I also knew a couple folks who knew Cignetti. From what I heard he wasn't a bad guy. just not a good nor great coach. Same way I feel about Rivera - seems like a outstanding dude to me in all respects and I respect the guy by all accounts I have heard of him- just not who you want running your coaching squad from the results I have seen.
■ One insider predicted that at least five or six GM-type jobs will open up, after only two changes last year (Raiders, Jets). Washington’s Bruce Allen, the Giants’ Dave Gettleman, Jacksonville’s Caldwell, Denver’s Elway, and Atlanta’s Thomas Dimitroff are in trouble, with Detroit’s Quinn and the Rams’ Les Snead as long shots. One source said the Panthers’ job is actually open and that current GM Marty Hurney, who was kept on by owner David Tepper, will move into more of an advisory role. And the source said he still believes the Texans will try to add someone to the front office, Caserio or otherwise.