Dennis Allen

It's nearly time to think about replacing NFL head coaches, and there are plenty of interesting candidates

It's nearly time to think about replacing NFL head coaches, and there are plenty of interesting candidates

One NFL season is winding down, and another is just underway.

Not the playoffs, but the coach-hunting season, when teams looking to make a change at the top are evaluating all the potential candidates — both recycled head coaches, and assistants worthy of a look.

There aren’t a lot of hot, must-have candidates out there now — the closest might be New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, or Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz — but no one who has fans saying, “If we don’t get him, we’re never pulling out of this tailspin.”

That’s OK. Look at how this fall went. A year ago, Sean McVay could have walked down the street in any NFL city without getting...

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