Report: Bears want second interview with ex-Lions coach Jim Caldwell for head-coaching vacancy
Former Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell is emerging as a finalist for the vacant job with the Chicago Bears. The NFL Network reports the Bears want a second interview with Caldwell for their head-coaching vacancy. The team is also interested in second talks with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports Caldwell, Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Eberflus are the favorites for the job in Chicago. The Jaguars are reportedly hoping to seek a second interview with Caldwell, among others, in other coaching news.mlive.com
Ex-Lions coach Jim Caldwell expected to interview for Chicago Bears’ head-coaching vacancy
The former Detroit Lions coach is expected to interview for the head-coaching vacancy with the Chicago Bears. ESPN reports “a source close to” Caldwell said the veteran coach is expected to interview for the job in Chicago. Pro Football Talk reports they have confirmed those rumors and that the former Lions and Colts coach is a candidate in Chicago. The Bears have interviewed or requested one with Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Bills offensive coordinator Brain Daboll, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, ex-Dolphins coach Brian Flores, Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, former Eagles coach Doug Pederson and Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. In other news from the coaching carousel, the Vikings requested permission to interview Cowboys offensive coordinator and former Lions quarterback Kellen Moore for their vacancy.mlive.com
Free agency an antidote for offensive fireworks, mobile QBs
(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)DENVER – Teams searching for an antidote to the high-octane offenses and mobile quarterbacks that dominate the modern NFL won't have to wait around for the draft. Free agency this year promises a deeper pool of possibilities than usual because the league's lost revenues during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 resulted in the first decrease in the salary cap in a decade. Then, the league scuttled its annual scouting combine in Indianapolis, making it harder still for teams to evaluate the incoming class. Ad“In the draft, you’re just shooting from the hip because you just haven’t really spent any time around players,” former Bucs GM Mark Dominik said. “You talk about being able to deal with all the speed, I love the linebacker group, off-the-ball linebackers," Jeremiah said.
NFL develops 7-point mobility plan for diversity hiring
When the Rooney Rule was adopted by the NFL in 2003, Vincent was in his 12th of 15 seasons as an outstanding defensive back. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. He was soon to become the president of the NFL Players Association, an impactful position he held for four years. Yet he knows the Rooney Rule, designed to advance opportunities for minorities in such areas as coaching and front office positions, hasn't been having the desired effect. Vincent makes note of the dozens of people who have pushed for diversity in the 17 years since the Rooney Rule was adopted.