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Coaching/G.M. search update for January 12

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Another day, another update of the various coaching and G.M. vacancies.

Sort of.

With three coaching jobs filled and four remaining along with a pair of G.M. gigs, here are the latest developments since the last time we updated the status of the various search processes.

Browns:  Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt reportedly was due to be interviewed on Saturday.  Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn have been interviewed.  Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase won’t interview until the team’s season is over.  Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott reportedly could be interviewed.  The Browns reportedly have interest in Auburn coach Gus Malzahn.

Vikings:  49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman (pictured) and 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula were interviewed on Saturday.  Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn have been interviewed. Interviews reportedly have been requested with Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, and Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Lions: Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, former Titans coach Mike Munchak, former Texans coach Gary Kubiak, and former Colts coach (and current Ravens offensive coordinator) Jim Caldwell have been interviewed.

Titans:  Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, and Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell have been interviewed.  Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and Cowboys special-teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia could be interviewed.

Buccaneers: Candidates include Falcons director of player personnel Lionel Vital, Giants V.P. of player evaluation Marc Ross, Redskins director of pro personnel Morocco Brown, and Titans V.P. of player personnel Lake Dawson.

Dolphins: Browns assistant G.M. Ray Farmer, Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine, Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan, and Cardinals V.P. of player personnel Jason Licht have been interviewed.  Other candidates include Eagles V.P. of player personnel Tom Gamble and Titans V.P. of player personnel Lake Dawson, and possibly Packers senior personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith.  The Dolphins requested permission to interview Ravens assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta, but it’s believed DeCosta has no interest in the job.

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9 Responses to “Coaching/G.M. search update for January 12”
  1. tdiesel651 says: Jan 12, 2014 7:02 AM

    Looks like the Vikes are close to a deal w/ Zimmer. He’s going to meet w/ them on Tuesday for a second interview. SKOL!

  2. donmcg2012 says: Jan 12, 2014 7:51 AM

    The Browns are taking a step backwards with all those candidates.

  3. gottaplan says: Jan 12, 2014 8:13 AM

    Man, for a job that “nobody may want”, a lot of league respected guys are showing up for interviews in Miami. I guess it’s a better job than we were lead to believe …

  4. wipackman1265 says: Jan 12, 2014 8:36 AM

    Zimmer is a great candidate….. Greg Roman would be a great hire too… Hope they hire wade phillips though

  5. ccvikes says: Jan 12, 2014 10:22 AM

    Where is Scott Pioli? Wouldn’t he be an upgrade to all these guys they are interviewing in Tampa or Miami.

  6. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 12, 2014 10:45 AM

    The Browns will be looking for a new coach in 2015.

  7. dan1320 says: Jan 12, 2014 12:44 PM

    The Browns are gonna lose a bright and upcoming Farmer to keep Mike Freaking Lombardi? It’s getting harder and harder to defend this team.

  8. jkaflagg says: Jan 12, 2014 4:08 PM

    In reference to Lionel Vital possibly taking over in Tampa Bay, he would be the third personnel guy from Atlanta to become a GM in three seasons….

    ….the odd thing is, many observers pointed out that the Falcons problem this year was a lack of talent once a few key starters were injured….a team that had been built up by the same personnel team over the last five years suddenly was exposed as lacking in depth and talent….

    Of course, the real key is that these guys learned how to put together a solid organization; now they just need to select the right players, something that has largely eluded the Falcons in recent seasons…..

  9. rodh32340 says: Jan 12, 2014 8:39 PM

    Miami is a great place to land if you believe in your abilities…there will be NO ownership involvement, Ross would LOVE to see the Fins improve each year! Whoever has been advising him obviously is loyal to another franchise….hmmmm?

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