|Caldwell appreciates the Colts trying to save his gig. (Getty Images)|
There's a lot of chatter about potential coaching changes around the NFL, with Black Monday looming in less than 24 hours. Jim Caldwell of the Colts, Norv Turner of the Chargers, Andy Reid of the Eagles and Steve Spanguolo of the Rams are all considered on the proverbial hot seat.
The Giants Tom Coughlin is much-maligned in New York too, but CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported on Sunday that Coughlin's gig is safe ("he will be back") regardless of whether or not the Giants make the playoffs this season.
Casserly also broke down the status for the other guys -- Reid is the safest of the bunch by far.
"I expect Andy Reid to be back as head coach of the Eagles next year," Casserly reported on The NFL Today. "As far as defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, as of yesterday, no decision had been made. However, it is Andy Reid's total decision."
That could make for an interesting in-house argument in Philly. So could Caldwell's status as head coach, according to Casserly.
"There's strong sentiment in the building to bring him back because of how hard the Colts have played this year," Casserly told James Brown.
That's pretty shocking. The Colts have won two games in a row and are looking for three against Jacksonville but even the late-season run seemed like a classic case of too little, too late. Apparently Caldwell's still got a shot at saving his gig, which would be ironic, considering he'd probably have to lose out on Andrew Luck to do so.
Not having a shot? Spags and Norv, according to Casserly.
"I do not expect [Turner] to be back as head coach [of the Chargers], however, I look for him to get many opportunities as an offensive coordinator in the league," Casserly said.
One of those spots could be with the Jets, as we noted earlier when talking about Rex Ryan's candle-lighting that Norv's a candidate to replace Brian Schottenheimer, depending on how the dominos Sunday.
Spags is in a similar boat, Casserly reported, as he'll be out as head coach and chased by several teams as a coordinator.
"In St. Louis, expect changes to be made and Steve Spagnuolo to be out as head coach," Casserly said Sunday. "However, he will be a highly sought-after defensive coordinator next year."
To sum up: heads are going to roll in the offseason (just like every year). The question is just how many.
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