Daily Archives: January 23, 2008

NFL News: Mike Zimmer goes WKRP; Mike Smith circling

Mike Zimmer, who was the defensive coordinator for the Falcons for the 2007 season, has packed his postage stamps and gone in a northwestern direction to join the coaching staff of the Cincinnati Bengals.

Click here for the Atlanta Falcons blurb.

Click here for the Bengals piece on the matter.

According to AJC.com, Jacksonville’s defense coordinator, Mike Smith, may or may not get his own postage stamps in order and shoot northwards:

Mike Smith has been offered the Falcons’ head coach job and the team is currently in contract negotiations with the Jacksonville defensive coordinator, according to team officials familiar with the process.

Speaking to the AJC at the Senior Bowl in Mobile on Tuesday, new general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the field of candidates for the vacant position was down to four — Smith, Baltimore defensive coordinator Rex Ryan, Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

Click here for the full article.

PS. the “WKRP” in the subject of this entry is a popcultural reference.