NFL 2021 - New HC/GM/Assistants Thread

Remove this Banner Ad

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman reports Alabama coach Nick Saban is interested in ex-Jets coach Adam Gase and ex-Texans coach Bill O'Brien for his offensive coordinator vacancy.
This is not parody. Saban has made a habit of reviving tarnished careers, with the latest being ex-USC coach Steve Sarkisian. He also resuscitated Lane Kiffin. Gase has a Saban connection, working as a graduate assistant under Saban at LSU. He apparently first connected with Saban when he was a student and Saban was the coach at Michigan State. Landing in Tuscaloosa would be a top one percentile outcome for Gase after the dumpster fire that was his two years in New York. As for O'Brien, we would imagine he thinks bigger, but this might be as big as it gets for him this offseason.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Bruce Feldman on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 12:52 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders "hope to speak" with Chargers DC Gus Bradley about their defensive coordinator vacancy.
Bradley is still technically a member of the Chargers organization after coach Anthony Lynn was fired Monday, but that won't last long. Bradley could get a courtesy interview for the top spot in Los Angeles, but he will undoubtedly be on the prowl for coordinator work. The Raiders fired DC Paul Guenther last month, with Rod Marinelli taking over on an interim basis. Bradley has been the Bolts' DC since 2017 following his failed stint as Jaguars head coach.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 12:46 PM ET
 

Log in to remove this ad.

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
Saints VP/assistant GM for pro personnel Terry Fontenot will interview for the Lions and Falcons' GM openings this week.
Fontenot will interview with the Lions on Tuesday and Falcons on Wednesday. The Falcons' interest was first reported nearly a month ago. Fontenot has spent the past 16 seasons in New Orleans, spending past six as the director of pro scouting.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Albert Breer on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 12:39 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
The Panthers will interview Chiefs assistant director of player personnel Ryan Poles for their GM opening.
Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reports the interview will take place on Wednesday. Only 35, Poles has been with the Chiefs since 2009 and in his current position for three years. Anyone connected to Andy Reid is going to be a hot commodity this interview season.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Profootballtalk on NBCSports.com
Jan 4, 2021, 12:33 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
The Jets have requested permission to interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for their head-coaching vacancy.
Bieniemy will probably be asked to interview with every team with a vacancy. The Jets join the Lions and Falcons. Bieniemy will conduct "virtual interviews" with Detroit and Atlanta on Monday. Bieniemy seems all but guaranteed to finally a top job this winter, so whomever really wants him will have to act fast.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 12:19 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
Chargers fired coach Anthony Lynn.
Lynn ends his four-year stint with the Chargers with a 33-31 regular season record, going 1-1 in the playoffs. In 2018, Lynn led the Chargers to a 12-4 record and a playoff win. The emergence of Justin Herbert as a franchise quarterback and winning four straight games to close out the season wasn't enough for Lynn to get another year at the helm. Lynn made dumbfounding late-game decisions through much of the 2020 season, often reverting to ultra-conservative decision making with the game on the line. With Herbert leading a high-powered offense, the Chargers profile as an appealing landing spot.
RELATED:
SOURCE: ESPN
Jan 4, 2021, 11:54 AM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
Lions have requested interviews with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Saints tight end coach Dan Campbell, and Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to fill the team's head coaching vacancy.
Bieniemy and Saleh could have their pick of head coaching gigs with multiple teams pursuing the hottest coordinators in the league. Fantasy wise, Bieniemy would be an intriguing hire for players like D'Andre Swift, T.J. Hockensen, and Matthew Stafford and Kenny Golladay, if they return to Detroit in 2021. Whatever happens, the Lions can't do worse than they did last time they had a head coaching vacancy. Bieniemy will conduct "virtual" interviews with both the Lions and Falcons on Monday.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 10:26 AM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
Jaguars fired head coach Doug Marrone.
Jaguars owner Shad Khan thanked Marrone for his service in a Monday morning statement. The team never found an answer at quarterback during Marrone's four-year run, muddling through the Blake Bortles era before landing on Gardner Minshew, who proved not to be a starting-caliber NFL quarterback. Marrone's tenure started out well enough, with the Jags making the playoffs in 2017 for the first time in a decade and advancing to the AFC title game before losing to the Patriots. Urban Meyer is reportedly in the running to become the team's next head coach. The Jaguars have the first pick in this year's NFL Draft and $100 million in salary cap space.
SOURCE: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 9:08 AM ET
 

A11dAtP0w3R

KC FC disbanded 2021-2021. It was a good ride 🤗
Oct 18, 2013
46,357
54,191
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Carolina Panthers. Zach Wilson.
FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman reports Alabama coach Nick Saban is interested in ex-Jets coach Adam Gase and ex-Texans coach Bill O'Brien for his offensive coordinator vacancy.
This is not parody. Saban has made a habit of reviving tarnished careers, with the latest being ex-USC coach Steve Sarkisian. He also resuscitated Lane Kiffin. Gase has a Saban connection, working as a graduate assistant under Saban at LSU. He apparently first connected with Saban when he was a student and Saban was the coach at Michigan State. Landing in Tuscaloosa would be a top one percentile outcome for Gase after the dumpster fire that was his two years in New York. As for O'Brien, we would imagine he thinks bigger, but this might be as big as it gets for him this offseason.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Bruce Feldman on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 12:52 PM ET
Gase did such a good job developing Darnold, why wouldn't you want someone like that around young QBs so they can flourish. 🙄
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
Profootballtalk reports ex-Ohio State coach Urban Meyer wants $12 million per year to coach the Jaguars.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Profootballtalk on NBCSports.com
Jan 4, 2021, 1:04 PM ET
Per PFT's Mike Florio, it's become the "worst-kept secret in NFL circles that the Jaguars' coaching job will go to Meyer if he wants it." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported two days ago that Meyer "expects" to replace Doug Marrone. $12 million is a gargantuan sum, but Baylor's Matt Rhule landed $9 million per year from the Panthers with nothing even approaching Meyer's track record at Ohio State and Florida. Jon Gruden, of course, brings home $10 million per year to go 7-9. If Meyer fails to materialize in Jacksonville, money probably won't be the reason.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

KC FC disbanded 2021-2021. It was a good ride 🤗
Oct 18, 2013
46,357
54,191
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Carolina Panthers. Zach Wilson.
Per PFT's Mike Florio, it's become the "worst-kept secret in NFL circles that the Jaguars' coaching job will go to Meyer if he wants it." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported two days ago that Meyer "expects" to replace Doug Marrone. $12 million is a gargantuan sum, but Baylor's Matt Rhule landed $9 million per year from the Panthers with nothing even approaching Meyer's track record at Ohio State and Florida. Jon Gruden, of course, brings home $10 million per year to go 7-9. If Meyer fails to materialize in Jacksonville, money probably won't be the reason.
Owners would be hating Tepper for driving up the prices on unproven NFL head coaches. 😂
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports Vikings OC Gary Kubiak plans to retire this offseason.
Kubiak's tenure as Minnesota's offensive play-caller could end only one year after he replaced Kevin Stefanski. It would be the second time Kubiak has walked away from the game, previously retiring one year after winning Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos. Whether the Vikings focus on hiring another run-first coordinator remains to be seen, but 2021 will still be the sixth different OC the Vikings have added in the last five years. Kubiak, 59, also served as the Texans' head coach from 2006 through 2013.
SOURCE: Pro Football Talk on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 1:38 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
The Jaguars have requested permission to interview 49ers DC Robert Saleh for their head-coaching vacancy.
49ers GM John Lynch made the disclosure on Monday, also confirming the Falcons and Lions have sought interviews. Coming off another strong year in San Francisco, one where he had to overcome a biblical wave of injuries, Saleh will probably land a top job, but it might not be in Jacksonville. Reports have the Jags zeroed in on ex-Ohio State and Florida coach Urban Meyer.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Profootballtalk on NBCSports.com
Jan 4, 2021, 5:01 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Chargers, Jets, Jaguars, Lions, Falcons, and Texans are expected to interview Titans OC Arthur Smith for its head coaching vacancies.
Those who have only been watching from afar will attribute Smith's success to Derrick Henry when the truth is the latter barely eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in 2018 before Smith took over play-calling duties the following year, engineering one of the league's most explosive play-action attacks with a rejuvenated Ryan Tannehill under center. Henry of course rushed for 2,027 yards this season, the fifth-most in NFL history, while Tannehill scored 40 all-purpose touchdowns and both A.J. Brown (1,075) and Corey Davis (984) surpassed 950 receiving yards. Smith's tenure as Tennessee's offensive coordinator sounds as if it's coming to an end the moment the Titans wrap up its postseason journey.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 4:52 PM ET
 

drd23

Hall of Famer
Feb 28, 2009
30,677
26,551
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Baltimore Ravens, Atletico
Anthony Lynn is pretty stiff being fired

Sent from my SM-G981B using Tapatalk
He sucked at game management - those back to back weeks where he f’ed up the end of game scenarios so much that they lost games they should have won is what sealed his fate. That said, his is a very good people person and the players reportedly loved him

IDK if it would have been possible, but having a guy along side him to purely manage those end of game situations would have been the best of both worlds
 

A11dAtP0w3R

KC FC disbanded 2021-2021. It was a good ride 🤗
Oct 18, 2013
46,357
54,191
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Carolina Panthers. Zach Wilson.
Daboll getting another plum qb develpment job with the Chargers seems an obvious fit.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

KC FC disbanded 2021-2021. It was a good ride 🤗
Oct 18, 2013
46,357
54,191
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Carolina Panthers. Zach Wilson.
Jets requesting interviews with Brandon Staley (Rams DC ) and Patrick Graham (Giants DC) also.

I like Graham , had a couple of really good years with developing defenses at Miami and New York the past couple .
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Falcons, Texans, and Chargers have requested to interview Panthers OC Joe Brady for their head-coaching vacancies.
Brady, 31, coordinated LSU's national champion offense with Joe Burrow before landing in Carolina as coach Matt Rhule's top offensive assistant. The Panthers were middle-of-the-pack in offense this season, coming in at 19th in DVOA, but this unit would have likely been much better if it had Christian McCaffrey for more than three games. Brady would be extremely interesting with either Deshaun Watson or Justin Herbert as his quarterback. Even the Atlanta job is a bit attractive, if only for Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 8:54 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers have requested to interview Giants OC Jason Garrett for their head-coaching vacancy.
Why? Going from Anthony Lynn to Garrett would be a lateral move at best and likely a step backward. Garrett went 85-67 in 9.5 years as the Cowboys' head coach before getting fired after last season, making the playoffs three times, but his offenses vastly underwhelmed, and he was accused of being way too conservative. "The Clapper" had to give up play-calling duties to Kellen Moore in Dallas and is merely a rah-rah guy who has no personality. He quickly resurfaced as the Giants' OC this season, and Daniel Jones went on to take several steps backward as a sophomore. The Giants were 24th in offensive DVOA, checking in at 28th in passing. Garrett would be a last-resort Plan Z type of hire as the next man to handle Justin Herbert's career.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 8:46 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
NFL Network's Mike Silver reports the Chargers have requested to interview Rams DC Brandon Staley for their head-coaching vacancy.
Staley is a popular man, having already been linked to the Jets and some of the other openings. His defense played top-notch football in his first season in L.A. after coming over from the Broncos' defensive staff. Staley won't be eligible to interview until after the Rams' playoff game.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Mike Silver on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 6:57 PM ET
 

GG.exe

Killer on the Road ™
Sep 6, 2005
119,243
68,724
In every girl's wet dream ℠
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
St.George
The Chargers have requested to interview Colts DC Matt Eberflus for their head coaching vacancy.
It's another interview for Eberflus, who has also garnered interest for the Texans' and Jets' head coaching vacancies. Indianapolis' revamped secondary tailed off in 2020, ranking 20th in passing yards allowed, but its stacked front-seven finished second-overall in rushing defense on the year. Eberflus' units have also ranked 10th, 18th, and 11th in scoring defense since he joined the Colts in '18. Expect more requests to come his way while the Colts battle in the postseason.
RELATED:
SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Jan 4, 2021, 5:45 PM ET
 

Remove this Banner Ad