Bill Belichick hasn’t heard from Jaguars or Raiders about possible assistant coach interviews

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On Tuesday, the window opens for interviewing assistant coaches from other teams for head-coaching vacancies. Two vacancies already exist, in Jacksonville and Las Vegas.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked during his Monday press conference whether he has heard from the Jaguars or the Raiders about any of the team’s assistant coaches.

“I haven’t heard from anybody,” Belichick said.

Thee’s actually a good reason for that. Technically, the requests can’t be made until 8:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, December 28. So neither he nor anyone else will have heard anything on or before today.

For each team that receives a request, the request can be denied. However, if permission is granted as to one vacancy, it must be granted as to all.

Again, the interviews (virtual only, with maximum duration of two hours) can be conducted only by teams who have head-coaching vacancies or who have informed their current coaches that they won’t return in 2022. The question for today is whether other teams will join the Jaguars and Raiders in getting a head start on interviewing candidates who currently work for other teams.

16 responses to “Bill Belichick hasn’t heard from Jaguars or Raiders about possible assistant coach interviews

  1. Any team showing any interest whatsoever in OC Josh McDaniels seriously needs to either read a little NFL history — or seek psychological assistance immediately!

  2. Why wouldn’t they be asking Bruce Arians about his assistants? I don’t understand. Isn’t Bruce the new genius?

  3. DrewSports says:
    December 27, 2021 at 11:24 am
    Love Bill but his coaching tree has been a flop.
    Eh he’s had his hits and misses.

    Vrabel and Flores look good so far. Saban was a good coach, O’Brien was a good coach maybe not so much a GM. He will get another shot. Crennel was ok. McDaniels was a bust in Denver but jury is out on him he will get another shot.

  4. Tom Brady says:
    December 27, 2021 at 11:12 am
    Maybe people are finally getting wise to the scam. I made Charlie Weis rich.
    You mean scam like pretending Tampa Tammy is the GOAT even though the only reasons why Tammy has seven rings are named Adam Vinatieri, Ty Law, Jared Goff, Malcolm Butler and the Bucs defense? Not to mention being suspended for cheating.

    A scam like that? 🙂


  5. No joke– I’d hire Bill’s son. He seems like an absolute clone to Bill and has that detached focus and intensity. McDaniels has repeatedly proved himself to be flaky.

  6. Vrabel never coached for Bill, and did you just say Romeo Crennel? Lololol
    McDaniels would be cleaning urinals if it weren’t for me.

  7. Al Groh’s 9-7 is the only winning record among Belichick assistants, Bill owes everything he has to Parcells and me

  8. Vrabel didnt work under Belichick but he did play for him and coached under Crennel and OBrien who both worked under Belichick

  9. If Vrabel is the model then you’re better off hiring Andre Carter or Wes Welker, just no one who actually coached under Bill

  10. Why would he be trying to become an assistant coach for the Jags or Raiders?

    Is he trying to lay low and start fresh since everyone knows he can’t win without cheating?

  11. It might have taken a while, but it’s possible someone showed the owners the success rate of Belichick’s assistants. I’m sure they all were decent coaches. Most NFL coaches are capable head coaches if they have good enough players. But none of Bill’s assistants were able to take Tom Brady with them, so none were able to duplicate what the Pats did with Brady. Then we saw Brady go to Tampa Bay, a team that hadn’t won a playoff game in 18 years and win the super bowl. I would think an owner would have to be embarrassed to call Belichick to ask about one of his. I mean that would be pretty dumb. But also, teams that are looking for coaches are usually the worst teams, and they don’t often have a QB who’s capable of winning.

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