Change is within the air. “Black Monday” arrived within the NFL the day after the common season ended with a flurry of main adjustments starting across the league.
As of Thursday, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans had been trying to find new head coaches and the Bears, Vikings and Giants had been trying to find new normal managers.
The Bears had interviews arrange with at the least 11 GM candidates and 9 teaching candidates.
As a brand new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re monitoring the entire newest strikes.
<mark class=”hl_red”>The Houston Texans fired coach David Culley after one season.</mark>
The news: The Texans completed 4-13 in the one season beneath Culley, 66, a longtime NFL assistant in his first job as a head coach. The Texans had been taking part in with out Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault towards the quarterback. Week 1 beginning quarterback Tyrod Taylor performed in solely six video games due to damage, and the Texans turned to rookie Davis Mills to start out 11 video games.
Since 1994, Culley has been a large receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, with which he was additionally the assistant head coach, a quarterbacks coach with the Buffalo Payments and the assistant head coach/large receivers coach/cross sport coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens.
<mark class=”hl_tblue”>The Carolina Panthers are interviewing Bears particular groups coordinator Chris Tabor, </mark><mark class=”hl_tblue”>according to ESPN.</mark>
The news: Tabor was the Bears particular groups coordinator for all 4 seasons beneath Matt Nagy, and he served as interim head coach for one sport in 2021 when Nagy had COVID-19. He beforehand was the Cleveland Brown particular groups coordinator for seven seasons, spanning a number of head coaches.
<mark class=”hl_orange”>The Chicago Bears added two extra names to their normal supervisor interview pool.</mark>
The news: The Bears have requested an interview with Pittsburgh Steelers vp of soccer and enterprise administration Omar Khan and New England Patriots senior marketing consultant Eliot Wolf, ESPN reported. Khan had GM interviews final 12 months with the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans. Wolf, the son of former Inexperienced Bay Packers GM Ron Wolf, has labored with the Packers, the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns.
Listed here are the up to date candidate lists:
<mark class=”hl_orange”>The Chicago Bears record of requested interviews has reached at the least 8 normal supervisor candidates and 9 teaching candidates.</mark>
The news: Not too long ago fired Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores was an enormous title to pop up in a prolonged record of candidates the Bears have contacted about interviews.
NFL Network reported the Bears arrange the interview with Flores, who went 24-25 in three seasons with the Dolphins. His final two seasons had been profitable ones, however the Dolphins didn’t make the playoffs.
Listed here are the opposite teaching candidates who reportedly have been requested:
Former Houston Texans normal supervisor Rick Smith is among the many greatest names to be anticipated to interview with the Bears. Right here’s an inventory of others:
<mark class=”hl_orange”>The New York Giants fired coach Joe Choose after two seasons.</mark>
The news: In his first NFL head teaching stint, Choose, 40, went 10-23, together with 4-13 in 2021. Enjoying with out quarterback Daniel Jones down the stretch, the Giants misplaced their closing six video games by a mixed rating of 163-56. After the 29-3 loss to the Bears in Week 17, Choose went on an 11-minute rant defending his group whereas speaking to the media.
It’s the second large Giants transfer in two days after normal supervisor Dave Gettleman introduced his retirement Monday. With Choose out, there are actually seven NFL head teaching jobs open.
<mark class=”hl_orange”>The Chicago Bears fired normal supervisor Ryan Tempo and coach Matt Nagy.</mark>
The news: Tempo is out in Chicago after seven seasons throughout which his groups went 48-65, certified for the postseason twice and did not document a playoff victory. In his first NFL head teaching stint, Nagy completed 34-31 with two playoff losses over 4 seasons.
The Bears by no means discovered the precise match between Nagy and a quarterback throughout his tenure , working by means of Mitch Trubisky, Nick Foles, Andy Dalton and Justin Fields. Nagy’s offense remained caught within the backside third of the league in lots of classes . The Bears completed 6-11 this season.
The Bears have reached out to former Eagles coach Doug Pederson to schedule an interview for his or her head teaching function, in response to a league supply. An ESPN report additionally indicated the Bears have requested permission to interview Buffalo Payments defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for the job. The group, in response to NFL Community, has additionally requested to talk with Colts director of faculty scouting Morocco Brown for the GM opening.
<mark class=”hl_orange”>The Minnesota Vikings fired normal supervisor Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer</mark>
The news: Spielman was with the Vikings since 2006, first because the vp of participant personnel after which as the final supervisor since 2012. In that point, the Vikings went 132-123-2 with six playoff appearances.
Zimmer, a longtime NFL defensive coordinator, turned the Vikings head coach in 2014. He led three seasons of 10 or extra wins, three playoff appearances and two playoff victories. The Vikings completed 8-9 after a victory over the Bears on Sunday.
<mark class=”hl_orange”>New York Giants normal supervisor Dave Gettleman introduced his retirement after 4 seasons in that function.</mark>
The news: In 2018, Gettleman turned the final supervisor in a corporation the place he had spent 13 years beforehand in entrance workplace roles. However his efforts to resuscitate the franchise failed with the Giants experiencing their worst four-year stretch of shedding in group historical past.
The Giants went 19-46 beneath Gettleman’s watch, together with a 4-13 faceplant this season throughout which the offense completed final within the NFC in each complete yardage and scoring. Gettleman introduced his retirement Monday however could have been fired if he hadn’t. The way forward for coach Joe Choose stays unsure and should hinge on what occurs with their intensifying GM search.
<mark class=”hl_orange”>The Miami Dolphins fired coach Brian Flores after three seasons.</mark>
The news: Flores was fired in his third season regardless of posting back-to-back profitable seasons. The Dolphins had been 5-11 in his first 12 months, 10-6 in 2020 and 9-8 this season, however they didn’t make the playoffs in his tenure.
Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross launched a press release saying he “decided that key dynamics of our soccer group weren’t performing at a stage I would like it to be and felt that this determination was in the most effective curiosity of the Miami Dolphins.” Normal supervisor Chris Grier will stay with the group in his present function, ESPN reported.
<mark class=”hl_orange”>The Denver Broncos have fired head coach Vic Fangio after three seasons.</mark>
The news: Fangio didn’t document a profitable season in his three in Denver. He completed 19-30 in his first stint as an NFL head coach, together with 7-10 this season. Fangio, 63, was a defensive coordinator within the NFL for 19 seasons, together with 4 in Chicago, earlier than he joined the Broncos in 2019.
Fangio’s protection this season ranked within the prime 10 in yards and factors allowed. However the Broncos offense didn’t produce properly sufficient beneath Teddy Bridgewater and Drew Lock, the most recent in a revolving door of quarterbacks in Denver current years.
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<mark class=”hl_tblue”>The Jaguars have carried out at the least 5 interviews to exchange City Meyer.</mark>
The news: The Jaguars fired City Meyer on Dec. 16 after simply 13 video games with the group.
The group already has gotten deep into their search to exchange him, reportedly interviewing former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson, former Indianapolis Colts and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.