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The daily coaching/G.M. search update

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With the interviews happening and new names emerging constantly, we’ll keep you updated on a daily (or close to it) basis on all the candidates for all the coaching (still four) and G.M. (still one) openings throughout the NFL.

Here’s the rundown as to the open jobs for the first Friday of 2014.

Browns:  Reportedly will interview Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles (pictured) on Friday.  Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has been flagged as possibly having the “inside track” to the job by former Rams G.M. Tony Softli.  Reportedly interviewed Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on Wednesday.  Will interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Saturday.  Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase won’t interview until the Broncos’ season is over.  The Browns reportedly have interest in Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, and former Lions coach Jim Schwartz.

Redskins:  Reportedly will interview Cowboys special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.  Reportedly will interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.  G.M. Bruce Allen said Bill Cowher hasn’t been contacted, which makes sense since Cowher would want control over the draft and the roster, powers recently acquired by Allen.

Vikings:  Reportedly interested in Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, neither of whom can be interviewed until after Sunday’s playoff game, win or lose.  Reportedly will interview Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.  Reportedly interested in Broncos offensive coordinator Peyton Manning Adam Gase and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.

Lions: Reported will interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell on Monday.  Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt reportedly is a strong candidate; he can’t interview until after Sunday’s playoff game, win or lose.  (Whisenhunt and G.M. Martin Mayhew were college teammates.)  Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable reportedly is — and reportedly isn’t — a candidate. The Lions had interest in Lovie Smith and Bill O’Brien, both of whom took jobs elsewhere.

Buccaneers:  Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard reportedly is the leading candidate for the G.M. position.

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18 Responses to “The daily coaching/G.M. search update”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 3, 2014 11:37 AM

    Over/under on the tenure of the next hapless and tasteless Viking coach?

    3 years.

  2. hardrockfootballfanatic says: Jan 3, 2014 11:39 AM

    I don’t know why anyone would want the Browns job considering the way they fire coaches. The team won’t even have cheerleaders which many fans have asked for. Everything they do seems to be done on the cheap.

  3. dkphilly1122 says: Jan 3, 2014 11:45 AM

    The list of potential coaches is pathetic. Why would any of these teams fire there coach without having a plan and decent possible coaches in place……horrible.

  4. arrowmint says: Jan 3, 2014 12:09 PM

    The Browns need 2 or 3 potential head coaches, since the one who wins the training camp battle will be released at the end of the year.

  5. r8dernation says: Jan 3, 2014 12:18 PM

    It would be interesting to watch Jay Gruden as a head coach in the NFL. I was a big fan of his in the Arena days.

  6. citizenstrange says: Jan 3, 2014 12:23 PM

    Luckily the Steelers are as sound as the pound with Tomlin.

    They’ve traded in hope for playoff appearances for more of that sweet, sweet gobbledygook that Tomlin lays down. It still “blows away” the Rooneys.

  7. r8rsfan says: Jan 3, 2014 12:23 PM

    Why would anyone work for the Browns? Because they offer one of the 32 most exclusive jobs in the world. Even if it’s for just one year, who turns down multi-millions? And one thing coaches have in common – they all think they can win regardless of the history of the team. That is a requisite characteristic for any coach.

  8. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Jan 3, 2014 12:54 PM

    and former Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
    I’m sure that one has Browns fans overly excited.

  9. oldcracker says: Jan 3, 2014 12:59 PM

    I don’t see any respectable coach taking the Browns job unless he has something personal to gain or prove.

    What comes to mind is people like Shanahan, Kiflin, or possibly Tressel.

    Maybe the Browns can also sign Ryan Leaf or Art Schlister to QB? Is T.O. or Ochocinco still available to WR?

    “This time we’ll get it right. We’ll bring in a proven winner!” – Yah, right.

  10. garyhd01 says: Jan 3, 2014 1:21 PM

    to those thinking no way to being the browns coach the key is a great attorney a 3 year guaranteed iron clad contract with no offset if you get fired and take another job you can keep the money from both jobs hows that!!

  11. guitarfreak21 says: Jan 3, 2014 1:33 PM

    Why would ANYONE want a Broncos coordinator?! The offensive one has a title and no control, and the defensive one is unproven AT BEST, coaching a horrific defense.

  12. fumblenuts says: Jan 3, 2014 1:42 PM

    Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevel will be the head coach of the Redskins…………….mark it.

  13. happy1114 says: Jan 3, 2014 2:27 PM

    Whisenhunt (Georgia Tech)and Mayhew (Florida St.) were not college teammates, I believe they were teammates at Washington Redskins in 89-90. Better hire a coach, be it off or def that will bring in a QB coach with some wisdom to share with Stafford , not some GA that had no credentials, Im not referring to the OC either.

  14. jkaflagg says: Jan 3, 2014 5:27 PM

    Think that Browns fans would pack up and move to Baltimore if Jim Schwartz turns out to be the best candidate that Cleveland management could find…..this guy brought new meaning to the adage “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”…..

  15. staffordsyear says: Jan 3, 2014 9:19 PM

    I could see Schwartz as a DC but not as a head coach, nope.

  16. wiseone50 says: Jan 3, 2014 11:10 PM

    Maybe McDaniels, Shanahan or Tressel. Not these other guys. Whoever it is, they will be really lucky if Hoyer is well enough to play. He’ll make them look like a coaching genius. I wish they didn’t get rid of Chud. Same old crap again.

  17. rodh32340 says: Jan 5, 2014 8:43 PM

    Bengals assistants should take whatever is offered right now, because this is as good as it will get for Gruden and Zimmer. Unless of course, they want Marvin’s job!

  18. gambletowinbig says: Jan 8, 2014 2:47 PM

    Hue Jackson needs to be on the Vikings & Redskins list

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