Coaching Rumors: Jets, Gase, Cardinals, Lions

The Jets likely preferred Baylor’s Matt Rhule to Adam Gase, but as previously reported, things fell apart when Rhule refused to allow the Jets to pick his staff for him. The Jets especially wanted to choose his offensive coordinator and Rich Cimini of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears the Jets floated Todd Monken to him as an option.

Here’s more from around the NFL:

  • The Cardinals asked, but were denied, permission to interview 49ers run game coordinator Mike McDaniel for their offensive coordinator position, Matt Barrows of The Athletic tweets. McDaniel is tight with head coach Kyle Shanahan and the team was not prepared to lose him, especially to a divisional rival.
  • “It appears” that Steve Sarkisian and Nathaniel Hackett are in the mix for the Lions‘ offensive coordinator vacancy, Alex Marvez of SiriusXM tweets. The Lions have been looking for a new OC ever since Jan. 1 when they announced that Jim Bob Cooter‘s contract would not be renewed.
  • Sarkisian has also spoken with the Cardinals about their OC job, Marvez tweets. Sarkisian has been on the market since Dec. 31 when he was fired by Atlanta.
  • Both the Cardinals and Browns have sought permission to interview Jets running backs coach Stump Mitchell, a source tells Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The position(s) he’ll be discussing with those teams are unclear, however.
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9 comments on “Coaching Rumors: Jets, Gase, Cardinals, Lions

  1. JJB0811

    Why take a HC job w/o the ability to hire your won staff? I couldn’t think of a better way to get fired than have someone else choose your own staff.

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    • Rocket32

      Either because you want the job badly enough or because you are in a situation where it’s either take that HC job offer or settle for a DC or OC position or or even sit out next season. Only the Dolphins and Bengals have HC openings left at this point, they suddenly went quickly. If you get an offer it’s time to just take it.

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  2. murwin

    Who would want Sarkisian? Since he fell off the wagon three years ago he has been a crappy coach with poor results. I sincerely hope no one hires him.

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    • oldleftylong

      Well, of course the Lions would be interested.

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    • jay13

      I agree 100%. I am not a big fan of Hackett either. Hopefully the lions go with none of the above

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      • dugdog83

        I agree with all 3 of yah. Someone has to be better out there

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