Stampede Blue on coaching candidates

SB’s Stew Blake takes a look at possible head coaches for 2012:

Not impressed with these guys? Don’t worry. The list goes on and on.

Most of us can immediately recognize the resume of coaching stars like Jeff Fisher, Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher and Brian Billick, whom will surely capture the attention of every searching team. Sure, they are popular names and all of them have earned a Super Bowl ring, or at least appearance in one. However, along with their name, there likely comes an insistence on a greater span of control to be thoroughly satisfied. Low-profile candidates like Chudz and Zimmer not only deserve equal consideration, in my opinion, but they could also be kept on a relatively short leash during their first stint as the head honcho.

Personally, I like the idea of a defensive-minded coach and Mike Zimmer from Cincy is one of the brightest defensive guys.  In the end however his counterpart on the offensive side in Cincy, Jay Gruden, might be a better fit if Jim Caldwell is not retained.

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