If you have been watching NFL for the last few years, you must have seen, in many cases, how NFL leaders complained about team owners racing time after time to hire “Top-grade” head coaches only a few days after firing the former.
However, NFL officials have restricted such moves on behalf of the team owners. This is basically done for the process to slow down. Such rules are put in place to give more opportunities to the assistant coaches of the team, to manage the post-season football. The owners now slowly started understanding why.
There are many teams that got ahead of the race by hiring managers in this cycle. Here is a brief description of some of the managers getting hired:
Frank Reich: Hired By Carolina Panthers
In the history of the Panthers franchise, Reich was the first quarterback. Many feel that he is the best fit for the Panthers at the moment. In his first three seasons with his Indianapolis Colts head coach job, Reich went to the playoffs twice, and he complied a figure of 40-33-1. His first job would be to find a quarterback for Panthers who will stay for the long term.
Sean Payton: Hired By Denver Broncos
After a circuitous search, Denver came up with a big fish, Sean Payton. Many feel that he is the right choice for the Broncos, while others feel that the Broncos actually tried to get Jim Harbaugh from Michigan. Other reports suggest that the Broncos even tried to lure DeMeco Ryans and make him ditch Houston Texans. The offensive formation of Payton and his culture-building reputation can be a game-changer for the Broncos this season.
DeMeco Ryans: Hired By Houston Texans
The Texans brought back one of their most beloved players on the team, by the name of DeMeco Ryans. Many feel this is the best step taken by the franchise after a long time. His first task would be to get a new quarterback for them. Furthermore, he can also energize the epic fan base of Texans. Let’s see, what changes are yet to come this season. Meanwhile, stay tuned.