With three coaches getting fired on Monday, it's pretty clear who the hot name on the open market is this year:
The current Giants defensive coordinator and former Eagles assistant will be interviewed by the Browns, Lions and Jets, according to various reports.
Last year, because of the Giants' championship run, Spagnuolo could not be interviewed until after the Super Bowl, when many vacancies had already been filled. This season, however, New York has a first-round bye, meaning he can interview this week under league rules. However, he cannot officially be hired until after the Giants' playoff run is over.
According to NFL Network's Adam Schefter, the
» READ MORE: Lions have received permission
to interview Spagnuolo this week. Schefter also reports that
» READ MORE: Detroit will interview
Cowboys offensive coordinator
Meanwhile, the Jets, who fired
Monday, have also received permission to interview Spagnuolo,
» READ MORE: according to Newsday
and other outlets.
» READ MORE: the Browns plan to request
an interview with Spagnuolo also, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the
. Cleveland sent
packing, and is without a general manager also after firing
. The GM opening could be filled by New England's
, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the
» READ MORE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
As the coaching carousel continues, Mangini apparently
» READ MORE: could be contacted
about the Browns' opening.
The one name we have yet to mention:
. Could he be a fit with the Jets?
» READ MORE: seems to think so
» READ MORE: is reportedly not interested
in the Browns job.
This could all change in the next 12 hours, but I think that's a pretty good roundup of today's reports.