Rumors about Russ Grimm to be Next PANTHERS coach.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:39 PM
Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:41 PM
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:54 PM
1. It is a foregone conclusion that coach John Fox will be leaving the Panthers when his contract expires after this season. And there's already talk centering on one of the candidates to replace him. The Panthers will consider hiring Cardinals assistant head coach Russ Grimm to replace Fox, according to two NFL sources. Grimm is a logical candidate for a multitude of reasons. For starters, Grimm's credentials make him one of the top assistant coaching prospects available. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson also is close to Steelers chairman Dan Rooney, whose team trained Grimm as a coach. When Richardson made his first head-coaching hire, he hired former Steelers defensive coordinator Dom Capers. And Grimm's former head coach with the Washington Redskins, Joe Gibbs, who is popular in NASCAR country in Charlotte, has been pushing Grimm's candidacy. Grimm would not be as pricey as a coach like Bill Cowher, which would make him even more appealing to Richardson. But when the Panthers sift through head-coaching candidates after this season, Grimm is firmly expected to be on or near the top of the list.
This is almost exactly what Schefter said during the MNF game with the only difference being that he's now claiming "sources" have told him there is talk going on. It honestly wouldn't suprise me if Grimm was our next HC, but this is what Schefter does for a living:
1. Create a totally speculative rumor.
2. A few days later, claim "sources" to backup this rumor.
3. Ride it for as long as he can to fill up his on air segments and ESPN.com articles.
It's a win-win for him, it gives him some material to use for a few months and if Grimm isn't hired he can just spin it into another story about how Grimm was passed over and site more "sources".
There's no way to hold guys like Schefter accountable for this stuff, they won't reveal their "sources" so you just have to take their word for it.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:57 PM
Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:59 PM
Posted 03 December 2010 - 01:38 PM
Well I hope not I cant take anymore of run on first and second with a draw on third down.
Well, he was the OC of the Cardinals team that threw the crap out of the ball with Warner. Maybe he would prove to be the type of coach that would scheme to the strengths of his team.
Give him a top tier QB and he will run a passing game.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 01:43 PM
There was speculation on him and a half-dozen other guys, same as now.
In '01...were there speculations about hiring John Fox before the season was over? Did anyone even hear a whisper of John Fox's name before Seifert got fired?
Some of it had merit, some didn't (same as now).
Actual discussion with Grimm right now would be tampering.
It's a possibility he'll be the guy, or at the very least a strong candidate, but no substantive action can be taken right now.