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#1 matter2003

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

-Whisenhunt
-Horton
-Grimm
-Chip Kelly
-Hue Jackson
-Doug Marrone
-Lovie Smith
-Mike McCoy

Bills apparently already interviewed Whisenhunt and Horton yesterday and are interviewing Grimm today.



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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

View Postmatter2003, on 02 January 2013 - 09:30 AM, said:

-Whisenhunt
-Horton
-Grimm
-Chip Kelly
-Hue Jackson
-Doug Marrone
-Lovie Smith
-Mike McCoy

Bills apparently already interviewed Whisenhunt and Horton yesterday and are interviewing Grimm today.



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I guess that meets the Rooney rule with Horton.

Now they can hire who they want, including Horton.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

The two on that list that make me the most unhappy are Whisenhunt and Grimm. Was AZ's offense something to emulate? Were they involved in the decision to hand the reins to Kolb? Were they involved in the decision to not have a decent backup QB?

Too much sounds too familiar.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

pft reporting that horton is tonight on the schedule, that he was booked yesterday i believe.

not sure which is true, but just an FYI as its related.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

View PostBeerball, on 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

The two on that list that make me the most unhappy are Whisenhunt and Grimm. Was AZ's offense something to emulate? Were they involved in the decision to hand the reins to Kolb? Were they involved in the decision to not have a decent backup QB?

Too much sounds too familiar.
I think those are a courtesy because of Whaley's ties to them.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

View PostBeerball, on 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

The two on that list that make me the most unhappy are Whisenhunt and Grimm. Was AZ's offense something to emulate? Were they involved in the decision to hand the reins to Kolb? Were they involved in the decision to not have a decent backup QB?

Too much sounds too familiar.

the problem, much like here, is they had too many decent backups.

they were kind of the opposite end of the spectrum from us and took a chance on every guy they could get a hand on it seems. they were players in every qb the last few years. but much like us, at the top picks, were on the outside looking in on the good first round prospects.

i know this draft gets beat up for qbs, but i think for a team picking outside the top 2, its as good if not better than some of the recent ones.

(not advocating, just thinking outloud on their situation)

Edited by NoSaint, 02 January 2013 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

Buffalo Rumblings reporting that Whisenhunt is the lead candidate and that per Ian Rappaport's tweet "Interest is high on both sides"

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

Lovie Smith stands out from the rest of the list-- we're talking prolonged, almost consistent success as a HC in this league.

Whoever is running this coaching search, git er done.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

pft reporting that horton is tonight on the schedule, that he was booked yesterday i believe.

not sure which is true, but just an FYI as its related.

meh, PFT. What does the East Aurora Pennysaver think?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

View PostBeerball, on 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

The two on that list that make me the most unhappy are Whisenhunt and Grimm. Was AZ's offense something to emulate? Were they involved in the decision to hand the reins to Kolb? Were they involved in the decision to not have a decent backup QB?

Too much sounds too familiar.
I was kinda thinking the same thing?  That team, especially the offense was just as bad as ours was, so what is the attraction to them?  They had maybe the best receiver in the NFL (or close to it) and couldn't get him the ball with at least one QB (Kolb) who is better then Fitz.  Just don't understand it?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Lovie Smith makes the most sense and is actually gunning for this job.

Naturally, that means he won't get it.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

View PostBarkLessWagMore, on 02 January 2013 - 09:49 AM, said:



meh, PFT. What does the East Aurora Pennysaver think?

i know they long had a terrible reputation, but florio has gotten about as good as anyone else.

i know during free agency he ruffled feathers with his mario stuff, but in general - hes gotten to be about on par with(if not better than) a lot of the big boys (many of whom have diluted their talent and standards the last few years).

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

View Postmatter2003, on 02 January 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

Buffalo Rumblings reporting that Whisenhunt is the lead candidate and that per Ian Rappaport's tweet "Interest is high on both sides"
Probably so, this team has had an infatuation with coaches with links to the Steelers for awhile.  Guess they don't get that bringing in one coach isn't going to result in what an entire classy organization can accomplish.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

View PostBeerball, on 02 January 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:

The two on that list that make me the most unhappy are Whisenhunt and Grimm. Was AZ's offense something to emulate? Were they involved in the decision to hand the reins to Kolb? Were they involved in the decision to not have a decent backup QB?

Too much sounds too familiar.

Hopefully the real reason they are in Arizona is to interview Chip Kelly.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

I am kind of in the corner of Whisenhunt he was  once considered a up and coming coach and did get the Cards to the SB. But I like Lovie Smith too.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Of this list this is how I'd rank 'em:
-Chip Kelly
-Lovie Smith
-Mike McCoy
-Horton
-Grimm/Hue Jackson
-Doug Marrone
-Whisenhunt

I would hope there are other candidates such as the OC/DC from Cinci., and others, but Whisenhunt would be the worst.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Whisenhunt would be a slight upgrade over Gailey.

Lovie Smith would be a slight upgrade over Whisenhunt.

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

Whisenhunt's been 18-30 the last 3 years #chanstyle

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:02 AM

View PostBuffBill, on 02 January 2013 - 09:50 AM, said:

I was kinda thinking the same thing?  That team, especially the offense was just as bad as ours was, so what is the attraction to them?  They had maybe the best receiver in the NFL (or close to it) and couldn't get him the ball with at least one QB (Kolb) who is better then Fitz.  Just don't understand it?

You obviously didn't see Kolb play!

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

View PostRichmondRob, on 02 January 2013 - 09:58 AM, said:

Of this list this is how I'd rank 'em:
-Chip Kelly
-Lovie Smith
-Mike McCoy
-Horton
-Grimm/Hue Jackson
-Doug Marrone
-Whisenhunt

I would hope there are other candidates such as the OC/DC from Cinci., and others, but Whisenhunt would be the worst.
id swap whisenhunt and grimm, and call Kelly just a total wildcard that i dont know where to place (dont claim to know enough about him or his systems, but generally like him in theory).