There has been a lot of buzz Tuesday in various media outlets regarding the Ravens' search for a new head coach. Here's a look at what was written throughout the day.
Updated 6:10 p.m.Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sunreported that Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett left the Ravens' facility without signing on the dotted line and is headed to Atlanta for another interview with the Falcons.
"One league source said Garrett could be uncertain whether he is ready to become a head coach after just three years of coaching in the NFL. Another source speculated that Garrett could be headed to Atlanta to drive up the Ravens' offer."
Updated 3:53 p.m.
The speculation surrounding the Ravens' head coaching search is heating up, as ESPN.com's Ed Werder is reporting that NFL sources say Garrett is weighing his options between taking the reins in Baltimore or remaining with his current team.
*"According to a Cowboys source, Dallas owner Jerry Jones has communicated to Garrett without knowing exactly what the Ravens' financial offer might be that he would match it if Garrett rejects the Ravens' offer."
*Hensley writes that if Garrett does take the Ravens' job, a source told him that former Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron, whom Garrett coached under from 2005-06, would be brought on as offensive coordinator.
*Hensley added: "There has been speculation that he could hire either Dom Capers or John Harbaugh as his defensive coordinator. Capers is the former Dolphins defensive coordinator, and Harbaugh is the Philadelphia Eagles' secondary coach."
ESPN.com's* Len Pasquarelli reported last night that Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett was in Baltimore last night and is slated to fly to Atlanta for a second interview with the Falcons for their head coaching position.
"It is not known if other candidates have been contacted about follow-up sessions in Baltimore, but many in the league believe that, with Garrett free to accept the job, the Ravens could move quickly to try to strike an agreement with him."
Local Baltimore sports radio station WNST posted this blog last night, which states that Garrett has his wife, Brill, in tow during his visit to Baltimore. Nestor Aparacio was the author of the blog, which said:
"It is NOT at all unusual for the candidate to bring his wife along for a final interview and potential signing. Brian Billick brought his wife Kim for his first visit, and dined at a downtown steak house."
Hensley cited two league sources this morning that said Garret had a second meeting with Ravens officials. That source also told Hensley that the Ravens are ready with a contingency plan if Garrett continues on to Atlanta.
"The source said the Ravens are ready to interview another candidate, most likely Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach John Harbaugh, if it doesn't work out with Garrett."
Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times thinks that Garrett could play the Ravens and the Falcons against each other in negotiations.
"Garrett, who directed a traditionally high-scoring offense that skidded to a halt in the Cowboys' 21-17 NFC divisional playoff loss Sunday to the New York Giants, is also reportedly being sought for a second interview with the Atlanta Falcons. Garrett's agent, David Dunn, could attempt to use the possibility of also interviewing with the Falcons as leverage."
Matt Mosley, an NFL blogger with ESPN.com, has a source from the league that thinks highly of Garrett. Here's what the source told Mosley's Hashmarks blog about Garrett:
"He's a great communicator and we think he'd be able to work with a young quarterback. He could be anything he wants to be. You get the feeling he could be the President of the United States. He just has something about him that people gravitate to. I think he can be a great head coach."