Dick LeBeau’s long coaching career could be coming to an end.
First reported by Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky, LeBeau will not return as the Titans defensive coordinator with new head coach Mike Vrabel and is considering retirement. The Tennessean reported last week the 80-year-old coach would be comfortable retiring if he did not remain with the Titans.
Thanks to Jones, Romo will be among the available names tomorrow. Jones could have insisted on getting something in return for Romo, the four-time Pro Bowl quarterback whose preseason injury last year gave Dak Prescott the opportunity to become a rookie sensation. Jones could have dragged out the process. Maybe he could have insisted on keeping Romo as a backup, although that was impractical given the Cowboys’ salary cap crunch and the $24.7 million that Romo’s current contract was to count against the 2017 cap.
But Jones is doing none of the above. He always has spoken of his admiration of Romo, and he is turning his words into action by putting Romo fully in charge of selecting his next NFL team.
Morton came over to the Jets from the Saints this past season after he was the wide receivers coach in New Orleans. He caused a minor controversy on Dec. 10 when he admitted the Jets were going to lose the Broncos when QB Josh McCown left late in the third quarter.
Morton said at that point, with the Jets losing 20-0, it was time to accept defeat.
According to NJ.com, Morton clashed with head coach Todd Bowles and there was friction and tension among assistant coaches behind the scenes.
The Jets have yet to announce who will replace Morton moving forward.
Auburn is 145th in the nation in 3-point field goal defense at 34.5 percent. Robertson, Missouri’s leading scorer (15.2 points per game), has shot 42 percent from deep while making 55 3-pointers.