Sunday, January 18, 2009

The latest on the NFL new coaches and GM

Steve Spagnuolo - St. Louis Rams
Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Dispatch writes he happy with the choice of Spags as the new Rams coach... "But “Spags” certainly has established credentials that are worthy of this opportunity." ...
  • Bernie Miklasz

  • Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Dispatch is also pleased with the hiring despite the theatrics... "If you love theatrics, you have to love the Rams, who are the only folks who can turn the simple pursuit of a new head coach into a brilliant Hollywood whodunnit, filled with heroes and villains, mystery men and fall guys, suspense and intrigue, confusion and .... well ... more confusion followed by careening plot twists that somehow led us to — we think, we hope, we pray — a true happy ending." ...
  • Bryan Burwell

  • Scott Pioli (GM) - Kansas City
    Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star writes how the Chiefs want Scott Pioli to turn the team into the same mold of the Steelers... "The “Pittsburgh Model,” they call it; that’s the direction Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt is taking his team, and he’s charging Pioli with the details." ...
  • Frank Luksa

  • Jim Schwartz - Detroit Lions
    Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press writes about new Lions head coach Jim Schwartz and his work ethic... "As determined as he was on the field, Schwartz also distinguished himself intellectually. He graduated near the top of his class and was named the top student in English and social studies." ...
  • Carlos Monarrez

  • Raheem Morris - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Joey Johnson of the Tampa Tribune writes that new Bucs head coach Raheem Morris stands out... "Morris might be considered the most famous alumnus of Irvington (N.J.) High School - were it not for a couple of former students named Jerry Lewis and Queen Latifah." ...
  • Joey Johnston

  • Josh McDaniel - Denver Broncos
    Woody Paige of the Denver Post writes that Denver owner Pat Bowlen put his neck on the line by hiring the 32-year-old McDaniel... "He will be denounced in halves throughout Broncountry and the nation for naming McDaniels as coach — because of his lack of background as a head coach (and even as any kind of coach) and because Belichick's assistants (Romeo Crennel, Charlie Weis and Eric Mangini) have not succeeded elsewhere and because of McDaniels' youth and because the Broncos need defense, not D-offense." ......
  • Woody Paige
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