Report: O'Brien an NFL head coach candidate in '12

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Report: O'Brien an NFL head coach candidate in '12

Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien has had his fair share of success coaching the great Tom Brady, but how would he fair in the big boy chair on a new team?

We may soon find out.

NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports that O'Brien may be emerging as a potential NFL head coaching candidate across the league, and specifically names the Chiefs as one suitor.

O'Brien, of course, has experience working with Chiefs GM Scott Pioli and former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel, now with the Chiefs.

La Canfora also lists other former Patriots coaches Romeo Crennel and Josh McDaniels as possible head coaches going into the 2012 season.

Crennel is the interim coach for the Chiefs now, but could get that interim tag lifted.

O'Brien is one of many names that Penn State has put together for it's head coaching job, according to a La Canfora source with knowledge of the situation.

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