Colts have three interviews lined up

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Very few suspected that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would spurn the Colts and stay in New England. To their credit, the Colts were among the very few.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Colts were concerned that McDaniels may decide not to take the head-coaching job. As a result, the Colts have prepared for this contingency.

The Colts have three candidates lined up to be interviewed with the vacancy within the next 24-48 hours.

The finalists previously were McDaniels and former Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. Vrabel, however, isn’t available; he took the head coaching job in Tennessee last month.

81 responses to “Colts have three interviews lined up

  1. I love it. Nobody outside of Philly cares who won the Superbowl because it was a fluke. They are the worst champion of alltime and they will never win again. Eagles – Irrelevant. Thank you National Media.

  2. How you give them credit for having other candidates lined up when the team announced another person as the head coach is beyond me. Should credit be given for the team now stating that candidate 2 and 3 will get an interview?

  3. McDaniels is nothing but a LOWLIFE to pull this kind of BS this late in the game. Couldn’t have let the Colts know sooner. Loser!

  4. Mike Smith. Mike Munchak. Jack Del Rio. Jeff Fisher (seriously). Jim Schwartz. All have pro HC experience. .

    David Shaw (same system that Luck had in college). Brian Kelly. Both experienced college HCs who coukd probably do well at the pro level.

    They need to get an experienced HC since there will limely need to be some inheriting of existing coaches.

  5. Dear Colts,

    Since you’re already paying me. Let’s chop more wood. Just sayin.

    Yours truly,
    Chuck Pagano

  6. terripet says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:24 pm
    No class typical patriot employee
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    But but but, you were fawning all over him just two articles ago.

  7. Frank Reich would be a solid candidate, as would Todd Haley, who has playoff coaching experience with the Chiefs before he became the Steelers OC and now the Browns new OC. I’m guessing he can get out of that contract.

  8. Logicalvoicesays, your tears are positively, absolutely, the best tears we ever tasted.

    Eagles are the next dynasty. One of the youngest teams in the NFL.

    Won without MVP QB, Pro Bowl LT, Pro Bowl RB/KR, Pro Bowlesque MLB.

    Keep salty LVS, keep salty!

  9. Wait…The Colts had a feeling he may not take the job but they announced his hiring anyway?

    Please please please say this was all done on purpose, payback for Deflategate…

    That would be priceless…

    Go Pats!

  10. tollisonsmith says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Should credit be given for the team now stating that candidate 2 and 3 will get an interview?
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    According to the article that would be candidates 3 & 4

  11. So wait — Colts have reportedly inked their DC and DL coach, and lined up an OC without having a head coach signed?

    What the heck are they doing out there?

  12. tollisonsmith says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    How you give them credit for having other candidates lined up when the team announced another person as the head coach is beyond me. Should credit be given for the team now stating that candidate 2 and 3 will get an interview?

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    I think what happened was that Josh was indeed very interested and was planning on going after his season ended. However the one thing that had not happened was with the Patriots season not ended they had not done any of their approaches to next years candidates, one of which was Josh. The Colts probably knew this and did some planning just in case Krafts pitch to Josh really was strong enough to sway him back. Josh would not have said anything to them that he was hearing a good pitch from Kraft until he was sure it meant anything so the Clots really can be blamed for thinking today that no news was good news and that he was joining them.

    I dont think anyone deserves to be cursed at nor made fun of here. This is how business works, sometimes its harsh.

  13. Pagano’s entire tenure there, from his hiring to the end was always one of if he was getting canned. Irsay is unstable, so why would a guy want to maybe work for a year, especially if you have no idea if you have Luck. He’s probably making more as an assistant than he would in Indy as the HC and probably zero input on anything. Better to stay in Mass.

  14. Wellman says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:40 pm
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    tollisonsmith says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    How you give them credit for having other candidates lined up when the team announced another person as the head coach is beyond me. Should credit be given for the team now stating that candidate 2 and 3 will get an interview?

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    I think what happened was that Josh was indeed very interested and was planning on going after his season ended. However the one thing that had not happened was with the Patriots season not ended they had not done any of their approaches to next years candidates, one of which was Josh. The Colts probably knew this and did some planning just in case Krafts pitch to Josh really was strong enough to sway him back. Josh would not have said anything to them that he was hearing a good pitch from Kraft until he was sure it meant anything so the Colts really can’t be blamed for thinking today that no news was good news and that he was joining them.

    I dont think anyone deserves to be cursed at nor made fun of here. This is how business works, sometimes its harsh.

  15. logicalvoicesays says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm
    I love it. Nobody outside of Philly cares who won the Superbowl because it was a fluke. They are the worst champion of alltime and they will never win again. Eagles – Irrelevant. Thank you National Media.

    /////////::////////

    I remeber the last Redskins Super Bowl win – I was fresh out of college. I’m 50 now.

  16. Here they are . . .
    #1 – Eagles QB Coach John DeFillipo
    #2 – Eagles OC Frank Reich
    #3 – Eagles DC Jim Schwartz

    Hope it’s #3.

  17. logicalvoicesays says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm
    I love it. Nobody outside of Philly cares who won the Superbowl because it was a fluke. They are the worst champion of alltime and they will never win again. Eagles – Irrelevant. Thank you National Media.
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Your tears are absolutely delicious. The Eagles have now won more playoff games and Super Bowls in a single year than the Redskins have over the course of the last decade. But please, let’s hear more of your wisdom about how they’re “irrelevant”. Keep spouting your nonsense while our Super Bowl Champion Eagles and fans enjoy our parade on Thursday!

  18. steelgrave says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:25 pm
    Sooooo whoever ends up as Indy’s HC will be the third choice….at best! LOLOLOLOL!

    Hey Jeff Fischer, keep your phone near!
    ==========================

    Excellent suggestion! QBs thrive under Fisher’s guidance.

  19. Your tears are absolutely delicious. The Eagles have now won more playoff games and Super Bowls in a single year than the Redskins have over the course of the last decade. But please, let’s hear more of your wisdom about how they’re “irrelevant”. Keep spouting your nonsense while our Super Bowl Champion Eagles and fans enjoy our parade on Thursday!
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Just an FYI the Eagles have the FEWEST Super Wins in the NFC EAST
    So enjoy the moment

  20. How believable is this, they had 3 guys lined up for interviews in case he declined the job!!!

    Total and utter rubbish, there is far more to this story than the current headlines we are reading, nobody does that. How many other NFL teams this season had 3 guys lined up for interviews just in case at 5 to midnight their guy turned them down!

  21. If the World Champion Eagles are irrelevant than what does that make the team in Washington?

    And as far as being the worst champs of all time, pretty sure that goes to the team that only wins rings when the season is shortened by a strike.

    But hey, at least you remain committed to your gimmick….keep filling Dan Snyder’s pockets.

  22. They need an experienced HC. Especially given time frame. So, no to Toub, Reich, DeFilippo.

    Schwartz, maybe.

    Del Rio, Jeff Fisher. Mike Smith. Rex Ryan. All are competent, experienced pro HCs. There are some college HCs that might make good pro HCs: Brian Kelly, David Shaw. Schiano? Reports earlier suggested Belichick was talking to him about a possible position. Maybe Haley, but I wonder about temperament (like, ironically, McDaniels). Mike Shanahan? Holmgren?

  23. It occurred to him that he was about to join a team in a downward spiral that has done some underhanded things in the past few years—and reconsidered. Not an illogical thing to do. Better to stay with the best organization in the league, not join the pretenders to the throne.

  24. bigblue59 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:54 pm
    Your tears are absolutely delicious. The Eagles have now won more playoff games and Super Bowls in a single year than the Redskins have over the course of the last decade. But please, let’s hear more of your wisdom about how they’re “irrelevant”. Keep spouting your nonsense while our Super Bowl Champion Eagles and fans enjoy our parade on Thursday!
    ____________________________________________________________________________________________
    Just an FYI the Eagles have the FEWEST Super Wins in the NFC EAST
    So enjoy the moment
    ===========

    Keep on whistlin’ past the graveyard, BB. The Eagles have young talent all over the field, 20 of 22 starters under contract, and a bright future. You’ve got an old, slow Qb with no weapons and a new coach whose old team got curb stomped by the Eagles two weeks ago.

    See you in September.

  25. If they DO have 3 backup candidates lined up – then the Colts are SMART

    WHY?

    Cause it aint a deal until they sign on the dotted line – everything else is BS!

    Pats won? McDaniels is coach
    They LOST (YAY) – that was the fly in the ointment

    Plus Irsay

  26. Hire Charlie Weis. He used to whisper into Brady’s ear too. I guess that qualifies you. Don’t you think Frank Reich looks a lot smarter today than he did a couple days ago? No wonder the average coach lasts about 2 years. This hiring process is so sophisticated.

  27. It is a difficult choice because coaches have been signed, hired and in The Colts building. Plus the new head coach should be a former Offensive coordinator.
    McDaniels really screwed them over. I just don’t ever see McDaniels ever getting a Head Coaching job ever again outside of New England. He signed his own 1 way street to failure once Bill B. leaves. Mainly because he is not remotely close to being the Head Coach Bill B is or ever will be. Plus Tom Brady will not be there much longer maybe 2 years at best. Father time is undefeated!
    I am an Eagles fan so do not have a dog in this fight. I see this as a bad move by McDaniels!

  28. bigblue59 says:

    Just an FYI the Eagles have the FEWEST Super Wins in the NFC EAST
    So enjoy the moment
    ———–
    Not in this century. But please, brag about how many superbowls your team won in the 1900’s. You know the games you have on VHS before people started using the internet.

  29. logicalvoicesays says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:22 pm
    I love it. Nobody outside of Philly cares who won the Superbowl because it was a fluke. They are the worst champion of alltime and they will never win again. Eagles – Irrelevant. Thank you National Media.

    ————–

    Sat down last night to watch Redskins highlights. Couldn’t. No one had a VCR to play the tape. That’s how long it’s been since they were relevant.

  30. Dear Colts, I am offering you Jason Garrett If you will take
    him, I’ll give you a 1st and 3rd Draft pick and Dez.

  31. “Just an FYI the Eagles have the FEWEST Super Wins in the NFC EAST”

    Of course. Knew this was going to be the next oh-so-deadly insult.

    First it was, “You have an empty trophy case.”

    Now it’s, “We have more than you!”

    Grow up.

  32. Giants and Redskins fans: it is really pathetic that you need to whine about the SUPER BOWL CHAMPION Eagles in a story about the Colts and New England.

  33. Brady, Gronk, Belichick, and McDaniels. I think all 4 knew what they were going to do if the Pats had won.

    Now I think all 4 have a case of “unfinished business” that will keep them together at least another year.

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