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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.  And we'll eventually try to come up with a different way to explain that via an Editor's note.]

Arizona Cardinals:  The Cardinals have promoted Steve Keim to G.M.  For their vacant coaching position, the Cardinals have interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.  They plan to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley finally has accepted an offer to interview for the position.

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 remains 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 considering Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, and Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.  The Browns also reportedly had interest in Bill Cowher, who has said he’s not returning to coaching this year.

Jacksonville Jaguars:  The Jaguars have hired G.M. Dave Caldwell.  He could soon decide whether to retain or fire coach Mike Mularkey.

Kansas City Chiefs:  Packers director of operations John Dorsey has interviewed for the G.M. job, and many believe he soon will be hired.  Former Eagles and Browns G.M. Tom Heckert is another possible candidate.

New York Jets:  The Jets’ search continues to expand, with Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine and Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye joining the list.  Other candidates include Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble.

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, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and former Bears coach Lovie Smith.  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:  The Chargers have hired G.M. Tom Telesco.  Coaching candidates include Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and UCLA coach Jim Mora, who reportedly is not interested.

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30 Responses to “The daily coaching, G.M. vacancy update”
  1. seahawks19081 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:22 PM

    I would be interested in the Eagles job, but they have yet to contact me as well. They better hurry because I start a new job on Monday.

  2. whatnojets says: Jan 9, 2013 4:28 PM

    I don’t see Rob Ryan’s name listed anywhere in the above. I thought he said that he will get a job in five minutes!???

    “I’ll be out of work for like five minutes.”

  3. ilovethiscrap says: Jan 9, 2013 4:29 PM

    I know most of what you’ve talked about are head coaches. Is coordinators too broad of a topic? Curious if there are any interviews for the D coordinator for the Cowboys.

  4. igotgamenj says: Jan 9, 2013 4:32 PM

    You can understand why they can’t find a GM -19.4 million over the cap Sanchez as of now is the starter making 8.2 million plus no 4th and 6th round pick .. Rex Ryan has one foot out the door..New York also will be hard-pressed to re-sign starting safety LaRon Landry, tight end Dustin Keller and tailback Shonn Greene

  5. dprouse says: Jan 9, 2013 4:36 PM

    There’s thorough, and then there is unfocused. Having 13 potential Head Coach candidates strikes me as being completely unfocused. Lovie Smith was arguably the best of all the coaches who got canned on Black Monday, yet the Bears obviously had no clear successor in mind, or even a strategy on how to proceed. Instead, they are going to make a change simply for the sake of making a change. That is poor management to say the least.

  6. meegs34 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:36 PM

    This is a glorified game of musical chairs.

  7. mrgroovesd says: Jan 9, 2013 4:45 PM

    I’m so glad Mora is not interested in the Bolts HC spot. I think the fans aren’t interested in a retrend coach like him.

  8. riseabovecancer says: Jan 9, 2013 4:46 PM

    John Dorsey worked with Andy Reid in his days together with the Eagles. Andy Reid said he really liked working with the guy because he always did the right thing to bring in the best player and helped Andy Reid get a team to make it to the super bowl.

    For Tom Heckert they said he could have some roll in the front office but they said he could be made Assistant GM…Would really be interesting to see how things go.

  9. catfanatic1979v1 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:49 PM

    Personally, I think the Jags made a VERY good hire but we shall see what their first draft is like.

  10. bonniebengal says: Jan 9, 2013 4:51 PM

    Some sites are reporting that the Chargers are also interested in Mike Zimmer for head coach.

  11. djteknision1200 says: Jan 9, 2013 4:52 PM

    I bet the reason the Jets are having a hard time hiring a GM is not only their salary issues but I bet the first question from the GM canidate to Woody is…”Do I have the power to fire and hire a coach” and if the answer from Woody is NO…The GM canidate answer is “Thanks but no Thanks”. The Jets is doing this all backwards. Should have cleaned house!!

  12. bengalsucker says: Jan 9, 2013 4:53 PM

    Profootball talk even reported that the Bolts are interested in Zimmer. Then they left him off this list. Nice.

  13. thaoption1 says: Jan 9, 2013 5:13 PM

    Philly needs a defensive minded coach.

  14. mgavin78 says: Jan 9, 2013 5:14 PM

    Go jags!!

  15. riverhorsey says: Jan 9, 2013 5:18 PM

    Haley interview into 7th hour

  16. patfanken says: Jan 9, 2013 5:23 PM

    the one thing we will know for certain about the person who will eventually get the Jets GM job – that he will be a guy who had no other options.

  17. johnnyjagfan says: Jan 9, 2013 5:28 PM

    Fire Mularkey. Find a QB. Hire Wisenhunt. Let the rebuilding begin.

  18. sdbolt says: Jan 9, 2013 5:38 PM

    I’m hoping for Jay Gruden or Zimmer for the Chargers HC vacancy. Definitely not Mora Jr. Maybe Arians. I don’t think Lovie would be a fit.

  19. isuhuskie says: Jan 9, 2013 5:54 PM

    “There’s thorough, and then there is unfocused. Having 13 potential Head Coach candidates strikes me as being completely unfocused. Lovie Smith was arguably the best of all the coaches who got canned on Black Monday, yet the Bears obviously had no clear successor in mind, or even a strategy on how to proceed. Instead, they are going to make a change simply for the sake of making a change. That is poor management to say the least.”

    That is purely a guess that they had no one in mind. The person they want may not be available to be hired, yet. Emery could indeed be taking advantage of the situation to “pick” the brains of other organizations. It is also possible he’s interviewing back-up candidates in case something doesn’t work out. I’m not saying it is impossible they don’t screw this up, but Lovie Smith needed to be fired. He had 9 years to find a competent OC and never did find one. He was being paid $5 million dollars a year and couldn’t get the Bears into the playoffs on a remotely consistent basis; he deserved to get fired for that reason alone.

  20. aljack88 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:01 PM

    dprouse says:
    Jan 9, 2013 4:36 PM
    There’s thorough, and then there is unfocused. Having 13 potential Head Coach candidates strikes me as being completely unfocused. Lovie Smith was arguably the best of all the coaches who got canned on Black Monday, yet the Bears obviously had no clear successor in mind, or even a strategy on how to proceed. Instead, they are going to make a change simply for the sake of making a change. That is poor management to say the least.
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    Excellent post. I’m not sensing anything positive about the Bears’ next year. I’m not a Smith fan but it hasn’t been his failure to get an offensive line for the past few seasons.

  21. priestlightning says: Jan 9, 2013 6:04 PM

    I don’t know much about the new Chargers G.M., but from what I’ve been reading, I’ve got a good feeling about this Tom Tabasco guy.

  22. dlk47823 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:12 PM

    No one has passed on the Jets GM job, because no one has been offered the job. They will have no problem getting the guy they want. They’re being smart and interviewing all legitimate candidates. jets lose 16 million off cap, by releasing Scott and Pace, 15 mil more with Eric Smith, Tebow and lineman Smith acquired from Rams. Not as bad off financially as you all want them to be. Sorry.

  23. dlk47823 says: Jan 9, 2013 6:16 PM

    Who said the Jets want to resign Keller and Greene? keller can’t stay healthy, Greene is a 3 yards a carry back, period.

  24. j0esixpack says: Jan 9, 2013 6:40 PM

    I can’t believe more respectable candidates aren’t knocking on the Jets door,

    Aside from the fact that the Jets will not give their GM power to pick coaches or players and have no cap space, it’s a plum job.

  25. isuhuskie says: Jan 9, 2013 6:47 PM

    “Excellent post. I’m not sensing anything positive about the Bears’ next year. I’m not a Smith fan but it hasn’t been his failure to get an offensive line for the past few seasons.”

    Really, he’s been there nine years and he has had NO input on who they’ve drafted? He just shows up in May for mini-camp and looks over the roster for who they gave him? Look, Angelo had to go; but Smith had a lot of power. Maybe, just maybe, he and the staff didn’t develop players. Maybe, just maybe, if the Bears didn’t waste endless draft picks on the safety position (that you have to guess he had some input on)… Some of those picks could have been O-Linemen.

  26. kenudo says: Jan 9, 2013 7:31 PM

    I’m a pretty big fan of Wisenhunt. Obviously someone had to be the scapegoat and he coached some really good teams in Arizona without really elite talent besides the WR position. Crap finally hit the fan this season but what do you expect when Ryan Lindley is starting some games for you down the stretch?

  27. eaglebobby says: Jan 9, 2013 7:44 PM

    riseabovecancer–John Dorsey NEVER worked for the Eagles with Reid. Dorsey worked with Reid with the Packers when Reid was there as QBs and TEs coach.

    In Philly, Reid worked with Tom Modrak (fired in 01), Tom Heckert and Roseman. Jason Licht and Marc Ross were also there during Reid’s tenure in Philly.

    As far as the Bears go, it’s important to hire the right coach. If they interview 25 to get to the right one, that’s the way it goes. I used to be a recruiter in the Air Force and to get 4 qualified recruits a month, I might have had to talk to 50 people. They fired Lovie because he only took them to the playoffs in 3 of his 9 years–that’s not really a good percentage. And when you go 7-3 and finish 8-8 and then go 7-1 and finish 10-6, in back to back years, that isn’t a good percentage, either.

  28. tailgatessportsbarandgrill says: Jan 9, 2013 8:20 PM

    Attention Jeffrey Lurie!! JON GRUDEN!!
    Get it Done……..Stop listening to Howie Roseman and listen to Jaworski who knows FOOTBALL!

  29. eaglelover1 says: Jan 9, 2013 8:56 PM

    Attention Jeff Lurie:

    Please be smart and don’t even talk to anyone with the last name Gruden when ordering lunch……

  30. trademarkelane says: Jan 9, 2013 11:57 PM

    Come on Brownies, offer Cower whatever it takes to get him out of that chair. This year in and year out house cleaning is getting very old, any stability would be nice….

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