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Broncos regard report of eleventh-hour effort to hire DeMeco Ryans as “complete fabrication”

It’s time to start popping the popcorn.In the aftermath of the Broncos hiring Sean Payton to coach the team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Broncos “spent today trying to hire DeMeco Ryans AGAIN today before he recommitted to the Texans.” Rapoport also has reported that, after Ryans agreed to terms with the [more]

DeMeco Ryans completes second interview with Texans

The Texans have completed their second interview with 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans “We have completed additional discussions with DeMeco Ryans regarding our head coaching position,” the Texans said in a statement Tuesday.The Texans are expected to name Ryans as the sixth head coach in team history sometime this week.He remains a fan favorite in [more]

Report: DeMeco Ryans tells Broncos he is not interested in their head coaching job

The Texans are expected to hire 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans later this week, so it comes as no surprise that he won’t interview anywhere else.Woody Paige of the Denver Gazette reports that Ryans has informed the Broncos that he is not interested in their head coaching job. Paige calls Ryans the team’s “third No. [more]

Fred Warner: DeMeco Ryans is fully deserving to go on and be a head coach

Since entering the league in 2018, 49ers linebacker Fred Warner has been coached by DeMeco Ryans.Ryans was Warner’s position coach for the linebacker’s first three seasons. And since 2021, Ryans has been San Francisco’s defensive coordinator.But now that run appears to be at an end, with Ryans reportedly the frontrunner to become the next head [more]

Report: DeMeco Ryans headed to Houston this week, with expectation he will become Texans’ head coach

The end of the 49ers’ season frees up defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans to be hired as a head coach elsewhere. As expected, he’s headed to Houston this week for a second interview.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that “if all goes well” the Texans will name Ryans their new head coach.That was anticipated the moment [more]

Sean Payton: “I think in the next week we’re going to know a lot more”

For four teams, the clock keeps ticking toward Threat Level Midnight.Three weeks after the regular season ended, coaches haven’t been hired in Denver, Indianapolis, Arizona, or Houston. Former Saints coach Sean Payton is a factor in three of those places.Appearing on the FOX NFL Kickoff show, Payton addressed his candidacy, in broad terms.“It’s been a [more]

DeMeco Ryans’ interest in Texans job unaffected by his prior lawsuit against team

When it comes to a history of litigation between prospective employer and prospective employee, the door definitely does not swing both ways. The employer legally cannot hold a grudge; the employee absolutely can.As explained by Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, the fact that 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans previously sued the Texans does not diminish [more]

Ron Rivera voices support for Steve Wilks getting another head-coaching opportunity

On Thursday, the Panthers opted not to allow interim coach Steve Wilks to continue to build on his ability to go .500 over 12 games, after the early-season firing of Matt Rhule. Instead, owner David Tepper gave the job to Frank Reich.The lawyer representing Wilks in his lawsuit against the NFL and the Cardinals issued [more]

Report: Beyond DeMeco Ryans, the Broncos have many “top candidates”

Now that it appears that the Broncos may lose “top candidate” DeMeco Ryans to the Texans, it’s time to pivot to Plan B.But it’s not a pivot, supposedly. Mike Klis of contends that the Broncos have other “top candidates.” Seven in all, per Klis.Seven seems like a lot of “top candidates.” The phrase “top [more]

The current hiring cycle is making the Brian Flores case stronger

With the one-year anniversary of the filing of the landmark Brian Flores race discrimination litigation against the NFL looming, the current hiring cycle is only making the case stronger.We still don’t know where the case will unfold. Will it happen in open court, where justice is dispensed equally — a prospect that those who face [more]

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