KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 594 times:
Given that so many teams have fired their head coaches who do you think will end up where by the start of next season. Here in Upstate the hope is Jim Fassell can land a job however it appears Arizona is keeping him on a tight leash. I personally wouldn not mind Haslett either as he was a Bill during tough times yet stuck it out and was a leader on a decent Chuck Knox defense. I dont know what other teams are thinking but it would be interesting to see who gets who. Any thoughts?
LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 586 times:
Actually, KBUF737, today's Democrat and Chronicle printed a rumor, based on a direct conversation, that a guy who'd once coached in Buffalo is interested in coming back. Do the initials M.L. mean anything to you?
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 582 times:
If Marv came back. Talk about selling tickets. What a p.r move that would be. I love him to death but he's a bit old. If he can do it though more power to him. Even for a year or two. Just get us to the big dance and win. How exciting things would be around here.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 40 Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 576 times:
KBUF737, we'd be more than happy to give you Haslett, free of charge. What the Saints need is some better talent evaluation on staff, and then some decent coordinators to put that talent to good use. So, along with Haslett, we'll also donate Mike McCarthy and Rick Venturi (off/def coords) to your cause. Enjoy them with our compliments.....and heartfelt thanks.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 29 Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 570 times:
Marv is too damn old to coach. He should enjoy the retired life.
As for the Bears, it looks like they'll be going for another assistant coach this year. It's not so much an issue of control but one of money. They don't want to shell out the money for a big name coach.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 569 times:
Hey, Dan Reeves is available! Spurrier will probably take a year off. I would not count him out on a return to the NFL. It wasn't his fault for the failings in Washington. It includes the players and ultimately goes back to the owner. A hands on owner like Synder usually fails; Jerry Jones has had mixed success as a hands on owner. Arthur Blank will probably be less hands on now that the Falcons have a GM. As for Atlanta's coaching vacancy, I wouldn't mind if they kept Wade Phillips as coach, but more than likely he won't get the job. I would like to see Ditka back as a coach, just to see how many near heart attacks he'd have!
KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 4 Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 539 times:
Wade Phillips would be wonderful in Atlanta. John Butler, rest in peace, really had trouble with the salary cap. He had to deal with the departures of Bruce Smith, Andre Reed and Thurman Thomas all at once too. He had a superb defensive squad. I really don't think they should have let him go the way he did, but these things happen. Phillips turned a 6-10 team into a 10-6 team and the next season they went 11-5 and then 8-8. The Flutie vs. Johnson debate was the ultimate downfall for Phillips. I think he would do a wonderful job as HC in Atlanta. He has the tools. A healthy Vick and a good draft pick may be just the right formula to get the Falcons on track.
KROC From United States of America, joined May 2000, 19737 posts, RR: 76 Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 533 times:
KBUF737 - Were you watching the same Wade Phillips coached team I was? He couldn't make in Denver. Couldn't make in Buffalo, and he won't make it in Atlanta. There is a reason why he isn't being seriously considered for their job, or any other job for that matter.
And Bears Fan, Dick Jauron is a good coach. His players, the team never quit on him and played hard all year long. When your big free agent signing is Kordell Stewart.....the problems the team has are not on the coach.
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777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2402 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 505 times:
My guess is that a house cleaning would be in order. It will also be interesting how much control Snyder gives to Gibbs, he, like Jerry Jones, likes to have his hands into things, as evidence of the laughingstock that the skins have become.
Hopefully, Gibbs can restore some order to the chaos!