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I still don’t get it. Looking at the video you posted, couldn’t they just say “YOURE FIRED!”? Is Jerrah getting soft?
Apparently.

Maybe Garret peed in all the corners and licked all the walls... You know those are unbreakable signs of ownership....
 

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Source: Cowboys to hire Mike McCarthy as new coach


RISCO, Texas -- Mike McCarthy will be the ninth head coach in the history of the Dallas Cowboys, a source confirmed to ESPN.

The news was first reported by Fox Sports.

McCarthy stayed at the home of Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones on Saturday night, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"Once you stay at Jerry's house, he doesn't lose his guy," the source said.

McCarthy replaces Jason Garrett, who went 85-67 as Dallas' coach from 2010 to 2019, with the hope that McCarthy can do for the Cowboys what he did for another storied franchise -- win a Super Bowl.

In February 2011, McCarthy led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl XLV win against the Pittsburgh Steelers at AT&T Stadium, his new home with the Cowboys.

McCarthy compiled a 125-77-2 record with the Packers and made the playoffs in nine of his 13 seasons. In addition to the Super Bowl season, the Packers made it to the NFC Championship Game two times, but his tenure ended sourly, missing the playoffs in 2017 and getting fired after 12 games in 2018.

McCarthy spent last season going through a study of trends across the league while also planning for his next job. He interviewed for the New York Jets' vacancy after the 2018 season and turned down the chance to speak with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals.

Before interviewing with the Cowboys over the weekend, he spoke with the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and New York Giants regarding their vacancies.

The approach by Jones and son Stephen, the Cowboys' executive vice president, was far different than the last full-scale coaching search they had in 2007, after Bill Parcells' retirement. They interviewed 10 coaches before settling on Wade Phillips, who was hired after Garrett was on board as offensive coordinator.

This time, the Cowboys interviewed just Marvin Lewis and McCarthy before making their decision.

McCarthy's arrival will bring an entirely new offense to the Cowboys after running mostly a Garrett scheme since 2007, even though the team has had three different playcallers since 2013 -- Bill Callahan (2013), Scott Linehan (2014 to 2018) and Kellen Moore (2019).

Moore, offensive line coach Marc Colombo, quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna and receivers coach Sanjay Lal are under contract. Most of the defensive staff, including coordinator Rod Marinelli and passing game coordinator Kris Richard, have expiring contracts.

McCarthy played a key role in the development of Aaron Rodgers, and the Cowboys believe he will be good for Dak Prescott, who is entering his fifth season. Perhaps of note to the Jones family, McCarthy had a 7-3 record against Dallas while with Green Bay and twice ended their season in painful ways, in the divisional round of the 2014 and '16 playoffs.

In 1993, McCarthy entered the NFL coaching ranks as an offensive assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs. From 1995 to 1998, he served as the Chiefs' quarterbacks coach before moving on to Green Bay for a season as a quarterbacks coach. From 2000 to 2004, he served as offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints and had a one-year run in the same job with the San Francisco 49ers in 2005 before becoming the Packers' head coach.

In Green Bay, he dealt with the shadows of championship coaches Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren. In Dallas, he will deal with the shadows of championship coaches Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson.
 

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Now they need to trade for Aaron Rodgers :p :laugh:
 

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Chargers, see you and up the ante. Okay, whoa...that 's far enough.

 

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Rams to move on from Wade Phillips as DC


The Rams' move into their long-awaited new home will not include Wade Phillips.

Los Angeles is not bringing back the veteran defensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed of the situation. Phillips' contract expired with the end of the 2019 season and the Rams are declining to renew it.

The Rams later confirmed the news that Phillips will not be brought back.

"His wealth of experience, sound advice, and helpful demeanor has been invaluable to our coaches and players, and also has set an example for me as a head coach and a leader of men," Rams head coach Sean McVay said in a statement.

In terms of yards allowed per game, the Rams actually improved from 2018 to 2019, going from allowing 358.6 per contest (19th in NFL) in 2018 to to 339.6 yards per outing in 2019 (13th in NFL). Phillips' defense also did this while weathering the loss of Aqib Talib to a rib injury (before ultimately trading him to Miami) and John Johnson to a shoulder injury, trading Marcus Peters to Baltimore and incorporating Jalen Ramsey into Los Angeles' secondary in the middle of the season.

But as pretty much everything went with the Rams this season, shellackings at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys outweighed season-long measurements and ultimately shaped perception of the defending NFC champions, who couldn't manage to make a return trip to the playoffs. With the 72-year-old Phillips' contract expiring, now seemed to be the right time for the two parties to go their separate ways.

Phillips made it clear Monday he's not done coaching, as long as a team will have him in 2020.
 

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Sources: Baylor's Matt Rhule to be Panthers' next coach


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Baylor coach Matt Rhule will be the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers, multiple sources told ESPN on Tuesday.

The move was a bold one by owner David Tepper, who when previously explaining the job description didn't rule out hiring a college coach but made it clear he understood the "difficulty'' in moving from college to the NFL. Rhule spent only one year in the NFL, that in 2012 as an offensive line assistant for the New York Giants.

Rhule was scheduled to meet with the Giants on Tuesday, but canceled that after his interview with Tepper at his home in Waco, Texas, on Monday.

Rhule has a reputation for turning programs around. In his third season at Temple, the Owls went 10-2 during the regular season. A year later, he led the program to its first conference championship since 1967.

Baylor went 11-3 this past season, two years after going 1-11 in Rhule's first season for the Big 12 program.

Rhule, 44, will inherit a Carolina team that finished 5-11 this past season and has had three losing seasons in the past four years since going to the Super Bowl after the 2015 season.

He will replace Ron Rivera, who was fired with four games left in the 2019 season with the Panthers in a losing skid that would reach eight straight. Rivera, who took over the team in 2011, was the winningest coach in Carolina history, with a record of 76-63-1.

He was hired by the Washington Redskins last week.

This is the first time in team history the Panthers have hired a coach from the collegiate level. They appeared to be leaning toward a pro coach again before Tepper met with Rhule.

Carolina interviewed former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, who is headed to Dallas. The Panthers also interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and were scheduled to meet with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels Tuesday, interim coach Perry Fewell on Wednesday and Minnesota Vikings coach Kevin Stefanski on Thursday.

All except Fewell were offensive-minded -- as Tepper said he wanted.

One of Rhule's biggest decisions will be deciding the future of quarterback Cam Newton, who is rehabbing from Lisfranc surgery. There is no timetable on Newton's return and the 2015 NFL MVP is slated to become a free agent after the 2020 season.

Though Rhule was a linebacker at Penn State, he has become known for his offensive prowess. He's a big believer in the RPO -- run-pass option -- that is big in the NFL and something the Panthers have run the past two seasons with Norv and Scott Turner running the offense.

Rhule, initially known for smashmouth football, has jokingly called the RPO his "deal with the devil.''

Rhule ultimately fit Tepper's job description, "the right mix of old-school discipline and toughness with modern and innovative processes.''
 

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Giants hire Patriots’ receivers coach Joe Judge as head coach


he New York Giants are hiring New England Patriots wide receivers coach Joe Judge as their new head coach, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Schefter notes that the Giants had been working out a deal with Judge since Monday night, which was why Matt Rhule, who was considered by many to be the No. 1 candidate for New York, accepted the Carolina Panthers head-coaching position.
So, apparently, Judge was the Giants’ top choice all along.




Judge earned his first NFL coaching job back in 2012, when he was named a special teams assistant for the Patriots. He held that job through 2014 before being named special teams coordinator in 2015, a post he held through 2018.
The 38-year-old was then elevated to New England’s wide receivers coach in 2019.

Prior to his stint with the Pats, Judge spent time coaching on the collegiate level, breaking into the NCAA as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State in 2005 and residing there through 2007 before taking a job as linebackers coach at Birmingham-Southern in 2008.
Judge then moved on to Alabama in 2009, where he served as a special teams assistant for a couple of seasons before joining the Patriots.



The Giants fired Pat Shurmur as head coach after going just 4-12 this season. Shurmur took the reins in 2018 and went 5-11 in his first year at the helm.
Since last winning the Super Bowl during the 2011-12 campaign, New York has made the playoffs just once, which came in 2016-17 when it won 11 games and captured a Wild Card berth.


The Giants have a wealth of young talent, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, so it will certainly be interesting to see what Judge can do with it.
 

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Joe Judge???? Sounds like he should just go try to compete with Judge Judy.
 

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Look, the vast majority....if not all... of NFL new Coach hiring deals with ownerships' stupidity and incompetence.
Not the quality of the new coach over the old coach.

Nine coaches in Dallas? Same ownership. NY Giants. Another coach? Same owner, Redskins? New coach, same idiot owner. LAC? Don't even fire the coach because owners don't think anything is bad and money is the best scoreboard.

These are ego trips and smoke screens for the fans to get all excited about.
 
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Here's the Chuggers current mantra:

"When you're 5-11, everything's on the table.”

No, it is not. The ownership and their involvement is not on the table, and it's the broken table.
 
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Sources: Baylor's Matt Rhule to be Panthers' next coach


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Baylor coach Matt Rhule will be the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers, multiple sources told ESPN on Tuesday.

The move was a bold one by owner David Tepper, who when previously explaining the job description didn't rule out hiring a college coach but made it clear he understood the "difficulty'' in moving from college to the NFL. Rhule spent only one year in the NFL, that in 2012 as an offensive line assistant for the New York Giants.

Rhule was scheduled to meet with the Giants on Tuesday, but canceled that after his interview with Tepper at his home in Waco, Texas, on Monday.

Rhule has a reputation for turning programs around. In his third season at Temple, the Owls went 10-2 during the regular season. A year later, he led the program to its first conference championship since 1967.

Baylor went 11-3 this past season, two years after going 1-11 in Rhule's first season for the Big 12 program.

Rhule, 44, will inherit a Carolina team that finished 5-11 this past season and has had three losing seasons in the past four years since going to the Super Bowl after the 2015 season.

He will replace Ron Rivera, who was fired with four games left in the 2019 season with the Panthers in a losing skid that would reach eight straight. Rivera, who took over the team in 2011, was the winningest coach in Carolina history, with a record of 76-63-1.

He was hired by the Washington Redskins last week.

This is the first time in team history the Panthers have hired a coach from the collegiate level. They appeared to be leaning toward a pro coach again before Tepper met with Rhule.

Carolina interviewed former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, who is headed to Dallas. The Panthers also interviewed Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and were scheduled to meet with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels Tuesday, interim coach Perry Fewell on Wednesday and Minnesota Vikings coach Kevin Stefanski on Thursday.

All except Fewell were offensive-minded -- as Tepper said he wanted.

One of Rhule's biggest decisions will be deciding the future of quarterback Cam Newton, who is rehabbing from Lisfranc surgery. There is no timetable on Newton's return and the 2015 NFL MVP is slated to become a free agent after the 2020 season.

Though Rhule was a linebacker at Penn State, he has become known for his offensive prowess. He's a big believer in the RPO -- run-pass option -- that is big in the NFL and something the Panthers have run the past two seasons with Norv and Scott Turner running the offense.

Rhule, initially known for smashmouth football, has jokingly called the RPO his "deal with the devil.''

Rhule ultimately fit Tepper's job description, "the right mix of old-school discipline and toughness with modern and innovative processes.''
i could immediately upgrade them. Send Cam packing.
 

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Is it just me or does anyone else find his commercials humor less. He’s always sour. Not a good look.
blame it on Danica Patrick lolz
 

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Here's the Chuggers current mantra:

"When you're 5-11, everything's on the table.”

No, it is not. The ownership and their involvement is not on the table, and it's the broken table.
Everything's on the table except for the ownership, and the front office, and the coaching staff, and pretty much anyone other than the latest HOF player they're running out of town.
 

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People picking on Aaron Rogers...stop. One and only one group is allowed that privilege.

ChiTown is looking good. Love it there.

 

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How much longer can this current group of incompetent boofs be in charge of football and still make billions? I wonder what Mary Pat thinks about that?
 

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NFL coaching tracker: Latest news, developments

Editor's note: The NFL coaching carousel has hit full speed with the regular season over. Around The NFL keeps you up to date with all of the latest coaching news, including the latest reports from Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and all NFL Network reporters on available jobs and whose coaching position is safe.

HEAD COACHES HIRED
Joe Judge, New York Giants: The Giants are hiring Patriots special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach Joe Judge as their head coach, Rapoport reported on Jan. 7. Judge informed coach Bill Belichick.

Mike McCarthy, Dallas Cowboys: One day after parting ways with Jason Garrett, the Cowboys hired the former Green Bay Packers head coach. McCarthy, who coached Green Bay for 13 seasons, compiled a 125-77-2 regular-season record before he was terminated during the 2018 season.

Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers: The Panthers finalized a deal on Jan. 7 for Baylor coach Matt Rhule to become the franchise's fifth permanent head coach in its history. Rhule rose to prominence by taking over an embattled Baylor football program and turning it into a contender in a short amount of time, going from 1-11 in 2017 to 11-1 in 2019.

Ron Rivera, Washington Redskins: It didn't take long for Rivera to find a new landing spot. Rivera agreed to a five-year contract to become the next head coach of the Redskins on Dec. 31. Rivera compiled a 76-63-1 regular-season record as head coach of the Carolina Panthers before he was fired mid-season.

HEAD COACHES OUT
Jason Garrett, Dallas Cowboys: Garrett was fired on Jan. 5, one week after the end of the Cowboys' disappointing 2019 season, Rapoport reported. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer first reported the news. Garrett's contract was set to expire on Jan. 14. Garrett spent 10 years as Cowboys head coach, leading Dallas to a 85-67 regular-season record, three division titles, two playoff wins and just one losing season.

Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins: Gruden was fired on Oct. 7 following an 0-5 start to the 2019 season. Gruden spent five-plus seasons in Washington after joining the 'Skins in 2014. He left the organization with a 35-49-1 regular-season record and one postseason appearance.

Freddie Kitchens, Cleveland Browns: Kitchens was fired on Dec. 29 after just one season as head coach. Previously the Browns QB coach, Kitchens was hired last January to replace fired coach Hue Jackson. Cleveland went 6-10 in his only year at the helm.

Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers: Rivera was fired on Dec. 3 after a 5-7 start to the year. The longtime Panthers coach spent eight-plus seasons in Carolina, compiling a 76-63-1 regular-season record and making four postseason appearances. Rivera's Panthers won three straight division title from 2013 through 2015 and made Super Bowl 50 in the 2015 season. Rivera was a two-time Coach of the Year in Carolina.

Pat Shurmur, New York Giants: Shurmur was fired on Dec. 30 after two seasons in New York. Shurmur's Giants went just 9-23 over his two years at the helm. Before he was Big Blue's coach, Shurmur was offensive coordinator of the Vikings.

COACHES WHO ARE SAFE
Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars: Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell will return for the 2020 season, the team announced Dec 31. Jaguars owner Shad Khan said "the decision I am making to keep our staff intact for 2020 has nothing to do with our victory on Sunday and everything to do with my positive meetings with Dave, Doug, the coordinators and our players, as well as my belief that this is not the time to consider an overhaul of our organization."

Matt Patricia, Detroit Lions: Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn were given a vote of confidence from Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford on Dec. 17. Ford said both the coach and GM would return for the 2020 season. In two seasons coaching the Lions, Patricia has led Detroit to a 9-21-1 record.

Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons: Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were assured they would return for the 2020 season by Falcons owner Arthur Blank on Dec. 27. Quinn has been with Atlanta since 2015 and led the Falcons to a 43-37 regular-season record, two playoff appearances, one division title and a Super Bowl appearance.

COACHING CANDIDATES
Dennis Allen, Saints DC: Browns
Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs OC: Browns
Brian Daboll, Bills OC: Browns
Josh McDaniels, Patriots OC: Browns
Greg Roman, Ravens OC: Browns
Robert Saleh, 49ers DC: Browns
Jim Schwartz, Eagles DC: Browns
Kevin Stefanski, Vikings OC: Browns

FIRED GENERAL MANAGERS/FRONT OFFICE PERSONNEL
Bruce Allen, Washington Redskins: Allen was dismissed as team president on Dec. 30. Allen joined the organization in 2010, since which the Redskins have logged a 62-97-1 regular-season record, five last-place finishes in the NFC East and just two playoff appearances.

Tom Coughlin, Jacksonville Jaguars: Coughlin was fired as Jaguars executive vice president of football operations on Dec. 18. The 73-year-old's second stint with the organization lasted just shy of three seasons.

John Dorsey, Cleveland Browns: Dorsey and the organization parted ways on Dec. 31 after being unable to reach an agreement on a restructured front office. It ends a mere 24-month stint for Dorsey with the Browns, which saw him dismiss Hue Jackson and hire and fire Freddie Kitchens while the team went 13-18-1 over the past two seasons.

FIRED ASSISTANT COACHES
Chicago Bears: The Bears fired offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, tight ends coach Kevin Gilbride and assistant special teams coach Brock Olivo on Dec. 31. The headliner of the group is Helfrich, who joined coach Matt Nagy in Chicago in 2018 as coordinator after leaving Oregon in 2016.
Detroit Lions: Matt Patricia is sticking around in Detroit for another season, but a significant portion of his staff is not. Patricia announced on Dec. 31 the Lions have parted ways with six assistant coaches: special teams coordinator John Bonamego, linebackers coach Al Golden, assistant strength and performance coach Rodney Hill, football performance coordinator Harold Nash, defensive backs coach Brian Stewart and tight ends Chris White. On Jan. 2, Detroit announced that defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson were stepping away from football.

Los Angeles Rams: Los Angeles is not bringing back veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, Rapoport reported and the coach confirmed on. Jan. 6. Phillips' contract expired with the end of the 2019 season and the Rams are declining to renew it. Phillips tweeted following his dismissal that he still wants to coach in 2020.

Miami Dolphins: Miami is moving on from offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo after one season, Garafolo reported Dec. 30. The team confirmed the moves, in addition to partings ways with safeties coach Tony Oden. O'Shea joined coach Brian Flores' staff after spending 10 seasons as wide receivers coach in New England. A veteran offensive line coach, DeGuglielmo joined Flores' staff as a team analyst but was promoted to O-line coach in July after the Dolphins dismissed Pat Flaherty. Miami's offense ranked 27th in total offense (310.0 YPG) and 25th in scoring offense (19.1 PPG) in 2019.

HIRED ASSISTANT COACHES
Chicago Bears: The Bears hired veteran assistant coach Juan Castillo as their offensive line coach on Jan. 5. Pelissero reported the news earlier that week. Castillo was a longtime Eagles offensive line coach and later a defensive coordinator under Andy Reid, who Bears head coach Matt Nagy got his start under.

Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys are expected to hire Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator and John Fassel as special teams coordinator. Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is also leaning toward returning to Dallas as offensive coordinator.

Miami Dolphins: Miami is hiring veteran offensive mind Chan Gailey as its offensive coordinator, Pelissero and Rapoport reported.

Washington Redskins: Washington is hiring Scott Turner as offensive coordinator and Jack Del Rio as defensive coordinator on Rivera's staff.
 

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How much longer can this current group of incompetent boofs be in charge of football and still make billions? I wonder what Mary Pat thinks about that?
“The Spanni suck hard cheese...No D in San Diego....what? Jesus, Mary, Joseph they went to where?
Gowl and hoot. I'll pray for the Lost ones.”
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That list of coaching candidates left is pretty marginal at best other than one guy...George Saleh. Whoever gets him is gonna get a HC IMO. The rest are imposters.