Ault is already 67 and IMO will probably go to San Francisco in some role if he goes to the NFL at all. Just a hunch...
Moving on to us...everybody seems to think that Norv is going to go to the Jets to be their OC...I wonder if we will hold some interviews for the job after this week and after the first round game.
PFT commenting on how the Bengals/Broncos coordinators may be looking at HC shots and being preoccupied. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-is-unfolding/
That's interesting. Certainly doesn't help those teams if the coordinators are thinking more about themselves than their team.
Unless the offense really clicks, I hope they keep all options open for the OC position
I'm not saying exclude Caldwell from that position, and he should have a spot on the staff either way. But to act like he has the OC job sowed up after one game against one of the worst defenses in the NFL would not be smart at all IMHO. Even if they do well from here on out, it's way too small of a sample size to give him the job.
Have him interview for it if he wants it (and frankly, if the stories about him suggesting Hostler or another coach call the plays are true, I don't know that it's really something that important to him), and bring in a couple other guys as well.
If Caldwell is the best guy for the job, then he should be hired. But don't tie your hands this soon with such a small sample size.
1st off, we won't interview new OCs until we're out of the playoffs. Too much distraction to try and do that. I think the more likely thing to happens is, if Norv is available, let his agent know that if he's willing to wait until we're out, we want to make a play for him.
To some extent, some of these HC vacancies may wait for playoff teams to exit anyway, so they can hire assistants away. Norv isn't going to up and accept the offer from the Jets immediately, he'll wait to see who else comes calling.
2nd, I do agree somewhat with R-title. Everyone is loving Caldwell right now, and while he did make some changes that Cameron wouldn't do, it is really a small sample size to look at right now. He's had one game vs Denver where nothing looked much different, and one game vs Giants where we looked GREAT.
This Cincy game could really make his case if Flacco can erase his road stank. If Flacco looks the same on the road and the offense doesn't produce...he'll need to hope the playoffs can make his case. I think if he can't show something similar vs Bengals or any playoff teams...you have to consider an established play caller. OTOH, the comfort level with Joe is probably the biggest aspect of who we bring in, and nobody can beat Caldwell there (You could argue Jim Zorn, but that relationship was 3 years ago).
How about Rex Ryan as DC!