In one of the more awkward developments of the year's coaching carousel, Mike Shanahan and son Kyle may both interview for the opening in San Francisco. The former Broncos head man is expected to interview sometime this weekend, and the Niners have reportedly requested permission to meet with Mini Shanny.
Of course, Mike Shanahan coordinated the recordsetting offense that led the Niners to their most recent SB title in 1994, parlaying that into a return to Denver the next year as head coach.
Meanwhile, Shanny's previous employers in Washington are said to be on the verge of promoting A.J. "The Head" Smith within the organization, perhaps to take some responsibility away from Bruce Allen. Allen recently made the laughable claim that the team has been "winning off the field" during his tenure. Smith, of course, is the egomaniacal former longtime GM of the Chargers.
Elsewhere, Chip Kelly won a power struggle in Philly and is now in control of the Eagles' personnel department. GM Howie Roseman was the big loser, losing control of personnel and instead gaining charge of the equipment and medical staffs.
Oakland reportedly interviewed former Browns HC and current Philly OC Pat Shurmur on Friday.
Buffalo, scrambling after the departure of Doug Marrone and failed dalliance with Bill Polian, is expected to interview Josh McDaniels and Seattle's Dan Quinn and Darrell Bevell, in addition to Denver's Adam Gase. They may even consider hiring Rex Ryan or promoting DC Jim Schwartz.
New Orleans fired three assistant coaches on Friday, but DC Rob Ryan remains in limbo.
As for Rexy's old team, long-suffering LOLJets fan Chase Stuart looks back at John Idzik's doomed-from-the-start stint in New Jersey.