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NFL Tidbits & Rumors - 1/22/10

Posted on: January 22, 2010 11:43 am
 
Welcome to my first 2010 edition of NFL Tidbits & Rumors.  I don't normally start these until the offseason, but screw it.  Here it is.  Look for updates about twice per week.  Enjoy. 

- Word out of Cleveland is that the Browns and WR/KR Joshua Cribbs are close to a contract extention.

-Word out of Buffalo is that former head coach Dan Reeves has expressed interest in coming to work on Chan Gailey's staff for the Buffalo Bills. Also, thus far, Chan Gailey has been non-commital regarding the QB situation, lending credence to the belief that the Bills will select a QB with their first round pick in April.

- If Cardinals QB Kurt Warner retires, QB Matt Leinart would be the man next season. While the coaches like Leinart's mobility and think he has all the tools, word is they STILL question his passion for the game and commitment. They may be reading too much into the frustration of the former 1st round draft pick. Most first round QB's are starters my their 3rd season. Matt Leinart is going into his 5th.

- Despite reports that have been circulating, Jim Harbaugh's agent denies a meeting took place between Harbaugh and the Oakland Raiders to discuss a possible Head Coaching position. Consequently, the Raiders are denying even being interested in Harbaugh. Generally, the media does not pull its stories out of mid air, so I'm inclined to believe that somebody; somewhere is lying.

- Word out of Denver is that aging CB Ty Law has spoken to Coach McDaniels about returning to the Broncos in '10 for yet another NFL season. Isn't this guy almost 40? Also out of Denver - Broncos linebackers coach Don Martindale is being considered for the vacant defensive coordinator position.

- The rumor in St. Louis is that WR Isaac Bruce is interested in filling the WR coach vacancy.

- As the Cardinals wait for word on Kurt Warner's intentions, one member of the team will definitely not be back. DE Bertrand Berry has annouced his retirement after 12 NFL seasons.

- Brian Billick had expressed interest in the head coaching job for the Buffalo Bills. Needless to say, he was shocked that the Bills never even interviewed him. So am I. How do they hire Chan Gailey without even interviewing a coach that won a superbowl? Yep - you're not alone in your confusion, Brian.

- The University of Tennessee has contacted Buccaneers linebackers coach Joe Barry about the possibility of replacing Monte Kiffin as the Vols' defensive coordinator. Ironically, he would be the second straight defensive coordinator that Tennessee hired from the Bucaneers' staff.

- The Seahawks have interviewed Redskins consultant Sherm Lewis about the possibility of becoming the teams running backs coach.

- Word out of Baltimore is the team is happy with back-up QB's Troy Smith and John Beck. However, coach John Harbaugh also stated that he would be open to trade offers should other teams be interested. Troy Smith has verbally expressed his desire to be a starting QB in this league, so he would be the more likely trade candidate of the two.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Feb 24, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2010 9:49 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - 1/22/10

I'm really surprised that Brian Billick doesn't seem to be even getting the chance to interview for these head coaching jobs. I mean Chan Gailey? He's couldn't even keep his job in college.

As far as the Jim Harbaugh stuff just asume "Alameda" John Herrera the Raiders pathetic mouthpiece is lying. I think Harbaugh is way too smart to leave Stanford for 1-2 years of misery working for the Raiders.

I hope Kurt Warner doesn't retire as he's still one of the most fun quarterbacks in the league to watch play.

I look forward to reading more of your Tibits & Rumors Charlie.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2010 7:44 pm
 

NFL Tidbits & Rumors - 1/22/10

Dan Reeves has expressed interest in coming to work on Chan Gailey's staff for the Buffalo Still cant believe that someone hired Chan Gailey as a head coach of an NFL team again.

If QB retires, QB would be the man next season.I would say the Cardinals are going to be in trouble. 

Jim Harbaugh's agent denies a meeting took place between Harbaugh and the Oakland to discuss a possible Head Coaching position.Where theres smoke, theres fire.  I think he would be a good choice for the Raiders.  If they could find a QB they could be a pretty good team.

Brian Billick had expressed interest in the head coaching job for the Buffalo Bills. Needless to say, he was shocked that the Bills never even interviewed him. I cant believe Billick doesnt have a head coaching job yet.  He did well with the Ravens and if they could have ever found a legit QB and WR, he would have won more than 1 SB


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