Coach Rumors: Gase, Giants, Roman, Saints

Although nothing is scheduled yet, the Eagles remain interested in meeting with Adam Gase for a second time about their head coaching job, reports Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer. A source familiar with Gase’s thinking tells McLane that the Bears‘ offensive coordinator came away from the eight-hour meeting with a “favorable opinion” of Eagles executive Howie Roseman.

With the Eagles and Dolphins both reportedly strongly considering Gase for their respective head coaching jobs, the Chicago OC is in the right place at the right time, writes Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Florio suggests that Gase is particularly appealing to teams because he doesn’t appear to have much of an ego, meaning he’ll be more likely to stay in his lane and stick to coaching rather than pursuing any sort of other agenda.

While we wait to see where Gase lands, here are a few more of this afternoon’s coaching updates:

  • The Giants confirmed today in a press release that they’ve now interviewed defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo for their head coaching job, in addition to OC Ben McAdoo. New York’s interviews continue today, as the team meets with Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.
  • Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman has received interest for head coaching roles in the past, but admits “it’s been pretty quiet on that front” this year, writes Mike Rodak of During an appearance on WGR 550 in Buffalo, Roman said the lack of interest is “somewhat strange, but that’s how it goes sometimes.”
  • While head coach Sean Payton is staying with the Saints, it looks like at least a couple of his assistants – secondary coach Wesley McGriff and quarterbacks coach Mike Neu – are headed for college jobs. Mike Triplett of has the details.
  • Former NFL head coach Brian Billick, writing for, views the Giants‘ and Eagles‘ head coaching jobs as the two most appealing openings this offseason. The 49ers‘ and Browns‘ positions are the least appealing, in Billick’s view.
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4 comments on “Coach Rumors: Gase, Giants, Roman, Saints

  1. Bazingaa

    Why hasn’t billick ever been considered for another job? I see all these coaches never win a super bowl like Jeff fisher still around but he has never had a second chance. Maybe it has been explained before but still curious.

    • Luke Adams

      From what I recall, he has said he doesn’t expect to return to coaching, so for him to consider it, it would probably have to be the perfect situation. Maybe that happens at some point, but until then, he has a media job that he seems to be enjoying.


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