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Question for those predicting Horton

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TheFinisher, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Why would Arizona release him from his contract?
  2. dadymat

    dadymat I'm kind of a Big Deal

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    if the Boys slip the "asst Head Coach" title on him Az wont have the option, they can only block lateral moves not upgrades
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    They fired their Head Coach.
  4. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Not the case anymore...
  5. dadymat

    dadymat I'm kind of a Big Deal

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    really?....did they change that?
  6. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    There hasn't been any inclination that they want to move on from him though, nor should they.
  7. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Yea, that's what I'm saying.
  8. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    a few years ago.
  9. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    He is a candidate for that HC job in Arizona. If he doesn't get the job, I am sure he will ask out of his contract.
  10. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    That is no longer the case. He would have to be THE Head Coach, not "Asst Head Coach".
  11. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    And the answer will be no. Only way would be if the new head coach wants his own DC.
  12. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Why would he do that? He has a young, elite D and if he doesn't get a HC opportunity this year his smartest move would be to stay in ARZ, not go to another team as a DC and start all over.
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    I think you can hire Horton without a promotion but you have to get permission from the parent club as with any asst. The Rooney rule doesn't apply.
  14. weaver21

    weaver21 Member

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    The only way Horton leaves is if Arizona's new HC wants his own DC.
  15. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's true, but again, why would Arizona let him walk?
  16. weaver21

    weaver21 Member

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    Because the new head coach would want a new defensive coordinator. If that's the case, then Horton would be released from his contract.
  17. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    Big if and that would mean Jerry has to wait until Az decides on their new HC. Very stupid chance but Jerry has gone full Al Davis so maybe you got a point.
  18. TheFinisher

    TheFinisher Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense, just doesn't seem likely. Having an elite defense in tact would be a major selling point for offensive minded HCs. But you never know, maybe we get lucky. Just odd to believe we fired Rob with Horton in mind before we even know if he's gonna be available.
  19. weaver21

    weaver21 Member

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    I mean I'm not saying that Arizona's new head coach will replace Horton as I think it would be a stupid move considering Horton is a great defensive coordinator. But I've seen it before when new coaches are hired, they usually replace the staff including new coordinators. I'm just surprised Horton hasn't been considered at least a favorite to take over as the head coach in AZ. Just a little surprising to me.
  20. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great bass players Staff Member

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    Generally you don't want people in your hire who don't like you. Not good for working relations and efficiency. Also, Horton is not guaranteed a job so if he's offered a job he likes then he'll ask for and likely get his own release. People don't want to go to work for an organization that doesn't guarantee a coach a job then lets him get fired by the new HC after refusing to allow him to walk into a new job somewhere. Not a good idea.

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