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    Today I tried to think of some of the potential candidates for head coaching jobs at the end of the year. Feel free to add anyone you guys think of, or your predictions on what coaching changes there are in the NFL at the end of the season!

    Previous Head Coaches:

    Brian Billick (ex-Baltimore Ravens)
    Brad Childress (ex-Minnesota Vikings)
    Bill Cowher (ex-Pittsburgh Steelers)
    Tony Dungy (ex-Indianapolis Colts)
    Jim Fassel (Las Vegas Locomotives UFL)
    Jon Gruden (ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
    Mike Holmgren (Cleveland Browns President)
    Steve Mariucci (ex-Detroit Lions)
    Josh McDaniels (ex-Denver Broncos)
    Wade Phillips (ex-Dallas Cowboys)
    Marty Schottenheimer (ex-San Diego Chargers)
    Mike Singletary (ex-San Francisco 49ers)

    Current Head Coaches/Hot Seat:

    Tom Cable (Oakland Raiders)
    Tom Coughlin (New York Giants)
    Jeff Fisher (Tennessee Titans)
    John Fox (Carolina Panthers)
    Leslie Frazier (Minnesota Vikings)
    Jason Garrett (Dallas Cowboys)
    Gary Kubiak (Houston Texans)
    Marvin Lewis (Cincinnati Bengals)
    Eric Mangini (Cleveland Browns)
    Mike Shanahan (Washington Redskins)
    Tony Sparano (Miami Dolphins)
    Eric Studesville (Denver Broncos)
    Jim Tomsula (San Francisco 49ers)
    Norv Turner (San Diego Chargers)

    Current Assistant Coaches:

    Todd Bowles (Miami Dolphins ASST)
    Dom Capers (Green Bay Packers DC)
    Romeo Crennel (Kansas City Chiefs DC)
    Rick Dennison (Houston Texans OC)
    Jim Haslett (Washington Redskins DC)
    Perry Fewell (New York Giants DC)
    Leslie Frazier (Minnesota Vikings DC)
    Kevin Gilbride (New York Giants OC)
    Russ Grimm (Arizona Cardinals OL)
    Hue Jackson (Oakland Raiders OC)
    Marty Mornhinweg (Philadelphia Eagles OC)
    Winston Moss (Green Bay Packers ASST)
    Mike Mularkey (Atlanta Falcons OC)
    Mike Nolan (Miami Dolphins DC)
    Bill O'Brien (New England Patriots QB)
    Mike Pettine (New York Jets DC)
    Ron Rivera (San Diego Chargers DC)
    Rob Ryan (Cleveland Browns DC)
    Brian Schottenheimer (New York Jets OC)
    Kyle Shanahan (Washington Redskins OC)
    Charlie Weis (Kansas City Chiefs OC)
    Gregg Williams (New Orleans Saints DC)
    Mike Zimmer (Cincinnati Bengals DC)

    Collegiate Head Coaches:

    Troy Calhoun (Air Force Falcons)
    Kirk Ferentz (Iowa Hawkeyes)
    Jim Harbaugh (Stanford Cardinal)
    Urban Meyer (ex-Florida Gators)
    Les Miles (Louisiana State Tigers)
    Nick Saban (Alabama Crimson Tide)
    Bob Stoops (Oklahoma Sooners)
    Last edited by Matthew Jones; 12-27-2010, 01:56 PM.

  • #2
    I have a feeling that Rob Ryan will become a head coach soon, also Jim Harbaugh.
    "Not only is Polamalu the best player in the AFC North, but I feel he's the best defensive player in the entire NFL. No defender in the league combines world-class athleticism, smarts, fundamentals, natural football instincts and the knack for big plays better than Polamalu."


    • #3
      Three predictions I made:

      Carolina Panthers:

      While they weren't considered a strong playoff contender, no one thought Carolina would be sitting at 1-7 midway through the season. Both Matt Moore and rookie Jimmy Clausen have struggled at quarterback, and the much-vaunted running game has been stalling out as well. Defensive struggles can be mainly attributed to the loss of defensive end Julius Peppers, who has been playing very well in Chicago this year even though he lacks eye-popping statistics. Head coach John Fox is in the last year of his contract, and it appears that both sides will make a mutual agreement to split after this year. Carolina's problem is that they lack an assistant coach who could take over the job, so they'll have to take somewhat of a gamble with an outside candidate, and there's not a lot in Carolina that would encourage a top candidate to take over the job. Even Bill Cowher, a North Carolina native, might be hesitant to return to a team this far away from competing. One logical possibility would be New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, who coached the Bills to a 3-4 record as an interim coach last year and has since propelled the Giants to the #1 spot in terms of defensive yards allowed this year. Keep in mind Fox was also a Giants defensive coordinator immediately before being hired by Carolina.

      Prediction: John Fox -> Perry Fewell (New York Giants DC)

      Dallas Cowboys:

      Now that Wade Phillips has been fired, the Cowboys have a head start on finding their next head coach. In some ways, firing a coach in-season is a smart move, because it gives teams a chance to see what another member of their staff can do in that role, in this case offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Garrett was a coveted candidate in the past, interviewing with Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, and St. Louis at various points before signing a new deal to remain in Dallas. However, Garrett's offensive repuation has suffered in recent years, and it's possible that Jerry Jones wants to make a big splash by landing one of the top coaching candidates. Jon Gruden is considered the top coaching candidate at this point by many, and would be a great fit, although he might want too much power for Jones' taste. That's why I have Dallas hiring former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox, one of Jones' old friends and a very capable coach.

      Prediction: Wade Phillips/Jason Garrett -> John Fox (Carolina Panthers HC)

      Minnesota Vikings:

      The team will most likely fire Brad Childress at the end of the year, barring some sort of miracle turnaround in which he wins back the locker room and the team makes a playoff run. The chances of both of those things happening are very slim, and it's possible that even should the Vikings somehow stumble into the playoffs, Childress would be fired anyways. In defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Minnesota has one of the premier head coaching candidates in-house, and if they wait too long to make him the team's head coach, he could leave for a coaching job elsewhere. Then again, maybe the team has been so hesitant to fire Childress because they're not sure whether or not Frazier has what it takes to be a head coach.

      Prediction: Brad Childress -> Leslie Frazier (Minnesota Vikings DC)


      • #4
        I'm actually not a big fan of Frazier as the coach. He is a guy who inherited a very good defense that has gotten consistently worse each season he has been in charge. The most concerning part for me is that the secondary has just gotten so much worse under his watch and that is his specialty.

        He is very vanilla in everything he does, he is actually a lot like a defensive Childress for mine. He doesn't change anything unless it is working, is ultra conservative and just doesn't give me any faith out there.

        I wanted Tomlin far more back when he was the DC just not a big Frazier fan.

        That said, getting rid of Childress can't hurt at this point. You know you are done when a serial cancer like Moss can even get the owner to contemplate firing you, you are an absolute lame duck at that point in time.

        Props to BK on the sig!


        • #5
          Jim Harbaugh sounds like a perfect fit for the Niners.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brent View Post
            Jim Harbaugh sounds like a perfect fit for the Niners.
            I could see that, but I think the 49ers might not fire Singletary. They still have enough time to get back in the division race, especially if they win today against St. Louis. What do you think of Greg Manusky as a potential replacement?


            • #7
              There was a recent article about the 4 Harbaugh bros. growing up in a very heavily competitive household in Ann Arbor.

              I think Jim would like nothing better than to go into the NFL as HC somewhere & beat his brother when they play the Ravens. His Stanford offense is the college equivalent of a pro offense, & he would be a near-seamless transition offensively.

              I would love to see him in Dallas but I think they need a hardass HC to restore player accountability & old-fashioned toughness like Rob Ryan. Ryan has experience working with prickly (in all senses of the term) owners from his Raider days with Al Davis.

              Jim Harbaugh might be a good fit in Carolina to restore its depleted talent or in Minnesota when/if they can Childress, he would be the voice of authority there to tell Favre to GTFO & retire, no longer welcome here. He would have a + if he could draft his college QB Andrew Luck as a kind of pkg. deal, his best chances for that happening are in 1-win @ this time Carolina & Dallas, both look to be drafting in the top 3.


              • #8
                Favre wouldn't be around if Jim Harbaugh was made the HC in Minnesota. Harbaugh wouldn't put up with that, and why should he? That team is insanely talented and is ready to win. He'd either bring someone in or turn Jackson into a good QB.

                Harbaugh or Brian Schottenheimer would be good fits for the 49ers.

                I think Dallas needs an offensive coach, too.

                Rob Ryan should have been the Raiders HC awhile back, but it'd be fun if he went to Buffalo.


                • #9
                  The name of the Saints DC is Greg Williams, not Jim Haslett, pretty sure haslett is the DC of the Skins

                  Saints 2014 draft wish list:
                  - No pass rusher till the fourth round (or preferably at all)
                  - Corner or Wideout in the first
                  - No reaching
                  - No Kelvin Benjamin


                  • #10
                    Fewell getting a HC job already? he's only been a DC for like 2/3 years lol


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RavenOfProphecy View Post
                      I could see that, but I think the 49ers might not fire Singletary. They still have enough time to get back in the division race, especially if they win today against St. Louis. What do you think of Greg Manusky as a potential replacement?
                      another defensive mind as coach? yeah, that's worked. to succeed in this league you either need a great OC (which we do not have) or a great offensive mind at your HC (lol at "great mind" and Singletary in the same thought).

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                      • #12
                        I would think Hue Jackson will garner an interview or two once the season is over.
                        Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn
                        The APS is strong in this one.
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                        • #13
                          My feeling for the Bengals is that Mike Zimmer will just be promoted to HC

                          RIP themaninblack


                          • #14
                            if the Browns did not have Eric Mangini, Marvin Lewis would be at the top of my list.

                            Considering how little he's working with in terms of a front office, it's a miracle he's gotten that team as far as he has. And when he leaves, the Bungles will be back with their routine Top 5 pick. I'd love to see what Marvin Lewis can do with a competent front office with a fully staffed scouting department.


                            • #15
                              Brian Schottenheimer is going to be hot like fire if the Jets O looks as good as they can the rest of the year. I see him ending up in San Fran or San Diego if he gets a job.



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