The Top Five Candidates To Replace Dennis Allen

Leave it to the Oakland Raiders to create controversy even when it comes to firing their head coach.The Raiders, who lost to the Miami Dolphins in London, 38-14, made the move Monday evening when the team phoned the then head coach about their decision to make a change.Allen (according to USA Today) also joins an esteemed list of coaches who were canned in Oakland after four games...
Via Football Nation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorial Green-Beckham, Jalen Whitlow transferring to EIU?

FCS powerhouse Eastern Illinois is known for its quarterbacks and coaches. The Panthers list Tony Romo and possible first round pick Jimmy Garoppolo, as well as head coaches Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, and Brad Childress as alumni. The Panthers may be taking another quarterback with some potential, as well as a superstar receiver. 247sports’ Josh Newberg reports that Mizzou receiver...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking To Free Agency Tuesday

In less than a week, the new year begins. The new NFL year and with it the tenure of new head coach Jay Gruden. Gone is Mike Shanahan and four years under his leadership. In case you are keeping score, over those four seasons, the Giants and Eagles won 43 games each, the Cowboys 41 and the Redskins 28. A good portion of the struggles of the Burgundy and Gold under the Shanahanâ€...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins Interview Offensive Coordinator Candidates

The Miami Dolphins are in the middle of major changes within the franchise.After letting the offensive coordinator and then the general manager go in consecutive days, the team that barely missed the playoffs might be going about the process of replacement wrong, but there are plenty of top names being bantered about as being the person in control of the Miami offense next season...
Via Football Nation
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins' search takes more traditional approach

The known candidates for the Washington Redskins head coaching vacancy don't exactly roll off the tongue. Bisaccia. Fewell. Bevell. McDermott. Caldwell. For a change, the Redskins are taking a measured, lower-key approach to finding a coach. The focus, at least so far, is on high-level assistants from other teams, not blockbuster names. Interviewees are brought to Redskins Park...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Interviewing 3 NFL Coordinators for Head Coach

The Washington Redskins’ search for a new head coach continues now that it has been a week since the team fired Mike Shanahan and most of his coaching staff. The Redskins have interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and will interview Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott on Saturday. Those interviews have happened or are happening soon...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Head Coaching Vacancies to be Filled Soon

Six NFL head coaches were fired so that means six NFL head coaches will be hired.  You cannot have creation without destruction.  Empires rise and fall.  Here's the list of teams interviewing for a new head coach and the old coaches that they fired:Washington Redskins: Mike ShanahanMinnesota Vikings:  Leslie FrazierCleveland Browns: Rob ChudsinszkiDetroit Lions: Jim SchwartzTampa...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Redskins will interview Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott

In the wake of Mike Shanahan being let go in the nation’s capital, there has been rampant speculation about who the next coach of the Washington Redskins will be. Now, we have an actual name that has been confirmed as an interview target for the team. ESPN’s Adam Schefter (and multiple outlets) are reporting that Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will interview...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers DC McDermott to interview with Redskins this weekend

Just days after Redskins former head coach Mike Shanahan was handed his pink slip, the Redskins search for their next leader is on. ESPN’s David Newton reports that the Washington Redskins will interview the Carolina Panthers’ defensive coordinator, Sean McDermott. McDermott coordinated one of the leagues best defenses and help make the Carolina Panthers’ amazing turn-around...
Via Down and Distance
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Redskins Head Coach Hiring Approval Matrix

Warning: Here lies a highly scientific survey of four national NFL media-types on the Redskins head coaching situation, now that Mike Shanahan and staff have been told to PSGO. Also, there’s a chart: As you can see above and below, I asked said media types to rate the 19 candidates I could come up with from one to five both in terms of A) how likely it is that the Redskins could...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Holy Cowher! Former Steelers coach is front runner for open Redskins coaching job

Could Bill Cower bring his signature snarl (seen here) and famous lisp to DC? (Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) With the reports of Mike Shanahan being let go as head coach of the Washington Redskins, the first question everyone asks is “who’s going to replace him?” But shortly after the news of Shanahan leaving surfaced, a new rumor has done the exact same thing. According...
Via DC Sports-Kings
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

It could be a slow year for the coaching carousel

Only one head coach has been fired this year in the NFL, and it's beginning to look as though we'll reach the 2014 offseason with the remaining 31 still employed. That might have been clinched when the Washington Redskins decided against firing Mike Shanahan this week. Things are still looking bleak for Shanahan, but if they aren't firing him now they won't likely...
Via This Given Sunday
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 8 NFL game viewability rankings

Week 8 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you're completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to watch, we've ranked all 13 games from most appealing to least...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 8 NFL game viewability rankings

Week 8 in the NFL is here, and you might be entering the weekend with your own preferences regarding which games to focus on, and which to place on the backburner. Most of you have your favorites and fantasy players to track. But in case you're completely neutral or need help breaking ties with regard to what to watch, we've ranked all 13 games from most appealing to least...
Via Bloguin Best
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Five takeaways from Week 7

It....is....ALIVE! For years, one of the pillars of fantasy football was to never trust a Mike Shanahan backfield entity, as his derisive game of running-back roulette drove the fantasy community mad. In fact, here's part of my warning against Shanahan in 2011: "You may claim Shanahan's primary objective as coach is to win ballgames; I would counter his sole purpose...
Via Fox Sports
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt Players and the 2013 NFL Draft

Since I’ve been analyzing the NFL Draft for 7 or 8 years now, I figured this would be a good time to go over what Pitt seniors can expect. Forewarning, my answers are going to be a bit less optimistic than you’re reading elsewhere. I know I’ve been an optimist on here for a lot of things, so don’t take my opinion as a negative thought on our seniors. This is my realistic...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Biggest Upsets of 2012 (#8): Pittsburgh 35 Virginia Tech 17

Pittsburgh came into this game 0-2 with losses to Youngstown State (31-17) and Cincinnati (34-10). Virginia Tech came in at 2-0 and was ranked 13th in the country. Virginia Tech was picked to win by Vegas by 12.5 points. Pitt came out strong with Ray Graham capping off their opening drive with a 12 yard TD run to give the Panthers an early lead. Pitt's defense held...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan: Redskins are used to “do or die” scenarios

Despite possibly already knowing that they are in the playoffs, Shanahan says the Redskins like playing in do or die games (Credit: AP Photo) After their week nine loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Washington Redskins fell to 3-6. Head coach Mike Shanahan came out and said he was evaluating players for the 2013 season. Since then, the team has won their last six games. According...
Via Down and Distance
December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Ten Observations from Week 14 in the NFL

1. The Redskins dodge two big bullets. It’s ironic to think that back in April Mike Shanahan and the Redskins were blasted for drafting quarterback Kirk Cousins in the fourth round instead of filling one of their many needs. Because just over five months later Cousins wound up saving a game for the Skins, if not their entire season. For Cousins to show so much poise and composure...
Via The Scores Report
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Cowboys will be evaluating core group

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan received criticism following a 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 9 after saying that the Redskins would have a chance to evaluate players for the remainder of the season. Some assumed Shanahan was suggesting that the season was over for a Washington team that dropped to 3-6. The Redskins have won their last two, pulling even with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Panthers looking for momentum, bowl berth at USF

Playing well hasn't been an issue for Pittsburgh this season. Doing it in consecutive games? Well, that's another issue entirely. The Panthers (5-6, 2-4 Big East) kept their bowl hopes alive with a 27-6 rout over Big East-leading Rutgers on Saturday, their second victory over a ranked team this fall and their fourth competitive game against a top-flight opponent. Building...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: Mike Shanahan in Deep Trouble

Before the season began Washington Redskins' coach Mike Shanahan was in hot water. In his third season with the team pressure is on to produce some wins. Now more than halfway through the 2012 season, that pot of hot water is now boiling over.At 3-6 overall the Redskins are floundering.They started out the season strong. Preseason reviews of rookie quarterback Robert Griffin...
Via Football Nation
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington Redskins: Daniel Snyder Needs To Dump Mike Shanahan

As of the writing of this article, the Indianapolis Colts are 5-3.Nobody in the world gave the Colts a chance to win at least five games all season.Yet there they stand, quite a lot better than the 2-14 disaster from last year.Quarterback Andrew Luck has been a major reason for Indy's "surprise" record. Another reason?Coaching.Why bring this up in an article about the...
Via Football Nation
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Shanahan, RG3, Redskins playing out the string

It's not the norm for an NFL coach to talk about players auditioning for jobs with seven games to go in the season. Yet that's the picture coach Mike Shanahan has painted for the Washington Redskins after falling to 3-6 following a loss to the Carolina Panthers. After the game, Shanahan said he'll use the upcoming weeks ''to see who obviously is going to be...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan's Questionable Comments About Redskins Are Signs of a Truly Desperate Coach

Just three weeks ago, the Washington Redskins were sitting at an even 3-3 with playoff hopes still very much a possibility. Following three consecutive losses and a misplaced offensive identity heading into their bye week, head coach Mike Shanahan sounded ready to throw in the towel. The Redskins and their star rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III were outdueled...
Via NESN.com
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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