*insert circus music here*
Minnesota hired Philly OC Brad Childress. Don't know how I feel about that move. I think NFL teams are too happy to hire successful coordinators into head coaching jobs, regardless of whether they really fit as head coaches (see: Capers, Dom).
I think there's a difference between young coaches who hit coordinator jobs on their way up the ladder (Billick, Del Rio, Gruden), and guys who are career coordinators. Childress has been a career coordinator.
Kansas City, meanwhile, has agreed to give up a 4th round pick in the event that they sign Herm Edwards. That's nothing compared to the two 1st rounders, two 2nd rounders, and $8 million in cash that the Bucs had to give the Raiders in order to get Gruden (and look at how well Oakland has used those riches). So coughing up a 4th rounder to get to a coach under contract with another team isn't too bad.
Houston's being linked with Gary Kubiak. Again, a longtime coordinator, but Kubiak has been looking to take the next step for a while. And, I'm a bit softer on ex-players in that role, as they understand the locker room part and the dealing with players part. More so than perhaps a career coordinator that hasn't been an NFL player and has been in the ivory tower of the coordinators booth for too long.