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#1 NoSaint

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

With Chan being officially out - who is next.

Im guessing not a 34 guy (given our investment in the Dline). also guessing that itll be a name that is short of elite, but above the bottom of the barrel.

Candidates that are either offense or 43 defense:

Greg Roman, SF OC, a popular guy on this board because of the running game and winning without elite qbs

Jay Gruden Cincy OC, brought dalton along, experience in a similar organization, successful, and a HC at lower levels. well connected in the league

Mike Zimmer, long time 43 DC with a lot of success. Players love him, might be ready for the next step. was a hot name, but after his wife died it seems the rumors simmered down. mightve wanted the continuity that comes with staying put. his names come up though and he may be ready to jump now

lovie smith - unemployed (semi)successful 43 coach. team has underachieved at times, primarily due to his lack of ability to get a passing game going (weak line and wrs)

Jack del rio - Denver DC - former Head coach, a name associated with us before and a candidate to get back into the HC game. experience in small markets, and likely learned a few lessons

mike mccoy OC Denver - worried about any peyton manning coordinator but he handled the transition into tebow, then out of tebow and to manning well.

bruce arians - indy OC/interim HC... hot name given the run in indy but was that catching lightning in a bottle given all that happened there. hasnt been ultra successful without great qb play (but who is)

Russ Grimm former oline coach and Asst HC in arizona is back in the fray - he had a big reputation in pittsburgh, and has turned us down before. now has an interview scheduled (rumored) and will be in town shortly. unlike pretty much everyone on the list above he would need 2 strong coordinators, as he wouldnt be a playcaller on either side. more of an executive role

Other common mentions that may fit the profile but that i dont think will happen: Marty, billick

Edited by NoSaint, 31 December 2012 - 03:41 PM.


#2 The Cincinnati Kid

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

I'd like Zimmer.  He seems like a great Coach and we need to fix the Defense.  There is something very wrong with it.  All that said, we have the weapons on offense (minus an above average QB) to compete if we utilize them right.  A defensive guy and a conservative guy would be my choice.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

I have no interest in Lovie Smith.  He seems too similar to Dick Jauron.
I want someone more vocal and aggressive.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

Mike Zimmer is super aggressive.    For me I would like I guy who has run a team before.     Eric mangini anyone ?

#5 Don't stop billievein

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

Jay Gruden as HC, Ron Rivera as DC. Polian as GM. (New Year wish list)

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

I really like the idea of Roman (and if he's the man I'd just like to say I liked this idea a while ago). He'd be able to take CJ Spiller, put him into the kind of run based offense he ran in SF and make him a superstar. Also, wouldn't rule out Alex Smith if he's our man.

#7 BuffaloWings

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

Bruce Arians.

I think he's the best mix of experience and "new" head coach we can find.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Jay Glazer@JayGlazer
The Bears have already asked for permission to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. He's a very, very hot name right now

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Mike McCoy from Denver would be my guy for his ability to tailor two completely different offenses and make them work. I have heard many times over the years that zimmer is too crazy to be a head coach but makes a great defensive coordinator which is why he probably wont be the guy

#10 Ed_Formerly_of_Roch

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Zimmer worry's me some in that after 43 years why hasn't anyone ever made him a HC?  It worries me that there may be a reason for it.  I don't know how old he is, but if he's bee ncoaching for 43 years is no spring chicken.  I think I'd prefer someone younger, and up and coming guy.

#11 kdiggz

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Chip Kelly! And Michael Vick and geno smith at qb and polian as GM

#12 Billshank Redemption

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

haha didnt even see the post above me but thats where im at

#13 NoSaint

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

View Postreed83 4th Rounder, on 31 December 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

Jay Glazer ‏@JayGlazer
The Bears have already asked for permission to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. He's a very, very hot name right now

i thought about listing him but was worried about the manning effect - could be a candidate though. handled the tebow and manning transition well.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Ron Rivera seems like a typical Bills hire. Saw Jack Del Rio's name mentioned earlier in the thread. That's another one I can see. Maybe Cam Cameron or Mike Martz. Those two would be typical Bills hires as well.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

Finding good offensive minded HC's is proving to be more difficult that defensive guys.  Offense is the name of the NFL game in this era.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

View PostThe Cincinnati Kid, on 31 December 2012 - 11:09 AM, said:

I'd like Zimmer.  He seems like a great Coach and we need to fix the Defense.  There is something very wrong with it.  All that said, we have the weapons on offense (minus an above average QB) to compete if we utilize them right.  A defensive guy and a conservative guy would be my choice.

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#17 Reed83HOF

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 31 December 2012 - 11:26 AM, said:

i thought about listing him but was worried about the manning effect - could be a candidate though. handled the tebow and manning transition well.

I entirely agree. It is apparent that Manning is the OC there(or has a very large influence)...

This is a candidate I would stay away from...

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

View Postjcbillsfan, on 31 December 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

Mike Zimmer is super aggressive. For me I would like I guy who has run a team before. Eric mangini anyone ?

you mean ruined?

#19 bobobonators

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

i'd like:


1.  lovie smith

2.  kyle shanahan

3.  andy reid

4.  roman

5.  gruden (jay)

#20 bisonbrigade

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

Jay Gruden is my pick, he has groomed Andy Dalton into a really good QB and has coaching experience in the AFL. He was also a QB in te AFL and has won championships in that league.