After nearly winning the NFC West in 2010, the Rams were a favorite among experts to break out in 2011. But when the schedule was released back in May, who really thought St. Louis could get off to a good start?
The Bucs didn’t receive the desired results with inexperienced Raheem Morris. Jason La Canfora sees the team going in an opposite direction with their next coach.
An inability to develop young talent cost Bill and Chris Polian their jobs with the Colts, according to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi.
Colts owner Jim Irsay fired vice chairman Bill Polian and general manager Chris Polian, possibly the biggest sign yet the Peyton Manning era could be coming to an end in Indy.
Norv Turner has some internal support in San Diego, leading to speculation that he might return for another season with the Chargers.
Coach Jim Caldwell‘s future with the Colts remains unknown, and the team remains hamstrung until they know the status of franchise QB Peyton Manning.
Steve Spagnuolo might have lost his job with the Rams on Monday, but he won’t be out of work long. Spagnuolo is believed to be at the top of the list for many teams looking for a defensive coordinator.
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora obtained a statement from Raheem Morris‘ following his firing by the Buccaneers on Monday:
NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reports that the Rams’ internal list of GM candidates includes several younger up-and-comer type. This could be an indication St. Louis will look to hire an established veteran coach with a pedigree to serve as the biggest voice in the room.
Apparently, the Glazer family decided the time is now to start fresh in Tampa.
Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: 2011 regular season fallout, Elliot Wolf, Eric DeCosta, Hue Jackson, Jason La Canfora, Les Snead, Mark Davis, Michael Lombardi, Oakland Raiders, Reggie McKenzie
The Raiders missed out on the playoffs following a disappointing loss to the Chargers in Sunday’s season finale, so their attention now turns to getting their house in order following the October death of longtime owner Al Davis.
Raheem Morris remains alive in Tampa Bay … for now. Whether he remains with the Buccaneers remains very much up in the air.
Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported earlier Monday that the Rams fired coach Steve Spagnuolo. NFL.com analyst Michael Lombardi reported that general manager Billy Devaney also is out in St. Louis.