Your Wednesday evening update from the speeding carousel…

Chicago Bears

What’s happening: General manager Jerry Angelo was fired, while offensive coordinator Mike Martz left.

What they’ll do next: It’s a holding pattern for everyone else until they hire a new GM. David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune throws out Ted Sundquist, Reggie McKenzie, Eric DeCosta and Bill Polian.

What they should do next: I they think should have fired Smith and gone after a blue-chip coaching candidate. Now they’ll have to settle for a more submissive GM. I don’t think a guy like Polian would keep Smith around.

Indianapolis Colts

What’s happening: Jim Caldwell’s fate has yet to be determined as they search for a new GM.

What they’ll do next: The search is underway, and they’re apparently starting in-house.

What they should do next: Fire Caldwell and start anew with a power head coach and a submissive GM. I’m thinking someone like Jon Gruden and a GM you’ve never heard of before. Don’t let Manning dictate the process this late in his career.

Jacksonville Jaguars

What’s happening: They’re interviewing current offensive coordinators Brian Schottenheimer (why?), Mike Mularkey, Bill O’Brien, Mike McCoy and Rob Chudzinski for their vacant head-coaching job.

What they’ll do next: Hire Mularkey or Chudzinski.

What they should do next: Make a run at Jeff Fisher and stay away from Schottenheimer.

Kansas City Chiefs

What’s happening: They have to decide whether to remove Romeo Crennel’s interim tag or look elsewhere for Todd Haley’s replacement.

What they’ll do next: Interview Joe Philbin and Bill O’Brien.

What they should do next: Keep Crennel, whom the players seem to like.

Miami Dolphins

What’s happening: They’ve seemingly emerged as the frontrunners for Jeff Fisher. And if it comes down to dollars, they might get him.

What they’ll do next: Hire Fisher or settle for Brian Billick.

What they should do next: Hire Fisher. I wouldn’t have any qualms with Billick, either.

Philadelphia Eagles

What’s happening: They decided to keep Andy Reid and Howie Roseman. Case closed.

St. Louis Rams

What’s happening: They’re looking for a new GM and head coach after firing Billy Devaney and Steve Spagnuolo Monday.

What they’ll do next: Interview Fisher, but maybe not before they interview GM candidates like Eric DaCostaLes Snead and Briane Gaine.

What they should do next: Hire Fisher and one of those fairly anonymous GMs.

San Diego Chargers

What’s happening: They decided to keep Norv Turner and A.J. Smith. Case closed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

What’s happening: They’re interviewing potential head-coaching candidates starting with Jerry Gray.

What they’ll do next: Continue interviewing. Mike Sherman, Mike Mularkey and, of course, Fisher are other reported candidates.

What they should do next: Hire Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who’s been flying under the radar for years and could revamp that terrible D. Sherman would also be interesting.