In no particular order. Plus we know Irsay reads Stampede Blue so no harm in planting the seed. I'm not a fan of assistants. Like backup QB's they show you more times than not why they were assistants in the first place.
Jim Caldwell --- Incumbent -- (Keeping "Timeout" makes no sense & is the best way to infuriate an already angry fan base.) The only positive here is he's probably cheap.
Jeff Fisher ---- Knows the division, has manly feelings for Peyton, overall solid defensive coach. Willing to cede some power to BP. Would be very welcome in Indy. Good guy all around. (JIM IRSAY PICK THIS GUY !!!)
Bill Cowher ( His personality and Pollians would clash big time plus he would want final say on players) Doubt he gets a whiff
Brian Billick ( Put him here because he looks bored with his current gig and at the very least could fix our defense. Peyton doesn't need much coaching. In fact Caldwell needs to write a check to Jim Irsay for the years he was the QB coach especially If he was ever involved in coaching Painter.)
Jon Gruden ( Interesting prospect doubt he wants to leave ESPN though)
(Don't like this guy, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. All you have to do is look at Mark Sanchez regression this year. If you have a QB not named Manning, Brady, Brees or Rodgers you simplify the offensive game plans according to your QB's strengths. How do you think Tebow feels when he flips his wrist band and sees a passing play lol)
Once again a defensive coach. Peyton doesn't need much coaching all he needs is someone who can put together a defensive game plan that doesn't involve putting a 5 foot nothing corner on a 6.2 receiver in a playoff game. Its like shooting fish in a barrel, any QB can exploit that mismatch.
Pete Carmichael JR.
(Could be seamless if he comes in from the Saints. Our defense would continue to suck though, but we would go back to being explosive. If you can't stop our offense you can't win)
(Very Overrated jury's out on him because he left Buffalo for the Giants after being passed over and the Giants D is bad. Given all that talent on defense the Giants D is ranked near the bottom in most categories.
(Very promising year for the Bengals, with rookie talent. This would make sense if the great one decides to retire and we need to start over with a rookie QB.)
He will probably resign or be fired by Lurie I don't like his playoff record though. Good experienced coach. But i think he wants more power than Bill Pollian is willing to cede over. Plus he outsmarts himself so many times.
Brilliant offensive mind, and may be ready to try that head coaching thing again. He would be coming into a system similar to what the 2011 eagles have. Explosive offense, quick offensive line, average defense. Sort of seamless.
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I always get the feeling Irsay is a little scared of Bill Pollian. So why not bring in another hard old school coach. Demands excellence from his team, and he would counter Pollians influence on the team. Everyone complains that Caldwell does and says nothing, well this guy is the complete opposite. If Manning retires or goes to the Jets this is probably the only guy that can get the remaining vets in line and ready to compete & probably telling BP to go shove it in the same sentence.
Grandpa i mean (Wade Phillips)
Look at the 2011 Houston Texans. If there is any guy who excelled at revamping a teams identify and performance this guy would be it. He got a raw deal in Dallas with the prima donnas and Jerry Jones. Once again Peyton requires very little coaching. He needs a defensive mind to quickly come in and get the best out of our aging talent on D.