NFL Rumors: Cardinals, Dolphins, Jets

     

Cardinals

  • Albert Breer confirms reports that Cardinals first-year HC Steve Wilksis in peril” and at minimum, Arizona will make major changes to their coaching staff.
  • According to Breer, it remains to be seen whether GM Steve Keim could be out in Arizona as well.
  • Breer says the word around the NFL is that Keim would be a “top candidate” for the Raiders’ GM job if available.

Dolphins

  • Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com would be surprised if both executive VP Mike Tannenbaum and HC Adam Gase returned for the 2019 season.
  • In the event Gase survives for another season, Breer says that it’s a “decent bet” GM Chris Grier will also return and possibly have more authority.
  • Dolphins owner Stephen Ross confirmed to Barry Jackson in an e-mail that he will not hire Jim Harbaugh as the team’s next coach.

Jets

  • According to Peter King, some coaches’ agents are concerned about the Jets’ power structure and wonder if GM Mike Maccagnan would stay and get the opportunity to hire a head coach.
  • For what it’s worth, King hears that Maccagnan will be back and be the one who hires the team’s next head coach.
  • King wonders if this could hurt their chances of hiring a notable coach like Mike McCarthy.
  • Last night, a report surfaced that the Jets are preparing to make a serious run at hiring Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh could plan to make him an offer he can’t refuse. (NFLTR)
  • Mike Florio follows that up by adding that Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is on board with the pursuit of Harbaugh, “primarily because he has no other choice.
  • Florio reports that Jets CEO Christopher Johnson has personally has been doing the research and making the calls and coming to the conclusion that Harbaugh is the right guy for the job.

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The Jets and Dolphins have the same franchise problem! Both franchises need to GET OVER their past QB Heroes Joe Namath and Dan Marino, respectively. Today’s NFL offenses are nothing more then a 2.0 version of college football. PERIOD! Gone are the traditional pocket passers of yesteryear. The NEW-IN QBS are the “sling it all over the field” gunslingers of today. Both franchises will never find QBs like Namath and Marino again. BELIEVE IT! So! These franchises and countless others need to build their franchises from the inside out. Meaning. Start with the offensive and defensive lines and proceed outward.… Read more »