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The daily coaching, G.M. vacancy update

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[Editor's note:  Every day, we'll post a new update on the various coaching and G.M. vacancies, until all of them are filled.  Or until we lose interest.  Or forget to do it.]

Arizona Cardinals:  The Cardinals reportedly are negotiating with Steve Keim for the franchise’s G.M. position.  The Cardinals also have interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy to fill their coaching vacancy.  They plan to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.  The Cardinals also sought permission to interview Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, but to date Haley has not accepted.

Carolina Panthers:  The G.M. candidates include in-house interim hire Brandon Beane, Titans V.P. of player personnel Lake Dawson, Giants senior pro personnel analyst Dave Gettleman, Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton, Montral Alouettes G.M. Jim Popp, and Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Chicago Bears:  G.M. Phil Emery’s list of candidates for head coach is now at 13:  Bears special-teams coordinator Dave Toub, Vikings linebackers coach Mike Singletary, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Cowboys special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer.

Cleveland Browns:  The Browns are looking at Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman.  A Monday reported that the Browns “might” be interested in Jon Gruden was quickly shot down by a source with direct knowledge of the search process.

Jacksonville Jaguars:  Candidates for the vacant G.M. job include Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell, Cardinals V.P. of player personnel Steve Keim, 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, and Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross.  Caldwell has interviewed three times, but some believe Caldwell and the Jags are at impasse over money.

Kansas City Chiefs:  Packers director of operations John Dorsey and former Browns G.M. Tom Heckert are among the candidates to replace Scott Pioli as G.M.  Coach Andy Reid says that the hire will be made by owner Clark Hunt.

New York Jets:  49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble was believed to be the leading candidate, but some say his interview didn’t go well.  Other candidates include Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell, who is getting a second interview.

Philadelphia Eagles:  The Eagles’ current candidates include Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.  Former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski has said that Jon Gruden would be interested in the job, but that the Eagles have yet to contact Gruden.

San Diego Chargers:  Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye and Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco are considered to be the top candidates for the G.M. job.   49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble is due to interview on Tuesday.  Coaching candidates include Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, but that process won’t get rolling until the Chargers have a new G.M.

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31 Responses to “The daily coaching, G.M. vacancy update”
  1. purplekoolaid1 says: Jan 8, 2013 1:49 PM

    I’d put money on the Chargers screwing up their head coach hire. Any takers?

  2. fuglyflorio says: Jan 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    The Bears are trolling a wide net.

  3. bearssuck says: Jan 8, 2013 1:52 PM

    Does Phil Emery have any clue what he’s doing?

  4. thejabronisayz says: Jan 8, 2013 1:59 PM

    @purplekoolaid1 – I hear the Chargers interviewed Norv for the job.

  5. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Jan 8, 2013 1:59 PM

    Again, the Steelers are the prime example of excellence in this league. Everyone models their teams after us. We are great.

  6. bengalsucker says: Jan 8, 2013 1:59 PM

    I’ll personally give Jay Gruden and his family a ride to the airport when they go. I want Hue Jackson as our OC next year!

  7. ttommytom says: Jan 8, 2013 2:00 PM

    Doc looking for McFly ???

  8. hammerhunker says: Jan 8, 2013 2:00 PM

    Is Jaworski really the reliable source when it comes to Gruden’s wishes to coach?

  9. justintuckrule says: Jan 8, 2013 2:04 PM

    You guys really don’t want Ross or Gettleman. Totally overhyped. They had nothing to do with drafting JPP over Graham, Nicks over Britt or Flip Wilson. That was all on the fans emailing them and polls on websites. Seriously. I would never lie over this. For real. My advice is to hire Dallas’ GM to run your drafts. :)

  10. huskersrock1 says: Jan 8, 2013 2:04 PM

    My interview with Bruce Arians would consist of

    “When can you start.”

  11. chipwade says: Jan 8, 2013 2:06 PM

    Not one single mention of Mike Holmgren is very surprising. His a proven winning coach and eager to get back.

  12. omegalh says: Jan 8, 2013 2:07 PM

    Gamble’s interview:

    Gamble: Do I need to keep Rex?
    Woody: Yep.
    Gamble: Bye.

    Did go well for who?

  13. scottplayersfacemask says: Jan 8, 2013 2:07 PM

    I thought Boris Karloff was deceased.

  14. xpensivewinos says: Jan 8, 2013 2:11 PM

    Wouldn’t Emery get heat if he only interviewed two guys and people would say he didn’t talk to enough people to get more a diverse perspective? Seems like he’s in a no win situation.

    Personally, I don’t see what’s wrong with talking to that many qualified people. Never know what tidbits you might uncover. Can never have too much information……

  15. pascalswager42 says: Jan 8, 2013 2:11 PM

    Worst HC searching job: Browns, or Bears?

    At least the bears haven’t been rejected thrice.

    I am intrigued by Trestman, as he knows Weeds, the Browns (former OC during Bernie years) and leadership.

    Pair him with Lovie and Norv or whiz! Or keep Jauron as DC

  16. bartlettruss says: Jan 8, 2013 2:12 PM

    I think it’s a bad sign for Arizona that Todd Haley hasn’t accepted an invitation to interview for HC. He’s obviously tenuous in Pitt.

  17. pnut87 says: Jan 8, 2013 2:13 PM

    Please Philly, hire Mike Nolan. *wink

  18. finleye says: Jan 8, 2013 2:16 PM

    don’t worry, no one cares about the Carolina GM search, not even Panthers fans…

  19. rukkus1 says: Jan 8, 2013 2:21 PM

    Its no coincidence that only 2 of these teams ever seem to try and put together a winning season. Chi and Phi. Going to any of these other teams would be the same as going into early retirement.

  20. notorious343 says: Jan 8, 2013 2:30 PM

    I just hope I can go home and not hear about rg3 again. I don’t understand why he’s everywhere including gatorade and subway. He’s done nothing special. If we should talk about the redskins it should be Alfred morris. If we should talk about rookie qb of year then its between r. Wilson and a. Luck. That’s it. <—- see the period? Atleast they played all year and didn't play so wreckless and tell the media I, I, I and I. Rg3 is more overrated than mike vick and vick atleast has a cannon. Watching rg3 throw the ball reminds me of playing the game 500 where you LOB the ball in the air. Rg3 only played so well because how dominant rookie sensations Alfred morris was on 1st downs. Maybe number two in the draft is more talked about about than one in the draft because of what the redskins did to get him. This sport is a team sport. If rg3 wants to be all about himself then he should play tennis or something along those lines. If rg3 is so good or smart he should have pulled himself before half to let k. Cousins get the butterflies out. Up 14 nothing when the world saw he was hurt to the point of hopping around. TEAM FIRST silly not I,I,I and I. Hopefully you learn a lesson rg3 and quit thinking about you,you,you and you.

  21. devildog911 says: Jan 8, 2013 2:37 PM

    Whoever takes over as the GM and the HC, they better enjoy their new stadium in LA….

  22. nykingfan says: Jan 8, 2013 2:49 PM

    Very strange that Mike Zimmer doesn’t even get a sniff
    If it wasn’t for his defense, the Bengals don’t see the playoffs. Gruden but not Zimmer?

  23. eaglesfanintx says: Jan 8, 2013 2:56 PM

    justintuckrule says:
    Jan 8, 2013 2:04 PM
    You guys really don’t want Ross or Gettleman. Totally overhyped. They had nothing to do with drafting JPP over Graham, Nicks over Britt or Flip Wilson. That was all on the fans emailing them and polls on websites. Seriously. I would never lie over this. For real. My advice is to hire Dallas’ GM to run your drafts.

    ____________________________________

    They didn’t draft JPP “Over” Graham. Graham was picked 2 places ahead of when the Giants picked, and they only had JPP left to choose at that point.

  24. joemammy says: Jan 8, 2013 3:17 PM

    “…Jon Gruden was quickly shot down by a source with direct knowledge of the (Browns’) search process.”

    ————————-

    That source being Mike Lombardi, no doubt. Definitely one of Joe Banner’s minions…

  25. justintuckrule says: Jan 8, 2013 3:26 PM

    @eaglesfanintx – You’re totally right. The Giants’ front office had nothing to do with smoke-screening the Eagles to trade up over them to select Graham.

  26. thewizardofbs says: Jan 8, 2013 3:32 PM

    Tony Sporano, formally of the Jets, is looking for a job. He will work cheap since he is still being paid $3 Mil/year by the Dolphins from two years ago.

  27. bensstinkyfingers says: Jan 8, 2013 5:12 PM

    All of this reporting is nonsense, the sources are guys with weak or noinfo at all trying to be the first to break big news. Here’s my head coach predictions so if any happen, I want credit- Arians to Cleveland, Horton to Arizona, Mccoy to Chicago, Nolan to Pth hilly, Holmgren to San Diego. Book it. Jan. 8th 2013.

  28. buckyhamm says: Jan 8, 2013 7:36 PM

    The Spanos’ are notoriously cheap so that’s going to be a huge factor in signing a new GM and HC. I think they will go with Jimmy Raye because he would be more willing to take a low ball offer to get the job. Plus John could be named asst GM or something.

    Then the search will start for a coach who would be willing to take a low ball offer.

    Gruden you ask? Ha no way these cheapskates hire him at $7 mill a yr !

    Bollocks to the Spanos family

    (we can only pray John and more football sense than Dean or Alex)

  29. rockee3 says: Jan 9, 2013 1:08 AM

    13 candidates ? They are just wasting some of those guys time!

  30. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Jan 9, 2013 4:48 AM

    Please stop using pictures of Phil Emery. He frightens my children. And WTF happened to his head?? Really! That thing is caving in sideways.

  31. jacquessniffa says: Jan 9, 2013 12:18 PM

    Andrew Lloyd Perloff has solid offers from both Philly and the Jets on the table to be GM. Salary cap issues
    for both teams are all that are preventing him from pulling the trigger.

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