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Colts schedule second interview with Wink Martindale

The long list of Colts coaching candidates appears to be getting narrowed down, with some candidates getting second interviews. And one of those candidates is Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.Martindale is heading to Indianapolis this weekend for his second interview, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.The Colts fired Frank Reich during the 2022 season and [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]

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]

Brian Robinson wasn’t eligible for Comeback Player of the Year

On Wednesday, the NFL announced the finalists for its various 2022 regular-season awards. Many were surprised by the fact that Commanders running back Brian Robinson wasn’t among the three finalists for Comeback Player of the Year.The finalists were, and are, Giants running back Saquon Barkley, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, and Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith.Robinson [more]

A.J. Brown: I’m not a diva, but of course I want the ball

FOX cameras caught Eagles receiver A.J. Brown visibly frustrated on the sideline with 5:11 remaining Saturday night. Brown admitted Wednesday he wanted more opportunities.The Eagles, though, ran it 44 times and threw it only 24 in an easy 38-7 win over the Giants.“They throw the ball to me 100 times, I’m going to want it [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]

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]

Brian Daboll, Kyle Shanahan, Doug Pederson are finalists for AP coach of the year

The Associated Press has announced its finalists for coach of the year and the list includes three strong contenders.Brian Daboll, Kyle Shanahan, and Doug Pederson are the three head coaches up for the award.Daboll — who was PFT’s coach of the year — took a Giants team that had not finished above .500 since 2016 [more]

Divisional weekend averages 37.1 million viewers

The four games of the divisional round weekend performed very well, as they always do.This year, they performed better than any quartet of final-eight postseason games, other than two of them — 2012 (the 2011 season) and 2015 (the 2014 season).The average audience, per the league, was 37.1 million. It’s an 11-percent increase in audience [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]

Giants, Saquon Barkley “weren’t really that close” during in-season contract talks

After Saturday night’s 38-7 loss to the Eagles, Giants running back Saquon Barkley said that he couldn’t envision that game being the final one he played for the team but nothing’s for certain as they head into the offseason.Barkley played out the final year of his rookie contract in 2022 and the team’s in-season talks [more]

Daniel Jones: I’d love to be back, but there’s a business side of it, too

The Giants have some work to do in the coming weeks. Running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones are scheduled to become free agents in March.In the locker room after Saturday’s loss to the Eagles, Jones was non-committal about wanting to return to the Giants. A day later, Jones said he would “love” a [more]

Leonard Williams on Giants future: Things will work out the way they work out

The Giants’ season ended in Philadelphia on Saturday night and that means it is now time to start thinking about what the offseason will bring for the team.Defensive lineman Leonard Williams is one player whose future with the team isn’t totally clear. Williams is signed for one more season with a cap hit of $32.26 [more]

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