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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith
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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith

Dec 19 2013, 9:30pm CST | by

The Houston Texans are in the process of interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.

The Houston Texans are interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports. John McClain of The Houston Chronicle wrote more about the development in his Dec. 19 report....

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NFL: Houston Texans Interview Ex-Bears Coach Lovie Smith

Dec 19 2013, 9:30pm CST | by

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The Houston Texans are in the process of interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports.

The Houston Texans are interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, per multiple reports. 

John McClain of The Houston Chronicle wrote more about the development in his Dec. 19 report. Here are some excerpts: 

"As expected, former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was the first candidate to be interviewed to replace Gary Kubiak as the Texans' head coach.

"Smith interviewed earlier this week, according to multiple people familiar with the process. 

"Smith isn't coaching this season but plans to return. 

"He should be a leading candidate for several jobs once owners start firing coaches after the season ends. 

"Smith is a native Texan who grew up in Big Sandy and played on state championship teams.

"Among the other candidates the Texans are interested in are interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt." 

Mark Berman of KRIV/Fox 26 Houston also confirms Smith's candidacy for the Texans head coaching job on Dec 19 when he tweeted,"The Texans have interviewed former Bears head coach Lovie Smith as the Texans being the process to find their next head coach." 

ESPN's Vaughn McClure also affirms Smith was interviewed by the Texans on Monday, Dec. 16.

NFL.com's Marc Sessler earlier reported on Dec. 8 that the Texans brass had already spoken with Smith at the time to talk to him about the coaching job. The information was obtained by Sessler's colleague, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, from a team source. 

Aside from the aforementioned candidates whom McClain mentioned, Rapoport also says Denver Broncos defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio is being considered, per Sessler. 

The 55-year-old Smith posted an 81-63 (.563) record as Bears head coach from 2004-12 and guided the team to three division championships and Super Bowl XLI, where it lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 29-17, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com. 

 
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Full Bucs Awards at Halfway Point of 2014 Season

Nov 4 2014 10:40pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

It's hard to find silver linings for a 1-7 football team, but if you look hard enough, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers do indeed have a few bright spots despite their disappointing start to the 2014 season. A popular preseason pick to make a quick turnaround from basement-dwellers to playoff contenders—much like the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs—the Bucs have failed to live up to lofty expectations in their first year under head coach Lovie Smith. That said, there have been ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Josh McCown to Start Week 10 for Buccaneers in Place of Mike Glennon

Nov 4 2014 6:16pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

In a bit of a surprising move, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will turn back to Josh McCown at quarterback against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10.    Mike Glennon, who has started the last five games under center, confirmed the news, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport:As many were quick to point out, such as Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke and 4for4.com's John Paulsen, it's a perplexing decision from head coach Lovie Smith and his staff:Perhaps the Buc ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Buccaneers bench Mike Glennon in favor of Josh McCown

Nov 4 2014 5:56pm CST | Source: SBNation

The Buccaneers will go back to Josh McCown as their starting quarterback in Week 10 against the Falcons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a new starting quarterback for their Week 10 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Mike Glennon announced on his WDAE 620 AM/95.3 FM radio show that he had been told Josh McCown will start on Sunday. The move comes as no surprise, since coach Lovie Smith had hinted at a change under center earlier this week. McCown started the first three games b ...
Source: SBNation   Full article at: SBNation
 

 
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6 weeks ago

NFL Midseason Film Study: What Have We Learned This Season?

Nov 4 2014 5:09pm CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen breaks down some of the top trends, discusses personnel and focuses on scheme from the first half of the 2014 season   J.J. Watt Continues to Dominate the League If you want to study pro-level technique and effort, then turn on any Texans game from the first half of the season and just focus on Watt. We all know that Watt is talented. He’s an impact player—a defensive end who opponents have to speci ...
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NFL Predictions Week 10: Early Odds, Picks and Projections for Upcoming Schedule

Nov 4 2014 10:00am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

Early-week underdogs in the NFL picks department can put bettors ahead in a major way. That is, if they can properly identify the surefire underdogs to bet before the lines dramatically shift as others throw coin down on the full slate. Funnily enough, it seems underdogs have been ripe for the picking this season, but actually being confident enough to roll against Seattle at home or Denver in general is quite rare. No, let's play a bit closer ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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Upon Further Review: Bucs-Browns

Nov 3 2014 7:23pm CST | Source: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Lovie Smith wasn’t looking to reveal any lineup decisions on a Monday, but he said the Bucs would start whichever QB gave them the best chance to win on Sunday...An ...
Source: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers   Full article at: The Official Site of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
 

 
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Buccaneers running out of time on season

Nov 3 2014 6:30pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — The struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-7 at the season’s mid-point and concede they’re running out of opportunities to turn themselves around. The team found yet another way to lose a close game in their latest outing, squandering a fourth-quarter lead for the third time in five weeks before falling to the improved Cleveland Browns. The Bucs undermined themselves with two turnovers, several costly penalties and a pair of blunders on special teams, in ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Buccaneers running out of time on season

Nov 3 2014 6:30pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — The struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-7 at the season’s mid-point and concede they’re running out of opportunities to turn themselves around. The team found yet another way to lose a close game in their latest outing, squandering a fourth-quarter lead for the third time in five weeks before falling to the improved Cleveland Browns. The Bucs undermined themselves with two turnovers ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Buccaneers running out of time on season

Nov 3 2014 6:30pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — The struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-7 at the season’s mid-point and concede they’re running out of opportunities to turn themselves around. The team found yet another way to lose a close game in their latest outing, squandering a fourth-quarter lead for the third time in five weeks before falling to the improved Cleveland Browns. The Bucs undermined themselves with two turnovers, several costly penalties and a pair o ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Buccaneers running out of time on season

Nov 3 2014 6:30pm CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TAMPA, Fla. — The struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-7 at the season’s mid-point and concede they’re running out of opportunities to turn themselves around. The team found yet another way to lose a close game in their latest outing, squandering a fourth-quarter lead for the third time in five weeks before falling to the improved Cleveland Browns. The Bucs undermined themselves with two turnover ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
 


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