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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]

Tom Brady and the Detroit Lions could be an interesting combination

During Tuesday’s PFT Live, Chris Simms and I were spitballing on potential destinations for quarterback Tom Brady, if (as it appears) he intends to keep playing.His testiness, which many regard as contrived, over simply being asked on his own pre-taped podcast for a “timetable” on his decision seems to be (in my opinion) an attempt [more]

Tom Brady gets testy with questions about 2023

It’s not supposed to happen this way on your own podcast.Buccaneers (for now) quarterback Tom Brady, appearing on his Let’s Go! podcast, got testy with long-time friend and co-host Jim Gray, for asking a question far more innocuous than the grilling Gray once gave to Pete Rose.Gray asked Brady whether he’ll play in 2023. Said [more]

Kevin Mawae leaves Colts to replace Trent Dilfer at Nashville high school

Colts assistant offensive line coach Kevin Mawae is leaving the team to take over as head coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Matt Fortuna of TheAthletic.com reports. He replaces Trent Dilfer as the school’s head coach.It appeared former NFL tight end Jason Witten was set to replace Dilfer after the former NFL quarterback accepted the [more]

Chargers slated to interview Luke Steckel for offensive coordinator

The Chargers’ list of candidates to replace Joe Lombardi as their offensive coordinator is starting to take shape.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team is scheduled to interview Titans tight ends coach Luke Steckel this week. They are also slated to interview Rams senior offensive assistant Greg Olson and they’ve requested an interview [more]

Rob Gronkowski: Tom Brady will join team that “makes him the most excited to play”

Tom Brady‘s football future is currently cloudy with a chance of meatheads.Enter Rob Gronkowski.Brady’s long-time teammate and friend, appearing Saturday night on Brady’s eventual future employer (Fox), offered this observation about Brady’s career moving forward.“Whatever opportunity makes him the most excited to play the game of football, that’s where he will be next year,” Gronk [more]

Report: Titans plan to hire Chris Harris as defensive pass game coordinator

The Titans are bringing in a new defensive assistant coach.Tennessee plans to hire Chris Harris as its defensive pass game coordinator and cornerbacks coach, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.But Pelissero adds that Harris could be an option to fill a defensive coordinator vacancy elsewhere.Harris, who played for eight years, had been with Washington [more]

Titans General Manager Ran Carthon will take time to evaluate Ryan Tannehill, roster

Ryan Tannehill missed five games this season, and, when he did play, the Titans were only 6-6. He threw his fewest touchdown passes since his rookie season of 2012.The Titans have a decision to make at the position.Despite coach Mike Vrabel endorsing Tannehill as his quarterback, the quarterback has a $36.6 million cap hit and [more]

Report: Rams request interview with Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten

Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten is a popular man this week.A day after the Titans put in a request to interview Outten, the Rams have done the same. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports the Rams want to talk to Outten about a job on their remodeled offensive staff.Outten called plays for the Broncos in [more]

Bills, Titans, Jags will play in London next season; Chiefs, Patriots will be in Germany

The NFL will be playing five games in Europe next season and we know five of the teams that will be playing in those contests.The league announced on Thursday that the Bills, Titans, and Jaguars will all be the designated home teams for games in London. The Chiefs and Patriots will carry the same designation [more]

Titans request interview with Justin Outten for a job on their offensive staff

The Titans want to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten for a job on their offensive staff, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.Outten called plays for the Broncos in the final two games of the season after the team fired Nathaniel Hackett.Outten began his NFL coaching career in Atlanta in 2016 as an intern before [more]

Kevin Stefanski: We’re thrilled Jim Schwartz is joining our staff to lead our defense

The Browns have made it official, announcing they’ve hired Jim Schwartz to be their defensive coordinator.Schwartz comes to Cleveland after spending a pair of seasons with Tennessee as the club’s senior defensive assistant. Before that, he was with the Eagles for five years as their defensive coordinator, winning Super Bowl LII.“Jim Schwartz has been an [more]

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