Originally Posted by Gaede
Why not call him up and ask him for an interview instead?!
Because he is an offensive minded coach. The vast majority of his experience is on the offensive side of the ball. The tapes would show what Stanford did on the defensive side of the ball. And some of the coaches asking for the tape may be on teams that don't have any coaching vacancies whether that is head coach, coordinator or position coaches at this time. Plus this was only speculation that any NFL team requested the tape.
If Shaw continues to have success at Stanford I won't be surprised if he gets a chance at a head coaching gig in the NFL at some point. He has NFL experience as an assistant with the Eagles, Raiders and Ravens. A couple more years of head coaching experience may be all he needs to really draw the attention of NFL teams.