Ray Lewis has announced he will retire after this season

RT @LesEast: Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly named College Coach of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation. Well deserved.

Adam Schefter reported that Andy Reid has already assembled a full staff & expects to be hired “quickly.” Interviews w/ #Chiefs,#Cardinals.

Anonymous Saint: Spagnuolo has zero personality and should be fired. Vilma: “Anonymous source bs. We’re not the Jets.”http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2013/01/jonathan_vilma_reaction.html …


Blake Williams out in St. Louis

Posted by Michael David Smith on January 2, 2013, 2:26 PM EST
BlakeWilliams copyBlake Williams, the Rams linebackers coach who took over many of the defensive coordinator responsibilities after his dad was banned from the NFL last offseason, has been fired.Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Williams is out in St. Louis. Gregg Williams, who is still serving an indefinite suspension from the NFL for orchestrating the Saints’ bounty program, is also not expected to re-join the Rams even if he gets reinstated.When Jeff Fisher became head coach of the Rams last year, one of his first moves was to hire Gregg Williams as his defensive coordinator, and Williams in turn brought Blake along. After Gregg was suspended, Fisher gave many of Gregg’s responsibilities to the 27-year-old Blake, making him one of the youngest assistant coaches ever to handle play calling in the NFL.Blake is now looking for work elsewhere, and if he finds work before his dad is reinstated, it will be the first time he has ever had a coaching job that his dad didn’t get him: Blake Williams previously worked for the Redskins, Jaguars and Saints, and his dad was the defensive coordinator at the time he was hired in all of those three stops as well.

Finally: #Browns plan to interview #Oregon coach Chip Kelly after his bowl game, likely Friday or this weekend, per source. No shock.

Source confirms Falcons director of player personnel David Caldwell interviewed again today for the Jaguars GM job. 2nd time for him.

Eagles’ front office heads to Atlanta to interview Mike Nolan, Keith Armstrong http://wp.me/p14QSB-6RDL

WDW Note – ESPN Ranked Jenkins play on Vincent Jackson and Joe Morgan’s catch during Saints at Bucs numbers 3 and 5 of the top 10 plays of the year.

Chicago is looking for an offensive minded head coach who can manage Cutler. Sullivan was Eli’s QB coach in NY. He left, Eli got worse.

Bills have interviewed Ken Whisenhunt

Chip Kelly isn’t messing around. He has scheduled interviews w/ Browns, Eagles and Bills:

I’m told, barring the unlikely return of Gregg Williams, the Rams do plan on hiring a def coordinator for 2013. Lots of young talent there.

… Blake Williams was big in running the D in 2012. His ouster makes it even less likely Gregg would return to the Rams, if he’s reinstated

I’m hearing the #Eagles are in the process of trying to set up an interview with PSU HC Bill O’Brien over the next few days.