Coaching search leaves no stone unturned
One member of a famous NFL coaching family was rumored to be a candidate, but sources close to the Schottenheimer family tell me it was not Kurt but his more famous brother Marty approached by the Als to replace Marc Trestman.
Schottenheimer has been a head coach with the NFL's Chargers, Redskins, Chiefs and Browns is 69 and told Montreal he's happy in his football retirement.
He started his pro football career in the AFL, playing for the Boston Patriots, a club that at one time was part-owned by one Robert Wetenhall.
Decades later Schottenheimer would add a smart young coaching up-and-comer named Marc Trestman to his staff in Cleveland.
The winningest coach of the last 50 years WITHOUT a Super Bowl appearance ended his NFL coaching career taking the Chargers to a 14-2 record only to be punched out by the Patriots in the playoffs.
The Als have completed their interviews and GM Jim Popp and Mr. Wetenhall are mulling over their options. A decision could be made by the end of next week.