INDIANAPOLIS — It seems that Jerry Jones isn’t the one consultant of the Dallas Cowboys who can throw a fastball.
Head coach Mike McCarthy dumped on former offensive coordinator Kellen Moore when explaining the choice to make a change not lengthy after the Cowboys led the NFL in complete offense (407 yards per recreation) and scoring offense (31.2 factors per recreation) in 2021.
“I’ve been where Kellen has been: Kellen wants to light the scoreboard up,” McCarthy advised reporters on the NFL mix.
“But I wish to run the rattling ball so I can relaxation my protection. I don’t need to be the No. 1 offense within the league.
“I wish to be the No. 1 workforce within the league with a variety of wins and a championship.
“And if we have to give up some production and take care of the ball better to get that, then that’s what we’ll do.”
Moore, the previous Cowboys backup quarterback who McCarthy inherited as a coach from Jason Garrett, was fired in January and shortly employed by the Chargers.
McCarthy promoted Brian Schottenheimer, who referred to as performs for the Jets from 2006-11, from an analyst place to interchange Moore.
How will it impression Dak Prescott?
Especially with working backs Tony Pollard (free agent) and Ezekiel Elliott (probably wage cap casualty) as candidates to go away.
“We can all use a new voice,” McCarthy stated. “We all can use a sense of motivation. This is a new challenge for [Dak], his words. He’s excited about it.”
After years of chasing quick-fix veteran quarterbacks, it’s assumed the Colts will draft a first-round quarterback.
They maintain the No. 4 choose, however may they commerce as much as No. 1, over the AFC South rival Texans at No. 2?
“When we meet as a staff and we say, ‘OK, this is what we need to do. This is the guy for the next 10 to 15 years,’ sure we’ll do it,” common supervisor Chris Ballard stated. “But who’s to say we won’t get one at No. 4?”
Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, Kentucky’s Will Levis and Florida’s Anthony Richardson all could possibly be top-10 picks.
To commerce as much as No. 1, the Colts should know “that this is no freaking doubt the guy,” Ballard stated.
The Panthers are interested by re-signing former Jets draft choose Sam Darnold, in keeping with ESPN.
Darnold is 8-9 with 16 touchdowns and 16 interceptions since he was acquired.
If the Panthers are going to draft a quarterback, Darnold is smart within the caretaker and backup position.
No shock right here, however Lions head coach Dan Campbell — creator of the “biting kneecaps” quote — is old-school on the subject of participant evaluations.
The former Giants tight finish sees worth within the mix for interviews and medical exams. The testing outcomes?
“You grade them off the tape,” Campbell stated. “You don’t grade off somebody out here in pajamas, running the 40 [yard dash] with no defender around.”