ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that former Oakland coach Hue Jackson was bypassed for the St. Louis offensive coordinator job. The paper reports new Rams coach Jeff Fisher picked former Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer over Jackson.
That has to be a tough blow for a former head coach to be bypassed in favor of a former offensive coordinator. There are other offensive coordinator jobs available, so perhaps Jackson will land somewhere. As of now, there has not been any reported interest in Jackson, including in Kansas City, where the Chiefs are looking for an offensive coordinator. Friday, we suggested the Colts should consider Jackson for their head-coaching job.
In other AFC West news:
The Chicago Sun-Times identifies Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery as the favorite to become the Bears’ general manger. He has worked in Chicago in the past. Chargers executive Jimmy Raye has also interviewed for the job.
The Miami Herald reports one of the reasons Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy did not get the Dolphins’ head-coaching job -- it went to Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin -– is that he was reluctant to keep interim Dolphins coach Todd Bowles as the defensive coordinator. Bowles has interviewed in Oakland for the head-coaching job and McCoy backed out of his Oakland interview to concentrate on a second interview with the Dolphins. It’s unclear if the Raiders will look to interview McCoy at this point.