Monday, December 29, 2014

Where will Spagnuolo land?

With three coaches getting fired on Monday, it's pretty clear who the hot name on the open market is this year: Steve Spagnuolo. The current Giants defensive coordinator and former Eagles assistant will be interviewed by the Browns, Lions and Jets, according to various reports. Last year, because of the Giants' championship run, Spagnuolo could not be interviewed until after the Super Bowl, when many vacancies had already been filled. This season, however, New York has a first-round bye, meaning he can interview this week under league rules. However, he cannot officially be hired until after the Giants' playoff run is over. According to NFL Network's Adam Schefter, the Lions have received permission to interview Spagnuolo this week. Schefter also reports that Detroit will interview Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. Meanwhile, the Jets, who fired Eric Mangini Monday, have also received permission to interview Spagnuolo, according to Newsday and other outlets. And finally, the Browns plan to request an interview with Spagnuolo also, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Cleveland sent Romeo Crennel packing, and is without a general manager also after firing Phil Savage. The GM opening could be filled by New England's Scott Pioli, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. As the coaching carousel continues, Mangini apparently could be contacted about the Browns' opening. The one name we have yet to mention: Bill Cowher. Could he be a fit with the Jets? Boomer Esiason seems to think so. Cowher is reportedly not interested in the Browns job. This could all change in the next 12 hours, but I think that's a pretty good roundup of today's reports.

Where will Spagnuolo land?

With three coaches getting fired on Monday, it's pretty clear who the hot name on the open market is this year: Steve Spagnuolo.

The current Giants defensive coordinator and former Eagles assistant will be interviewed by the Browns, Lions and Jets, according to various reports.

Last year, because of the Giants' championship run, Spagnuolo could not be interviewed until after the Super Bowl, when many vacancies had already been filled. This season, however, New York has a first-round bye, meaning he can interview this week under league rules. However, he cannot officially be hired until after the Giants' playoff run is over.

According to NFL Network's Adam Schefter, the Lions have received permission to interview Spagnuolo this week. Schefter also reports that Detroit will interview Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

Meanwhile, the Jets, who fired Eric Mangini Monday, have also received permission to interview Spagnuolo, according to Newsday and other outlets.

And finally, the Browns plan to request an interview with Spagnuolo also, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Cleveland sent Romeo Crennel packing, and is without a general manager also after firing Phil Savage. The GM opening could be filled by New England's Scott Pioli, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

As the coaching carousel continues, Mangini apparently could be contacted about the Browns' opening.

The one name we have yet to mention: Bill Cowher. Could he be a fit with the Jets? Boomer Esiason seems to think so. Cowher is reportedly not interested in the Browns job.

This could all change in the next 12 hours, but I think that's a pretty good roundup of today's reports.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
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