There are bylaws on a lot of this stuff. For instance, retirement at 70 is mandatory, and Murphy can't unilaterally change that. They have a compensation committee that determines his pay, he can't just pay himself what he wants. And the executive committee chooses the president, he can't just appoint his successor, though he can work with the committee to groom a candidate or candidates. To change any bylaws would take a vote by the 46-member (I think it's 46) board of directors.
Saw a report this morning that he's interviewing for the Vikings' OL job, and we had a report that he might be considered for the Packers' OL job.
I've heard Chryst is a lot more interesting off camera and talking one-on-one Another chatter brought up Tony Dungy and Andy Reid as less-than-dynamic head coaches who have won.
Perry does have one more year left on his contract, so they'd have to cut him to get out of that. Matthews and Cobb just finished their contracts. Bulaga and Perry have one more year, but the Packers can cut either or both if they want, and their salary for 2019 comes off the cap.
I haven't heard much about that. Our Tom Silverstein has reported that they were very interested in Fitzgerald, but he opted not to interview.
Not sure but I'd assume so. And if the guy is under contract for next year, the team could just refuse to let him interview until after its season is over (it only has to let a coach under contract leave for a head-coaching position).
That would be my guess. I mean, they need to work together on these things, and I know Wolf always had a deal with his head coach that he would never give him a player the coach didn't want. But yeah, I'm guessing your premise is right.
I just don't think Kizer has it. My guess is that Boyle will beat him out for the No. 2 next season unless they sign a veteran backup.
He will be on the hot seat.
It does seem like Fangio is a really good defensive coach, so that could hurt the Bears. You never know, maybe they have someone really good that we don't know a lot about waiting to take over. But Fangio's track record is pretty damn good.
Our Jim Owczarski tweeted that Bengals' ST assistant Brayden Coombs is a potential candidate. I just looked on the Bengals' website and couldn't find the story you're referring to, if you could send me the link I'll post it here.
I think one of the national reporters reported that. Can't remember if it was Schefter or someone else.
Murphy is 63, so I don't think that's happening.
I believe the executive committee meets monthly, though it sounds like the president talks with them individually a lot more than that. The full board meets quarterly if I remember right.
Good question. Kyle Shanahan was Mike Shanahan's OC and playcaller in Washington, I don't know if you'd consider them successful, they went to the playoffs and things looked promising until RGIII blew out his knee. I think Rob Ryan was Rex's DC the last year in Buffalo and then that staff was fired. Can't remember if any of the Shulas worked for Don.
I can't say that I was, though I the only close-hand experience I have on this is the three previous hires for head coach here. Wolf knew before the season was over that if Holmgren left he was going to hire Rhodes (it was a given by late in the year that Philly was going to fire Rhodes). Then when Wolf hired Sherman, he didn't bring him in for a second interview. The story Bob Harlan tells there is that after interviewing Sherman and seeing him out of the building, Wolf went to Harlan's office and said, If I had any (guts) I'd hire Sherman right now. Harlan said, then do it. Wolf said he'd sleep on it, then hired Sherman the next day. McCarthy didn't interview a second time. So I wasn't surprised at all. I see where some national journalists and I'm some who work in the league are saying, what was the rush? But that's how the previous hires went here, so that's the norm as far as I know, "If you know you like the guy, hire him." I can't say whether a second interview with a couple of the candidates would have been valuable or not, though they wouldn't have been able to talk to McDaniels again until the Patriots either lost or in the bye week before the SB, and the Jets hired Gase yesterday.
I said the same thing to some colleagues. That has to be exhausting, finding out you're getting the job, contacting prospective assistants, flying to GB with his family to sign the contract late Tuesday night, I'm sure he hardly slept, then working the phones while also meeting people at the Packers and who knows what else on Wednesday, then the press conference. Has to be overwhelming. Now the real work starts.
OK, we've gone for a long time but other duties to get to. Great questions and comments, so much to think about, thanks for taking the time. There will be a lot of news in the coming days about the new coaching staff, etc., so keep checking back to PackersNews.com for the latest. And of course we'll be chatting again next week, so if I didn't get to your question, try again then, and I'm sure they'll be plenty new to discuss too. As for the playbook, I'm pretty sure he can give him the playbook but from what I understand they can't meet and talk football until the start of the offseason program in April. Teams that hire a new coach get to start the offseason program two weeks earlier, so the Packers' will begin in early April instead of mid-to-later April. They also get a second, voluntary (but in truth not voluntary) minicamp. And with that, we'll call it another chat. Thanks again everyone, look forward to chatting again next week. Until then, take care.