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News & notes from around the web for Tuesday, January 8th
Chip Kelly chase illustrates tricky nature of finding an NFL coach - NFL.com
Does conducting a smooth head-coaching search make a team a winner? Does a long, ugly, trying, exasperating search lead to years and years of losses upon losses? History shows that the actual process of finding a head coach -- whether a team hires its top candidate or its sixth choice -- doesn't have much bearing on future success. It's not a predictor.
See A Coach You Like? Hope He Loses
Have to think Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley look like the top candidates now. But if you want either of those guys hired anytime soon, you'd better hope the Seahawks lose to the Falcons this coming weekend, or the Broncos are upset by the Ravens. The rules say that while there are interview windows for coaches still involved in the playoffs, "no contract shall be executed, and no agreement to execute a contract, or an announcement of a contract or of an agreement for employment, shall be permitted until after the conclusion of the employer's playing season."
Iggles Blitz " Blog Archive " Offense vs Defense
Stud QBs don’t just happen. They must be coached and developed. You need an offensive guru who knows how to do that. In theory this guy could be your offensive coordinator and not the head coach, but the problem is that good OCs don’t stick around long. They get HC jobs.
Eagles fortunate they didn't hire O'Brien
The Eagles are lucky they didn't hire Bill O'Brien to take over as head coach, because it wouldn't have gone over well for any of the involved parties.
Andy: Won't Have Control, Unlike Philly
It might be good to take this with a grain of midwestern steak salt, but former Eagles coach Andy Reid said in his introductory press conference in Kansas City Monday that he and the as-yet-unnamed Chiefs GM will each report to Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. Reid said this was different from the situation in Philadelphia, where Reid had been director of football operations since 2001 and had final say on football matters. The thing is, though, the Chiefs jettisoned general manager Scott Pioli as they were hiring Reid, which seemed to be a strong hint that the next GM would be someone Andy basically picked, such as former Eagles and Browns GM Tom Heckert or Packers exec John Dorsey. Reid said he would sit in on GM interviews, but the decision would be Hunt's.
Robert Griffin III has partial tears of ACL and LCL, MRI suggests
The MRI exam of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s right knee shows that Griffin has suffered possible partial tears of his anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, according to several people with knowledge of the test results.
Finally, Carl Brutananadilewski from Aqua Teen Hunger Force Weighs In On Andy Reid
The expert analysis of Andy Reid's departure from the Eagles just keeps rolling onto the Internet. After Carrot Top and that one guy from the Roots enlightened us yesterday, today we're treated to Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. As a bonus, he gives you the pick for the Colts vs. Ravens game that is about to end.