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  • #46
    I don't understand all the posts for Nick Saben. He was a complete failure as HC of the Miami Dolphins.

    I like the Mike Zimmer possibility (current Bengals DC and previous Cowboys DC). He is a tough minded no nonsense type of coach who commands respect. He meets the criteria McNair has established, except for HC experience.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/...-as-head-coach
    Last edited by texun; 12-07-2013, 08:14 AM.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by texun View Post
      I don't understand all the posts for Nick Saben. He was a complete failure as HC of the Miami Dolphins.

      I like the Mike Zimmer possibility (current Bengals DC and previous Cowboys DC). He is a tough minded no nonsense type of coach who commands respect. He meets the criteria McNair has established, except for HC experience.

      http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/...-as-head-coach
      I think this would be a good hire. But doesn't his team currently play a 4-3? not that that matters, just curious?
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      • #48
        Jon Gruden is definitely my wish from Santa this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be disappointed with anyone else.

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        • #49
          Originally posted by nvrmind View Post
          According to Lance Zierlein, other NFL teams have contacted Shaw, and he is not interested in leaving Stanford. Of course, maybe it's because the right team hasn't contacted him yet.
          I think if McNair flew to Stanford in his private jet and offered Shaw double his current salary (He is making 2.5 million, offer him 5 million) I think he would accept it.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by tomjn80 View Post
            Ray Horton, Bill O'Brien, David Shaw, or Darrell Bevell.
            Darrell Bevell would be an interesting choice. from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_Bevell

            The following season, Bevell again guided the Badgers to a winning season. They defeated the Duke Blue Devils 34–20 in the 1995 Hall of Fame Bowl, giving Wisconsin back-to-back bowl wins for the first time ever. Bevell finished his career with several school records, including most passing yards in a single game (423) and in a career (7,686).

            After going undrafted in the 1995 NFL Draft,[1] Bevell began a career in coaching, including stints at Westmar University (Le Mars, IA), Iowa State University, and the University of Connecticut.

            In 2000, Bevell was hired by the Green Bay Packers as an offensive assistant. In 2003, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach, where he worked with Brett Favre. In 2006, Childress was hired as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, and he brought Bevell to become the offensive coordinator. In 2009, Bevell was reunited with Brett Favre, but this time being the offensive coordinator, and having the play-calling duties. In 2009, the Vikings had a successful season going 12-4 and advanced to the NFC Championship game, ultimately losing in overtime to the eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. In the first season with Favre, he produced 4,202 passing yards with 33 touchdowns and accumulating a QB rating of 107.2 in which was his career best. In 2010, Minnesota season ended with 6-10 record, and with disastrous moves throughout the season in which head coach Brad Childress was fired mid-way through the season. Replaced by defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier as interim head coach at 3-7 record, and finishing 3-3 as interim head coach. In the beginning of the 2011 season, Bevell was not retained as the offensive coordinator by new Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier, and replace by Bill Musgrave. On January 21, 2011, Seattle Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll hired Bevell to become the new offensive coordinator after the firing of Jeremy Bates due to "offensive philosophy difference". In 2011, the Seahawks went 7-9, and failed to defend their NFC West title in which they didn't make the playoffs. Bevell's offense that year with the Seahawks was 28th in the league. In 2012 off-season, Bevell was scouting quarterback Russell Wilson, who attended Wisconsin, his alma mater. Bevell attended Wilson's pro-day which very few NFL scouts attended. Through the off-season, the Seahawks obtained Green Bay Packers back-up quarterback Matt Flynn who experts thought was Bevell's choice of quarterback. Going into the 2012 NFL Draft it was thought Seattle was set at the quarterback position since they had Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson, but for whatever reason Seahawks decided to add one more, drafting Russell Wilson out of University of Wisconsin-Madison in the third round. Thoughts on selecting Wilson, Pete Carroll stated, "It was Bevell's project". In training camp the quarterback competition was thinned out between two, after Jackson was traded to the Buffalo Bills. In 2012, the Seahawks named Wilson the starting quarterback for the season. The Seahawks finished the season with an 11-5 record, and took 2nd within the NFC West eventually losing in the Divisional round in the playoffs. In Bevell's second year with the Seahawks, offensively they were 17th in the league which was a improvement from the last season. In rushing the Seahawks were 3rd in league, previously being 21st in 2011, accumulating 2,579 yards and averaging 161.2 yards on the ground. In, 2013 the Seahawks started the season 4-0, and currently are 11-1. Bevell's rushing offense is currently 3rd in the league with 1,754 yards and averaging 146.2 yards per game. Overall in total offense, Bevell's team is currently 11th in the league with producing 364.6 yards per game. In two seasons, Wilson under Bevell's offense has accumulated a QB rating of 103.7, and a completion rating of 64.5pct.

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            • #51
              Ray Horton was a former CB in the NFL and I think that will be a big knock on him with McNair if he is interested in the job.

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              • #52
                and some info on Lovie Smith: also from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovie_Smith

                1996–2003[edit]Smith began his professional coaching career as a linebacker coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Under the guidance of Tony Dungy, he helped develop the Tampa 2 defense. After spending five years with Buccaneers, Smith was hired as the defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams under head coach Mike Martz. While in St. Louis, Smith improved the Rams defense, which went from giving up a league-worst 29.4 points per game in 2000 to an average of 17.1 points in 2001. The Rams won the 2001 NFC Championship and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVI. The team ultimately lost to the New England Patriots in one of the biggest Super Bowl upsets of all time.[5]

                2004–2006[edit]The Chicago Bears hired Smith as head coach in 2004, following the dismissal of Dick Jauron. Upon arriving in Chicago, Smith stated he had three goals: beat the Green Bay Packers; win the NFC North; and win a Super Bowl.[6] He struggled during his first season with the Bears, as the installation of new offensive and defensive systems and a series of injuries, including a season-ending knee injury to starting quarterback Rex Grossman, contributed to a 5–11 record.[7] Despite their poor offense, the Bears’ defense saw some major improvement, rising from 22nd in 2003 to 13th in 2004.

                In 2005, history repeated itself when quarterback Rex Grossman suffered a serious injury during the preseason and missed a majority of the season.[8][9] Despite Grossman's loss, Smith and Ron Rivera used a dominant defense and the timely play of backup quarterback Kyle Orton to earn a 11–5 record, after starting the season with a 1–3 record. The Bears defense finished second in the league in terms of yardage, while allowing the fewest points in the league.[10]

                The Bears’ dramatic turn around in the 2005 season earned Smith national recognition. He won the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Award that year. After returning to the field following their first round bye, the Bears played the Carolina Panthers, with a fully healed Rex Grossman as quarterback. Both the Bears’ offense and defense struggled to keep up with the Panthers, and eventually lost, 29–21.[11] Nevertheless, Smith and the Bears were optimistic about the future.[8]

                Smith and the Bears’ management drew criticism in April 2006, by trading away their first round pick and drafting five defensive players.[12] The preseason criticism increased when he named Grossman, who struggled to move the Bears’ offense during the preseason, as the Bears' starting quarterback.[13] Grossman led the Bears to seven consecutive victories, but struggled during the later portion of the season. Smith stood by Grossman, stating "Rex is our quarterback" when questioned by the media.[14] The Bears finished the 2006 season with a 13–3 record, earning the NFC’s top playoff seed. The Bears finished the season with the NFL's second-ranked scoring offense, and fifth-ranked overall defense.[15]

                Smith led the Bears to a 27–24 victory against the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks during the 2006 Divisional Playoffs, winning the first playoff game of his career. Later, a 39–14 victory came against the New Orleans Saints at the NFC Championship. Smith became the first Black head coach (and the second minority coach, behind Tom Flores) to lead his team to a Super Bowl, just hours before Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy, his good friend and mentor, became the second. The two friends together became the first two Black head coaches in the Super Bowl.[16][17] The Bears lost Super Bowl XLI, 29–17, and Smith earned the somewhat dubious honor of being the first African American head coach to lose in the Super Bowl.[18]

                2007–2012[edit]
                Smith at training camp, 2009Following Chicago's successful season, Smith requested a pay raise. The lowest-paid coach in the NFL in 2006 at **1.35 million, Smith would have earned **1.45 million in the final season of a four-year contract. After a stalemate in contract negotiations, the Bears signed Smith to a new four-year contract worth **22 million on March 1.[19] However, he parted with defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, who was not re-signed after his contract expired. Additionally, four other members of Smith's coaching staff also left the team.[20]


                Smith on the sideline in November 2009In 2007, Smith, confident in Grossman's abilities, named him the team's starting quarterback over Kyle Orton and Brian Griese. After the team started the season with a 1–2 record, Smith announced that Griese would replace Grossman. Griese led the Bears to a 2–3 record,[21] but sustained an injury in a game against the Oakland Raiders, which allowed Grossman to become the team's starting quarterback again. However, Grossman was later injured in the season, and temporarily relieved by Griese. Smith ultimately allowed Kyle Orton to finish the remainder of the season, who led the Bears to a 2–1 record. The team's inconsistency at the quarterback position and failure to establish a proper running game contributed to the team's 7–9 finish. While the team finished last in the NFC North, Smith was pleased that the team ended the season by winning their last two games. Bob Babich, the team's defensive coordinator, was also criticized for his play calling.

                The next year, Smith and the Bears parted with their leading rusher Cedric Benson, passer Griese, and receiver Bernard Berrian.[22] Smith declared Kyle Orton as the team's starting quarterback, who started the season with an upset victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Bears proceeded to go 2–2, with two overtime losses. The team managed to avoid falling below .500 for the remainder of the season, but missed the playoffs after losing their season finale to the Houston Texans. Smith was pleased with the success of rookie running back Matt Forte and quarterback Kyle Orton, who finished the season with a 79.6 quarterback rating. After the season's conclusion, Smith demoted Babich and took over defensive play calling responsibilities. He was also reunited with his long-time friend, Rod Marinelli, who had lost his head coaching job with the Detroit Lions.[23]

                Later in the offseason, Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo had conflicting views on the future of the team's quarterback position. While Smith was content with Orton, Angelo was more interested in creating a long-term solution to the position. Angelo traded Orton and the Bears' 2009 and 2010 first round draft picks for Jay Cutler of the Denver Broncos. The team's high expectations were quickly grounded when the Bears struggled in the month of November, losing four of five games. The Bears were eliminated from the playoff race for the third consecutive year after losing to the Green Bay Packers during a Week 14 matchup. The loss marked the first time that the Bears under Lovie Smith had ever lost two games to Green Bay in a single season.

                A week after the loss to Green Bay, it was reported that despite rumors about changes to the Bears coaching staff, Smith would remain the team's head coach.[24] Jerry Angelo, the team's general manager, refused to confirm these reports when addressing the media the following Sunday.[25] Smith finished the season with consecutive wins against the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. His victory over Detroit marked his 100th game as the team's head coach.[26]

                After the season's conclusion, the Bears organization announced that Smith would return in 2010. However, the organization fired offensive coordinator Ron Turner and three other offensive coaches. Turner was replaced by Mike Martz, who had been the head coach of the St. Louis Rams when Smith was their defensive coordinator. Smith was relieved of his defensive play-calling responsibilities, while Babich was officially demoted as the team's defensive coordinator.[27] The Bears would go 11–5, but lost to the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.[28]

                In 2011, the Bears went 7–3, but after losing quarterback Jay Cutler to a broken thumb,[29] the Bears lost five straight, a first in Smith's career,[30] and finished 8–8. At the end of the season, general manager Jerry Angelo was fired, and offensive coordinator Mike Martz resigned.[31] Phil Emery, who worked for Smith during the 2004 season as an area scout for the Bears, became the new Bears general manager.[32] Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice replaced Martz at offensive coordinator.[33] In Week 13 of the 2012 season, the Bears recorded their 300th takeaway under Smith.[34]

                The Bears started the 2012 season on a promising note with a 7-1 record. The team's defense ranked first in takeaways, third in points allowed, and fifth in yard allowed. However, the team lost five of their next eight games. The Bears finished the season with a 10-6 record, but missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. On December 31, 2012 Smith was fired as head coach of the Chicago Bears. Smith departed the Bears with nine years of service, three playoff appearances, one Coach of the Year award, and one Super Bowl appearance.

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                • #53
                  Rebut to GroovyTexan:

                  Lovie Smith is laid back and too easy going. He's not a very agressive coach as for as making players accountable. Mr. McNair said in so many words that he wants someone who has an agressive attitude. Smith is a Kubiak clone who is a good DC. Sure, his "D" in Chicago was top notch---but his offense was mostly at the bottom of the NFL the whole time he was there. You can look it up. He had some GREAT OCs there with him and they only got the job done once, but lost the SB. If Smith comes to Houston, let him come as the new DC. On a different subject but these 2 people are linked together, so it goes hand in hand. As far as Cutler is concerned, who wants a QB who is injured all the time AND the money it will take to sign him? The Texans have a QB who fits that catagory in Schaub.
                  Injuries to key players, and a few players who do not belong there are what's wrong with the "D". Easily corrected.
                  The offense has had a COMPLETE meltdown and only an offensive minded HC can cure this. There I've had my say. I may be wrong about Smith, and I've been wrong a LOT of times in my 67 years, but in this case I do not think so. Bring in Gruden, Bevell, or any other offense minded person for a HC. Thanks.
                  Last edited by BUBBA BENNETT; 12-07-2013, 03:14 PM.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by BUBBA BENNETT View Post
                    Rebuttle to groovytexan:

                    Lovie Smith is laid back and too easy going. He's not a very agressive coach as for as making players accountable. Mr. McNair said in so many words that he wants someone who has an agressive attitude. Smith is a Kubiak clone who is a good DC. Sure, his "D" in Chicago was top notch---but his offense was mostly at the bottom of the NFL the whole time he was there. You can look it up. He had some GREAT OCs there with him and they only got the job done once. Look that up too. If Smith comes to Houston, let him come as the new DC. As far as Cutler is concerned, who wants a QB who is injured all the time AND the money it will take to sign him.
                    Injuries to key players, and a few players who do not belong there are what's wrong with the "D". Easily corrected.
                    The offense has had a COMPLETE meltdown and only an offensive minded HC can cure this. There I've had my say. I may be wrong about Smith, and I've been wrong a LOT of times in my 67 years, but in this case I do not think so. Bring in Gruden, Bevell, or any other offense minded person for a HC. Thanks.
                    I am a Bear fan and would not be happy if we hired Lovie. Would not bench Grossman, then threw away a season because he would not bench Webb, who was the worst LT two years in a row. Sound familiar?

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                    • #55
                      Instead of writing a novel on Lovie Smith---here's the rankings for the offense during the time he was HC at Chicago. He insisted that HIS man (Grossman) play QB, sound familiar? This is proof that he needs to stick to being a DC. Let him get a HC job somewhere but not in Houston.

                      During Smith's time in Chicago they had routinely one of the worst offenses in the NFL.
                      2004 Offense 32
                      2005 29
                      2006 15
                      2007 27
                      2008 26
                      2009 23
                      2010 30
                      2011 24
                      2012 28

                      Why does anyone want him when the Texans offense is as bad if not worse than his was? Only an offensive minded coach can "get 'er done.
                      Last edited by BUBBA BENNETT; 12-07-2013, 04:04 PM.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by tomjn80 View Post
                        Potential coaching candidates to replace Gary Kubiak
                        http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans...e-gary-kubiak/

                        Jon Gruden, analyst, ESPN
                        Lovie Smith, former head coach, Chicago
                        Darrell Bevell, offensive coordinator, Seattle
                        Gus Malzahn, head coach, Auburn
                        Bill O’Brien, head coach, Penn State
                        Todd Bowles, defensive coordinator, Arizona
                        Pete Carmichael, offensive coordinator, New Orleans
                        David Shaw, head coach, Stanford
                        I like O'Brien with a great defensive coordinator.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by austins23 View Post
                          I think this would be a good hire. But doesn't his team currently play a 4-3? not that that matters, just curious?
                          Mike Zimmer prefers a 4-3 defense but did run the 3-4 when Parcells was the HC in Dallas, because that is what Parcells prefers. I don't think it really matters what defense we run. It will be very good under a HC like Zimmer.

                          One thing is for sure - the Texans would never be called soft under Zimmer.

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                          • #58
                            I like Zimmer hard core guy just what Houston needs. Also I like Darrell Bevell from the Seahawks that guy can do some play calling . Some might give me a laugh but I thought about ole Russ Grimm that missed the Pitt job by a hair to Tomlin. If they was gonna talk to a collage coach wish they would give Art Briles a interview. Any of these I think will do very well .

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                            • #59
                              I am leaning towards Gruden...Gruden has got some bite to him and is not afraid to get in someones face...like Swerenger. If he tried that with Gruden he would be in street clothes right now. Hell Wade should have pulled him. Not sure why he let him go on like that.

                              if not Gruden then Shaw.....I would make a phone call to Sumlin and Briles. Understood they just signed deals but this is the NFL...and the top of the food chain....

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                              • #60
                                Rex Ryan is not doing a poor job with the Jets. Should not be considered.

                                Originally posted by cmoak1982 View Post
                                Rex Ryan is the only guy I can think of that fits that criteria. Not saying I want him but I'm pretty sure he fits all.
                                Rex Ryan actually played his starting quarterback in the 4th quarter of a preseason game and lost him. He has not produced with the Jets. We need a Coach that has a long history of winning and being at the top of an or college program. Definitely would not consider him.

                                Texans- a new direction that put the Team back on top!

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