Coaching Rumors: Contracts, CBA, Broncos, Bears, Rob Ryan, Browns, Packers

We’ve been hearing for the past few months that both the NFL and NFLPA think there are increasingly high odds of a lockout during the next round of CBA negotiations, and we got even more confirmation of that today. The NFL is gearing up for a fight, and with coaches who signed contracts this year, “teams are addressing how much each coach would make — or lose — in the event of a work stoppage” sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Sources told Schefter that “both teams and coaches are confident that there will be some type of disruption, and one of the first signs of it is showing up in the language of coaches’ contracts.” The league is widely seen to have won the last round of negotiations over players, and the players’ union will be looking for a lot more from the league in the next round. Owners might not be willing to budge, and it sounds like a lengthy lockout is a very real possibility in 2021.

Here’s more from the coaching ranks:

  • The Broncos are reportedly targeting Bears defensive backs coach Ed Donatell to join Vic Fangio’s staff, and Donatell might not be the only assistant Chicago loses to Denver. The Broncos are “bringing in Bears OLB coach Brandon Staley” for an interview Monday, according to Mike Klis of 9News Denver (Twitter link). It sounds like Fangio is interested in bringing over as many of his assistants from Chicago as possible.
  • With Chuck Pagano now in charge of the Bears’ defense, the team wasn’t planning on bringing back Staley anyway, according to Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune. A source told Briggs that Rob Ryan, the former Saints defensive coordinator and brother of Rex Ryan, could be brought in to replace Staley. Ryan is a big personality and it would certainly be an entertaining hire if nothing else.
  • Freddie Kitchens has added another member to his inaugural Browns staff. Cleveland is hiring Packers offensive line coach James Campen as their associate head coach and offensive line coach, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN (Twitter link). Campen was the longest tenured coach on the Packers’ staff, and had been there even before Mike McCarthy took over as head coach.
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15 comments on “Coaching Rumors: Contracts, CBA, Broncos, Bears, Rob Ryan, Browns, Packers

  1. radiohead801

    “The Bears are “bringing in Bears OLB coach Brandon Staley” for an interview Monday…”

    Cool! Lol

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    • playicy

      Browns should’ve hired Munchak instead of all these others bozos

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  2. Bubba

    Why would anyone bring in the train wreck known as Rob Ryan? So overrated

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    • Rondon

      They don’t need anyone who’s “entertaining”. They just need solid coaching for that great D.

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  3. justinept

    I’m more interested in Ed Reed possibly replacing Donatell

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    • Steven Juris

      Possible. He and Pagano go back to when Pagano recruited Reed at Miami. Roy Anderson likely stays also along with Rodgers.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      He would have been the perfect replacement for Jason Garrett but that is no longer an option. Should be some opportunities in the AAF or Vince McMahon’s new league.

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  4. BAB

    Playvicy I would be careful about throwing around the term bozos . The Browns have made bad decision after bad decision when it comes to coaching and staff. It still remains to be scene if they have made another one hiring Kitchens. The Browns reputation proceeds them. Remains to be scene if they will get better.

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