NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Panthers, & Raiders

49ers Pete Prisco of CBS mentions that if the 49ers hire Broncos OC Adam Gase, he wouldn’t be surprised to see them keep their defensive staff in place. Ian Rapoport agrees that this idea makes a lot of sense as Gase has a great deal of respect for DC Vic Fangio. However, Mike Silver has heard from sources that Fangio would want out of San Francisco unless or Mike Shanahan...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

9 Things You Should Know About Chicago Bears GM Ryan Pace

It’s official.  The Chicago Bears have their next general manager and it’s certainly one that a lot of us didn’t expect.  Whether that’s a good or bad thing will become clear with time.  In the interim, why not take a look at this Ryan Pace character?  Who is he and what does he bring to the table?  Here are a few things you may or may not know about him. Played Defensive...
Via Sports Mockery
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Playoff Schedule, Bears, Giants, & Titans

Playoff Schedule Saturday: Cardinals at Panthers – 4:30 pm ET – ESPN Saturday: Colts or Ravens at Steelers – Night – NBC Sunday: Ravens at Bengals or Bengals at Colts – CBS Sunday: Lions at Cowboys – 4:30 p.m. ET – FOX Bears Bears GM Phil Emery mentioned after Sunday’s loss to the Vikings that the coaching staff will hold their scheduled meeting on Monday...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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
September 30, 2014  |  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...
Via College Spun
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 Shanahan...
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...
Via AP on Fox
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

Rex Ryan's Second Chance

The axes of Black Monday have fallen. Among the victims of the annual purge are the likes of Jim Schwartz (finally), Greg Schiano, Mike Shanahan, Leslie Frazier, and Rob Chudzinzki. Save for Chudzinski, who was handed a flawed team and received less than a year to make his mark, the aforementioned were pretty predictable. Second chances in today's NFL are rare, the size and scope...
Via The Sports Post
December 30, 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

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 do it until Black...
Via This Given Sunday
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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