The daily coaching/G.M. search update


Now that the dust has settled (temporarily) on the array of coaches (six, so far) and General Managers (one, so far) to hear Donald Trump’s catch phrase, we’ll begin the process of keeping you updated on the candidates for the various jobs, with the goal of keeping you from shouting Arnold Drummond’s catch phrase.

Texans:  Fired coach Gary Kubiak with three games left.  Interviewed former Bears coach Lovie Smith, Texans defensive coordinator/interim head coach Wade Phillips, and Penn State coach Bill O’Brien.  Hired O’Brien.

Browns:  Fired coach Rob Chudzinski on Sunday.  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.  Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles hasn’t decided whether to be interviewed.  The Browns reportedly have interest in Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, and former Lions coach Jim Schwartz.

Redskins:  Fired coach Mike Shanahan on Monday.  Reportedly will interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.  Requested permission to interview Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

Vikings:  Fired coach Leslie Frazier on Monday.  Reportedly will interview 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:  Fired coach Jim Schwartz on Monday. Reported candidates include Ravens offensive
coordinator Jim Caldwell and Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.  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:  Fired coach Greg Schiano and G.M. Mark Dominik on Monday.  Hired Lovie Smith.  Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard has been mentioned as a potential candidate for G.M., as has former Bucs G.M. and current Falcons president Rich McKay.

26 responses to “The daily coaching/G.M. search update

  1. Lions already off to a losing start… Somehow with every opportunity to get it right they manage to screw it up. It is so frustrating!

  2. Not sure the Peyton Manning joke needs to be there considering McCoy was in a similar situation last year and took the Chargers to the playoffs already.

  3. McCoy was a little bit different because wasn’t he the one able to get something out of Tebow? Generally though I would shy away from anyone who gets credit for what Manning or Brady does. Jim Caldwell called for a 50 yard FG in the SB from 80 year old Matt Stover, and pretty much acted like a bump on a log on the sideline.

  4. So have all the Lions fans who think the Lions missed out on Lovie Smith considered what it would be like having Rod Marinelli back in Detroit as the DC?

  5. The Lions HC Tom Cable interest story was denied by Lions website employee Tim Twentyman; I’d believe the in-house denial.

  6. the fact that Caldwell gets job offers is beyond me. The Raven offense was a joke this year and got lucky on their way to a SB last year. He was over his head in Indy too. Even if he is just the “token” interview its still stupid.

  7. Wonder why no one asks giants OC Kevin Gilbride to interview? Fewell took his defense from the basement to rank #8 overall because his players asked for some changes, and he listened, WOW, something old Gilbride would never do!
    Both he and his son are very much available, maybe more so come Friday?

  8. Really surprised these names not mentioned more
    Ken Wisenhunt
    Greg Roman
    Jay Gruden
    Chris Ault….(hope I spelt it right, the guy who masterminded the read option)

  9. For the remaining openings, some of these candidates don’t even look like upgrades over their predecessors. They’re lateral moves, at best. Especially Jim Caldwell. Way to get a fanbase motivated..

  10. Bucs hopefully land the Chiefs director of player personal. I’m personally not a fan of what Atlanta has done in drafts over the recents years, moving up so many times has hurt their depth and future.

  11. You’ve gotta be kidding me. The knock on Jim Scwartz was that he ran an undisciplined team, yet the guy who punched one of his assistants, Tom Cable, is on the Detroit shortlist?!? Come on, man.

  12. Haslam said they would get it right this time. He also said they would bring in a proven winner.

    How about the HC of Kirtland High School? Makes as much sense as these other ones mentioned so far.

    Hmm, I wonder if Big Mike Holmgren would come back to coach???

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