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NFL COACH’S JOB? CALL ME

By Marc Lawrence — The NFL has two head-coaching vacancies and will likely have a handful more by season’s end. Some 25 coaches will be either in the running to become first-time NFL head coaches next year or surface on the league’s radar. Included among those waiting on a call are: Eric Bieniemy – it seems certain the Chiefs offensive coordinator will be hired in 2021. The Chiefs have lost two Andy Reid-era OCs (Doug Pederson and Matt Nagy), and Bieniemy has a timing advantage. He took over as Reid’s right-hand man in 2018, the same year Patrick Mahomes began to incinerate defenses and rocket the Chiefs to the top of the league. Bieniemy’s knock is that he does not call plays … Joe Brady – Joe Burrow threw a Division I-FBS-record 60 touchdown passes in 2019, and the Panthers hired the LSU passing-game coordinator – not the Tigers OC – to run their offense. Brady has immediately made Carolina an intriguing offense, helping it stay afloat without Christian McCaffrey … Ryan Day – Day leaving the 49ers for Columbus in 2017 produced monster stat lines for Buckeyes QBs. After J.T. Barrett returned to dominance in 2017, Dwayne Haskins threw 50 TD passes in his only season as a starter. Transfer Justin Fields then dropped a 41-3 TD-INT ratio in his first starter season in 2019 and is on track to follow Haskins as a high first-round pick. Day worked under Chip Kelly as QBs coach in Philly and San Francisco, and while that may not help him, continued success at Ohio State will undoubtedly garner the 41-year-old Big Ten leader NFL looks soon … to see reviews on 22 additional head coaches-in-waiting click here.
Trending Today
When Tom Brady‘s Tampa Bay Bucs take on Drew Brees‘ New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round of the playoffs this Sunday it will pair-up the two oldest quarterbacks ever to meet in the postseason. It will also be the first time that the top 2 career leaders in touchdown passes will meet in the playoffs. Brady is the all-time leader in touchdown passes with 581 and Brees is second with 571. That should be worth the price of admission.

Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s Playbook Basketball Newsletter: Marquette is 16-6 ATS in its series with Providence, as well as 10-3 ATS as a home favorite with revenge against the Friars.
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