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Lawyer representing Steve Wilks: “There is a legitimate race problem in the NFL”

When Panthers owner David Tepper made Steve Wilks the interim head coach on October 10, Tepper was asked whether Wilks had a shot to keep the job beyond 2022.“If he does an incredible job, he has to be in consideration,” Tepper said.Wilks arguably did an incredible job. He forced the team into playoff contention. He [more]

Patriots announce Bill O’Brien is back as offensive coordinator/QBs coach

A Patriots move that was long expected has now become official.New England announced on Thursday morning that Bill O’Brien has been hired as the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.“I am looking forward to working with Bill again,” Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said in a statement. “He is an outstanding coach and an asset [more]

Texans announce completed second interviews with Ejiro Evero, Mike Kafka

The Texans have reached another stage in their search for a head coach.On Wednesday, Houston announced the club had completed second interviews with Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero and Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.Evero first spoke with the Texans on Jan. 17. He just finished his first season as Denver’s defensive coordinator after five seasons [more]

Kyle Shanahan: I hope DeMeco Ryans doesn’t go, but he’s ready to be a head coach

49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans interviewed for a couple of head coaching jobs last week and it wouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone if the architect of the league’s top defense wound up taking the final step up the coaching ladder this year.That includes 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who hired Ryans as defensive [more]

Klint Kubiak to interview with Bucs

The Buccaneers’ search for a new offensive coordinator will include Klint Kubiak, but not Pep Hamilton.Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Kubiak will interview with the team. The Bucs also requested an interview with Hamilton, who spent the 2022 season as the Texans offensive coordinator, but Hamilton remains under contract for two [more]

DeMeco Ryans can have second interviews with Texans, Broncos next week

49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans is a popular candidate for the head coaching openings this hiring cycle.But with his team still in the postseason, Ryans has conducted only two interviews thus far. He has had initial interviews with the Texans and Broncos, postponing interviews with the Colts and Cardinals. Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports that [more]

Texans set second interview with Ejiro Evero

The Texans’ search for a new head coach is moving on to a second round of interviews this week and Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero remains in the hunt.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Evero has scheduled a second interview with Houston. Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka is also set for a second meeting [more]

Texans to interview Mike Kafka a second time

Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka appears to have made a good impression on the Texans in his interview for their head coaching job.According to multiple reports, Kafka is scheduled for a second interview with the team. Kafka’s first interview was held remotely and the second meeting will be an in-person one.Kafka also interviewed with the [more]

Panthers complete interview with Sean Payton

The Panthers and Sean Payton were not able to meet about Carolina’s head coaching vacancy last Friday, so they got together on Monday instead.The team announced the completion of an interview with Payton on Monday afternoon. The two sides pushed the interview, which was scheduled to take place in New York, back because Panthers ownership [more]

Sean Payton to interview with Cardinals

Add the Cardinals to the list of potential suitors for Sean Payton.Payton will interview with the Cardinals on Thursday, according to multiple reports.A Super Bowl-winning coach with the Saints who took the last year off, Payton is considered the highest-profile candidate in this year’s coaching carousel. Payton is also a candidate for the Texans, Panthers [more]

Report: Sean Payton to have second interview with Broncos this week

Sean Payton met with the Broncos last week and it appears there’s more for the two sides to discuss.Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Payton will have a second interview with the Broncos on Wednesday. It’s the first report of a candidate getting a second interview in Denver, although Mike Klis of [more]

DeMeco Ryans had four interviews scheduled, but he canceled two of them

The NFL’s current process for filling head-coaching vacancies necessarily distracts coaches whose teams are still playing, consuming time and attention that otherwise would be devoted to the next playoff game. To his credit, 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans recognized the issue, and took steps to minimize the distraction.Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that Ryans [more]

Texans complete interview with DeMeco Ryans

The Texans announced Friday they have completed an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans.Ryans is in his second year as defensive coordinator and sixth season on Kyle Shanahan’s staff with San Francisco. Ryans guided the league’s top defense in 2022. The 49ers finished No. 1 in points allowed and No. 1 in yards allowed [more]

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