MOBILE, Ala. -- The Senior Bowl isn't just about scouting top college prospects. It also serves as an unofficial coaches convention and a place where unemployed coaches come to find work.
Smith: Judging recent hires
After a flurry of new hires around the NFL, Jason Smith breaks down the good, the bad and the mind-boggling. **More ...**
Here are some of the statements I gathered from coaches in the hotel lobby, on the condition of anonymity:
» "Good for Greg, but what does it say about the Bucs' vision for the future? A college guy with a .500 record and no real NFL experience ..."
» A third coach just shook his head and said: "Here we go again thinking a college guy who relates to 18-year-olds can handle the 30-year-old guys, understand the salary cap and go toe-to-toe with the likes of [Bill] Belichick, [Tom] Coughlin and [Mike] McCarthy."
» Finally one coach added: "He better get two NFL coordinators with former head-coaching experience if he wants to compete with New Orleans, Atlanta and Carolina."