Is Burrow-Mahomes a Fitting Sequel to Manning-Brady?

Is Burrow-Mahomes a Fitting Sequel to Manning-Brady?
There are many things to look forward to on Championship Sunday, and another installment of Joe Burrow vs. Patrick Mahomes is at the top of the list.  It is such an attractive part of Sunday’s lineup that it’s being paid a week-long compliment: comparisons to the best quarterback rivalry we’ve ever seen, complete with musings […]

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Panthers Hire Frank Reich as Head Coach, Attention Shifts to Future QB

Panthers Hire Frank Reich as Head Coach, Attention Shifts to Future QB
The Carolina Panthers are going with experience over youth and offense over defense for their next head coach. The Panthers are hiring 61-year-old Frank Reich, the team announced on Thursday. Reich was the Indianapolis Colts’ head coach from 2018 until he was fired by owner Jim Irsay earlier this season. He had a 40-33-1 record […]

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Analysis

2023 NFL Head Coach Tracker: Rumors, Updates and Reports

The 2022-2023 NFL regular season is in the books, and just like every year, there are several head coach vacancies that need to be filled.

Here’s a full rundown of all those vacancies, confirmed candidates, and other notes. This post will be updated as information comes in, so bookmarking it is recommended.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett after 15 games, while GM George Paton was retained. Denver has new ownership with the Walton-Penner group, and this will be their first head coaching search. Money won’t be an issue.

  • Interviewed former Saints HC Sean Payton
  • Interviewed Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh
    • Interviewed Harbaugh a second time
  • Interviewed former Stanford HC David Shaw
  • Interviewed former Colts/Lions HC Jim Caldwell
  • Interviewed DC Ejiro Evero
  • Interviewed Interim HC Jerry Rosburg
  • Interviewed  Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
  • Interviewed  49ers DC DeMeco Ryans
  • Interviewed  Rams DC Raheem Morris

Houston Texans

The Texans fired head coach Lovie Smith after just one season, making it the second consecutive year they’ve had a one-and-done coach (David Culley last year). Their next hire will be their fourth coach in four years. General Manager Nick Caserio and owner Cal McNair will oversee the search.

  • Interviewed former Saints HC Sean Payton
  • Interviewed Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon
  • Interviewed Eagles OC Shane Steichen
  • Interviewed Lions OC Ben Johnson
  • Interviewed 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans
    • Will interview Ryans a second time
  • Interviewed  Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
    • Interviewed Evero a second time
  • Interviewed Giants OC Mike Kafka
    • Interviewed  Kafka a second time
  • Interviewed Rams assistant HC/TEs coach Thomas Brown

Carolina Panthers

Update: The Panthers hired Frank Reich on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The Panthers fired Matt Rhule after a 1-4 start, and Steve Wilks took over as interim head coach, leading the team to a 6-6 finish and keeping them alive for the division title through Week 17.

  • Interviewed  Interim HC Steve Wilks
    • Interviewed Wilks a second time
  • Interviewed former Saints HC Sean Payton
  • Interviewed former Colts/Lions HC Jim Caldwell
  • Interviewed  former Colts HC Frank Reich
    • Interviewed Reich a second time
  • Interviewed Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
  • Interviewed Eagles OC Shane Steichen
  • Interviewed Lions OC Ben Johnson
  • Interviewed Giants OC Mike Kafka
  • Interviewed Bills OC Ken Dorsey
  • Interviewed Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
  • Interviewed Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
    • Interview Moore a second time

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts fired Frank Reich despite signing him to a lucrative four-year extension in August of 2021. Owner Jim Irsay made the decision on his own and hired former Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday to be the team’s interim coach. After getting a win in his first game, Saturday and the Colts finished the season on a seven-game losing streak.

  • Interviewed interim HC Jeff Saturday
    • Interviewed Saturday a second time
  • Interviewed Special Teams Coordinator Bubba Ventrone
  • Interviewed Broncos DC Ejiro Evero
    • Interviewed Evero a second time
  • Interviewed Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy
  • Interviewed Lions DC Aaron Glenn 
  • Interviewed Cowboys DC Dan Quinn
    • Interviewed Quinn a second time
  • Interviewed Lions OC Ben Johnson
  • Interviewed Rams DC Raheem Morris 
    • Interviewed Morris a second time
  • Interviewed Eagles OC Shane Steichen
    • Will interview Steichen a second time
  • Interviewed Bengals OC Brian Callahan
  • Interviewed Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia
    • Will interview Bisaccia a second time
  • Interviewed Giants OC Mike Kafka
  • Interviewed Giants DC Wink Martindale
    • Will interview Martindale a second time
  • Requested to interview 49ers DC DeMeco Ryans

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals fired Kliff Kingsbury despite giving him an extension through 2027 in March.

  • Interviewed DC Vance Joseph
  • Requested to interview former Saints HC Sean Payton
  • Interviewed Steelers LBs coach Brian Flores
  • Interviewed former Colts HC Frank Reich 
  • Interviewed Broncos DC Ejiro Evero 
  • Interviewed Lions DC Aaron Glenn
  • Interviewed Cowboys DC Dan Quinn 
    • Interviewed Quinn a second time
  • Requested to interview Bengals DC Lou Anarumo
  • Requested to interview Bengals OC Brian Callahan
  • Requested to interview Eagles DC Jonathan Gannon
Analysis

Cowboys’ Formation Fail Even Worse Than Colts’ 2015 Fiasco?

Chuck Pagano harkens back to the Indianapolis Colts’ special teams snafu on their infamously failed trick play against New England in 2015 and compares it to Dallas’ failed final play against San Francisco in the 2023 Divisional Round. Was this among the most foolish trick plays in recent NFL history? Pagano breaks it down.

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