Jeff Fisher sounds like he's going to take the Rams' job, and now their executives are sniffing around two important members of the Titans' front office for their vacant GM spot: Rouston Webster and Lake Dawson. Dawson has been here longer, but Webster has established himself as a key part of our draft team over the past few seasons. As the Vice President of Player Personnel, Webster was brought over from Seattle by Reinfeldt to run the scouting department and oversee much of the draft process. The results speak for themselves. I really hope that the Rams don't hire Webster away, though with results like what we've seen over the past two years it's just a matter of time before someone comes calling.
Perhaps just as disconcerting is the news that the Bears are looking at Titans QB coach Dowell Loaggins to join their offensive coaching staff. Wit h the departure of Mike Martz, it was reported last week that the Bears promoted Mike Tice to call plays and coach the running game, while the team will look for an assistant to coordinate the passing game and coach QBs. Bears QB and Vandy alumn Jay Cutler is a big fan of Loaggins, and that's the most apparent connection. Luckily, it sounds as though Mike Munchak won't let the Bears interview Loaggins, who is still under contract. That seems like a justifiable move since it isn't really a full promotion. If Loaggins was being offered a traditional OC job then it might be in poor form to deny him the interview, but as it is, we need all of the brilliance we can muster to smoothly transition into the Locker era.
Big play Babs got a $7,500 fine in the last game of the season. Perhaps a nice new contract with the TItans will help him pay it off?
Sounds like even the Dolphins are preparing for Jeff Fisher to take the Rams job.
After Jimmy and I spent a few minutes on the last MCM Radio lamenting that no team would pursue Wade Phillips for a head coaching spot after his tumor was found and removed, the Bucs came calling for just such an interview with the key Texans coordinator. Every Titans, Colts and Jags fan better be praying that the Bucs make that hire.
It's looking more and more sure that the Peyton Manning era is over in Indy, but there's a solid chance this is all a ruse: the more teams think the Colts are going to take Andrew Luck, the higher the market value for that pick becomes.
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