If Rivera is fired, who is the new coach?
Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:05 AM
Some names I like as possible picks that aren't the usual big names such as Cowher, Gruden, Andy Reid, and Chip Kelly.
- Mike Zimmer, DC, Bengals: The Cincy defense hasn't been exactly dominant in recent years, but it's been remarkably consistently solid during Zimmer's time as the defensive coordinator. He's extremely well-liked by his players and doesn't have a ton of talent to work with.
- Gus Bradley, DC, Seahawks: I really like Bradley as a possible head coach for us. He's coached that Seahawks defense into one of the best units in the NFL and he's done it with home-grown young talent. With our solid foundation on defense with CJ, Hardy, and Luke our defense would be nasty. My only question is how he would handle the offense and Cam, but that's more an unknown quality than a negative one.
Perry Fewell, DC, Giants: I'd feel a whole lot better about him if the Giants weren't playing like poo right now. Still, I was impressed with his stint as the interim coach in Buffalo several years back and he has a lot of the qualities you look for in a head coach.
Vic Fangio, DC, 49ers: Much like Gus Bradley, it's all about the defense here and creating one of the league's best units. However, Fangio has done it with a lot more talent than Bradley has and, TBH, I think Seattle's defense is better overall.
Bruce Arians, Interim Head Coach, Colts: This is a very interesting potential pick. I've never been especially impressed with Arians as an offensive coordinator, but he's done a very solid job filling in for Chuck Pagano in Indy. He's certainly worth taking a look at.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:39 AM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:33 AM
Of that group, I like Gus Bradley.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:01 AM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:09 AM
With that being said, I have three personal favorites that are all on different sides of the ball:
Brad Seely (AHC/ST 49ers), Rick Dennison (OC Texans), and Gus Bradley (DC Seahawks)
...and if we could bring in Cowher, I'd actually be all for that. No joke.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:12 AM
Also...for those of you who want Arians. Look at his time in Pittsburgh. He was the reason they got away from Steeler football with a strong running game. You hate the fact that Cam throws in 35x a game with Chud? You are really going to hate Bruce Arians.
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