O'Brien was the first coach to be fired this year and [link widoczny dla zalogowanych Użytkowników] that transfer came all of the way back in October when the Texans decided to give him a pink slip after an 0-4 start that included losses to the Chiefs, Steelers and Ravens. Ever since then, the Texans have hired a search firm to help them locate their new coach. According to ESPN.com, the research firm has recommended Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer as someone Houston should consider hiring. It's also believed that Houston will have its eye on Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. Although the Texans haven't officially interviewed either of these candidates, they've conducted at least two interviews and those came with former NFL head coaches Marvin Lewis and Jim Caldwell. The Texans have an open GM job and the belief is that they'll fill that role before hiring a new coach.

Since firing Dan Quinn in October after an 0-5 start, the Falcons have been playing things near the vest about who they could hire next. In the time because Quinn was let go, the team has only officially interviewed one candidate and that's interim coach Raheem Morris. According to NFL.com, the Falcons also seem to have their eye on defensive coordinators Todd Bowles (Buccaneers) and Brandon Staley (Rams) along with Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Although the Falcons have yet to put up an interview with any of these three, they've setup two interviews for Monday. One of those interviews would be with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh while the other one will be with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy. The Falcons will also be available for a GM after firing Thomas Dimitroff.

The Lions gave the NFL that a Thanksgiving surprise once the team made a decision to fire Patricia just two weeks after their 41-25 blowout loss to the Texans on Turkey Day. Since the shooting, the Lions have conducted just 1 interview and that came at the end of December with former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. The Lions are also anti****ted to [link widoczny dla zalogowanych Użytkowników] take a look at Northwestern trainer Pat Fitzgerald, based on CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.