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Report: “Many” close to Tom Brady think it’s “likely” he’ll play

Tom Brady gets testy when asked about his plans for the future. Those close to him aren’t quite as standoffish.Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that “many” close to Brady think it’s “likely” he’ll play in 2023.The great unknown is where. The Buccaneers are in play, despite a widespread belief that Brady will [more]

Where’s Vic Fangio going?

Two days ago, NFL Network told us that former Broncos coach Vic Fangio would become the Dolphins’ new defensive coordinator. Other reports, relying on unnamed sources, have echoed that same sentiment.Fangio, for his part, has told two different reporters that nothing is done.As of this posting, nothing has been announced by the Dolphins.The announcement in [more]

Vic Fangio to Dolphins isn’t official until it’s official

In the red corner, a flurry of reports that Vic Fangio will become the next defensive coordinator of the Dolphins. In the blue corner, Fangio himself has repeatedly said it’s not a done deal yet.While it’s entirely possible that Fangio will sign the contract and become the next defensive coordinator of the Dolphins, no deal [more]

Who will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback next season?

As of Sunday morning, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was potentially one game away from securing his status as the team’s starter for 2023, and possibly beyond. As of Monday morning, who knows who the quarterback of the 49ers will be?The two quarterbacks under contract are Purdy (three more years) and Trey Lance (two, plus a [more]

Vic Fangio says he has not finalized his deal with the Dolphins

Teams interested in hiring Vic Fangio still have a chance to do so.Fangio told Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver that he has not finalized a deal to become the next defensive coordinator of the Dolphins.The deal was reportedly agreed upon earlier today, with the Dolphins making Fangio the highest-paid coordinator in the NFL.But [more]

Dolphins hire Vic Fangio as defensive coordinator

One of the best defensive coaches in football is heading to Miami.The Dolphins have agreed to terms with Vic Fangio to become their next defensive coordinator, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.The well-regarded Fangio had other teams interested in him, and according to the report, the Dolphins landed him by making him the NFL’s [more]

Report: Dolphins “not expected” to pursue Tom Brady

Not long ago, we pointed out that signing with the Dolphins is “definitely on the table” for soon-to-be free agent Tom Brady. The feeling may not be mutual.More accurately, it’s not “expected” to be mutual.Adam Schefter of reports that the Dolphins “are not expected” to pursue Brady, in the event he decides to play [more]

Tua Tagovailoa’s parents: No doubt that Tua comes back and plays next season

In October, Tua Tagovailoa said he didn’t know if his parents were on board with him playing football after suffering a serious concussion. Tagovailoa has suffered another concussion since then, but his parents both said this week that they’re confident he will play in 2023.Asked by KHON if there’s any doubt that Tua will play [more]

A year after being blocked from going to Miami, Clyde Christensen was basically forced out in Tampa

There’s a very interesting nugget lurking in the article from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times regarding former Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen.Two of them, actually.First, the Buccaneers blocked Christensen from leaving last year to become the offensive coordinator of the Dolphins. The move would have included a “significant pay increase.” It also would [more]

Report: Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol, won’t participate in Pro Bowl games

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa entered the concussion protocol after he was examined for symptoms following Miami’s Christmas Day loss to Green Bay.He didn’t play for the rest of the season, with the Dolphins starting Skylar Thompson in their narrow postseason loss to the Bills.But it turns out Tagovailoa still has not been cleared a month [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]

Statement from Steve Wilks’ lawyer is also a warning to the Cardinals on Brian Flores

The statement came swiftly from lawyer Doug Wigdor. And it should be regarded by Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill as a clear warning.Wigdor, who represents former Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks, reacted sharply to the news that the Panthers had passed over Wilks for Frank Reich.“We are shocked and disturbed that after the incredible job Coach [more]

Vikings complete interview with Brian Flores for defensive coordinator job

The Vikings completed an interview with Steelers assistant Brian Flores for their open defensive coordinator position, the team announced Thursday. The Vikings are seeking a replacement for Ed Donatell, who they fired last week.The Minnesota defense was one of the worst in franchise history, finishing the season ranked 28th in points allowed (25.1) and 31st [more]

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