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Lovie an option in Washington?

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07:24 AM ET 01.01 | Heading into the New Year, former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith may have options. [Smith] is a candidate for the Washington Redskins' vacant head coaching job, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he said he was not authorized to comment publicly on the Redskins' coaching search, said that Smith's candidacy is legitimate but added it is not yet known where Smith ranks in comparison to the team's other potential candidates. Smith already has interviewed for the Houston Texans' coaching vacancy and has been mentioned as a potential leading candidate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher also has been mentioned as a prospective candidate for the Redskins.

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January 1, 2014  08:47 AM ET

It appears that to be mentioned as a possible candidate for the Redskins Coaching job, you just need to have a pulse and have coached football at some point in your life.

January 1, 2014  09:14 AM ET

Having Cowher in the NFC East would bring back a little respectability but I would much rather he join the Cowboys. However I can't see it happening either way.

January 1, 2014  09:17 AM ET

Unless Tampa has suddenly lost interest in Lovie, he probably thinks the Bucs would be better-suited for him.

January 1, 2014  09:24 AM ET

Save yourself Lovie, save yourself. don't answer that phone call.

January 1, 2014  09:26 AM ET

Hard to imagine Cowher working for the Redskins' owner.

January 1, 2014  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Having Cowher in the NFC East would bring back a little respectability but I would much rather he join the Cowboys. However I can't see it happening either way.

Hard to imagine him working for JJ either.

January 1, 2014  09:28 AM ET

Cowher back to Pittsburg is something to think about if they have another bad season in '14.

January 1, 2014  09:45 AM ET

This article says absolutely nothing, which makes it Pulitzer material these days.

Cowher is likely to wait for the Giants job when it becomes available. He has too much integrity to work for Snyder or JJ.

January 1, 2014  09:50 AM ET

After years in Pittsburgh I can't believe Cowher would want anything to do with the **** show Snyder is running. Not a chance.

January 1, 2014  09:52 AM ET

Fox Sports is reporting Bill O'Brien is the new Texans coach. That opening is off the market.

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January 1, 2014  11:20 AM ET

Oh HELL NO! Not another fired retread coach, please.

January 1, 2014  11:33 AM ET
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Oh HELL NO! Not another fired retread coach, please.

Weeb Ewbank. Don Shula. Mike Shanahan. Bill Belichick. Jon Gruden. Tony Dungy. Tom Coughlin.

Those are coaches who won their 1st (and subsequent) Lombardis during their second HC stints.

Of course, chances are better that you end up with the 21st century version of Rich Kotite.

January 1, 2014  11:53 AM ET
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Weeb Ewbank. Don Shula. Mike Shanahan. Bill Belichick. Jon Gruden. Tony Dungy. Tom Coughlin.Those are coaches who won their 1st (and subsequent) Lombardis during their second HC stints. Of course, chances are better that you end up with the 21st century version of Rich Kotite.

Exactly.

January 1, 2014  11:53 AM ET
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Fox Sports is reporting Bill O'Brien is the new Texans coach. That opening is off the market.

ESPN reported that one last night.

January 1, 2014  12:02 PM ET

Lovie had good practice kissing the McCaskey's hind end, so he could deal with Snyder, but as you say Tampa (2) is the better fit.

January 1, 2014  12:29 PM ET

Lovie to Detroit? Cleveland?

January 1, 2014  12:31 PM ET

I seriously doubt Cowher will ever coach again. But if he does, it won't be in Washington, Dallas, or anywhere with a meddling owner.

January 1, 2014  12:37 PM ET
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I seriously doubt Cowher will ever coach again. But if he does, it won't be in Washington, Dallas, or anywhere with a meddling owner.

Nope. It won't.

He either coaches in NY for the Maras or doesn't coach anymore. And until Coughlin retires, that job ain't open.

 
January 1, 2014  12:52 PM ET
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Lovie to Detroit? Cleveland?

Detroit needs a coach who can help get Matthew Stafford back on track; Lovie is not that type of coach.

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