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by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

You normally see guys removing their name from contention when they know either someone else has got the job or they know they're not a finalist. OR if you don't like what you are seeing/hearing from the org you're interviewing with. People sometimes forget that interviews are a 2-way street. On mo...
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: Ed Dodds withdraws from Bears GM consideration
Replies: 29
Views: 299

Re: Update: Ed Dodds withdraws from Bears GM consideration

Went badly how? is a very important question. If Dodds did poorly, oh well. If Dodds thought the McCaskeys were a bunch of fuckups and he wants no part of it...that's a whole different kettle of rotting fish. That's the big question. Did he give logical answers that seemed to fly in the face of wha...
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Update: Ed Dodds withdraws from Bears GM consideration
Replies: 29
Views: 299

Re: Update: Ed Dodds withdraws from Bears GM consideration

Went badly how? is a very important question. If Dodds did poorly, oh well. If Dodds thought the McCaskeys were a bunch of fuckups and he wants no part of it...that's a whole different kettle of rotting fish. Apparently just a bad interview. This isn't his first flop being interviewed around the le...
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

You normally see guys removing their name from contention when they know either someone else has got the job or they know they're not a finalist.
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

UOK wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:30 pm
Morocco Brown now interviewing on Thursday.
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

He should absolutely assign over ownership of football decisions - all of them - and step into the sunset. And if you don't believe he would do that, then I'd like to resuscitate our prior conversation about the need for a President of Football. It's one or the other. George McCaskey (and Ted Phill...
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

FWIW - If Eberflus is now a favorite I'm betting its to pair him with Morocco Brown rather than Ed Dodds. Brown has the trifecta of a Polian/McCaskey/Bears connection. I think its much more likely they go this direction than going Dodds/Eberflus.
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Matt Eberflus, Colts DC
Replies: 20
Views: 209

Re: Bears to interview Colts DC Matt Eberflus

meh. I'm going to be incredibly underwhelmed if we end up with a Dodds/Eberflus combo.
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I am sure the Bears (well I should say I hope) are asking what coaches the GM candidates like and asking the coaching candidates who they like as GM. COMPLETELY FABRICARTED SCENARIO: If the Bears really like Flores but Flores says no way in hell I am working for Dodds, then it would make no sense t...
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

If the Bears really intended to hire a GM with control over all football ops, they would have held off on the HC interviews until the GM could interview his candidates, not Bill Polian's. If George intended to honor this power structure, what legitimate reasons could he have for vetoing the new GM'...
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I think the unsatisfactory answer to your question is that Georgie boy has made it quite clear that the hiring of the GM and HC will ultimately be his decision. Interviewing the HCs now at least gives George an idea about who he’s not prepared to hire. But George made clear: "In our structure,...
by Hiphopopotamos
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

The Raiders have requested permission to speak with Champ Kelly for their open GM position.
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

Flores has not earned that type of demand IMO. I keep thinking about old retreads for some reason. I mentioned Del Rio before, but what about Marvin Lewis? I'd rather have him than Caldwell I think. He's earned whatever the market will give him. And after the GM/Owner shit show in Miami I'd want to...
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I just listened to that Charles Robinson interview. He didn't say that Flores wanted to hire his own GM or that he wanted full control - he described it as a Kyle Shanahan/John Lynch type of situation where the GM has to be comfortable with the Coach leading the organization. With the coach being a ...
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll
Replies: 43
Views: 572

Re: Bears to interview Bills OC Brian Daboll

Reports are that the Giants are moving very quickly in their search and a Schoen/Daboll combination is very possible. https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/1483485371769970689?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet I wonder if they feel strongly about one of the QB prospects. That ...
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1264

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

Yes. Yes. This is pleasant news.
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

UOK wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:27 pm
This gruntles me. So gruntled right now.
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

I dunno man. Patrick Graham feels like a bad fit. Feels like the guy you'd settle on after the process left you with fewer options. I think Graham is a pretty lights out candidate that not a lot of people talk about. I was really happy to see his name added to the list. IE is pretty spot on with th...
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

did everyone catch Chris Ballard's end of year presser? a lot of open honesty and accountability for what transpired with the Colts ... it was refreshing to hear a GM do such an honest public assessment without the need to throw someone under the bus ... and it was such a stark difference from the ...
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion



Google says Minnesota is also likely to interview him.

*He was also Brian Flores first DC in Miami*
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM
Replies: 67
Views: 646

Re: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM

Who passed on Arians? Phil Emery was the GM. Did you want the owner to override the choice of his GM? That GM is gone. If the GM is so obviously wrong as Emery was, then yes, yes I do. At the end of the day this team is the McCaskeys and if they see a dumb ass decision on the Arians coming off coac...
by Hiphopopotamos
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM
Replies: 67
Views: 646

Re: GM Candidate: Rick Smith, former Texans GM

Smith is my pick too. Hoge and Jahns did a great interview with a guy who covers the Texans and he did a great job of making a case for Morocco Brown who wasn't really even on my radar, but Smith is so much of a no-brainer that even the Bears brain trust shouldn't even be able to screw this up. He ...
by Hiphopopotamos
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

If they're open to being wowed by a HC, they're open to it. They never said otherwise, even if they said otherwise is their preference. Is nuance dead? It’s bad process. If you admit you’re just a fan and not qualified to assess “coach stuff”, then why would you trust it even if you are “wowed”. He...
by Hiphopopotamos
Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion
Replies: 378
Views: 3164

Re: General Manager/Head Coach Interview Discussion

IMO, by interview HC and GM candidates simultaneously, they are moving pretty quickly. I think it's pretty fair to say that each GM candidate has said "out of who you've asked to interview, here's the 2-3 guys I'd interview for HC". Also - has any other team with an opening hired someone?...
by Hiphopopotamos
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1264

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

Regarding Flores carousel of OC's - the issue isn't so much that he cycled through them as much as that he just made bad hires. His first OC - Chad O'Shea was a long time Patriots WR coach who, as far as I know, wasn't on anyone else's list of prospective OC's. He had never called plays before and ...
by Hiphopopotamos
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1264

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

Regarding Flores carousel of OC's - the issue isn't so much that he cycled through them as much as that he just made bad hires. His first OC - Chad O'Shea was a long time Patriots WR coach who, as far as I know, wasn't on anyone else's list of prospective OC's. He had never called plays before and w...
by Hiphopopotamos
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Halas Hall & the NFL
Topic: Bears to interview Brian Flores
Replies: 139
Views: 1264

Re: Bears to interview Brian Flores

When it comes to hiring head coaches, the Bears tend to vacillate wildly from offensive guru who will finally modernize the offense back to defensive minded authoritarian types who will bring back “Bears football”. Lovie - Trestman - Fox - Nagy … we’re due for another overcorrection. It’ll be Flore...