CTL on NFL coaching carousel
Thu, 10 Jan 2013|
The CTL panel talks about the six remaining NFL head coaching vacancies and Bears GM Phil Emery's 'thorough' coaching search - 1/10
Imagine Lovie Smith the people here at Chicago excited to see. What Phil Emery -- of doing. What do you know about lobby and the Eagles and how do you think he would be received not only about a fan base but by the media there because that was not. Probably one of his strongest suits here. Well we just have fourteen years of a guy who was not him -- and Andy Reid. And from everything I've known about love him in low -- guy doesn't say a whole lot. You can grabs grabs too but you know when you listen to the feedback is coming in on radio and various team media outlets. A lot of people what would not being disappointed that they have a Lovie Smith your window would have been able to -- With his defensive teams especially when you look at the turnover ratio that is teams in garnered over the the nine year period -- within a Chicago they've ever something like almost 35 turnovers -- season in Chicago and people we are desperate. For -- stout defense that they used to have. Back up until the Super Bowl years when he had the Brian Dawkins nearly the Hugh Douglas in the Hollis Thomas and you know. I sold a sold for the Troy Vincent Bobby Taylor's and they wanna get back people. Hit only a foot and Philadelphia judo they'll roll up his -- kind of people get it done they want that's a good football. And Lovie Smith is as good candidate as any in that regard. Yeah looks like the Eagles last and the Bears a list. Are fairly similar a lot of the same guys are on that list although Brian Kelly is not that -- quite certainly at or near the top of the list he did the Eagles and the Bears are running the very similar searches and do you guys pay attention to who Phil Emery is interviewing. You know I think it's just a lot of these same coaches in this crossing paths and they go along you know I'm not surprised. The Eagles have interviewed a number of coaches and assistants already that a number of other teams are already in the Buick I just think -- -- circumstance right now that happens happens. You know when you have a guy out there like Lovie Smith like the -- of course you have to interview them. You don't know they're gonna be your final decision -- shame on you you don't think the opportunity. To sit down within the 43578. Hours and picked their brain and to let them get to know you especially. From your president and general manager to everything else in your organization is a decision makers and just think if if a case of circumstances and terrible things. His coaches and crossing paths and a certain team in the NFL. -- appreciate that knowledge what Florida target -- soon. Our guys have to go to there's there's guys from CSN Philly I do you guys think that look that Emery is being. Two meticulous in his search. I look at and go try and get as much intelligent camp from as many guys as you talked to. Well there's two edged sword though because that is one part of it but you don't want to miss out on somebody because your interviewing basically the entire NFL little -- this our outlets say Mike McCord takes the Eagles Donnelly L. You interviewed thirteen guys -- fifteen guys or seventeen guys. Maybe need to narrow it down quicker and get serious hours earlier saying it's always good to get information I mean. I -- -- in an article that some interview or talk -- -- Davis actually did that he interviewed people that was one of the good sides and Al Davis he wanted to information so is that positive angle. But I do think you do risk the opportunity here that maybe you're gonna miss out on somebody. That you really do want the there is in that timing does this mean that at this point guard -- him. Hired some form Chiefs hired Andy Reid and rehash it other Royals Orioles hi Todd Rollins her camera does so. Two guys the Bears would have had presumably no interest in whatsoever so your entire field of candidates is there I mean. You would hope a guy like Phil Emery would have. Some sort of sense about where things are moving in other directions I mean he's obviously going to be contact these guys agents who are probably any pushing pretty hard one way or the other but. You know as long as you feel you can take your time and explore other options. I -- that so far and he's been able to do that has been telling jobs again fill all over the place and you really question. Does that mean obviously you do wanna try to get as much information as you can and and talked into the camp and also makes it -- -- like you don't really have a plan. So maybe your plan is to interview lot of guys but -- you know when you fire a coach usually. You look at them -- you guys you like to think like you got. Three or four target guys you're gonna go after and go get your guys. Now I don't know maybe he knows which one of these is this guy that was an unrelated but it just seemed like talking to thirteen guys -- I mean the Eagles for example I mean he -- December 30 December 31 is gone. And there is a report she grew an interview in Arizona day and he told reporters out there this interview this filly next weeks ago. So I mean they're that this is another thing missing dragon I mean. It seems more and more at least not from the periphery until yesterday when I got frustrated new NFL teams are. Throwing a wide net casting a wide net and that that's the plan and the plan is let's get as much information as possible. But let's take a look at today's daily let's hear some of the college coaches who went directly to the National Football League and how they did. You've got Bill Walsh who was at Stanford for a couple of seasons led seventeen to seven and then jump to the -- I -- and three Super Bowls. You got John Robinson Jimmy Johnson had great success. Danny Green had an excellent role of the Vikings Tom Coughlin Jaguars that on to the New York Giants -- a break obviously Harbaugh there are some pretty good names there. But there's a big difference -- a lot of those guys that NFL assistant experience frank Kelly that's not. He's had no connection he and heavily NFL game is so much different than the -- give -- to -- Spurrier. Throw into the Redskins had to deal with that sees her play golf six months a year Florida head code 610 recruited. And you go to the NFL and Jon Gruden wakes up every day like 3:2 in the morning because three -- -- -- -- seventeenth exactly maybe slipped over one then who knows but that that's it's it's a different game and Brian Kelly is a very good college coach but I don't think there's necessarily any guarantee that his success in college translates while the NFL can be a total disaster. What do you think of -- college guys. On television Floyd and there's so many paths that. Because Dick -- went from college to the Bulls. Betsy obviously different generation ago -- Think that I think guys if you're good coach I think you can do if you understand that -- had no advocates and he is Jim aren't I handling college guys the toll of. -- game and I'm I'm I'm in. You know I don't I don't. Don't college football very well but it just seems like it's always different in and so on and in the NBA it suits -- news program and yet for example when you mentioned bill -- is another -- Fitzsimmons but for the most part I mean that speak after Floyd of Lon Kruger and all those guys and Leonard Hamilton Eagles were disasters so. I just think it's typically that's what it. What are those guys have a common they all had bad teams got to put up longtime NBA guy and you -- to -- -- bad teams fuels are good team. No Eagles are not a good right so who was threat but I'm saying your NBA examples they had bad teams. You get a lot quarter of the Bulls of the ninety's or the Lakers some good team the Spurs. He won these Olympics Davis wrote an accident. And best college coach maybe ever who knows I mean in any NFL spot under 500 that's.