Did anyone see this article? I thought it was an interesting perspective on the NFL's hiring process. If a coordinator's ultimate goal is to be head coach, and they're currently being considered for the position, why would they want to continue in the playoffs and risk being passed up for another guy that isn't in the playoffs? NFL teams with coaching vacancies seem to want to hire ASAP. And, as the article states, coordinators rarely get hired as head coach after being in the SuperBowl the previous year.
To me, it makes me wonder if coordinators would purposely lose a game to increase their probability of being hired.
Interestingly, both McCoy (Denver) and Bradley (Seattle) were coaches on teams that everyone expected to go much further than they did...
It would be nice if the NFL would institute a rule that firing/hiring cannot happen until the playoffs are completely over so that coordinators would not be faced with this dilemma.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1480 ... e-playoffs