Results matching “Chris Ballard”

Saturday one-liners

The Dolphins will go 8-8 or 2-14, depending on how the predictions from ESPN are interpreted. Despite retirements and a trade, the Bills still have some offensive linemen left. A look at the most memorable calls from the late Gil Santos, who worked 743 games over 36 seasons for the Patriots. The Jets like their [more]

Colts remain high on Jacoby Brissett, have turned down trades

Early in the offseason, the Colts turned down two trade offers for quarterback Jacoby Brissett. And although they insist Andrew Luck will be healthy and ready to start this season, they remain committed to keeping Brissett on the roster as well. Colts G.M. Chris Ballard heaped praise on Brissett and said he’s the perfect backup [more]

Chris Ballard: Trade with Jets shows our confidence in Andrew Luck

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard held his pre-draft press conference on Friday, but one of the leading topics of conversation had to do with the team’s top pick in the 2012 draft. It’s hard to avoid talking about quarterback Andrew Luck‘s right shoulder injury under any circumstances because so much of the Colts’ fortunes are [more]

Add Colts G.M. to the list of people who will trade down

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard has already traded down once, and is willing to do it again. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Ballard said he’s amenable to the idea of moving down from the sixth overall pick. “We will be open to moving back if we think it is the right thing for [more]

Poll of agents has Bruce Allen as least-trusted executive

Washington’s Bruce Allen is the NFL executive that player agents trust the least in contract negotiations. That’s the word from a poll of 25 agents conducted by USA Today, which found that Allen ranks dead last in how much trust he engenders from the folks on the other side of the table in contract talks. [more]

Frank Reich: “Not one ounce of me” views this as a rebuilding project

At the league meetings last week, Colts owner Jim Irsay said “good things come out of the difficult things” while talking about the state of the team and pointed to accumulating draft picks as part of the process of getting back on track. General Manager Chris Ballard struck a similar tone on PFT Live, saying [more]

Saturday one-liners

Should the Dolphins pursue Seattle S Earl Thomas? Former Bills coach Rex Ryan thinks the team will move up to No. 2. With Thomas Rawls now on the roster, the Jets are getting pretty crowded in the backfield. If Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is available in trade, which teams should pursue him? The Ravens hosted [more]

Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills coach Sean McDermott expects the 2018 draft quarterback class to live up to the hype. The Dolphins expect a competition at left guard. Patriots owner Robert Kraft doesn’t see the tension around his team that some say exists. The buzz about the Jets drafting Baker Mayfield isn’t dying down. John Harbaugh thinks the Ravens [more]

Owners table discussion of Josh McDaniels rule

The NFL’s owners considered on Tuesday a so-called Josh McDaniels rule, which would allow teams to hire as head coaches assistant coaches from other teams before those teams have concluded a playoff run. The owners decided to consider the proposal again in the future. The rule has been tabled until the May meeting, which often [more]

Josh McDaniels: Conversations with Belichick, Kraft provided “clarity” on role

Josh McDaniels thought he was showing up to Gillette Stadium two days after the Super Bowl to say goodbye and collect his belongings. Instead, meetings with Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick prompted McDaniels to change his mind. The Patriots offensive coordinator spoke publicly for the first time since spurning the Colts. “I wasn’t 100 percent [more]

Quenton Nelson drawing plenty of interest

The quarterbacks aren’t the only ones drawing the eyes of the NFL with pro day workouts this week. And the attendance at and questions asked at Quenton Nelson’s workout show why he’s going to be one of the most interesting players to watch in the first round. Via Laken Littman of the Indianapolis Star, the [more]

Jets have yet to announce Teddy Bridgewater deal

There’s a chance Teddy and the Jets will never actually become a thing. As MDS pointed out this morning during the morning PFT staff meeting (actually, we don’t have meetings; we just email and text whenever), the Jets have not yet announced the signing of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. They have, however, announced the signings of [more]

Colts confirm they won’t re-sign Frank Gore

As expected, the Colts are moving on from Frank Gore. General Manager Chris Ballard confirmed Wednesday that Indianapolis won’t re-sign Gore, who becomes a free agent next month. “We had a discussion; we did multiple times during the season,” Ballard said. “Frank knows we’re at a point we need to get younger and look, I [more]

Andrew Luck expected to be there for Colts offseason program

Colts coach Frank Reich was in a good mood Wednesday, in his first Scouting Combine press conference as a head coach. But oddly enough, it was the condition of his quarterback rather than the faces of the assembled media that had him smiling. Reich said that Andrew Luck was “checking every box,” in his recovery [more]

Chiefs called every team in the league on Marcus Peters

The Chiefs didn’t get much for Marcus Peters, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. According to Peter King of, the Chiefs called every team in the league while shopping the high-profile (for good or for ill) cornerback, but 28 of those teams either said no thanks or offered nothing of any value. [more]