I will applaud Lil’ Abner for finding a way to keep Dan Quinn. To me, there would have been a better way to hold on to Quinn, that being to promote him to head coach and kick Mike McCarthy to the curb. But Quinn is staying in his role as defensive coordinator, which is vitally important to the Cowboys’ chances of holding on to some key free agents this offseason.
Still uncertain is whether OC Kellen Moore will be back. Moore has interviewed for five head coaching jobs but is not considered the front-runner for any of them.
The Giants are becoming “Bills East.” First, they hired former Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen as their new g.m. Now comes word that the G-men have named former Bills OC Brian Daboll as their new head coach. (Will this impact the Bills’ Super Bowl quest at all? Will it affect Josh Allen going forward?)
Maybe this will provide some structure to the Giants organization. They’ve been more unstable than a francium atom (a little fun chemistry on a Saturday morning). Big Blue has fired three straight coaches after just two seasons or less, with Joe Judge the latest to get the boot.
Niners left tackle Trent Williams says he is going to play Sunday against the Rams. Williams has not practiced this week because of his injured ankle. But he says he’s playing, period. Do you disbelieve Trent Williams?
And that’s symbolic of why I’m riding with SF in the NFC Championship Game. Ultimately, I think the Niners are just tougher than the Rams. More tomorrow.
AFC? Heck, I ain’t crazy.