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Bills propose rule change

US1 Giants : 3/3/2021 4:36 pm
the proposal is that teams would not be allowed to hire for coaching or front-office vacancies until after the Super Bowl.

I guess that is so Super Bowl coaches are not shut out of the open opportunities.

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Will never go anywhere, imo.  
Big Blue '56 : 3/3/2021 4:38 pm : link
Desperate teams should not have that month head start taken away from them..
It's not that big of a deal  
allstarjim : 3/3/2021 4:59 pm : link
Bills trying to give their assistant coaches  
WillieYoung : 3/3/2021 5:14 pm : link
level playing field for jobs. Good for them. If Giants made this proposal it would look like we're trying to keep assistants.
Puts Teams With New HCs  
Trainmaster : 3/3/2021 5:19 pm : link
at a big disadvantage.
I think it's a good idea.  
Section331 : 3/3/2021 5:41 pm : link
HC candidates coaching in the SB get screwed a bit, and they're the guys bad teams likely want.

It's a couple of weeks in an otherwise quiet time of the season, I don't see that it hurts new coaches very much.
makes sense to me  
UConn4523 : 3/3/2021 6:06 pm : link
never really understood why there isn't a "league year" for coaches.
I like it  
Bavaro_the_Mafioso : 3/3/2021 6:27 pm : link
Would also be great if included GMs, so teams cant get a leg up on hiring the better candidates.
RE: Will never go anywhere, imo.  
BigBlueShock : 3/3/2021 6:35 pm : link
In comment 15166001 Big Blue '56 said:
Desperate teams should not have that month head start taken away from them..

I completely disagree with this. IMO, there shouldn’t be a reward to teams that want to rush to be the first team to fire its HC so it can be the first in line for the newest flavor of month HC candidates.
RE: makes sense to me  
Spider56 : 3/3/2021 6:35 pm : link
In comment 15166099 UConn4523 said:
never really understood why there isn't a "league year" for coaches.

+1 But this is too logical a proposal to go anywhere.
Its a good idea.  
Ron from Ninerland : 3/3/2021 6:46 pm : link
I'm surprised its being offered by a winning team. Under the current system, assistants on winning teams are penalized and held back while losing teams are hiring each other's retreads as soon as the regular season is over.
NFL strives for not  
Lines of Scrimmage : 3/3/2021 6:58 pm : link
giving any team a competitive advantage. I don't know if this is the ultimate solution but coaches should not be out of the process because of a teams success.

New Coaches Get Enhanced OTAs, anyway so  
Angus : 3/4/2021 2:36 am : link
expand to say not just hire, but interview. Alternatively, require interviews to be allowed for teams prepping for the Super Bowl. Kudos, Bills.
Danny Kanell : 3/4/2021 7:44 am : link
I feel like this is something that should have been done a long time ago.
Iirc, wasn’t there a time  
Big Blue '56 : 3/4/2021 7:47 am : link
where assistants could be signed but still finish out their playoff runs or am I misremembering?
I would delay hiring until the week before  
SJGiant : 3/4/2021 8:05 am : link
The Super Bowl. This way everyone gets interviewed around the same time and a team can wait a week if they interviewed someone they liked from the Super Bowl teams.
I agree with it  
Sneakers O'toole : 3/4/2021 8:05 am : link
Contact with another team's staff shoud not be allowed until the Monday after the Super Bowl
2 points on this matter  
RetroJint : 3/4/2021 8:22 am : link
Terry & Kim Pegula have become the model , hipster owners of the NFL. They run with the cool kids . Therefore , we in Syracuse now get the Bills on the local FOX station , thereby preempting the Giants 4 times a year .

2. The Bills are advocating this precisely because they have a good team . They don’t want their playoff weeks disrupted by job interviews . If this recommendation takes root , utter chaos will prevail in the weeks following the Super Bowl . What is the typical off -season front-office and coaching staff turnover ? Maybe 20%. The teams looking won’t have their programs in place by the combine , were it a normal year .
This is a great idea  
cosmicj : 3/4/2021 9:34 am : link
What's the opposition to it aside from "we've always done it this other way"?
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