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Coaches wanted in Oakland , Denver , Cleveland , San Francisco , Carolina , Dallas , and Miami no recycled former NFL coaches need apply . I'am hoping the owners and GM's with coaching vacancies in those cities take a long look at successful assistant NFL coaches as well as successful college coaches . Football fans are tired and feed up with seeing the same old Norv Turner type of retreads and recycled coaches who have fail to win enough games to make it to the playoffs or to the Super Bowl . The NFL need fresh coaches with fresh ideas and to get away from has beens like Mike Shanahan . My hope is that guys like Jim Harbaugh , Gene Chizik , Chip Kelly and Jim Tressel's of the world be given an opportunity if they are interested in coaching in the NFL . But hiring the same old coaches looking for a different result is the definition of a genius . Well you get the my drift .     
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January 6, 2011  09:19 AM ET

Holmgren needs to stay where he is and look to the likes of Cowher or Gruden. SF will probably land Harbaugh. Dallas looks to be locked on Garrett. The jury is out on Chizik. Let's see how Auburn does once Newton goes pro. Kelly might be a decent fit in Oakland. Tressel needs to stay at OSU. My .02

January 6, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Wonder what comment #3 was?

January 6, 2011  11:02 AM ET

Wonder what comment #5 was?

January 6, 2011  12:23 PM ET

The problem with coaches going from the college ranks to the NFL is they can get paid just as much in college to coach now as they would in the pros. They also don't have to put in some many hours.

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January 6, 2011  05:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm hoping the Raiders pull a surprise move and land Harbaugh. Getting rid of Cable may have been a mistake, unless Davis lands a big name to push this team over the top.

Not a chance that Harbaugh would go to the disfunctional Raiders. Not for his 1st NFL job.

January 7, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Holmgren needs to stay where he is and look to the likes of Cowher or Gruden.

Cowher says he would only go somewhere with an established quarterback he could work with... Browns don't have that. Gruden could be good for the Browns, he's a good coach but a terrible personnel man. He only won at first in TB when he still had Dungy's players. In Cleveland, Holmgren could help him out on the personnel decisions.

January 7, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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Cowher says he would only go somewhere with an established quarterback he could work with... Browns don't have that. Gruden could be good for the Browns, he's a good coach but a terrible personnel man. He only won at first in TB when he still had Dungy's players. In Cleveland, Holmgren could help him out on the personnel decisions.

Having McCoy, who's shown flashes of brilliance on the field...along with flashes of being a real rookie, would be enticing. Especially since he'd be in his second year. Wonder if that might be a little interesting to Cowher....especially if they could sign a mentor QB for McCoy....OR.... Have the Browns trade with Tennessee sending McCoy for Young. Just a thought.

January 7, 2011  09:47 AM ET

It's hard for an organization to take a chance on an unproven person. Sure, they have coaching experience at lower levels, but not the top position. I think organizations would rather take a chance on a coach that didn't do so great rather than a guy that is unproven as a Head Coach. There's a lot riding on the position, not just wins and losses, but a ton of money, usually for several years.

January 7, 2011  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

It's hard for an organization to take a chance on an unproven person. Sure, they have coaching experience at lower levels, but not the top position. I think organizations would rather take a chance on a coach that didn't do so great rather than a guy that is unproven as a Head Coach. There's a lot riding on the position, not just wins and losses, but a ton of money, usually for several years.

I would agree to a point. There is a comfort in going with someone that knows the ropes. Problem is that many of them know the ropes because they are on them their entire NFL career. Sometimes fresh ideas and new approaches are in order. Additionally, unproven or first time coaches don't USUALLY command a TON of $$$....until they win. I don't envy the NYJ Front office when Rex's contract expires, if he keeps winning. There are exceptions but Garrett, Frazier are not going to get a boatload of cash until they prove their worth as a head coach.

January 7, 2011  11:22 AM ET

Chosen, you are absolutely correct in your proposition. The NFL has too many stale franchises with coaches who are obviously tired of their jobs - or at least have lost all imagination associated with being innovative. Let's see some bright new talent soon! Mighty, paying a promising young assistant more than 2M would be crazy and most owners would love to have a coach at that price. Good potential and low cost can go together, especially in the markets where the openings exist.

January 7, 2011  11:53 AM ET
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Having McCoy, who's shown flashes of brilliance on the field...along with flashes of being a real rookie, would be enticing. Especially since he'd be in his second year. Wonder if that might be a little interesting to Cowher....especially if they could sign a mentor QB for McCoy....OR.... Have the Browns trade with Tennessee sending McCoy for Young. Just a thought.

McCoy would do well with a mentor QB as a backup, someone to help push his development along. As far as the "or" option you outlined...I hope not. McCoy has shown a maturity that VY has not, and the last thing the Browns need is another immature player to kick the anthill.

January 7, 2011  12:01 PM ET
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Not a chance that Harbaugh would go to the disfunctional Raiders. Not for his 1st NFL job.

Harbaugh and Al Davis are friends.

Thing is, Al won't pay that kind of money for a coach - so yes, Harbaugh to the Raiders is unrealistic.

January 7, 2011  01:46 PM ET

Harbaugh is going to stay in Stanford for one more year... Tressel = Norv Turner I just don't see a lot of great candidates to fill these spots....

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January 7, 2011  04:47 PM ET
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Harbaugh and Al Davis are friends.Thing is, Al won't pay that kind of money for a coach - so yes, Harbaugh to the Raiders is unrealistic.

Not to mention Al is a lunatic... I believe he wiss stick around another year in Stanford. Luck gives him an opportunity to increase is stock even further.

January 7, 2011  05:08 PM ET
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Not to mention Al is a lunatic... I believe he wiss stick around another year in Stanford. Luck gives him an opportunity to increase is stock even further.

Read the news much?

January 7, 2011  06:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Read the news much?

Off to SF. Never guessed that.

 
January 7, 2011  10:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Read the news much?

Not enough. Just read that SF got him.

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