.

We may have seen the last 10 win Colts team for a long, long time.

By the way, congrats on a solid hire. Hope it works out for you better than the last one.... yeah, better.

TexanSam
01-19-2012, 10:41 PM
The Saints just replaced Gregg Williams with Steve Spagnuolo

from NOLA.com:

New Orleans Saints reportedly will hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive coordinator (http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2012/01/new_orleans_saints_reportedly_21.html)

I think the Saints just got better. Spagnuolo > Williams as a coordinator. Williams loves to blitz, but it seemed to backfire on him sometimes.

thunderkyss
01-19-2012, 10:58 PM
I think the Saints just got better. Spagnuolo > Williams as a coordinator. Williams loves to blitz, but it seemed to backfire on him sometimes.

Williams has done a great job in other places. He was highly sought after.

That first year in New Orleans looked promising, but since then, I haven't really seen any "substance".

I liked Spags as a HC, thought he'd get another shot else where.

Goldensilence
01-19-2012, 11:04 PM
Freak'n Colts are idiots.

I guess they were hoping no one else would want him. They interviewed him (twice I believe) for their DC position, they should have pulled the trigger.

We may have seen the last 10 win Colts team for a long, long time.

By the way, congrats on a solid hire. Hope it works out for you better than the last one.... yeah, better.

Hard to pull the trigger when you're not sure on what to do at HC right now.

thunderkyss
01-19-2012, 11:10 PM
Hard to pull the trigger when you're not sure on what to do at HC right now.

Or when you don't know what you're doing period.

If they're not going to pull the trigger, why interview?

He was (I think) their ace in the hole. They could have hired him as DC & if they didn't find a better HC candidate, they could have given him the job (which is what I think they wanted to do).

I think this new GM they got is going to be our biggest blessing.

Playoffs
01-20-2012, 08:22 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Filed to ESPN: Miami plans to hire Joe Philbin as its head coach.
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JPPT1974
01-20-2012, 10:35 PM
Well seems like Tony Dungy and Bill Cowher won't go back to coaching as both seem to love their announcing gigs at NBC and CBS respectedly.

OzzO
01-21-2012, 01:42 PM
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was emerging Saturday as a possible outside contender in the race for the vacant Indianapolis Colts head coaching position, according to multiple reports.

Tressel, who was hired to the team's staff last season, held a second interview with Colts owner Jim Irsay for the top job Friday following Jim Caldwell's firing earlier in the week, WBNS reported.

The Indianapolis Star confirmed that Irsay flew Friday morning to Sarasota, Fla., where Tressel owns a home, before later returning to Indianapolis, although the newspaper stopped short of saying that an interview took place.

Irsay posted Saturday on his Twitter account that the team expects to decide on a new head coach next week.

fox sports (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jim-tressel-among-contenders-for-indianapolis-colts-nfl-head-coaching-job-012112)

thunderkyss
01-21-2012, 02:01 PM
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was emerging Saturday as a possible outside contender in the race for the vacant Indianapolis Colts head coaching position, according to multiple reports.
fox sports (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jim-tressel-among-contenders-for-indianapolis-colts-nfl-head-coaching-job-012112)

I think Tressel would be a good hire.

But, if he was on their staff for the final 3 or 4 weeks of the season, why have they not looked at him until now?

They're doing things so as$-backwards in Indy right now, I can't help but think our future is looking brighter & brighter.

TexanSam
01-21-2012, 03:05 PM
I think Tressel would be a good hire.

But, if he was on their staff for the final 3 or 4 weeks of the season, why have they not looked at him until now?

They're doing things so as$-backwards in Indy right now, I can't help but think our future is looking brighter & brighter.

Tressel hasn't had any experience in the NFL except for those last few weeks of the season. I hope they hire him. He could turn out to be a good coach, but most college coach's don't so I'd be happy if he did get the job. Chances are he wouldn't do well and we can continue laughing at Indy.

thunderkyss
01-21-2012, 03:23 PM
Tressel hasn't had any experience in the NFL except for those last few weeks of the season. I hope they hire him. He could turn out to be a good coach, but most college coach's don't so I'd be happy if he did get the job. Chances are he wouldn't do well and we can continue laughing at Indy.

I haven't looked into it too much, but my thinking is if you've got a lot of good young talent, then it's time to go with a college coach, a succesful college coach. Someone who can take that talent that doesn't have a lot of winning experience (experiencing success in the NFL) & get them to believe they can win.

Harbough in SF is a perfect example. That's what college coaches do year in & year out.

The Colts have some young talent, Garcon, a bunch of first round RBs, their secondary is relatively young.... but they've experienced success recently.

I think Tressel would do a fine job there.

RazorOye
01-21-2012, 05:43 PM
Hiring Tressel would only make it easier to root against them. What a slimeball - going back to his coaching in I-AA when the hometown team competed against Youngstown St. Also have a couple of relatives familiar with sports in Ohio and (taking this fwiw, of course), what came out in SI from his time at Ohio State just scratches the surface.

How he became the standard for "class" among college coaches has never really made sense to me.

I hope he gets hired and falls flat on his face. Colts would probably break my Top 5 of teams I root against most actively.

thunderkyss
01-21-2012, 07:38 PM
How he became the standard for "class" among college coaches has never really made sense to me.



Sweater-Vest

http://sports-at-work.com/images/jim-tressel2.jpg http://my.journalstar.com/assets/nebraskaspot/blogs/C/C/2/D/CC2D58BA-D741-4F02-A8EA-B92EE664CBA0/images/Jim_Tressel_-_Fiesta_Bowl_-_Jan_5_2009_2_20110318095226_400.jpghttp://media.cleveland.com/osu_impact/photo/9537942-large.jpg

Of course.

TEXANRED
01-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Hiring Tressel would only make it easier to root against them. What a slimeball - going back to his coaching in I-AA when the hometown team competed against Youngstown St. Also have a couple of relatives familiar with sports in Ohio and (taking this fwiw, of course), what came out in SI from his time at Ohio State just scratches the surface.

How he became the standard for "class" among college coaches has never really made sense to me.

I hope he gets hired and falls flat on his face. Colts would probably break my Top 5 of teams I root against most actively.

I'm not sure but with the exception of Jimmy Johnson getting a deal of a lifetime from the Vikings for Hershel Walker, don't college coachs fall flat on their face?

Playoffs
01-22-2012, 08:19 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/01/22/jay-gruden-turns-down-the-colts/

Twice this month, the Bengals’ offensive coordinator has rejected an opportunity to be considered for a coaching job. First it was the Jaguars. Now, he has spurned an overture from the Colts, according to Charley Casserly of CBS.

Wow. He must love Dalton -- and he's circling over Marvin Lewis.

TexanSam
01-22-2012, 11:57 PM
Chip Kelly to the Bucs?

http://tracking.si.com/2012/01/23/report-oregon-coach-chip-kelly-mulling-deal-with-bucs/

Oregon coach Chip Kelly is reportedly nearing a deal that will make him head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to KGW TV in Portland.

Dutchrudder
01-23-2012, 12:33 AM
Chip Kelly to the Bucs?

http://tracking.si.com/2012/01/23/report-oregon-coach-chip-kelly-mulling-deal-with-bucs/

Wow, didn't see that coming. I don't care much though, we play the Bucs once every 4 years.

thunderkyss
01-23-2012, 09:45 AM
Chip Kelly to the Bucs?

http://tracking.si.com/2012/01/23/report-oregon-coach-chip-kelly-mulling-deal-with-bucs/

Just heard on 610 that he reneged..... he's staying at Oregon.

TexanSam
01-23-2012, 08:26 PM
Just heard on 610 that he reneged..... he's staying at Oregon.

Bucs are taking their sweet time. Either they're doing their due diligence and trying to find the best candidate (which I doubt, not with the Glazers as owners) or nobody wants that job.

SAMURAITEXAN
01-23-2012, 08:35 PM
Bucs are taking their sweet time. Either they're doing their due diligence and trying to find the best candidate (which I doubt, not with the Glazers as owners) or nobody wants that job.

IF Bucs aren't able to find a suitable coach at college level, they can always look around local HS coaches.:lol:

ChampionTexan
01-23-2012, 09:28 PM
Per Adam Schefter on Twitter:

Former Packers HC Mike Sherman is 1st candidate to be asked to interview for Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC job for a second time, per NFL source.

Playoffs
01-24-2012, 11:24 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Now official: Oakland Raiders are hiring former Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as head coach. Deal done.
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TexanSam
01-26-2012, 01:05 PM
Bucs really don't know what they're doing.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/01/26/greg.schiano.rutgers.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a3&eref=sihp

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in talks with Rutgers' Greg Schiano to become the team's next coach, a person familiar with the negotiations says.

ESPN first reported that the Bucs and Schiano are close to an agreement.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition anonymity because a deal was not complete.

The 45-year-old Schiano has been with the Scarlet Knights for 11 seasons, taking them from college football laughingstock to a program that has had winning records in six of the last seven years. He was an assistant coach in the NFL with the Chicago Bears from 1996-98.

He was the University of Miami's defensive coordinator for two seasons before returning to his home state of New Jersey to coach Rutgers in 2001. Schiano is 68-67 there.

GlassHalfFull
01-26-2012, 01:20 PM
Chuck Pagano named to Colts head coaching position

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/41280/surprise-pagano-named-colts-head-coach

Goldensilence
01-26-2012, 01:21 PM
Bucs really don't know what they're doing.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/01/26/greg.schiano.rutgers.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a3&eref=sihp

I bet the rest of the NFC South is laughing.

GlassHalfFull
01-26-2012, 02:11 PM
Chuck Pagano named to Colts head coaching position

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/41280/surprise-pagano-named-colts-head-coach

Just to quote myself, this move surprises me. I would have expected them to go with a more offensive minded head coach to coach up Luck.

They will need a strong O-Coordinator.

Playoffs
01-26-2012, 02:17 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Now official: After finalizing a five-year deal, the Buccaneers officially have hired Greg Schiano as their next head coach.
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Dutchrudder
01-26-2012, 03:47 PM
Just to quote myself, this move surprises me. I would have expected them to go with a more offensive minded head coach to coach up Luck.

They will need a strong O-Coordinator.

Maybe Mike Sherman will wind up there...

srrono
01-26-2012, 05:23 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Now official: After finalizing a five-year deal, the Buccaneers officially have hired Greg Schiano as their next head coach.
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With this the last HC opening is filled I have had a fear that out of no where Wade would get 1 of these jobs. Now we have to wait and see if Knapp moves on to be a OC somewhere.

thunderkyss
01-26-2012, 07:21 PM
Bucs really don't know what they're doing.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/01/26/greg.schiano.rutgers.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a3&eref=sihp

If you've got a young talented team, I think a college coach is the way to go. Especially one that is used to winning. They do a good job of convincing young players that they can win & win now.....

NFL coaches... for the most part don't have to do that much, I don't think. Because it's more of a job & your teams are built over several years, not the 4 years college coaches are saddled with.

Just a theory, & that's only if the Bucs are confident in their talent. We, as a fan base, weren't very confident in our talent; judging by the way we (some of us) wanted to get rid of Rick Smith recently.

Goldensilence
01-26-2012, 08:32 PM
Just to quote myself, this move surprises me. I would have expected them to go with a more offensive minded head coach to coach up Luck.

They will need a strong O-Coordinator.

I don't think Luck needs a lot of coaching up though.

thunderkyss
01-26-2012, 08:48 PM
I don't think Luck needs a lot of coaching up though.

He's going to need a lot of picking up after he meets them boys on Kirby.


:cow:

Playoffs
01-27-2012, 09:11 PM
AdamSchefter Adam Schefter
Denver hired Jack Del Rio as its defensive coordinator.
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Dutchrudder
01-28-2012, 07:54 PM
Browns hire Chilly to be the OC...

:kubepalm:

CLEVELAND -- Pat Shurmur brought in a close friend to help him fix Cleveland's broken offense.

Shurmur hired former Minnesota coach Brad Childress as his first offensive coordinator on Friday, reuniting two coaches who spent seven seasons together on Andy Reid's staff with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Browns confirmed Childress' hiring with a release that did not include any quotes.

Childress, who spent nearly five seasons with the Vikings before he was fired in 2010, will try to improve the Browns' dismal offense, which scored just 218 points last season, finished 29th in total yardage, 28th in rushing and 24th in passing. He'll also have input in the team's vital decision at starting quarterback -- a choice that could impact the club for years.

Hensley In the eight years Brad Childress has been a head coach or offensive coordinator, his offenses have ranked in the bottom half of the league five times, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley writes.

The 55-year-old Childress was a logical choice to join the Browns, who went 4-12 in their first season under Shurmur. In addition to being tight with Shurmur, Childress is familiar with the West Coast offense the Browns installed last year and he's represented by agent Bob Lamonte, who also has Shurmur and Browns president Mike Holmgren as clients.

Shurmur juggled both head coach and coordinator duties during a troublesome first season in Cleveland. It's believed Shurmur will initially call Cleveland's plays next season but he intends to turn things over to Childress, who recently interviewed for Tampa Bay's head coaching job. Childress has only one season (2006) of experience calling plays.

Childress is the third former NFL head coach on Shurmur's staff, joining defensive coordinator Dick Jauron and senior defensive assistant Ray Rhodes.

Childress was Philadelphia's offensive coordinator from 2003-05 when Shurmur coached the Eagles quarterbacks. While he was with the Eagles, Childress went to three straight NFC title games and the Super Bowl in 2004.

Shurmur was asked about Childress during his season-ending news conference on Jan. 3.

"I know Brad very well," Shurmur said. "He and I worked together for a long time. He's a terrific coach."

Childress went 39-35 in four-plus seasons with the Vikings, twice leading them to the playoffs and going 1-2. Minnesota won division titles in 2008 and 2009, when the Vikings made it to the NFC title game with quarterback Brett Favre, whom Childress had famously picked up at the airport. But after a 3-7 start in 2010, Childress was fired by owner Zygi Wilf one day after the Vikings were blown out at home by rival Green Bay.

The Browns considered hiring an offensive coordinator before last season but didn't find a suitable candidate. Holmgren suggested Shurmur maintain play-calling duties to control the offense and build a stronger bond with second-year quarterback Colt McCoy. Shurmur, though, seemed overwhelmed at times as the Browns had some communication breakdowns and time-management issues.

The addition of Childress should free up Shurmur during the week as he prepares for games.

"I think what it will do is allow me to just step back and look down one some things in some areas that I may be able to contribute more," Shurmur said after the season. "That's a key piece."

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7511012/cleveland-browns-tap-brad-childress-offensive-coordinator

Dutchrudder
01-28-2012, 08:03 PM
Interesting that Miami would hire Philbin as HC, and then they get Sherman as OC. Nice little reunion.

MIAMI -- Joe Philbin was once hired by Mike Sherman in Green Bay. On Friday, Philbin returned the favor.

The new coach of the Miami Dolphins hired Sherman as offensive coordinator on Friday, also adding Kevin Coyle as the team's defensive coordinator. Combined, the 57-year-old Sherman and the 56-year-old Coyle have 68 years of football coaching experience.
"They are exactly what I am looking for in terms of leadership, character, and teaching ability," Philbin said. "They are both very passionate about the game of football and the players they coach, and that enthusiasm is evident in the meeting rooms and on the field. They are excellent family men and I'm thrilled they are joining the Dolphins' football family. I can't wait to get started to work with them."

In Sherman's case, that's more like a reunion than anything else.

Sherman and Philbin have a relationship that goes back decades -- Sherman was once Philbin's high school English teacher. When Sherman was head coach at Green Bay, he gave Philbin his first NFL coaching job.

Sherman joins Miami after four years as head coach at Texas A&M. He also has been on the staffs at Seattle and Houston, along with college stops at Tulane, Holy Cross and UCLA.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7511649/miami-dolphins-hire-mike-sherman-kevin-coyle-coordinators

thunderkyss
01-28-2012, 09:20 PM
Friends hiring friends....... it's sickening.

Dutchrudder
01-28-2012, 09:49 PM
Friends hiring friends....... it's sickening.

It is when they suck. Brad Childress is known for being a terrible coach with a pathetic work eithic. When people complain about the downtime during practices, you got a problem. I don't think he will do much for the Browns who really needed some help with offensive playcalling.