NFL – Black Monday and a few days later in the live ticker: Carolina Panthers interview four coaches around Frank Reich

The regular season is over, playoff entrants for the 2022 NFL season have been determined.

Franchises that will miss the playoffs and, after a disappointing season, can already start planning for the upcoming season on Monday are also certain.

The first Monday after the end of the regular season, known as “Black Monday”, is therefore a day when things are traditionally busy and when some coaches of unsuccessful teams are fired.

ran summarizes current events in the live ticker.

+++ January 10, 8:31 a.m.: Bill Belichick also in 2023 Patriots head coach +++

Bill Belichick will remain the head coach of the New England Patriots in 2023. The 70-year-old confirmed as much on Monday. “Nobody is happy with this season and we will work to improve that next season,” said the head coach, who is entering his 24th season. With 329 wins, he has the second most in NFL history.

It remains to be seen whether its coordinators will return. Although Jerod Mayo is not the official defensive coordinator, he shares defense with Steve Belichick and is popular with other teams. Offensive players Matt Patricia and Joe Judge came under fire after quarterback Mac Jones and the entire offense took a back seat. Bill O’Brien is traded there as a successor.

As head coach and de facto general manager, Belichick has full control over contracts, the coaching staff and the roster.

+++ January 10, 6:18 a.m.: The Panthers are interested in Frank Reich +++

While current Carolina Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks is scheduled to interview the Carolina Panthers on Tuesday, the franchise also plans to interview Frank Reich. This is reported by NFL insider Tom Pelissero.

Reich was released after week ten of the current season with the Indianapolis Colts. Besides Reich, offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey (Buffalo Bills), Ben Johnson (Detroit Lions) and Shane Steichen (Philadelphia Eagles) are invited to the interview. They are also very popular with the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans.

+++ January 9, 11:12 p.m.: Tennessee Titans release four coaches +++

The Tennessee Titans fired four coaches after the end of the regular season and their last seven losses. In addition to offensive coordinator Todd Downing, O line coach Keith Carter, secondary coach Anthony Midget and offensive skills assistant Erik Frazier are also due to step down.

Downing joined the Titans in 2019 and coached tight ends for the first two years before being promoted to OC in 2021. It is not yet clear who will follow Downing and Co.

In a statement, head coach Mike Vrabel thanked his former colleagues: “I want to thank Todd, Keith, Anthony and Erik for their service and dedication to our team during their time here in Tennessee. Each of them has shaped our organization, committed and a loyal member of our coaching staff.”

+++ January 9, 10:01 p.m.: Do the Texans have a former player as their head coach? +++

The Houston Texans are looking for their next head coach after Lovie Smith was fired. According to multiple NFL reporters, three names in particular are now in contention: DeMeco Ryans, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator and former Texans Eagles DC player Jonathan Gannon, who was traded as a candidate to Houston last year , and the Broncos. DC Ejiro Evero.

The Houston Texans have reportedly obtained clearance from the respective teams for all three so they can interview them in the coming days. It is still unclear who is the favorite for the position.

+++ January 9, 5:55 p.m.: Cardinals sack Kingsbury – chief executive Keim resigns +++

The Arizona Cardinals are leaving head coach Kliff Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim. The Cardinals confirmed it the day after the end of the regular season.

Kingsbury, who only signed a contract extension until 2027 about ten months ago, finished the season with a record four wins and 13 losses. He has been the Cardinals head coach since 2019.

Keim has served as GM since 2013 and now wants to focus on his health. The 50-year-old had already distanced himself from the team during the season. At that time, health problems were cited as reasons.

+++ Jan. 9, 4:00 p.m.: Broncos dig in Quinn +++

Dan Quinn was one of the Denver Broncos’ top picks last year. And he’s also the current defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys this year. The Broncos therefore officially asked the Cowboys if they could speak to Quinn. Reporting by NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

Quinn was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2020, with whom he reached the Super Bowl once. In 2021, he was hired by the Cowboys.

+++ January 9, 7:00 a.m.: Houston Texans fired head coach Lovie Smith +++

As the Houston Texans have officially confirmed, head coach Lovie Smith has been fired. Several insiders had previously reported that there would likely be a split between the two parties.

Smith, who was released as head coach after just one season, still managed to win the Texans 32:31 over the Indianapolis Colts on the final day of the game, but still finished the season with a record of three wins, 13 losses and one draw.

At the end of last season, Smith succeeded David Culley, also released after a season with the Texans. The 64-year-old had three years left on his contract in Houston.

Shortly after the dismissal, the first successors are already exchanged. Jonathan Gannon (defensive coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles) and DeMeco Ryans (defensive coordinator, San Francisco 49ers) are candidates, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

+++ January 8, 11:00 p.m.: Evero talks to the Broncos +++

It’s a short talk: Ejiro Evero will talk to the Denver Broncos about the head coaching vacancy. As KUSA reported, the current defensive coordinator is the first candidate the franchise will interview. The conversation should take place this week.

Evero joined DC this season with the Broncos, who will also be in talks with Jim Harbaugh and Sean Payton.

+++ January 8, 8:00 p.m.: The Panthers talk to Caldwell and Reich +++

The Carolina Panthers want to plan their future as head coach after the end of the regular season. According to Fox, they talk to Jim Caldwell and Frank Reich for this.

The Panthers parted ways with Matt Rhule after five games, after which Steve Wilks took over on an interim basis. It is also marketed as a possible long-term solution.

+++ January 8, 7:00 p.m.: Are Texans cleaning up? +++

Are the Houston Texans in the midst of a reorganization? As Fox reports, GM Nick Caserio’s chair is wobbling alarmingly. But coach Lovie Smith also has to worry about his job, they say. Ergo: anything is possible. Smith is gone, Caserio is gone or even both – we should know more on Monday.

+++ January 8, 6:15 p.m.: ran-Prognosis: It’s going to be wild! +++

With multiple teams, the head coach falters. For the Houston Texans, the firing of Lovie Smith seems almost inevitable after a season of just two wins. But Kliff Kingsbury also trembles with the Arizona Cardinals, Josh McDaniels (Las Vegas Raiders), Ron Rivera (Washington Commanders) and Kevin Stefanski (Cleveland Browns) also have to worry about their jobs.

On the other hand, the Denver Broncos, for example, are looking for a head coach after Nathaniel Hackett was fired after Week 16. Among other things, Jim Harbaugh is traded here.

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