Or, a casebe made, Luck is the first person the world should have heard from. Or even the only person.
How fast does Ballard have to switch gears on his own vision, while still looking side-eyed at every candidate to protect himself from another 11th-hour jilting? He’s got to be at least a little gun-shy; this was his first head-coach hire, after all.
McDaniels will be leaving the Patriots for a second time. He was their offensive coordinator from 2006-08 before becoming the Broncos head coach in 2009 and eventually returning to New England in 2012.
“He’s a great coach. … Any team would want him to be the leader of the organization,” Pats quarterback Tom Brady said of McDaniels.
As mentioned, McDaniels and Patricia aren’t the first coordinators to move on from New England — and they likely won’t be the last.
Former offensive coordinators Charlie Weis and Bill O’Brien left to become college head coaches. O’Brien parlayed his job at Penn State into becoming the head coach of the Texans.
“Nick got pulled down a little bit strange and tweaked his shoulder,” Long said. “They beat us, but Nick the next week said he was ready to go.”
Foles wouldn’t let Long know just how serious his injury was while he led the Chaparrals to the state title game.
“In reality, our philosophy of the program was winning wasn’t the most important thing,” Long said. “It was to prepare these young men to be a viable part of society and be able to handle the ups and downs that the world will hand them.”
Those lessons are a big reason why Foles is standing atop the NFL universe today.
The Jaguars upgraded, yet again, on defense through free agency. A.J. Bouye, Barry Church and Calais Campbell will provide immediate impact on a unit that already ranked sixth best in the NFL in yards allowed.
It’s time for the offense to get an upgrade, but is this too high to draft a running back? It wasn’t last year when Dallas selected Ezekiel Elliott, but Cook isn’t Elliott. That said, if the Jaguars aren’t going to make a change at quarterback and there are no star offensive tackles in this draft, Cook is the next best option, if the Jaguars stay at No. 4. This is a trade spot for a team to come up and start a run on quarterbacks.
All hands on deck! Muster stations! Daryl “Moose” Johnston to call Sunday’s Giants-Redskins on FOX! Women and children, eventually! This is not a drill!