Monday on his Mad Dog Sports Radio program, Schein on Sports, Adam Schein reacted to Black Monday in the NFL.
Three coaches (Rex Ryan, Marc Trestman and Mike Smith), were fired on the day following the final regular season game of the 2014 season, two general managers (John Idzik and Phil Emery) were canned, and one coach agreed to mutually part ways with his organization (Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers).
Schein on Chicago: Is a Shanahan up next?
Marc Trestman, Phil Emery out in Chicago. And this, let’s be honest, had to happen. It’s gonna be very interesting now to see what’s next. Because if you haven’t heard it yet, get ready to hear these two names in Chicago: Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan. If you hire a Shanahan … you’re hiring them to ultimately save Jay Cutler, and you’re not cutting the cord with Jay Cutler.
Schein on New York: Getting rid of Idzik, Ryan no-brainers
Rex Ryan, John Idzik, that clueless control freak, fired. John Idzik will never be a general manager again in the NFL. John Idzik should never work in a front office again in the NFL. You know there are a lot of Jets fans who still love Rex Ryan. I don’t get it. Rex Ryan was 46-50 in his career as a head coach. Now you wanna tell me that Atlanta needs juice, that Chicago, “The funk needs some sizzle,” that Rex Ryan was born to coach the Oakland Raiders, they need some energy. Well, they could use energy. You know what else they could use? I’m just spit-balling here; they could use a good head coach. One with a winning record. One that understands how to manage an offense, or a quarterback position.
Schein on Atlanta: Remember Smith’s impact
I think it’s important today, if you’re a fan of the Atlanta Falcons, to acknowledge everything. Mike Smith, in conjunction with Thomas Dimitroff and Matt Ryan, changed the Atlanta Falcons’ organization, and he should forever be praised. If you remember the stench from Mike Vick and Bob Petrino, the Atlanta Falcons needed credibility, and Mike Smith brought them credibility. Mike Smith needed to be fired. He needed to be fired because you couldn’t go to the next level with Mike Smith. You had a chance, if you were Mike Smith, to ultimately save your job and give your owner the revenue of a home playoff game, and take advantage of the grotesque and underachieving NFC South. And his team didn’t even show up.
Schein on San Francisco: 49ers losing one of game’s best coaches
Jed York needed to find a way to make this work. Because Jim Harbaugh had his 49ers a couple of plays away from winning three Super Bowls, and you can’t minimize that. He resurrected the franchise, he got them out of the abyss that Mike Singletary put them in. Jim Harbaugh’s one of the best coaches in the NFL, one of the best coaches in football. It’s not a good day for San Francisco.