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Colts, Jim Irsay congratulate Frank Reich for landing on his feet

Former Colts coach Frank Reich, fired after nine games in 2022, has landed on his feet in Carolina. The Colts are happy about that.The team’s twitter account has congratulated Reich. Owner Jim Irsay did, too.And it’s not just false praise. The Colts and Irsay have reason to be happy. With Reich getting another head-coaching job, the [more]

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]

Panthers hire Frank Reich as head coach

The Carolina Panthers have their new head coach: Frank Reich.Reich, who was fired last season as head coach of the Colts, has been hired as the new head coach of the Panthers.The 61-year-old Reich went 40-33-1 in four and a half seasons as head coach of the Colts. He made the playoffs twice. He has [more]

Report: Kellen Moore completes a second day of interviews in Carolina

Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has completed an interview with the Panthers for their head coach opening, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Moore spent two days in Carolina.Former Colts head coach Frank Reich and Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks also have completed their second interviews with the team.Six others received initial interest, including former [more]

Steve Wilks, Frank Reich move on to second interviews with Panthers

A couple of candidates with head coaching experience have landed second interviews with the Panthers, including their interim head coach from the 2022 season.NFL Media reports that Steve Wilks has had a second official interview with the team about remaining on hand as the permanent replacement for Matt Rhule. Wilks went 6-6 after Rhule was [more]

AP names Saquon Barkley, Christian McCaffrey, Geno Smith as comeback player finalists

The three finalists for the Associated Press comeback player of the year award all saw action in the postseason this year, which helps illustrate how much their fortunes improved over where they were a year ago.Giants running back Saquon Barkley had torn his ACL in 2020 and looked like a pedestrian back for a 4-13 [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 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 to interview Kellen Moore on Tuesday

Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore couldn’t help Dallas advance past the 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs and that leaves him free to speak to other teams this week.Moore will be spending some time on Tuesday with the Panthers. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Moore is set to interview for Carolina’s [more]

Michigan players took possibility of Jim Harbaugh leaving in stride

The Michigan football program spent a couple of weeks, again, wondering whether coach Jim Harbaugh will be back in 2023. So during that period of football limbo, what did the players think?Defensive lineman Mazi Smith recently shared some of his thoughts with Christopher Breiler of SI.com.“Don’t nobody talk about it,” Smith (pictured with Harbaugh) said [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]

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