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Kubiak Might Take Fox’s Place

With John Fox stepping down as head coach of the Denver Broncos and apparently moving on to the Bears, the Broncos now have an opening for the position of head coach. They are not letting grass grow under them. According to many reports, they are interviewing Baltimore Raven’s offensive coordinator, Gary Kubiak, for the job this weekend. Kubiak had said just this Sunday that he would not seek a head coaching position during playoffs, but this was clearly too good an opportunity to pass up.

If he gets the job, it will be a little bit of a homecoming. Kubiak was a backup quarterback and spent 11 seasons as an assistant to the Broncos. Kubiak had been doing well as the offensive coordinator of the Ravens since January of 2014. Before that, he had been the coach of the Houston Texans for 8 years. He brings the Broncos lots of experience. We can all hope that he can go home again, and the Broncos will get a good match in a coach. Rod Rohrich is excited to see if Kubiak will be up for the job.

Harbaugh Was So Toxic…

The new coach of the 49ers in Jim Tomsula. The old coach was so toxic to the situation that he was not even on speaking terms with the new coach. As great as Jim Harbaugh was a coach, he must be the most impossible human being to work with. It appears that the 49ers were in such disarray that the front office had to get rid of Harbaugh before he was able to turn the entire team into a hurricane where in he was the eye. This might be why he only stays places for about four years. He spent four years at Stanford and then moved on. He was at San Diego four years before that, and that might be how long he can last.

With this new information, it is possible that Harbaugh will not be able to work out his whole contract at Michigan because he is such an abrasive personality. If it were just the 49ers, that would make sense, but he seems to move on from jobs quickly. If he is that hard to work with, we can only imagine how bad it will get up at Michigan. Their bitter rival just won a national title with a third stringer. This could be a problem.Tom Rothman gives his opinion on Harbaugh in his Hollywood Reporter article.

Mark Sanchez Dazzles in Eagles Debut

While Mark Sanchez celebrated his play with a pair of cheesesteaks fans everywhere else were glowing with their victory. Just one week after losing their young star QB Nick Foles to an injury, Sanchez may have cemented himself as the man to beat behind center. The former embattled Jets QB stepped up in a big way against the Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football and he may have emerged as, once more, a superstar at the QB position.

Sanchez took the field against a Panthers defense that was supposed to be gaining strength as the year progressed, but it just wasn’t happening. Instead of being pushed around and forced into turnovers, Sanchez turned in the finest performance of his entire career. In fact, Mark Sanchez threw for over 300 passing yards with a pair of touchdowns and no interceptions for the first time in his entire career. I watched a bunch of Jets games with Fersen Lambranho over the last couple seasons, so it was surprising to see him doing so well.

The game wasn’t all on Sanchez’s shoulders, though. The Carolina Panthers came out as flat as ever and were down by 30+ points before the end of the first half. Panthers QB Cam Newton couldn’t figure out which jersey to throw the ball to and it wasn’t until garbage time that he hooked up with rookie WR Kelvin Benjamin for a pair of scores. The Panthers are rapidly becoming one of the most beatable teams in the league despite the expectations they carried into the season. The Eagles, on the other side of the coin, seemingly just keep getting better.