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Official 2012/2013 coach firings thread...

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it will start Sunday in Cleveland:

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...will-fire-shurmur-heckert-after-sundays-game/

     
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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, Whisenhunt certainly has had a big say in the team's quarterback decisions.
    Chances for a change: Stronger than you think. Defensive coordinator Ray Horton and former Cardinalsassistant 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.
    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 of a change: 50-50. Nothing would surprise us here. Nix might want to avoid firing his first coaching hire, but most teams would make a change in this situation.
    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.
    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: All but certain. This one should happen quickly. Look for a complete overhaul in Cleveland.


    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 coachJason 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.





    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: Close to nil. Multiple reports say Schwartz is safe. He has earned more time and reportedly is signed through 2015.

    Jacksonville Jaguars
    Mike Mularkey was hired just last year, but his boss (GM Gene Smith) is on very thin ice. 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 head coach is likely to follow.
    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. The Chiefs deny reports that GM Scott Pioli and coachRomeo Crennel already have been told they're out, but it only seems to be a matter of time before they are. Fans might revolt otherwise.


    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.
    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.
    Philadelphia Eagles
    Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said before the season that an 8-8 record would not be acceptable. TheEagles have four wins. You do the math.
    Chances of a change: All but certain. The only question now is timing. Bill Belichick will be the longest-tenured coach in the NFL after Andy Reid is let go by the Eagles. Reid should get a job elsewhere and reportedly doesn't want to take a year off.


    San Diego Chargers
    Chargers owner Dean Spanos surprisingly gave coach Norv Turneranother 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.
    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.
    Chances of a change: 50-50. Adams seems unlikely to make a move right away, but he's a 90-year-old owner who sounds like he's running out of patience.
     
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    ANDY REID OUT AS EAGLES COACH

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000118990/article/andy-reid-fired-by-philadelphia-eagles

    Report: Lurie has already told Reid he’s fired

    Posted by Darin Gantt on December 30, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

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    As with some other coaching jobs, the Eagles’ has been all but official for weeks.

    You can now remove the “all but.”

    According to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has already toldcoach Andy Reid he’s fired.

    The move ends a 14-year run for Reid, who was the longest-tenured active coach in the league.

    The 54-year-old Reid won three NFL coach of the year awards, and made five NFC Championship Games, losing his only trip to the Super Bowl.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/30/report-lurie-has-already-told-reid-hes-fired/
     
  6. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear...

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    BoltFanDC Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear...

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    Probably so. He's going to be tasked with trying to reclaim Mark Sanchez. That alone might be a full time job.
     
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    Plenty of General Managers could be in jeopardy, too

    Posted by Mike Florio on December 30, 2012, 7:01 PM EST
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    With all the focus on head coaches whose hot seats could soon convert to a full-blown conflagration, it’s easy to forget that a fairly large number of General Managers could be getting the boot, too.

    Here’s a look at the G.M.’s who are likely to go, those who are on the bubble, and those who are safe despite plenty of turmoil in their teams.

    On the endangered species list are Browns G.M. Tom Heckert, Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith, Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith, and Cardinals G.M. Rod Graves. (Already fired was Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney.)

    The bubble boys include Bills G.M. Buddy Nix, Jets G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, and Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli. Tannenbaum may be less than on the bubble, but it’s believed he wouldn’t be fired but reassigned, if/when a change is made. Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew arguably is on the bubble as to whether, well, he’s on the bubble.

    General Managers who are believed to be safe despite the turmoil in their current franchises include Titans G.M. Ruston Webster and Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman, who received a multi-year extension in June.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/
     
  10. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Just announce it so I can pop the ****** champagne!
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Norvous time, I pray that two pointless wins don't cause Dean to change his mind and keep AJ/Norv
     
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    http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2012/12/30/3817582/gene-smith-fired-jaguars


    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--direct-snap--dream-first-round-nfl-playoff-matchups--202447999.html


    https://twitter.com/getnickwright/status/281527250736791552
     
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    Team meeting 11am PST - if it's going to happen it'll happen around then
     
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    Yeah, and Norv will be two minutes late to the meeting and gets fired for being tardy too many times and branded as a troublemaker...
     
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    As usual, Spanos last to the party.
     
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    He has more angles than any other owner to consider, reconsider and then vacillate some more while over considering :D
     
  17. CoronaDoug

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    profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/31/jaguars-announce-gm-gene-smith-fired/

    Shahid Khan today announced that the team is parting ways with general manager Gene Smith. #Jaguars
    7:09am - 31 Dec 12
     
  18. CoronaDoug

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    Browns just fired Pat Shurmur.
     
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    Bears have asked permission to interview coaches
    profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/31/report-bears-have-asked-permission-to-interview-coaches/
     
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    Romeo Crennel (Chiefs), Chan Gailey (bills), Lovie Smith (bears), Ron Rivera (Panthers) ALL FIRED!
     
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    Just saw the Lovie Smith firing, I'd be intrigued to bring him in.

    Arians is my top candidate though
     
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    Not sure if there will be a record number of coaches fired but we are well on the way to record number of GM.'s.
     
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    Shocked at Lovie Smith being fired. Bears had all sorts of injuries.

    Richardson is a crappy owner so in a way I'm not surprised by Rivera's firing.
     
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    I have a feeling we wont hear about Norv and AJ until later on after the dust settles so until then, if anyone in S.D. happens to spot Rivers anywhere near Chargers park today, please tackle him to the ground before he makes it into Dean's office to talk him out of it, hopefully he will be walking with some of his O-line men that way it'll be easier to get to him ;)
     
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    Last rumors I heard a few hours ago was that AJ had already cleaned his office out AND again that there's a team meeting at 11am so I guess that's when it'll happen or after
     
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    Aj should find a job with all of the vacancies.
     
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    Looks like I'm not wait'n til midnight to pop the bubbly. :tup::abq1::abq2:
     
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    At the airport's Southwest Airways counter this morning, some guy who looked a lot like AJ with a hawaiian shirt and tennis shoes wearing a fake nose and moustache was seen trying book a flight to Scranton...
     
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