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Old 01-05-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Current HC candidate omissions

Mike Nolan
Rick Dennison

Anyone else surprised these two have yet to be mentioned as potential head coaching candidates?
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Who all has been mentioned by the organization?
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Mike (Mark) Mularkey
Perry Fewell
Gregg Williams
Eric Studesville
Jim Harbaugh (No interview currently planned)

Of these 4 I would be most ok w/Mularkey- but I'm not overwhelmed w/joy by any means
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I've heard good things about Don Martindale.
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I've heard good things about Don Martindale.
Have you been talking to Rob Ryan?
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Rick Dennison

Anyone else surprised these two have yet to be mentioned as potential head coaching candidates?
I'm sure they're being considered if available. We don't know the complete list.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:14 PM   #7
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Maybe I'm missing something, but why isn't Gregg Williams being given more love?
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I've heard good things about Don Martindale.
Bring him in. I hear we are looking for a new HC.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #9
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Maybe I'm missing something, but why isn't Gregg Williams being given more love?
Was he the DC in KC when Vermeil was the HC?


Just looked, I must have been thinking of someone else. Williams sounds like a legit prospect.

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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Rick Dennison, Eric Mangini and Tom Cable are as good of considerations as Mularkey, Fewell and Williams. Mike Nolan and Jim Harbaugh should be the two top candidates though.
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Mike Nolan
Rick Dennison

Anyone else surprised these two have yet to be mentioned as potential head coaching candidates?
Not at all
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:36 PM   #12
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Elway said something to the effect that there were more candidates but they are awaiting permission to speak with them, so he wouldn't name them. So they may, or may not, be in the mix.
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We need a combination of either a top-notch defensive head coach and a top-notch offensive coordinator or a top-notch offensive head coach with a top-notch defensive coordinator.
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Ground breaking stuff...
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After last season, there's no telling what the BBT will churn out.
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Mike (Mark) Mularkey
Perry Fewell
Gregg Williams
Eric Studesville
Jim Harbaugh (No interview currently planned)

Of these 4 I would be most ok w/Mularkey- but I'm not overwhelmed w/joy by any means
We set our expectations so high that anything outside Gruden, Harbaugh or Cowher would look depressing.
That's how I see it.
Of the 4 you've mentioned above, Harbaugh is the only one with headcoaching experience that I know of.
We haven't heard a word from inside the Broncos they would go after Harbaugh.

To think that our next HC could be a first-timer just takes the air out of my sail.

We're about to start a total rebuild of this team at all levels; from top to bottom.
It would make sense to me we'd start off with experience at the helm.

I'm not given up we may have at least one big name coach yet to pursue...
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We set our expectations so high that anything outside Gruden, Harbaugh or Cowher would look depressing.
That's how I see it.
Of the 4 you've mentioned above, Harbaugh is the only one with headcoaching experience that I know of.
We haven't heard a word from inside the Broncos they would go after Harbaugh.

To think that our next HC could be a first-timer just takes the air out of my sail.

We're about to start a total rebuild of this team at all levels; from top to bottom.
It would make sense to me we'd start off with experience at the helm.

I'm not given up we may have at least one big name coach yet to pursue...


Mularkey and Williams were both HC'a
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Of the 4 you've mentioned above, Harbaugh is the only one with headcoaching experience that I know of.
Harbaugh is the only guy on that list who hasn't been an NFL HC for at least some duration.

Fewell was the Bills interim HC after Jauron in '09, went 3-4.

Studesville, obviously, here after McDaniels and has gone 1-2.

Mularkey was the HC in Buffalo for two seasons, 9-7 and 5-11. Quit when the GM who hired him was replaced and the FO tried to dictate coaching staff changes to him.

Gregg Williams also was the HC in Buffalo for three seasons, final sum of his record was 17-31.

Common theme: All of them have coached in Buffalo at some point, all but Studesville actually got their HC experience there. Its odd for sure but hey, they've all kicked ass with other teams to earn legitimate second opportunities.
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Harbaugh is the only guy on that list who hasn't been an NFL HC for at least some duration.

Fewell was the Bills interim HC after Jauron in '09, went 3-4.

Studesville, obviously, here after McDaniels and has gone 1-2.

Mularkey was the HC in Buffalo for two seasons, 9-7 and 5-11. Quit when the GM who hired him was replaced and the FO tried to dictate coaching staff changes to him.

Gregg Williams also was the HC in Buffalo for three seasons, final sum of his record was 17-31.

Common theme: All of them have coached in Buffalo at some point, all but Studesville actually got their HC experience there. Its odd for sure but hey, they've all kicked ass with other teams to earn legitimate second opportunities.
Buffalo? Wierd.

What the outlook for Dungy?
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Of the 4 you've mentioned above, Harbaugh is the only one with headcoaching experience that I know of.
So in other words you really don't know much.
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Harbaugh is the only guy on that list who hasn't been an NFL HC for at least some duration.

Fewell was the Bills interim HC after Jauron in '09, went 3-4.

Studesville, obviously, here after McDaniels and has gone 1-2.

Mularkey was the HC in Buffalo for two seasons, 9-7 and 5-11. Quit when the GM who hired him was replaced and the FO tried to dictate coaching staff changes to him.

Gregg Williams also was the HC in Buffalo for three seasons, final sum of his record was 17-31.

Common theme: All of them have coached in Buffalo at some point, all but Studesville actually got their HC experience there. Its odd for sure but hey, they've all kicked ass with other teams to earn legitimate second opportunities.
I verified your story. Thanks for the correction.
I just didn't remember any of those guys ever been a HC for me to have at least been around.
Weird...
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I verified your story. Thanks for the correction.
I just didn't remember any of those guys ever been a HC for me to have at least been around.
Weird...
Thanks for the verification. I'll sleep better at night knowing you now feel secure in the veracity of the information I provided.

Anyway......

The more relevant observation to make here is that all our currently schedule interview candidates are coordinators who have at some point spent at least part of a season as the HC of a team. To me that suggests we aren't, at this point at least, planning to bark up the OC/DC experience only tree while looking for our next guy.

I'm all for this because I still consider McDaniels' biggest failure to be his inability to assemble an elite coaching staff and delegate accordingly.

Back to the original post in this thread: Why would we pursue Dennison when he has no previous HC experience when that is obviously something the search is favoring right now?

And why would we pursue Nolan when the Dolphins have made clear overtures to Cowher and Harbaugh? Sounds like Sporano is out. Nolan is going to need a new job. He was in Denver just a year ago where he was involved with selecting and coaching our current roster. Seems like a real good fit if we go with an offensive HC, no?

Someone like Mike, AKA Marky Mark, Mularkey. A guy who's coming from a job where he had an inverse relationship to this with his HC, defensively oriented Mike Smith. A guy who could bring a highly qualified OC and Colorado native, Bill Musgrave, with him. A guy who also happens to have ties with the Steelers and could probably help Nolan staff his defense with qualified 3-4 assistants as needed.

Just sayin', seems like a real good fit.
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What about Rich Rod? I know, I know right now he looks like the big idiot, but everyone thought he was a magician for what he did for WVU. The guy likes a mobile QB doesn't he? We could probably get him cheap too, save some money for a good D coordinator.

I realize he probably would'nt be anybody's first pick, but when the jobs start getting filled.... I'd rather take a chance with him than another Mcd type.

Does his style offense fit with Tebow?
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I'm wondering about Rob Ryan(enter foot fetish joke here) it would allow us to keep our current d-coord. and perhaps focus on defense.
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