Whatever you think of this, we should all be able to agree it's an upgrade of Jim "Milkshake" Tomsula. Either way, he's ready to dive into the warm waters out in San Fran...
It's been a heck of a quick turnover for Cleveland. GM Ray Farmer is out. Former Head Coach Mike Pettine is out. In are Sashi Brown (well, promoted up), baseball analytics whiz Paul DePodesta (that's Jonah Hill in Moneyball), and Jackson who is coming out of a Bengals Offensive Coordinator gig.
With Tom Coughlin out in New York, the G-Mne bumped up their offensive coordinator. He'll reportedly keep former Rams Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo in his current defensive coordinator slot and bring in former Dolphins Head Coach Joe Philbin as OC.
The Bears' former offensive mind is headed to Miami to take over. He's taking the Bengals' cornerbacks coach to run his defense. Dan Campbell, who took over in the interim after Philbin was canned, is headed to the Saints' staff.
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Ken Whisenhunt barely made it to November before getting the axe. Interim HC Mike Mularkey? Sounds like keeping him isn't a bunch of mularkey...
In the Air
Detroit Lions HC Jim Caldwell
New GM Bob Quinn isn't sure whether or not Caldwell will be back to coach the Lions in 2016. That's not the best vote of confidence I've ever heard.
Not in the Air
Rams HC Jeff "Teflon" Fisher
Yes, Jeff Fisher's four losing seasons for a combined 27-36-1 (.430) record is enough to keep him around. In fact, here's how NFL.com put it in their coaching tracker:
By any measure, Fisher should be on the hot seat. He hasn't delivered a winning record in four seasons with the Rams. It's an offense-first league, and the Rams' offense gets worse by the year. Fisher has six winning seasons in 21 years as an NFL head coach, but Rapoport reported before the season ended that both Fisher and general manager Les Snead are expected back. They both have strong organizational support from owner Stan Kroenke. The strong finish to this season, with three wins in four games to get 7-9, also helps. Fisher also has strong ties with reporters, which tends to keep the criticism of his team to a minimum. There isn't a fan outcry to get rid of him and the looming potential move to Los Angeles complicates things.
"They both have strong organizational support from owner Stan Kroenke."
"Fisher also has strong ties with reporters, which tends to keep the criticism of his team to a minimum."