Travis Kelce to Host SNL, Coordinator Moves, Eagles Still Chapped, and Other NFL Bullets
The coordinator chairs keep filling as we get closer to the end of the coaching cycle. Vance Joseph and Eric Bieniemy appear to be the next two coordinators who will have a new home.
- Bieniemy is in Washington today, meeting with the Commanders for a second consecutive day. NFL insider Ian Rapoport believes that there is mutual interest in Bieniemy taking the Commanders offensive coordinator position. The belief is that a hire could become official as early as today.
- With Bieniemy likely heading to Washington, a familiar face is primed to replace him in Kansas City. Rapoport believes that former Bears head coach Matt Nagy would move into Bieniemy’s offensive coordinator spot in Kansas City.
- Like I said yesterday to a few on Twitter who commented on the Matt Nagy Super Bowl parade video, I shared: good for him. Yes, Matt Nagy sucked in Chicago. But he’s gone; he didn’t do wrong by us as a human being, so get over it.
- Plus, if you’re not a fan of the idea of Nagy getting a second chance as a head coach, I’ve got bad news for you. Nagy sliding into Bieniemy’s OC role in Kansas City seems like the natural next step in that progression.
- According to reports, the Cardinals are prepared to release Vance Joseph from his contract. Joseph will then be free to pursue other opportunities. The veteran head coach and former Broncos head coach was a candidate for the Cardinals head coaching job.
- ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Broncos reporter Mike Klis have reported that Joseph is in Denver today to meet with the Broncos:
- Joseph is also supposed to meet with the Eagles regarding their vacancy at defensive coordinator. Ironically enough, the Eagles are looking for a defensive coordinator to replace Gannon, who took the head coaching job in Arizona this week.
- Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni and GM Howie Roseman spoke to the media on Thursday, and they sounded mad about their Super Bowl loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
“When you see the red and yellow confetti fall, and you get a piece of it stuck on your damn shirt … ” Sirianni said, disgusted. It fuels him to think, “I’ve got to do everything I can do to help our guys get back into this moment.”
- Marcus Hayes put together a nice story on the Eagles end of season press conference:
- The Chiefs tight end will host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Kelsea Ballerini on March 4, the show announced Thursday. Hall of Famers Fran Tarkenton, Walter Payton, and Peyton Manning are among NFL players who have hosted NBC’s Emmy Award-winning, late-night comedy showcase.
“Growing up, I was a huge [Chris] Farley, [Will] Ferrell, [Jimmy] Fallon, kind of guy growing up,” Kelce said on The Tonight Show. “I used to watch Saturday Night Live with my mother. It’s an absolute honor and a privilege to be hosting SNL March 4th.”
- Kyle Shanahan is hiring Klint Kubiak to replace Bobby Slowik. Slowik took over as the offensive coordinator in Houston with DeMeco Ryans this week. Kubiak has spent time as the Vikings and Broncos quarterbacks coach.
- Bengals offensive lineman Jonah Williams underwent knee surgery recently. Williams is expected to be cleared before June:
- Bears quarterback Justin Fields wants a dome, and it appears he’s going to get it (eventually) with the Bears closing on the Arlington Park land this week.
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