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Black Monday (and other FO changes)

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Posted: 12/30/2012 7:40 PM

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Rumors I'm seeing on Twitter are that Reid has already been let go in PHI and Crennel/Pioli are about to be in KC.

Sexy Rexy has a press conference set for Monday. So they have about 18 hours for more rumors and leaks to the press.
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Posted: 12/30/2012 7:55 PM

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Too bad for RAK he inherited Pioli`s mess and should not be help accountable. Would like to KC retain him and dump that moron pioli. Rex is a big bag of hot air-they need to air him out!
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Posted: 12/30/2012 7:59 PM

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Do you think Rexy is trying to kiss Woody's feet at this moment?
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Posted: 12/30/2012 8:14 PM

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Romeo is a great DC and a great player's coach, but he's not a good HC. 

Gaily is probably done in BUF, despite beating the Jets today.
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Posted: 12/30/2012 8:52 PM

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A huge weekend of playoff-like games awaits Sunday. On Monday, 20 teams will start looking toward next season.
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We'll all have the big moves covered on Around the League, starting on Black Monday, when many NFL head-coaching changes are expected. (Less talked about: Black Tuesday and Wednesday to follow).
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This page will be a one-stop shop for links to all the latest news from the Around the League page. For now, let's take a look at what teams we'll be tracking next week for potential moves and whether or not they're likely to make a head-coaching change.
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Arizona Cardinals

Ken Whisenhunt took the Cardinals to the Super Bowl not so long ago, but he has struggled to find anything resembling offensive consistency since. Whether it's personnel problems or Whisenhunt's coaching that is up for debate, he certainly has had a big say in the Cardinals' quarterback decisions.

Chances for a change: Stronger than you think. Defensive coordinator Ray Horton and former Cardinals assistant Todd Haley are two potential hires with whom the Bidwill family feels comfortable. It's also quite possible that general manager Rod Graves will lose his job, with Whisenhunt staying and someone receiving a promotion from within the personnel department.
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Buffalo Bills

Chan Gailey has shown little progress in three years under GM Buddy Nix. The team changes its defensive plans every year, and Gailey's offense isn't as tough to prepare for as it used to be. Owner Ralph Wilson might not want to swallow the remaining money on Gailey's contract.

Chances for a change: Nothing would surprise us here, but the Buffalo News reported Sunday that a "full housecleaning" could be on the way. Nix seemingly would have a better chance of staying than Gailey.
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Carolina Panthers

Ron Rivera has struggled to win close games during his tenure and isn't a natural in game management. A strong closing stretch could save his job, but the Panthers will hire a new GM after the season.

Chances of a change: Strong. A new GM almost always means a new head coach. Yahoo! Sports, however, hears some early buzz that Rivera could stay.
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Chicago Bears

The Bears hired a new GM (Phil Emery) last offseason. Missing the playoffs after a 7-1 start conceivably could put coach Lovie Smith in jeopardy.

Chances of a change: Growing. NFL Network's Michael Lombardi said Sunday that sources around the NFL believe Smith "could be in jeopardy" whether or not the Bears make the playoffs.
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Cleveland Browns

Pat Shurmur's team probably is better than its 5-10 record indicates. And it probably doesn't matter. Shurmur isn't an inspiring offensive mind. Like Rivera, Shurmur struggles with in-game situations.

Chances of a change: The Plain Dealer reported Saturday night that Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert will lose their jobs Monday.
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Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has intimated that he hasn't even thought about changing head coaches. Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer says coach Jason Garrett is safe, even if the team loses Sunday night and misses the playoffs.

Chances of a change: Minimal. If Glazer says Garrett is safe, he's safe.
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Detroit Lions

Jim Schwartz and GM Martin Mayhew pulled off one of the best rebuilding efforts of all time after taking over the 0-16 Lions. And then the bottom fell out for a talented roster this year.

Chances of a change: Growing. Multiple outlets said earlier in the week that Schwartz was safe, but ESPN reported Sunday that Lions ownership is so disturbed with the team's culture, it could make a change. Schwartz is signed through 2015, but that might not matter.
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Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Mularkey was hired just last year, but his boss (GM Gene Smith) is on the way out. Mularkey wasn't able to develop young quarterback Blaine Gabbert. All signs point to new owner Shad Khan making a change in the front office.

Chances of a change: Good. See Rivera. When a new decision-maker arrives, a new coach is likely to follow.
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Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs were a popular playoff pick before the season (sorry). They are without question the worst team in the NFL. When that happens, change almost is automatic.

Chances of a change: All but certain. Even though GM Scott Pioli is expected to stay, NFL.com's Steve Wyche reported that coach Romeo Crennel is likely to be fired.
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New York Jets

Rex Ryan has made a pre-emptive strike by reportedly telling people he'd rather be fired than stay without major changes to the offensive coaching staff and personnel. Ryan reportedly wants to stay, just under his own terms. He has more leverage than you think. The Jets announced Ryan will meet with the media at 4:45 p.m. ET Monday.

Chances of a change: Small. Look for a change at offensive coordinator and in the front office. Ryan might wind up with more power than ever.
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Philadelphia Eagles

The Andy Reid era with the Philadelphia Eagles is over. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Reid was informed by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie during a meeting Friday that Sunday's game against the New York Giants would be his last as coach, according to two sources. The Eagles are expected to formally announce the firing Monday.

The Eagles strongly denied the report, saying Lurie and Reid will meet Monday.

Reid's 14-year tenure with the Eagles is over, but it didn't come as a shock -- Lurie said before the season that an 8-8 record would not be acceptable. The Eagles finished with four wins following their 42-7 loss to the Giants. You do the math.

Chances of a change: 100 percent.
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San Diego Chargers

Chargers owner Dean Spanos surprisingly gave coach Norv Turner another season to turn things around after a dismal 2011. Things only got worse. Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego reported that GM A.J. Smith and Turner will be let go at season's end.

Chances of a change: All but certain. This one should happen right away.
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Tennessee Titans

Titans owner Bud Adams is mad about his team's performance and wants answers. Television ratings are down, and ticket sales are likely to follow. Coach Mike Munchak already changed offensive coordinators and could change the defense, if he is allowed to keep his job.
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Chances of a change: The Tennessean believes that all early signs point toward Munchak staying
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Posted: 12/31/2012 12:40 PM

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Last edited 12/31/2012 12:54 PM by dokgonzo

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Posted: 12/31/2012 1:25 PM

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Whisenhunt also fired by Cardinals. Overhaul coming.

Per club source, Cardinals GM Rod Graves has been fired.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 1:53 PM

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I guess the collapse really hurt Lovie Smith.They where 7-1 and went 3-5 after that. The cowboys need to blow up their team already.Jerry Jones doesnt want to start all over again.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 2:05 PM

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Jets and Jags ask to interview Tom Gamble (49ers director of player personnel)
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Posted: 12/31/2012 2:19 PM

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I am surprise Rexy will survive.How are the jets gonna survive their salary cap situation?They have free agents.Sanchez has one more year left.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 3:08 PM

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Raiders and Cards are ditching their OC's and most of their assistant coaches.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 5:18 PM

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Lovie Smith and Crennel would be great defensive coordinators.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 5:34 PM

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Ok, - does anyone here think we should dump our (technically speaking) OC & DC and hire one of these guys??? - If so, which ones???
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Posted: 12/31/2012 5:37 PM

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McD is still saying he's happy in NE and his family is happy here and so on. He's been doing steadily better at running the balanced offense as the season went along. He still takes shots downfield at idiotic times, but he's improving.

I'm still not sold on Matt Patricia. I would take Romeo or Lovie Smith over him any day. Though Romeo's age is getting up there - he's like 65 now right? I can't see Smith taking a demotion. Romeo might welcome some stability and a few more rings.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 5:58 PM

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I don't see Romeo coming back to NE after all this time.  But maybe BB could hire him for the playoffs as a "consultant" like he did with McD last year.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 6:02 PM

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I am surprise Rexy will survive.How are the jets gonna survive their salary cap situation?They have free agents.Sanchez has one more year left.

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Wicked pissah....Huh?.....:-)
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Posted: 12/31/2012 7:28 PM

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Lovie Smith already has 4 HC interviews lined up.

Lions have canned their WR, TE, and RB's coaches.

Card's say they plan to interview Andy Reid.
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Posted: 12/31/2012 8:02 PM

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Posted: 12/31/2012 8:16 PM

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LOL, - that's another good one Dok, ....
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Posted: 1/1/2013 6:19 PM

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Rumor is the Card's are close to hiring Andy Reid. Meanwhile, Card's are saying that there's been no interview scheduled with Andy Reid.

Last edited 1/1/2013 7:08 PM by dokgonzo

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Posted: 1/3/2013 10:45 AM

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Looks like Andy Reid will become the chiefs coach.Very interesting that Reid took that job.I wonder how much the chiefs will be paying him.Are they gonna go with Matt Cassel as their QB?I doubt Bowe will be back in KC as well.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 1:34 PM

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Yeah. That was a quick 90-degree shift of axis for Reid. Now the Card's are looking at Todd Haley - I guess there's some symmetry to that at least.

Bills are in line to talk to Lovie Smith.

Browns interviewed Ken Whisenhunt.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 3:46 PM

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Bills would do well with Lovie.  The need a OC though.  Lovie would be to their Defense as BB is to the Pats.   

Love to see Romeo come back to the Pats; 65 isent old for coach.  I wonder how Patricia would handle that.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 4:27 PM

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Andy Reid had 37 turnovers with the Eagles. Chiefs.... his possible destination, had 37 turnovers. Also tied with guess who? Yup... Da Jets for last in the NFL. Someone's going to be burning the midnight oil by the barrel.

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Posted: 1/3/2013 4:48 PM

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Reid should have taken a year off. He's been in the cross-hairs in Philly for years and the Chiefs are a disaster. A year off would allow him to re-charge and put that all behind him. About the only good thing to be said is: "At least he didn't take the Jets job."

Lovie would be good for the Bills. Good leader, good defensive mind, players like him. That said, I don't see Buffalo winning the bidding war that's sure to develop.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 6:24 PM

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I guess i am not the only one concern about Patricia here as a DC.I am still trying to figure out why Arrington was left on an island covering Crabtree man to man in the 4th quarter of the 49ers game.This guy worries me in terms of creating a defensive gameplan.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 8:02 PM

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@MaryKayCabot reports that Bill O'Brien interviewed with the Browns. The Penn State coach is also very much on the Eagles' radar.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:52 PM

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Looks like O'B is staying at Penn - reports are they made a hard push to keep him.
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Posted: 1/3/2013 10:11 PM

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Isn't there also a ridiculously large buyout clause in his contract that would at this time price him out of the NFL?
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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:45 AM

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Yeah. The buyout was part of it. Now he's saying he's not a "one and done kind of guy" ... after interviewing for the Browns already. Riiiight.

I'm not sold on Matt Patricia as DC quite yet. He's done well coaching a variety of positions, so he's got some chops at that at least. What gives me hope is he's got a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from RPI ... I've worked with RPI grads, they are damn smart. BB had a lot to do with the turn-around of the D, but overall it's improved dramatically since the start of the season. We won't know if Patricia is the real deal until next year when BB isn't coaching up the D when Brady is on the field.
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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:34 PM

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Andy Reid has agreed to a deal with the Chiefs.

Chiefs have let Scott Pioli go.

Seeing some "rumors" that potential Jets GM's are being told they won't be considered unless they agree to keep Rex Ryan for a year. 

Tuna made a statement today that he has no interest in the Jets job, or any job in football.

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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:35 PM

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From the depths of the interwebs comes Andy Reid as The Dark Knight ...

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Posted: 1/4/2013 3:51 PM

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Looks like Reid's lost quite a bit of weight there Dok, ...
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Posted: 1/5/2013 12:09 AM

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@AdamSchein: RT @BrianCoz: Tom Heckert has canceled his interview with the Jets #NYJ

@buffalobills: The #Bills have formally interviewed Chip Kelly, Doug Marrone and Lovie Smith.
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Posted: 1/8/2013 11:17 AM

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Latest from the Jests (pre-press-conference, anyway ...):

QB's coach Matt Cavanaugh: out

OC Tony Sparano: fired

GM candidate Dave Caldwell: second interview
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Posted: 1/8/2013 2:47 PM

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Eagles announce they will interview Lovie Smith on Thursday.
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Posted: 1/8/2013 8:24 PM

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Interesting.  Don't get me wrong, Lovie Smith is a good coach but I don't see him being any different than Andy Reid.  Bears vs. Eagles, they both have similar problems.  Dysfunctional QB's and a somewhat aging team overall.  

Now Reid in KC is a different game altogether.  Andy Reid can start from the bottom and work up and ownership will give him the time to work it.
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Posted: 1/8/2013 10:26 PM

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Whoa ... Cowgirls just fired Rob Ryan. I would love to get him back in Foxboro.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 11:04 AM

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The Buffalo Bills have hired former New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to be their defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Pettine, whose contract had expired with the Jets, agreed to a three-year deal with Buffalo to work on new coach Doug Marrone's staff.

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Posted: 1/9/2013 9:13 PM

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Andy Reid is interviewing Brad Childress for a job with the Chiefs today. 

Jets are now looking at Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye for the GM spot. 

The San Diego Chargers have a new general manager: Tom Telesco. Telesco comes from the Colts, where he was vice president of football operations.

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