INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts general manager Chris Ballard has landed his next head coach in New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.The pressure on Ballard is about to intensify.
There will be pressure on McDaniels because he’s going to be in charge of coaching the players. But there’s going to be even more pressure on Ballard, who spent his first season cleaning house with the roster and analyzing the coaching staff. The Colts, who haven't been to the playoffs since 2014, must take a step forward after finishing with a 4-12 record this season.
Ballard will have nearly $85 million in salary-cap space -- third most in the NFL -- to work with in free agency and the No. 3 overall pick in April's draft. The Colts are working under the assumption that they’ll have a healthy Andrew Luck (shoulder), who missed the entire 2017 season. There’s no Art Monk Jersey excuse for the team not to be a better next season.Back to McDaniels.Ballard is hitching his wagon to a coach who clashed with players and coaches during his unsuccessful go-round as head coach in Denver. He was 11-17 as coach of the Broncos before being fired halfway through the 2010 season. One difference this time is McDaniels won’t be in charge of personnel decisions. That’s Ballard’s department.
Is McDaniels a good coach or just a product of Bill Belichick’s system in New England?It’s understandable to be wary of hiring one of Belichick’s assistants to be head coach. History has shown they haven’t Authentic Lane Taylor Jersey done well after leaving New England for NFL head-coaching jobs.
Former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel went 26-54 http://www.officialdallasstars.com/Adidas-Jon-Casey-Jersey as head coach in Cleveland and Kansas City. Eric Mangini, another former New England defensive coordinator, was a combined 33-47 with the Browns and New York Jets. Houston coach Bill O’Brien, who was Belichick’s offensive coordinator, has done the best of the group. He is 31-33 with two playoff appearances despite having Womens Willie Roaf Jersey quarterback issues with the Texans.
His experience in Denver -- and further work with Belichick -- should help McDaniels this time around. The Patriots have reached at least the AFC Championship Game each season since McDaniels returned in 2012. They’ll try to win their third Super Bowl in that span when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 4.McDaniels wants to join O’Brien in having success as a head coach. With a healthy Luck and plenty of capital available to upgrade the roster, this could end up being the best head-coaching job that was available.Ballard hopes so, because he can't Anthony Barr Jersey afford for the franchise to go backward anymore.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is on the cusp of doing something no 40-year-old quarterback has before: Lead his team to a Super Bowl championship. He's also the top candidate to earn the NFL's Most Valuable Player award, which would be his third. And he already was named first-team All-Pro, totaling 47 of 50 votes after throwing for a league-high 4,577 yards in the regular season, with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. So Brady, who turned 40 on Aug. 3, is holding off Father Time and in the process is producing a documentary about it. Fittingly, it's called "Tom vs. Time."
Brady isn't the first athlete to excel after turning 40, but he's blazing an impressive trail nonetheless. Here are 40 other athletes who made significant impacts after their 40th birthday (listed by age during their last time competing on the highest level of their sport or by current age for those still active). A version of this feature ran two years ago to commemorate Jaromir Jagr's 44th birthday.
Before 40: http://www.officialhockeyknights.com/Brayden-Mcnabb-Jersey-Adidas By the time he turned 40, Pudge had already been http://www.authenticbruinsproshop.com/authentic-11-jimmy-hayes-jersey.html American League Rookie of the Year, a 10-time All-Star and the guy who hit the most famously body-Englished home run in World Series history.After 40: Despite playing the game's most punishing position, Fisk kept strapping on the catcher's gear until his was 45. At the time of his retirement in 1993, he held the career records for games caught and home runs by a catcher (although both have since been broken). When his No. 27 was retired by the Red Sox -- joining the No. 72 that already had been retired by the White Sox -- he summed up the experience of the over-40 athlete by saying, "A million years went by quick."
Before 40: Franco was a three-time All-Star, won the 1991 AL batting title and accumulated more than 2,000 hits.After 40: After stints in Japan, Mexico and Korea, Franco hit .285 in in parts of seven seasons with the Braves and the New York Mets. He played his final MLB game at age 49 in 2007. He played in the Mexican League in 2008 and appeared in seven games for the independent Fort Worth Cats in 2014. Last year, Franco served as a player-manager in a Japanese independent league at age 57. "If you're a certain age, they want to run you out," Franco said in 2005. "It's simple. Don't stereotype. Can you do the job? Yes or no? Look at the ability." cheap nba jerseys hockey jerseys wholesale jerseys all mlb jerseys cheap wholesale nfl jerseys nike nfl jerseys china cheap basketball jerseys