Results matching “Chris Ballard”

CBA gives Kirk Cousins an immediate path to checkmate, if Washington tags him again

A.J. McCarron may not be the only quarterback who secures his freedom via the NFL’s grievance process. Albert Breer of reports that, if Washington applies the franchise tag to Kirk Cousins for a third straight year, “his camp will quickly file a grievance to block the tag, based on Washington violating the spirit of [more]

Andrew Luck excited about Frank Reich’s plans for Colts’ offense

Andrew Luck did not address his rehab in a video chat with the team website Thursday, but he did express excitement about Frank Reich’s plans for a “multiple, attack, up-tempo offense” that’s “going to be aggressive.” “That sounds great,” Luck said, via “I know all the best offenses that I’ve been a part of [more]

The lesson all teams should learn from the Colts hiring of Frank Reich

While some of the euphoria emanating from Indiana may be a product of convincing fans that chicken salad has become the ultimate product of the events of the past 10 days, the hiring of Frank Reich following the jilting of the team by Josh McDaniels should be regarded as a lesson to every NFL team. [more]

Jim Irsay asks himself: “How come you were so stupid?”

Yesterday was a day of rave reviews for the Colts hiring of Frank Reich as their Plan B head coach, with Reich’s affable, professional demeanor exactly what they needed after being suddenly jilted by Josh McDaniels last week. In fact, it was so good that it made owner Jim Irsay why they didn’t realize Reich [more]

Frank Reich wasn’t Colts’ top choice, but they believe he was right choice

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard made a list of 10 candidates in December when it became obvious the team would part ways with Chuck Pagano. Frank Reich didn’t make Ballard’s top five. “I thought about it after I got done interviewing him,” Ballard said, via Mike Wells of ESPN. “I go, ‘My Lord, what was [more]

Frank Reich on Andrew Luck: Winning championships is about everybody

Frank Reich fielded several questions during his first press conference as the Colts head coach on Tuesday, including a couple about the status of quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck missed all of last season with a right shoulder injury and there have been questions about his readiness for the 2018 season. General Manager Chris Ballard downplayed [more]

Frank Reich: Every detail matters in building champion

It came later than expected, but the Colts finally held a press conference to introduce their new head coach on Tuesday afternoon. It’s Frank Reich and team owner Jim Irsay opened the proceedings by saying that Reich is a “perfect fit” despite the winding road that the Colts took to get to this point. General [more]

Colts announce press conference to introduce Frank Reich

Six days ago, the Colts public relations staff sent out the same press conference they emailed Monday. Except the headline on the old release read: Introductory press conference for Josh McDaniels for Wednesday, February 7. The team won’t have to cancel this time. With Frank Reich signed, sealed and delivered, the team’s new coach will [more]

Chuck Pagano, Chris Ballard remember Edwin Jackson’s smile

Former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and current General Manager Chris Ballard attended Edwin Jackson‘s celebration of life service in Atlanta on Monday and shared fond memories of the linebacker. “I’ll never forget the first time he came to West 56th, and he sat down and I said, ‘I just have to know where you [more]

Report: Vontae Davis cleared after core muscle surgery

Cornerback Vontae Davis saw his time with the Colts end abruptly last November when the team released him amid a disagreement about how much Davis was being bothered by a core muscle injury. The Colts said he was healthy and wasn’t playing well, but Davis wound up having surgery after getting dropped from the roster [more]

Bill Polian on Frank Reich: “He’s everything you want”

Bill Polian picked Frank Reich three times already. So it’s natural that the Hall of Fame General Manager thinks one of his old teams nailed it by hiring Reich as their head coach. Via Mike Chappell of Fox 59, Polian gave the Colts rave reviews for the hire, which seems natural. Polian drafted Reich in [more]

Colts announce Frank Reich as head coach

For the second time since Tuesday, the Colts have announced that they have hired a new head coach. This one presumably will show up for his introductory press conference. Frank Reich, who was getting ready to coordinator the Philly offense exactly one week ago, has signed his contract to succeed Chuck Pagano — and undoubtedly [more]

Edwin Jackson’s family offers thanks for “overwhelming expressions of love”

Super Bowl Sunday got off to a somber start with the news that Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was dead at 26 after he was hit by a drunk driver while standing on the side of a highway in Indianapolis. Colts General Manager Chris Ballard offered one of many remembrances of Jackson’s life during a press [more]

Wednesday’s PFT PM podcast is up and ready

Another weekday, another edition of the PFT PM podcast. It’s posted and ready for your listening enjoyment. Today’s Five-Down Territory edition looks at the Chris Ballard press conference, Bob Lamonte’s decision to fire Josh McDaniels, the Matt Patricia press conference, Doug Pederson’s emotional intelligence, and the Russell Wilson trade (in baseball). The podcast ends, as [more]

Lamonte on McDaniels: “My word is my bond”

Agent Bob Lamonte not only has fired Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels but also has gone on the record to make his former client look bad by essentially calling him a liar. “My word is my bond,” Lamonte told Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal. “Once you break that, there’s nothing left.” This is the latest [more]