Proposal to delay head coach, G.M. searches tabled for further discussion

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Though several new NFL rules passed on Wednesday, one that has been tabled for further discussion was the Bills’ proposal to change the timing of the league’s General Manager and head coach hiring cycle.

Buffalo had proposed to delay the start of all interview until after the conference championship games were completed, with no hires until after the Super Bowl. The proposal also would apply to coordinators.

Peter King reported in this week’s Football Morning in America column that despite flaws in the system, the measure was unlikely to pass. But per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the rule will be further discussed by the diversity committee.

There were seven new head coaches hired in the 2021 coaching cycle, none of whom came from teams that advanced further than the divisional round in the 2020 postseason.

3 responses to “Proposal to delay head coach, G.M. searches tabled for further discussion

  1. There’s absolutely zero reason to for this. ZERO.

    Brian Flores, hired after SB LIII.
    Zac Taylor, hired after SB LIII.
    Matt Patricia, hired after SB LII.
    Josh McDaniels/Frank Reich hired after SB LII.
    Kyle Shanahan, hired after SB LI.
    Dan Quinn, hired after SB XLIX.

    If a team wants a certain coordinator, they’ll wait just fine.

  2. This rule should happen. It allows current teams to have all coaching staff focus in the post season. It also allows an equal playing field for all coaches and execs to have the interview and hiring process rather then waiting and missing out cause majority of those prospective coaches miss out on opportunities. Garbage teams shouldnt be given extra time to find a coach and plan for the future by cutting ties with a coach early on in the season.

  3. Guys get hired from playoff teams all the time. The fact Bienemy hasn’t yet is not a reason to change the rules.

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