Posted Mon Jan 5th by Ian Henson
“Are you s—ing me? If anyone can change that organization, it’s him. This guy is a forward thinker. He is qualified as far as giving a team a fresh look,” Simeon Rice, former Denver Bronco, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer (on Raheem Morris).
Maybe Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was just fulfilling the NFL’s obligation to interview at least one minority candidate — though would the Italian guy count as well? How many Italian coaches are coaching in the NFL? I also read on a local Denver website a quote stating that although Colorado may have voted Obama, they’re not ready for their highest political position to go to a black candidate. I’ll refrain from the Ol’ Dirty Bastard album reference (for the kids sake, but thumbs up to those that get the reference). I guess Bowlen’s just taking the Rooney Rule and running with it by interviewing Leslie Frazier on Wednesday.
I’m going to come right out and say that I have very little insider information, the information that I do have apparently is disinformation, because the primary candidate that I knew of isn’t even on the radar as far as I can tell.
So here’s what we’ve got, in the can are interviews with the New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and the New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Monday was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Raheeem Morris, today we have Bob Stoops, Rick Dennison and the heir apparent Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.
Who else can we look forward to? Well, the San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera has said that he is definitely not interested in interviewing with anyone until the Chargers are done with their playoff run (strike one on saying that the Chargers would end their playoff run and strike two for thinking anyone’s going to want to interview for their head coaching job, douche bag.). We’ve got the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, we’ve got dark horse candidates like Jim Ryan, Urban Meyer, Dave Logan (just kidding), Jim Fassel (who came in second to Shanahan, when he was hired), Marty Schottenheimer, Brian Billick and Steve Mariucci…
You want my guess Nation? Well, check the podcast coming this week, but I’ll give you a hint — Raheem Morris. He’s not giving motivational speeches in the Tampa locker room because he’s got A.D.D. Ignore the Adam Schefter’s and the Michael Lombardhi’s they know what we know. Keep it here, what do you guys think? Who’s the next coach in Denver?
P.S. The Utah Utes are number one, no matter what happens with Bob Stoops’ team.