The daily coaching/G.M. update


[Editor’s note:  Well, I forgot to do it on Friday.  But the beauty of a daily update is that with the setting and rising of the sun, there’s another opportunity to forget to do it again.]

Arizona Cardinals:  The Cardinals have interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.  It’s unclear when the Cardinals will interview Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley.

Chicago Bears:  G.M. Phil Emery’s list of candidates 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.  On Friday, FOX’s Jimmy Johnson suggested that Trestman is getting the job; Trestman denied it.  The Bears are interviewing Bevell on Saturday.

Cleveland Browns:  The Browns have hired Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who grew up a Browns fans and had two prior stints with the team.

Jacksonville Jaguars:  The Jaguars have request permission to interview Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.  49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman also is believed to be on the short list of candidates, along with Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.

Kansas City Chiefs:  Packers director of operations John Dorsey interviewed this week for the G.M. job, and many believe he soon will be hired.

New York Jets:  The pool of G.M. candidates is holding steady, with Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine, Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, Steelers director of football and business administration Omar Khan, Montreal Alouettes G.M. Jim Popp, Seahawks V.P. of football administration John Idzik, and Jets assistant G.M. Scott Cohen on the list.  Idzik interviewed for the position on Friday.

Philadelphia Eagles:  The Eagles are interviewing Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on Friday.  Other candidates include Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly, Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and former Bears coach Lovie Smith.

San Diego Chargers:  With Tom Telesco in place as G.M., the coaching search has ramped up.  Candidates include Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley (who interviewed Thursday) and former Bears coach Lovie Smith (who interviewed Friday).  Former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is expected to interview on Saturday, and Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians plans to interview Monday, according to U-T San Diego.  Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden is believed to be under consideration, too.

12 responses to “The daily coaching/G.M. update

  1. I’m tired of reading about interviews for the purposes of “satisfying the Rooney rule”. Aren’t these coaches sitting through these “interviews” knowing that if it wasn’t for the color of their skin that they may not be in the room? Ridiculous.

    The Jags already interviewed DC Mel Tucker, also. So as far as this update goes, the rule is satisfied.

    Maybe we should have a “Khan Rule” that states when the owner is a minority, the Rooney Rule does not apply. 🙂

  2. Did I miss something? I thought you guys said that Zimmer was going to interview with the Chargers? Has that happened? Is it going to happen?

    Just askin’ 🙂

  3. I won’t believe that Brian Kelly is going to Philadelphia until/unless he meets with his current players and denies it.

  4. You guys can blame Lovie Smith for that Rooney Rule…If the Bears interviewed more people for the head coaching job before they decided to go with Lovie Smith from the Rams…Then there wouldn’t be a Rooney Rule.

    Blame the Bears on hiring Lovie Smith on the spot before interviewing any other coaches or ex coaches.

  5. chaseutley says:
    Jan 12, 2013 10:05 AM
    I’m not sure he’s the best fit for the job, but Mike Singletary to the Bears would be a great story.


    Singletary would be a total disaster. Only reason the Bears interviewed him in the first place was as a favor…..there is zero chance he gets hired.

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