After an abysmal 6-26 in his past two seasons, Chiefs’ head coach Herm Edwards has been sacked (pun intended.) Despite rumors that Shanahan may be off to Kansas City, apparently they are just that – rumors. I’ve read articles attesting to the fact that the Chiefs organization hasn’t even contacted Shanahan to that he may be going to Dallas or Tampa Bay as an offensive coordinator. I suppose only time will tell. More bad news for Kansas City, long-time defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham has gone to Detroit to be the Lions’ new defensive coordinator. Add ex Rams head coach Scott Linehan who was fired in St. Louis as Detroit’s new offensive coordinator, and I’m willing to wager that the Lions will not go 0-16 next year.
Is it me, or does it seem that this year has seen an unprecendented number of coach firings? From Eric Mangini to Mike Shanahan to Herm Edwards, Jon Gruden, Rod Marinelli, Romeo Crennel, etc. it seems as though the NFL is experiencing a large-scale renovation. Sorry team owners, they can’t all be Don Shula, George Halas, Tom Landry, or the rest of the winningest coaches of all time.
At least the Chargers get to keep Norv Turner for another year. Stay tuned for my comment on that should I come up with one that can be published; however, I really do like Ron Rivera. And he signs autographs, unlike Turner.