Mills sucks Elephant balls. You're never getting a decent HC in here if you're selling him on the idea that Mills is the guy we want for another year. That's absolutely never going to happen in 10 million lifetimes. Mills is terrible and wouldn't start on 31 other teams...but ya let's give him 100 starts because you know...lack of experience.
Getting back to some form of reality...
I had a dream candidate this fall before any speculation started, and his name was Demeco Ryans. After Lovie was predictably jettisoned I wanted an OC...with one exception, and this was the one and only DC that I felt was worth the exception. He'll be the best HC this team has ever had. I'm crossing my fingers, my toes, and the one hair that's left on my head is tied in a bow hoping that I don't jinx it.
He's the guy that will take this team to levels it's never achieved. Now does he need some help...of course. Nick needs to draft well, and they need to get the QB right at 1.2. I'm hoping for Young, but Stroud has good upside as well. Only Jesus can turn water into wine. But if Nick gets most of these high picks right, Demeco will turn this thing around so that by 2024 we're a real contender.
So, I've been on the Ryans bandwagon for months. He's the guy I want and I'd be more pumped for that move than any HC we've had by far. If for some reason, Demeco turns the gig down, I'm going after Shane Steichen, and I can get solidly behind that guy. I think he could do some really good things too, but Ryans has that it factor that really separates him from the field.
There's really nobody else I'm interested in seriously. I want Ryans or Shane...preferably Ryans.
But If Shane also turns down the gig, I suppose Gannon would be ok...but I have serious doubts about him taking this team to the promised land. But in this group of 7, I suppose he's in 3rd place for me. Mr. big head is 4th. But he's yesterday's news and will cost us too much in draft capital, which is why I have him 4th. I could get behind Sean, but only if the draft capital is reasonable. 1.12 BUT...with a pick back, like their 3rd. Or you can have 2.2. Still...I'd rather have Ryans straight up even on an apples to apples comparison. Ryans is a star HC in the making.
After that list of 4, I'm telling the other 3, thanks for the interview but we're not interested at this time.