I noticed Mike Smith hired Dirk Koetter as the OC for the Falcons. Mike Smith also has an openning for Defensive Coordinator. It made me wonder, where is Jack Del Rio's name in this search? I am assuming Jack wants to continue his career in NFL coaching. Maybe he doesn't. Maybe he wants to enjoy his family and his $5 mil coming in 2012.
Let's assume he does want to continue. So why isn't Mike Smith calling? Head coaches are very serious about their assistants. They know the quality of the staff controls their future. They typically hire people they are comfortable with and trust to do the job. So where does Jack stand with Mike?
I wonder what Gregg Williams would say about Jack if asked. How about Joe DeCamillis? How about Wayne Weaver? I could go on and on but the point is made. Is it possible Jack doesn't have a lot of support around the NFL? I don't know.
I don't see Jack as a college coach. I can't see him sitting in kitchens across America convincing high school students to come to his program. I might be wrong.
For me, it will be interesting to see where and when Jack lands. I'm just curious.