Pete Dougherty Packers News Published 9:26 PM EST Dec 27, 2018 Mark Murphy and Brian Gutekunst need to keep an open mind in their search for the Green Bay Packers’ next head coach. Offense, defense, special teams, coordinator or position coach. The team’s CEO and general manager should consider any and all. But there’s one type of coach they should be wary of, and that’s the college coach who has never worked in the NFL. That includes at least three coaches who are on the NFL’s radar this year: Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald and Iowa State’s Matt Campbell. All three have done well under different circumstances, and no doubt they’re good coaches. But the history of coaches who had never worked in the NFL as a player, coach or scout, and then made the jump from college head coach to head coach in the NFL, well, it isn’t pretty. RELATED: Packers interview Chuck Pagano, Jim Caldwell for … [Read more...] about Dougherty: Packers must be wary of college coaches with no NFL history
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Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 11:01 AM EDT Oct 31, 2018 The lone surprise emanating from Hue Jackson's dismissal Monday was that it took so long for Cleveland to fire a coach who'd won three times in 40 games. (Fun fact: there are currently seven NFL teams riding streaks of at least three victories, something the Browns last managed in 2014.) Jackson was the first head coach to get pink-slipped in 2018, but the Nordic packages had already been warmed elsewhere as Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith and Cards offensive coordinator Mike McCoy were terminated in recent weeks. The Cowboys even dumped new-ish offensive line coach Paul Alexander on Monday. The takeaway? Seats are about to get hotter in general (especially for coaches not armed with $100 million contracts) as struggling clubs begin laying groundwork for fresh starts and opportunities to court potential successors once top jobs are vacated. In a league that usually has at least a half-dozen openings … [Read more...] about NFL coach hot seat rankings: Who’s next after Hue Jackson?
1 of 35 View 35 Items Nick Wass, FR67404 AP Baltimore Ravens free safety Eric Weddle celebrates after running an intercepted pass back for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) A total of 79 players with Utah ties are on NFL rosters as the end of May nears and OTAs are going on throughout the league. By comparison, there were 90 local players on NFL rosters around mid-May in 2017, including 35 rookies. This year, only 14 rookies currently find themselves in the league. In 2016, there were 75 locals on NFL rosters around this time, while there were 70 Utah ties in the league in mid-May 2015. Here’s a breakdown of those 79 players (they can count towards multiple categories): — 28 who played at the University of Utah (down from 40 last year) — 18 who played at BYU (down from 19 last year) — 16 who played at Utah State (down from 18 last … [Read more...] about The offseason status of NFL players with Utah ties, late spring 2018 edition
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Detroit Lions sign third-rounder Tracy Walker, last of NFL draft picks Walker, the 82nd overall pick of last month's draft, led Louisiana-Lafayette with 97 tackles last season Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press Published 5:55 p.m. ET May 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Meet Detroit Lions third-round pick Tracy Walker Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Louisiana-Lafayette defensive back Tracy Walker (No. 23). File photo Fullscreen Louisiana-Lafayette's Tracy Walker breaks up a pass intended for Texas … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions sign third-rounder Tracy Walker, last of NFL draft picks
It's the first day back from spring break and, as undergraduates in shorts and sundresses loll on the lawn outside, three Tulane football players are seated around a U-shaped table in a small meeting room. With marker in hand, sports agent Martin Fischman stands before them at a whiteboard and poses a question:"Ribbon sells for 19 cents a yard. How much will you save by buying 30 yards for $5?"There was no such scene in "Jerry Maguire," the 1996 movie that shaped many sports fans' perceptions of NFL agents. But here, on the second floor of Tulane's student union, the 34-year-old Fischman, a real-life Jerry Maguire, doubles as teacher, coach and cheerleader in leading a 40-minute test-prep session for the Wonderlic exam, which three of his clients will take the next morning as part of Tulane's pro day for prospective NFL employers.Working from a stack of sample tests, Fischman gives examples of the types of math, vocabulary and reasoning questions that defensive tackle Sean Wilson and … [Read more...] about ‘Super agents’ rep 75 percent of NFL players. It’s a competitive fight to sign the rest.