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kwik
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
Let the postseason bloodletting begin:

St. Louis (espn.go.com)- As mentioned, Spagnuolo and Devaney are both gone.

Tampa Bay (espn.go.com)- Raheem Morris, and his entire staff, are gone as well.

No word yet from San Diego, or Indianapolis. Everyone seems to be sure that Caldwell is gone in Indy though, and a lot of people are speculating that Norv is done with the Chargers, but again, nothing official.

Beyond those 4, and the changes that happened in KC, Jacksonville, and Miami during the season, I don't know what else opens up at the head coach level. The Jets are going to make some big changes, I'd think, though Rex Ryan's probably safe. If the Giants make another great run and win it all, I could see Coughlin hanging it up. I could also see him "retiring" if Atlanta blows their doors off next week, but other than that, I don't know if anything else opens up.



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I'm sure that Morris was frustrated last night, but his Mental Midgets comment REALLY sticks out now that said midgets were 100% correct.

I think it was Lombardi on the NFL Network who had a good point that Caldwell and Manning's fates may be linked. I know Payton said all the right things about sticking around should Luck get drafted, but I think it was his father earlier in the year saying that Payton wouldn't play with Luck. So if you know you're going to go with Luck, then it it may sense to remake the coaching staff with that in mind. Especially since Payton seems to be his own offensive coordinator.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.50
    Originally posted by kwik
    No word yet from San Diego, or Indianapolis. Everyone seems to be sure that Caldwell is gone in Indy though, and a lot of people are speculating that Norv is done with the Chargers, but again, nothing official.


Norv's firing is a formality at this point. It's really sad that so many of us saw Norv's failure coming a mile away. As a Chargers fan, it's immensely frustrating to watch a team that once had the potential to bring home multiple Super Bowl trophies reduced to what it is. So many primes (Tomlinson chief among them) completely wasted.

And how fitting is JayJayDean's comment from that ancient thread?
    Originally posted by JayJayDean in 2007
    Evidently AJ Smith's solution to repeated regular season-success being followed by playoff disappointment is...eliminating regular season-success?

Indeed.



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Not sure if that "cleans house" means the coach as well, but I'd guess so.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.50
And as expected, Norv Turner has been fired.

Wait...he HASN'T? What do you mean he's COMING BACK???


    San Diego Chargers Chairman of the Board & President Dean Spanos today officially ended speculation and confirmed that General Manager A.J. Smith and Head Coach Norv Turner will return in 2012.

    “Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs,” Spanos said. “A.J. Smith is the best man to improve our roster, and Norv Turner is the best man to lead that roster on the field.

    “Together, we have stability and experience that’s hard to find in the NFL. They’ve both been in this league a long time. I don’t think there is anything they haven’t seen or experienced. They’ve led us through some difficult situations.


Oh goodie. Pencil the Chargers in for another 4-8 start next year.

(edited by It's False on 3.1.12 1141)


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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.92
Don't the Glazers do this kind of spring cleaning every couple of years. It keeps the costs low while also making the Bucs a tax write off.

Everyone knows there's only one 'football' team that really matters to the Glazers.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
Yeah, I bet they just yawned when the Bucs won the Super Bowl.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Yeah, I bet they just yawned when the Bucs won the Super Bowl.
Which was before they bought Man United.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
Hue Jackson is out in Oakland.

Understandable; the Raiders set records this year for most penalties and most penalty yards, plus the Carson Palmer over-pay was on his say-so. (I saw the trade best described as Hue Jackson pulling an Alexander Haig in the aftermath of Al Davis' death.)



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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    Hue Jackson is out in Oakland.

    Understandable; the Raiders set records this year for most penalties and most penalty yards, plus the Carson Palmer over-pay was on his say-so. (I saw the trade best described as Hue Jackson pulling an Alexander Haig in the aftermath of Al Davis' death.)


This article says that there is more to it than that: Click Here (sports.yahoo.com)


    Back in the spring of 2008, when he was very much in charge of the Oakland Raiders’ singularly peculiar organization, Al Davis presided over a predraft meeting at the team’s Alameda, Calif., training facility. As coaches and personnel officials discussed what to do with the fourth overall pick, which the team would ultimately use to select Arkansas halfback Darren McFadden, the Hall of Fame owner’s son, Mark, casually drifted into the room.

    “Mark,” Davis said, stopping the meeting and sounding genuinely interested. “What do you think we should do?”

    Caught off guard, the younger Davis mumbled something about needing a wide receiver.

    Wrong answer.

    “A [expletive] receiver?” Al Davis snapped, his voice rising. “Get the [expletive] out of here.”

    And with that, the heir to one of the NFL’s most storied franchises slinked out of the room and continued with the rest of his day.


    ...

    Mark Davis is Tommy Boy, trying not to face-plant on a table full of beers. And the thought of presiding over a team with a brash, intelligent and charismatic coach who knew how dismissively his father used to treat him had to be a daunting prospect.




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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.19
Gotta love the Raiders and the Chargers having such opposing philosophies (Raiders use a revolving door of coaches, while the Chargers hang on to the same dope in the face of repeated failure) and yet the result for both teams is the same.

(edited by It's False on 11.1.12 1925)


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Since: 7.11.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    This article says that there is more to it than that.
I saw that, but I agree with Mike Florio. I'm always skeptical of playing psychologist when there's an easier explanation available, particularly when it seems like the decision to hire Reggie McKenzie as GM was a slam-dunk no-brainer. Plus, Jackson has come off even worse since the firing, as he has bounced back and forth between "McKenzie is going to destroy the franchise and fire everyone" and "McKenzie is just Mark Davis' pawn".



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.18
I wonder if McKenzie in charge (and, quite possibly, Winston Moss or another Packers assistant becoming the new Raiders head coach) means Oakland will make a push to sign Matt Flynn this winter. It'd mean cutting bait on Palmer very early but....well, you all saw Palmer play.



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Since: 3.10.02
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
Local NCB affiliate is reporting Jeff Fisher has accepted the job with the St Louis Rams.
http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/296833/40/Reports-Jeff-Fisher-to-coach-the-Rams

as is ESPN (really, you have to call them 'downtrodden'?)
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7459236/jeff-fisher-coach-st-louis-rams-source-says
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ESPN needs to admit that pointing out that Fisher only had six winning seasons, especially when they proceed to talk about all of his .500 seasons. His career record's 142-120 in the regular season, and he's only had five full losing seasons. (He went 1-5 in the 1994 season, and had losing records in 1995, 2001 (both 7-9), 2004, 2005 and 2010.)

Sure, he only had six playoff berths in that time, but last season, 8-8 would've won the NFC West. The Rams are in a pretty good situation, and if they could stay healthy, they should leave 2-14 in the rear-view mirror faster than Alberto Del Rio became a big deal.





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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
And Fisher picks an offensive genius to lead the Rams and to help Sam Bradford become the next dominant NFL QB.
/sarcasm

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/297397/3/Report-Brian-Schottenheimer-is-new-Rams-offensive-coordinator
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.25
The Colts let Coach Caldwell go today. A team with the top draft pick will have a new GM and coach. Is that a comforting thought to the lucky player? Do they now wish to be traded?



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Since: 7.11.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.59
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    The Colts let Coach Caldwell go today. A team with the top draft pick will have a new GM and coach. Is that a comforting thought to the lucky player? Do they now wish to be traded?
It's not exactly an unusual circumstance for the worst team in the league to get rid of everyone that caused that season's failure. I would imagine Luck is totally fine with having a coach that is not a malfunctioning robot, and a GM who probably will draft better than the Polians did in the last few years.



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