Yesterday morning, I put together a live blog of sorts to track some of the many rumors that are circulating about the coaching search. This is meant to cover the entire NFL, as potential 49ers candidates will be interviewing with plenty of other teams. We followed that up Monday evening with Elpato's recap of the days news and rumors across the league.
Things got started slowly today, but I wanted to get this back up since rumors are slowly popping up. We'll keep an eye out for news and rumors, and then follow up later tonight with another recap of the day. As always, post any links or tweets you find in the comments, and we'll add them to the article.
Fooch's update, 1:19 p.m. - Add two more names to the list for the 49ers
Per @diannaESPN, Mike Shanahan to interview with 49ers on Wednesday https://t.co/Rh8FdguOXf pic.twitter.com/rkqKzPFVZW— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) January 5, 2016
Per @JosinaAnderson, 49ers to interview Anthony Lynn, Bills assistant HC/RB coach https://t.co/OHZQHT9zqZ pic.twitter.com/MZ0IdURPdA— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) January 5, 2016
Fooch's update, 12:13 p.m. - Former Falcons coach Mike Smith interviewed with the Dolphins
#Dolphins interest in ex-#Falcons scoach Mike Smith, who interviewed yesterday, is very real. Doin background work with ex-players & coaches— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2016
Cleveland Browns keeping busy
So far, #Browns plan to interview for HC: Teryl Austin, Adam Gase, Doug Marrone, Hue Jackson, Sean McDermott, Matt Patricia, Paul Guenther— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 5, 2016
I have learned Paul DePodesta leaving #Mets to run the NFL Cleveland Browns as executive VP, answerable only to team owner/pres.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 5, 2016
The latter tweet is the more fascinating one given DePodesta's analytical skills. It is a little bizarre, but he's smart enough that I think his skills can translate to football. Whether it actually helps the Browns is another question entirely.
The #Giants are moving fast on their interviews. They'll talk to Ben McAdoo & Spagnuolo. They've also just requested #Bears OC Adam Gase.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2016
There is some belief that Sean Payton might like the Giants job, but for now, here is where they're at. Some people think the Giants job is the "brass ring" in the NFL given that they have Eli Manning and cap space. We'll see if candidates are lining up for it. We're only two days into this formal process, so it's going to take some time.
Speaking of the Giants, Tom Coughlin is reportedly considering sticking around in some kind of role. However, this quick shot of Tom Coughlin walking right by the Giants president might paint an amusing picture of the presumed relationship:
Tom Coughlin walking RIGHT by Giants President and CEO John Mara after his exit presser pic.twitter.com/cSGVXByf3e— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) January 5, 2016
We know the Browns and Dolphins are interested. The Titans reportedly were interested shortly after firing Ken Whisenhunt, so we'll see if that develops.
Sean Payton remains the story!
Per @rapsheet, Sean Payton deciding between 49ers, Saints. I imagine this isn't last twist https://t.co/l1nv1mLklo pic.twitter.com/Rj2YPfc0ot— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) January 5, 2016