Bloody Monday, Lets Get It Started Here
The usual bloody Monday of the NFL watch is on. This annual event is as undeclared a holiday as the first two days of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.
Franchises act early for two reasons, first to get the best candidate into the interview room and second to assure the renewing season ticket holders that they are serious about fielding a winner.
This years class begins with Romeo Crennel his two year record of 10-22 is abysmal and the future is not to bright in the home of the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. Crennel has had three years of high draft picks and nothing to show for it. Getting beat by the equally pitiful Texans to finish out the 06 season won't help. I would love to see this guy coaching our D next year. Bottom Line; He Gone
Dennis Green, where to start. The man hired himself out for interviews so teams could skirt the requirement of interviewing at least one minority candidate. He did it for Dallas and was probably shell shocked when Arizona didn't meet his fee request and actually wanted to hire him. The Bidwells finally open the wallet and Arizona is still atrocious. The few late season improvements the Cards have shown are not enough. He scapegoated assistant coaches, threw them under the bus and even blamed the media after he and his team collapsed vs. Shitcago. Bottom Line; He Gone
Art Shell, too bad, he deserves better. Adam Sheffter of NFL.com and the NFL network reported Shell's demise two weeks ago. The Raiders didn't refute it. The guy had so much baggage to get rid of on this sorry team he couldn't get it done in one year. Had he rid the team of all it's cancerous players he wouldn't have been able to field a team. Art Shell was trying to rebuild a once proud franchise and I thought he was doing it with pride and dignity. Art Shell deserves better then the Oakland Raiders and it's senile owner Al Davis. Bottom Line; He Gone
Bill Cowher, he may not announce until mid-week but he is definitely stepping down. The rumor is Ken Whisenhunt will be given the reigns. This is a slap in the face of Dick LeBeau. This team has personified defense in the NFL for thirty years, that is due in large part to LeBeau's innovative zone blitzing schemes. To promote Whisenhunt may be a huge mistake, the D may lay down and LeBeau may leave. Very touchy situation. The Rooney's usually make the correct football decision. Cowher is pimping Whisenhunt. Look for the defending Champs to go with Whisenhunt and give LeBeau a huge raise. It's all about continuity in Steel town. Bottom Line; He Gone
Tom Coughlin, His head won't roll Monday because he has a play-off game to coach (which he will lose) but he's as good as gone. The New York media couldn't stand a conservative HC in their Burg, how could a coach actually hold players accountable? His ticket was punched two years ago. His epitaph should be Tom Coughlin, New York Tough, But Too Tough for New York.
Jim Mora Jr., ha ha ha I was just joking about the college job. Guess what Jim, you can apply Tuesday morning for said job. Arthur Rankin didn't become the magnate of Do It Yourselfers in America to put up with these shenanigans. Now another coach will fall under the spell of Mike Vick and his herpes posse. Vick will play with the latest hires head like a drunken kitten, as he did with Mora's. Bottom Line; He Gone
Boy Genius Jon Gruden, he may voluntarily leave. The cupboard is bare, Monte Kiffin is burnt out and the NFL has figured out Kiffins two deep zone. Tampon Bays D is old and this is a five year re-building project. Gruden may opt out. It's a huge undertaking. Gruden should prove his bona fides and stay but I think the boy genius flies the coop. Bottom Line; Maybe, if the right job opens up
Tony Dungy, don't laugh, the window is closing fast and Dwight Freeney is a free agent. Indy is one and done again this year. Larry Johnson will make Tiki Barbers effort against the Foreskins look pedestrian by comparison. Larry Johnson 33 carries 212 yards four scores. Maybe the Colt's will bring in Jon Gruden to win a title, like Tampon Bay did. Interesting to say the least. Bottom Line; Maybe, Dungy is a nice guy but they have a new stadium funded by taxpayers. It's a results oriented league. Dungy has not produced
Lets examine the ruins. Bryant Grumble and Michael Wilbon and the other race hustlers will be out in full force to denounce the firing of three "brothers". The fact that they all had losing records will never pass the lips of these race baiters or their mouthpiece ESPN.
If Dungy goes look for endless stories of his sons demise and the heartless Colts franchise.
Coughlin will get no respect for what he did in New York or in Jax. The guy is a good coach.
That's all folks, Enjoy bloody Monday NFL style.
These are the opinion of the writer, therefore no links provided because frankly none of this is factual. I just think this is what will happen.