The regular season ends on Sunday, and there are already vacancies Three coaches and six general managers.
As per the league’s rule, nearly all interviews have been conducted so far. That changes on Monday, when any head coach or GM candidate whose team has been out of the qualifiers or not currently employed by an NFL team is allowed an in-person interview, keeping in mind the new COVID-19 rules on masks, social distancing, etc. The head coach and GM candidates whose teams still play are subject to the usual restrictions regarding timing for first interviews.
In many cases, GM searches are currently ahead of head coach searches. But a series of interview slips are expected to begin beginning on Sunday afternoon, with Zoom interviews starting Monday.
Here’s a look at the placement of things, according to the sources:
Atlanta Falcons (HC and GM): The Falcons interviewed the interim coach Raheem Morris For the full-time position on Friday and extensive search is expected to begin on Monday. Among the candidates Atlanta has researched is Bucs’ defense coordinator Todd Bowles – who was in the final the last time I knocked out – as well as the Coordinator of Attack On Titan Arthur Smith And Ramez DC Brandon Staley.
Former Texas General Manager Rick Smith He is considered a strong candidate for the GM job and has had a relationship with President and CEO Rich McKay since their days on the Competition Committee. However, the Falcons are also expected to request interviews with several new candidates, including Colts’ director of college scouts. Morocco brown, Saints VP / Assistant General Manager for Professional Staff Terry FontenotDirector of the Rams College Scouts Brad Holmes, Assistant bear manager for player’s personnel Champ KellyVikings Assistant General Manager George Patton And Assistant General Manager Billing Joe Shuen. With McKay and fellow former General Managers Ruston Webster and Phil Emery on the staff, there will be a support system to help the younger CEO grow into the job.
Carolina Panthers (GM): Coach Matt Rowley will have a huge impact on the process, and it wouldn’t be surprising if they hired someone connected to him, as they did bring in Pat Stewart as manager of players last year, Panthers queuing up for an interview with former GM Giants. Jerry Reese, Who worked with Rhule in New York in 2012. Saints VP / GM Assistant GM of the college staff is also expected to Jeff Ireland And Assistant GM Colts Ed Dodds. Other names to watch include 49ers vice president of individual players Adam Peters – who played for Rhule at UCLA in 2001 – as well as Seahawks vice president of soccer operations Scott Fetterer And the Joe Shuen From Buffalo.
Detroit Lions (HC and GM): They’ve already interviewed seven GM nominees – including Falcons’ former general manager Thomas Dimitrov, Who is still in the mix – and a handful of others are expected to be interviewed. They have been Plotting the potential term In Seahawks GM John SchneiderOthers of interest include Dodds, Fitterer, Fontenot, Holmes, Paton, and the Steelers VP for football management. Omar KhanCowboys, Vice President of Personnel Players Will McClay, Patriots Front Office Consultant Elliot Wolf.
The Lions also quietly began their search for their head coach by meeting the former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis Thursday. 49ers DC Robert Saleh, A native of Dearborn, is a strong candidate for a head coaching job. But the Lions are expected to conduct extensive research for the position as well, offering up to 10 interview vouchers to candidates to train bosses for the job, with Chiefs OC. Eric Binemi, Saints Aide Coach / Narrow-ended Coach Dan Campbell The Titans OC Arthur Smith Among the possible targets. It wouldn’t be surprising if Lions had at least scouted coaches for universities such as Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald. Interim coach Daryl Bevel You will be expected to get an interview for a full time job as well.
Houston Texas (HC and GM): When Bill O’Brien was fired, the focus immediately shifted to Eric BinemiAnd he is expected to be interviewed. They have already interviewed the former Lyons coach Jim Caldwell And the Marvin Lewis. Other must-watch trainers include Panthers OC Joe Brady, Ohio Ryan Day, Colts DC Iberflus died, Coach of the Patriots ILBs Jerrod MayPatriots OC Josh McDaniel*ls *, tn Arthur Smith. But Texas’ plan is to hire General Motors first. They have interviewed their manager of staff, Bazargan died And ESPN Analyst Lewis Redick He is expected to interview at least a handful other, including Executive Seahawks Alonzo Highsmith. Other names of interest include: Professional Personnel Billing Manager Boyd MalikPatriots director, individual player Nick Casereo, Ravens Director of Football Research Scott Cohen, Indy Ed Dodds, Seahawks vice president of the individual player Trent Kirchner And Dallas Will McClay.
Jacksonville Jaguars (GM): The highest consensus job is also the one shrouded in ambiguity, and it may depend on whether the Jaguars team has a top coach named him who can pick his own man. Former Ohio State Coach Urban Mayer The cast was lining up, saying he expected to land in Jacksonville. If not Meyer, a Jaguar can pursue his successor with Buckeyes, Ryan Day. No final decision has been reached on current coach Doug Maroni, who has only one year left on his contract, but the matter is being considered. It will likely part waysAssuming Jacksonville could land on one of its targets. Jaguars has already interviewed two for GM’s position in Jerry Reese And the Lewis Redick. Depending on the instructor, internal candidate Trent Palky may be considered as well.
Washington Soccer Team (GM): Washington could win at NFC East by beating the Eagles on Sunday night, and coach Ron Rivera said GM’s research will wait until after the season. Strong sense in league circles is the former GM Marty Hearney – who was fired last month and is still tough with Rivera since his days in Carolina – is a big candidate. Other names including Titans VP are expected to be considered for individual players Ryan Cowden, 49ers senior executives Martin MayhewBuffalo Joe Shuen And the Rick Smith. If Kyle Smith – the best personnel man since Bruce Allen left – is heading elsewhere, Washington could add another veteran like Jimmy Ray III.
The Bengals are expected to retain coach Zach Taylor, although he will likely have some changes to the staff. Former Hawk coach Dan Quinn wants to train somewhere in 2021, maybe as a defense coordinator. … Cincinnati coach Luke Fickle should join Dan Mullen from Florida, Matt Campbell from Iowa and BG Flick from Minnesota are among other college coaches receiving attention from the NFL. Saints Secondary Instructor Aaron Glenn should receive at least one interview. … assistant team manager Ryan Bowles is an invisible pick for interviews.
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