When Dan Quinn is faced with a very, very long chance of returning, we look ahead if Arthur Blank decides to clear his coaching staff. Blank is certainly helping the next head coach, and is likely to fire general manager Thomas Dimitroff as well.
This is much earlier in the season than any team usually starts to look for new head coaches, so candidates for head coach are not yet clear. There are many possible options here, so it makes sense to reach as many potential candidates as possible.
Blank acquired the Falcons back in 2002. In 2003, he fired his head coach from the offensive and included Wade Phillips to end the season. He then hired Jim Mora for three seasons, Bobby Petrino for several games, Emmit Thomas as interim head coach, then the Mike Smith and Dan Quinn era.
Blank seems to prefer defensive head coaches, but the NFL is now in favor of offensive coaches, and the team is hard to offend. He last fired his coach back in 2003, suggesting he could give Quinney time to steer the ship. Even so, Quinn is unlikely to return in 2020. We can see Blank bring his second head coach offensively since he acquired the team, but we have included some defensive coordinators on the list. The new coach needs to get the most out of Matt Ryan and Julio Jones while they are still playing.
I give my uneducated, wild, uneducated prediction to every coach after every brief description.
I ask Arthur Blanco not to do this. There is no doubt that the new head coach will be an empty step for better or worse. The former Green Bay Packers head coach has plenty of experience, but plenty of issues, especially down. He would be an offensive line coach who at least got great seasons from Aaron Rodgers.
My uneducated guess: Blank brings in McCarthy for at least two interviews.
By hiring McDaniels, you punish the Falcons. fans. However, pain is a life for Falcons fans. McDaniels flared up effectively with the Denver Broncos, having poor management skills and offensive actions, eventually doomed to a one-time prodigy. Much older now, it doesn't look like he matured after being hit by the Colts' Indianapolis and leaving the team to dry until late in the season. His agent released him after that move. However, he has a long history of success, despite the different shots and different schemes with the Patriots.
My uneducated guess: McDaniels has too many similarities to Bobby Petrino. In any case, Blank does not do anywhere.
David Shaw, Stanford's head coach
Stanford's coach has been on the NFL's head coaching radar since the last time the Falcons were hired. He doesn't seem too excited to move to the NFL, but he continues to lead a successful team with his offensive thinking.
My uneducated guess: The show surely enjoys his work in college. I can't imagine him showing interest in going to a team of 2 to 4 year olds with no room for restriction. Whoever does not occupy this position plays mainly with existing staff.
Shane Waldron, Game Coordinator Passing Rama
Everyone Still Wants a Piece of Drums, Right? I have no idea who Shane Waldron is, but the teams have made worse moves. He has limited coaching experience.
My uneducated guess: If you showed me literally any photo of a guy with a buzz and maybe a solid beard, I would agree without hesitation this is Shane Waldron. He may be considering a coordinator position, but Waldron is still early.
Moore, too short to play in the NFL, has transformed from a long-time backup quarterback to a quarterback in just two years. He is only 31 years old and helped create some great games in Dallas. The crime has recently cooled down, so it can be nice to give a guy a head coach position based on some good games.
My uneducated guess: Several interviews. The form will almost certainly be aimed at the big name, to increase both the wins and the interest of the team. The losses and the empty stadium are big problems for him, and Moore could help change that.
Lincoln Riley, head coach of the Soons
Riley seems to be an easy favorite on Twitter, and it's not hard to see why. Only 36 years old, Riley coached both Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray to defeat Hesman's back and first overall projects. He is 29-4 in just over two seasons thanks to a creative heavy attack. He is from Mike Leach's coaching tree, which should give you an idea of his offensive tendencies.
My uneducated guess: The best choice. Riley is the biggest name who doesn't have the obvious warning signs that Petrino had in college. Blank should be skeptical of another college coach, but who else made the two Heisman selections and the first round back-to-back seasons? There is something special .
Brian Kelly, head coach of Notre Dame
I don't have much thoughts about Kelly. He is old Also very successful at several college stops, including Notre Dame. The Falcons tried a defensive coach after a defensive coach, so it would be a tough but responsive recruitment.
My uneducated guess: By no means.
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan State Head Coach
He is a terrible college, of course, but he won the San Francisco 49ers year after year. The franchise changed after he left and looked to pull himself up right now. It is there, among the most possible substitutes for Dan Quinn.
My uneducated guess: Nope.
Defilippo was the Eagles' quarterbacks coach during their Super Bowl and then flared as the Minnesota offensive lineman. The Jaguars give him another shot, and he kills him with backup quarterback Gardner Minshaw.
My uneducated guess: We had enough former Jaguars coaches. No thank you.
Eric Binemi, Kansas Headquarters Offensive Coordinator
Andy Reid recently created some good head coaches from his offensive coordinator position, including Doug Pederson and Matt Nadi. Much of this is related to Patrick Magomes, but just as last season's teams tried to capture the Rams' coaches, teams will have a hard time working with Eric Biniemi.
My uneducated guess: Probably interfered with the top finalist.
I think Lincoln Riley and Eric Biniemi will be the best options in the NFL. Kellen Moore and Mike McCarthy should be candidates who will attract the attention of the most desperate teams. Riley has signed a strong contract extension in the offseason, so it will be expensive. At the moment, Bienemi is the most likely best option for the Falcons and in the league.