22 Sep 2005
Jay Glazer looks at the top coaching candidates as the rumor mill (Tice) gets spinning (Tice) extra early this year (Tice). Our man Jim Schwartz is here. (When you read "Schwartz has worked with statistical analysts to study down-and-distance decisions," or some such thing, that's a reference to FO.) So is Pittsburgh O-Line coach Russ Grimm, who was also mentioned as a possible head coaching candidate in the Steelers chapter of PFP 2005. As for some ex-head coaches looking for another opportunity, I'll buy Glazer's comparison of Gregg Williams in Buffalo to Bill Belichick in Cleveland, but I'm begging NFL owners, please spare us another round of Wade Phillips, the man who made the worst roster decision in NFL history. One more fun name: Would it not be the ultimate irony if the Green Bay Packers went 3-13, fired Mike Sherman, and hired ... Ed Donatell?
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The Giants and Ravens set a record in Super Bowl XXXV with 21 total punts. That record may well be in jeopardy. But in this battle of top defenses, Carolina's superior and more flexible offense gives the Panthers the edge.