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Old 12-30-2018, 06:49 PM
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NFL coaching carousel 2018 season edition

It’s almost Black Monday so a bunch of coaches will be getting fired tomorrow or early next week.

Who stays and who goes?

I’m sure Dirk Koetter at Tampa Bay is done.
Marvin Lewis’ time is up in Cincy.
Steve Wilks is one and done in Arizona.

Jay Gruden should be done in Washington but somehow I think he’s getting another year. He can’t be blamed for losing two QBs to injury and the Redskins looked good the first part of the season, but the final results still show yet another mediocre Redskins team.

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Somebody is going to be gone in Carolina but my gut says not Rivera.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:28 PM
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Somebody is going to be gone in Carolina but my gut says not Rivera.


It should be Cam Newton.
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NBC sports is reporting that Dirk Koetter has already been fired by Tampa Bay.
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Todd Bowles must already have his desk cleaned out.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:58 PM
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It should be Cam Newton.
Iíve been predicting a short career for him for years now. The way he plays, he doesnít protect himself at all. In fact, he plays more like a RB than a QB so heíll probably hit a wall at 30 like most other RBs.

He turns 30 in May, just FYI.
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Todd Bowles must already have his desk cleaned out.


ESPN just reported that Bowles is fired.
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The Jaguars are keeping Marrone and the full front office staff, apparently blaming their season on injuries.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:14 AM
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The Jaguars are keeping Marrone and the full front office staff, apparently blaming their season on injuries.
As long as they totally move on from Bortles.
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Steve Wilks out in Arizona. Vance Joseph out in Denver.

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Patricia. Lions can't really suffer another season with him. Stafford is gone also.
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Adam Gase also out in Miami, looks like the carousel is going to be a fun one this year.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:25 AM
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Patricia. Lions can't really suffer another season with him. Stafford is gone also.
I'm rarely in favor of a 1-and-done ouster, but Patricia should be gone. There was enough controversy in his background to shit-can him before the season even started. Now that he's yet another Bill Belichick coaching tree flame-out, this is an opportunity for the Lions to go out and get a real coach who can command the respect of not only the team but the franchise and community.
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Marvin Lewis is finally out in Cinci.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:27 AM
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Steve Wilks out in Arizona. Vance Joseph out in Denver.
The Broncs have shown flashes of brilliance under Joseph, only to turn into smelly flatulence the next week. He had to know he was skating on razor thin ice.
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Marvin Lewis is finally out in Cinci.
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I think Lewis is, in a lot of ways, a good coach. I know that Lewis can't take all the credit for Cincinnati's talent acquisition, but I think in this day and age, coaches - especially those who remain with a franchise as long as Lewis did - are at least somewhat involved in that process. I think Lewis hired a reasonably good staff around him. Maybe not spectacular in terms of play-calling but they developed talent and they developed systems that worked to players strengths.

The big knock against Lewis is the same that you could say of Andy Reid. They're both consistent coaches. They will get their teams ready to play, and occasionally, they will win a big game during the regular season. But they just can't seem to make the kinds of in-game adjustments needed to win the most important games that are played in January. I also think that he sometimes had too long a leash with some of his players (i.e. Burfect and others). Still, Lewis is a respectable coach and a respectable man. It's sad to see him go down like this. I do think he will get a coordinator job relatively quickly, and he should. He's fundamentally a good coach and leader. He just isn't elite when it comes to managing the entire team.
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:47 AM
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Marvin Lewis isn't going to be out of work long. The man unfucked the Bengals, who at the time were very much "the Bungles." If I were in the market for a HC, I'd have Marvin Lewis on the phone immediately.
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Marvin Lewis isn't going to be out of work long. The man unfucked the Bengals, who at the time were very much "the Bungles." If I were in the market for a HC, I'd have Marvin Lewis on the phone immediately.
A lot of teams are clearly in the market, expect to see Lewis in this thread again as he gets a new job offer. Maybe some place like Tampa? (Or the Browns, how ironic would that be, especially if the Bengals promote Jackson to HC...)
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A lot of teams are clearly in the market, expect to see Lewis in this thread again as he gets a new job offer. Maybe some place like Tampa? (Or the Browns, how ironic would that be, especially if the Bengals promote Jackson to HC...)
Lewis would be a perfect fit for the Browns if they're serious about moving up in the NFL arrest rankings. Cincinnati has had trouble winning playoff games, but they've consistently been at or near the top in bad behavior (#3 in arrests in recent years, compared to the Browns at #7).

Cleveland suffered a major blow in this regard when they traded Josh Gordon, but having Antonio Callaway, acquiring Lewis' services (and maybe landing Burfict in a new deal?) they could be champions very soon.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:32 AM
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Lewis would be a perfect fit for the Browns if they're serious about moving up in the NFL arrest rankings. Cincinnati has had trouble winning playoff games, but they've consistently been at or near the top in bad behavior (#3 in arrests in recent years, compared to the Browns at #7).

Cleveland suffered a major blow in this regard when they traded Josh Gordon, but having Antonio Callaway, acquiring Lewis' services (and maybe landing Burfict in a new deal?) they could be champions very soon.
Youíve given me an idea for a new variety of fantasy football. You draft at the beginning of the year and get points each week for arrests, fines, and suspensions.
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Dan Quinn stays, but Atlanta just fired their DC, OC, and ST Coach.
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Marvin Lewis has officially endorsed Hue Jackson as his replacement.

Man that would be amazing. So much dong hanging.
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Jay Gruden is giving a press conference now, so I guess he’s safe.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:40 PM
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ESPN just reported that Bowles is fired.
ESPN also reporting that the Jets are asking permission to talk to Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

If the Chiefs allow Bieniemy to take another job, they need to stipulate that their defensive coordinator (Bob Sutton) goes with him in a package deal.
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Marvin Lewis has officially endorsed Hue Jackson as his replacement.
As if a failed and fired coach's opinion carries any weight?

AIUI, after this round of firings there are today zero black head coaches in the NFL. Not a good look; the Rooney Rule is going to get a workout.
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As if a failed and fired coach's opinion carries any weight?

AIUI, after this round of firings there are today zero black head coaches in the NFL. Not a good look; the Rooney Rule is going to get a workout.
Mike Tomlin might be surprised to hear that. I know I am.
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Oh, right. He's already overstayed his welcome too, though.
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Oh, right. He's already overstayed his welcome too, though.
No he hasnít. OK, so even if we go with the assertion he canít beat New England, nobody else can, either. Heís been the head coach for 11 years and to date, through one major and one minor rebuild, has not yet had a losing season. Think thatís easy? Name the coaches with more than ten yearsí tenure who can say that. Not even your boy Belechick can say that.
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It has more to do with his team's constant indiscipline, both on and off the field (wouldn't Antonio Brown and Leveon Bell have made a difference yesterday?), leading to their failure to execute when it matters most. Tomlin's teams are chronic underachievers, and at some point you have to wonder if that needs to be fixed.
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As if a failed and fired coach's opinion carries any weight?



AIUI, after this round of firings there are today zero black head coaches in the NFL. Not a good look; the Rooney Rule is going to get a workout.


Mike Tomlin is still the coach of the Steelers. There was a stupid parody account on Twitter suggesting he should be fired. The Antonio Brown situation doesn’t look good, but I highly doubt it Tomlin is going to be fired over it.
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Youíve given me an idea for a new variety of fantasy football. You draft at the beginning of the year and get points each week for arrests, fines, and suspensions.
Is defense still a monolithic block, or is Burfict the far and away 1st pick by himself?
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Is defense still a monolithic block, or is Burfict the far and away 1st pick by himself?
Burfict would be like the Todd Gurley of that league.
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Burfict has never been arrested. He does his dirty shit ON the field (when he isn't suspended).

Due to concussions, he's probably done. The Bengals should move on from him at any rate. He's just a guy out there now, completely ineffective.
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I highly doubt it Tomlin is going to be fired over it.
No, he won't, but that's because of the value the Rooneys put on loyalty and stability in the org chart. The Brown situation is far from the only reason Tomlin should be fired, though; it's just the latest example of a problem he won't fix or even address.
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Burfict has never been arrested. He does his dirty shit ON the field (when he isn't suspended).

Due to concussions, he's probably done. The Bengals should move on from him at any rate. He's just a guy out there now, completely ineffective.
He's pretty close to leading the league in suspensions and fines, though.
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I don't think Vance Joseph was really the problem in Denver. I think it's more that Elway is a bad GM.

I also hate how things like the coaching carousel bring out terrible think pieces. The WaPo had one about how the firings so far show that the NFL has a race problem. The whole thing reminds me of people who don't care about football and couldn't tell you the difference between a 3-4 and a 4-3 defense having strong opinions on Kapernick.
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But the NFL does have a race problem in the coaching ranks.
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But the NFL does have a race problem in the coaching ranks.
Does it really? Or does it seem to have one now, since all but one of the African American coaches have been fired?
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Something like 60 percent of the players are black. The coaching ranks are about as far from that as they have ever been, now almost as low as the front-office ranks.

The Rooney Rule was created for a reason, and that reason definitely still exists.
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What's the optimal percentage of black coaches? Is it also 60%?
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I would think so, generally. Coaches are all former players, even though many stopped in college before reaching the NFL. If the higher levels are demographically different from the lower ones, in any organization, that reflects either differing opportunities (perhaps subconsciously) or differing inherent capabilities. I hope you don't want to go with the latter.
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As if a failed and fired coach's opinion carries any weight?

AIUI, after this round of firings there are today zero black head coaches in the NFL. Not a good look; the Rooney Rule is going to get a workout.
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Mike Tomlin might be surprised to hear that. I know I am.
Anthony Lynn is also a bit surprised, but no one pays attention to the Chargers anyway.

Not liking that the Fins fired Adam Gase. He was absolutely NOT the problem down there and has actually gotten more success out of that roster than most would. Wouldn't hate it at all if he moved north and took over the Packers.
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Okay, I didn't even know the Chargers' coach's name, much less his race. So you're right. I'll maybe start to take a little notice again when they go back home in a few years.

As long as the Pats' division opponents all stay in disarray, as has been the case for a long time, that's a good thing.
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A post I saw on reddit made a relatively convincing argument that the racial disparity is somewhat explained by the prevalence of offense in today's game, so head coaches from an offensive background do better than head coaches with a defensive background. The standard path to an offensive background is QB->QB coach->Offensive Coordinator->Head Coach, and for a defensive background tends to be CB->CB coach->Defensive Coordinator->Head Coach. Likely due to racial prejudice, QBs tend to be White, and CBs tend to be Black.
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A post I saw on reddit made a relatively convincing argument that the racial disparity is somewhat explained by the prevalence of offense in today's game, so head coaches from an offensive background do better than head coaches with a defensive background. The standard path to an offensive background is QB->QB coach->Offensive Coordinator->Head Coach, and for a defensive background tends to be CB->CB coach->Defensive Coordinator->Head Coach. Likely due to racial prejudice, QBs tend to be White, and CBs tend to be Black.
That's an interesting point. Of last season's NFL offensive coordinators, only two were African-American: Eric Bienemy (who had been a running back in the NFL, and who is now in demand as a head coach prospect) and Byron Leftwich (who had played quarterback).

Of the four African-American head coaches who were just fired, all of them had risen through the coaching ranks on the defensive side of the ball (though Joseph had played quarterback in college, before switching to cornerback when he played in the NFL).

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Mike Tomlin is still the coach of the Steelers. There was a stupid parody account on Twitter suggesting he should be fired. The Antonio Brown situation doesn’t look good, but I highly doubt it Tomlin is going to be fired over it.
Here's my take on Tomlin.

I like Mikey. I think he's a stand-up guy. I think the players like him (mostly) and respect him (a little less but still, mostly). But there are too many individual personalities on that roster, and Tomlin needs to shut it the fuck down. I'm not sure I can entirely blame it on Tomlin - it's probably a front office problem as well. But Leveon Bell's situation was a distraction, and I think the discontent may have helped inspired Brown to act out. There's no way a Chuck Noll or Bill Cowher would have put up with that shit.

I know Jon Gruden (and his brother Jay) sow a lot of controversy for making statements with some of their roster moves, but I think they've accepted that they can be fired at any time and don't really care. Their philosophy is that as long as they're coach, they're in charge. They will impose their will on their players. I'm not necessarily saying the Grudens are great coaches, but if you look at all of the greatest coaches who've ever coached, they've all pretty much made it clear who's in charge, who's establishing boundaries, and what happens if those boundaries are crossed.

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Something like 60 percent of the players are black.
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I would think so, generally. Coaches are all former players, even though many stopped in college before reaching the NFL. If the higher levels are demographically different from the lower ones, in any organization, that reflects either differing opportunities (perhaps subconsciously) or differing inherent capabilities. I hope you don't want to go with the latter.
According to the Washngton Post (and other random blogs), 70% of players in the NFL are black.

If the assumption is that coaches are all former players who maybe never progressed beyond college as a player, the demographics of college players would be the comparison to use. But even in the NCAA the ratio is still 57% of players are black according to this article in Time from 2015, so we're right back to the "something like 60 percent" you actually said.

I find the reddit theory interesting, though of course it doesn't dispute that the root of the disparity is racism.
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That's an interesting point. Of last season's NFL offensive coordinators, only two were African-American: Eric Bienemy (who had been a running back in the NFL, and who is now in demand as a head coach prospect) and Byron Leftwich (who had played quarterback).
Adding to this (ran out of time earlier):

There were 10 African-American defensive coordinators in the NFL last year (eleven if you count Marvin Lewis, who apparently served as his own defensive coordinator in Cincinnati).
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It's too easy to blame racism instead of the Old Boys Club, though. Coaches are hired by owners, who do not come up from the same ranks and don't know the same people. The Rooney Rule was intended to break down some of that barrier by simply letting the decision-makers get to know a broader base of potential candidates for a coaching job. That's how Marvin Lewis got the Bengals job in the first place, for example - he went on a number of token interviews to comply with the rule, prepared for them anyway and impressed people, and eventually got well-recommended around the league as a serious prospect who make a team a winner. Sure, an owner might feel more comfortable socially with someone of his own background, but an owner likes winning a lot more.
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According to ESPN's Matt Schefter, the Packers have offered their head coaching position to Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur.

He's spent two years as on offensive coordinator (Titans 2018, Rams 2017).

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/01/07/ma...ve-coordinator

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com...ch/2495233002/
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