Wednesday, December 31, 2008

BREAKING NEWS: Every available NFL coach considered for every vacant position

You’ll read a lot of stories over the next few weeks about what head coaches are candidates for which vacant head coaching positions.

Take Mike Shanahan. He was just fired last night and he’s already “one of the leading candidates” for the Jets job, even though Bill Cowher was just the leading candidate until he turned them down. But that’s okay, because Cowher is also a candidate for the Broncos job. And don’t forget Marty Schottenheimer, who is a candidate for all of those jobs and more.

For instance, the index page of the New York Daily News’ website features the headlines, “Spagnuolo Jets to front of line” and “Jets’ coaching carousel headed by Shanahan, three others”. If Spags is at the front of the line, how is Shanahan leading the carousel?

Basically what I'm saying here is take all of this stuff with a grain of salt. Obviously Shanahan, Cowher and Schottenheimer are being considered by teams with vacancies because they are good coaches. But don't get your hopes up like the Jets fans did yesterday, because you never know what's going to happen until the deal is done.

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