Breakfast: the Dolphins and Vikings fire their defensive coordinator

Breakfast: the Dolphins and Vikings fire their defensive coordinator

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The Dolphins and Vikings fire their defensive coordinator

It is not good to be defensive coordinator of a team eliminated in wild card. The Dolphins and Vikings fired their respective defensive coordinators, namely John Boyer Miami side and Ed Donatell Minnesota side.

On the Vikings side, Donatell’s defense finished the season in 28th place in the league in points against and 31st in yards allowed. And for good reason, the Giants spent 31 points and 431 yards in the first round of the playoffs.

Boyer, he had been in office for three seasons. Miami has stolen just 14 fly balls in 2022, the second-lowest total in the league.

Aaron Donald well present in 2023

No rumor or doubt: Aaron Donald (DT, Rams) will be present in 2023. He announced it on Twitter in response to a video from NFL Media.

“I’m going to play, I never said it wouldn’t. »

Russell Wilson wants Sean Payton

Legally, and according to FOX Sports, the Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson reportedly called former Saints coach Sean Payton to help with his Denver experience. The quarterback would feel isolated within the team.

Brett Maher is better (in training)

With 4 extra points missed in the first game of the playoffs, Brett Maher (K, Cowboys) was one of the few worrying points on the Dallas side. It was a little better Thursday in training, where he managed the 6 kicks he tried.

Coaches, coaches, coaches

– According to NFL Media, the Patriots met with the former Texans coach Bill O’Brien for the position of offensive coordinator this Thursday. They also interviewed the Cardinals assistant coach Shawn Jefferson for the same position, according to CBS Sports. Adrian Klemm (Oregon, assistant coach), Keenan McCardell (Vikings, receivers coach) and Nick Caley (Patriots, tight-ends coach) also had an appointment for this position.

– Job interview Sean Payton with the Panthers, which was to take place on Thursday, has been postponed following a tragic event. A Charlotte FC (football) player was killed in a boating accident. David Tepper, owner of the Panthers and Charlotte FC, returned to Charlotte on an emergency basis following the incident.

– The Colts announced that they gave an interview to their current coach Jeff Saturday for the same position, but over the long term. The Indianapolis franchise also asked to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan. (official)

– Byron Leftwich sacked, the Buccaneers are therefore looking for a coordinator. And according to Ian Rapoport, Todd Monken, offensive coordinator for the University of Georgia since the 2020 season, would be the favorite to replace him. He won the last 2 editions of the college football playoff (CFP) with the Bulldogs.

– In difficulty offensively throughout the 2022 season, the Saints nevertheless retain Pete Carmichael next season as offensive coordinator. (official)

– Offensive coordinator of the Vikings, Wes Phillips declined the interview with the Chargers for the same position. He should stay in Minnesota. (ESPN)

– The Rams asked the Broncos for permission to meet with the offensive coordinator Justin Outten for the same position. (NFL Network)

– Falcons interviewed Steelers linebacker coach and former Dolphins coach Brian Flores for the position of defensive coordinator. (NFL Network)

– The Texans interviewed the assistant coach Thomas Brown for the position of head coach. (official)


Trevor Lawrence (QB, Jaguars) is a doubt for the game against the Chiefs with a foot injury. However, despite the fact that he has been playing with it for several weeks, the quarterback should be in place against the Chiefs. (official)

Lane Johnson (OT, Eagles, abs) is back in training. Indeed, he was not on the injured list on Thursday. On the other hand, Brandon Graham (DE, Eagles, Illness) was limited while Avonte Maddox (CB, Eagles, toe) is officially forfeited.

Alex Cappa (OG, Bills, ankle) and Jonah Williams (OT, knee) did not practice on Thursday.

Frank Clark (DE, Eagles, groin) is available to face the Jaguars this Saturday. On the other hand, Mecole Hardman (WR, Chiefs, pelvis) has not recovered and is therefore forfeited. (official)

Jason Peters (OT, Cowboys) did not train on Thursday. He is still bothered by his hip according to Mike McCarthy. (NBC Sports)

– Injured hamstrings, Isaiah McKenzie (WR, Bills) said to WROC-TV that he is at “90% of his capacity”. He would therefore be back to face the Bengals this Sunday. (official)

– Victim of a rupture of the cruciate ligaments, Jordyn Brooks (LB, Seahawks) was operated on Thursday. His absence would be 9 months and he could therefore miss the start of the 2023 season.

They come off the injured list: Simi Fehoko (WR, Cowboys), Devin Harper (LB, Cowboys)


The main signatures of the day: Greg Mancz (OL, Bills, PS)

In short

– Coaches during the 2023 Pro Bowl, the Manning brothers know the captains of their respective teams. These are two American personalities: Snoop Dogg for NFC and pete davidson for the AFC.

– Aaron Donald injured, Daron Payne (DT, Commanders) replaces him for the Pro Bowl on the NFC team.

– Fined $50,000 by the NFL for faking an injury against the Buccaneers, Cameron Jordan (DE, Saints) appealed and won.

– The former Cowboys rusher pass Aldon Smith pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated, causing an accident, seriously injuring a person. He faces up to 16 months in prison. (TMZ Sports)

The causes of the turnaround of Josh McDaniels to the Colts revealed

5 years ago, the Indianapolis Colts announced that Josh McDaniels would be their new coach. But, on the same day, the current coach of the Raiders had retracted and had finally remained with the Patriots.

After multiple rumors (Bill Belichick succession, ousting of his agent), Dan Dakich, an NFL insider, confirms that Josh McDaniels was reluctant to work with the owner of the Colts, Jim Irsay, under the advice of his wife . This would have been decided after a visit by the owner to the McDaniels in Massachusetts which would not have gone very well. Irsay would have stayed in particular for a very long time… in the toilet.

Tee Higgins wants to see Damar Hamlin

Tee Higgins was at the heart of the action which saw Damar Hamlin being taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. Since his release from the hospital, the Bengals receiver has still not seen the Bills safety but he hopes to speak to him after the match between these 2 teams this Sunday evening in Divisional Round.

“I’m pretty sure we’ll bump into each other and laugh and just be happy to see each other. »

Experience rather than a rookie at the Raiders?

Derek Carr on the start, the Raiders are looking for a new quarterback. And according to the washington postthe Las Vegas franchise, via its trainer Josh McDanielswould intend to take an experienced quarterback rather than a rookie.

And the quarterbacks will be quite numerous in free agency during this offseason, with potentially Tom Brady and Lamar Jackson headlining. The first who could find Josh McDaniels, his former offensive coordinator at the Patriots.

Ravens are keen on Lamar Jackson

Coach John Harbraugh and general manager Eric DeCosta ‘love it’ lamar jackson in an end-of-season interview granted to all the media present at the training centre. To the question if the team will try to retain Lamar Jackson.

“100%, I would even say 200%” said John Harbraugh

The Ravens would have no intention of trading their quarterback. To show their intentions following the departure of offensive coordinator Greg Roman, Lamar Jackson will be consulted for the choice of his replacement.

Jets unhappy with Zach Wilson?

According to The Athletic, Jets players would have been “delighted” to see Zach Wilson take a seat on the bench after the loss to the Patriots in Week 11, as well as some staff members.

And when the quarterback regained his place following the injury of Mike White, the players would have “openly complained” that the former BYU found his starting position again. Following several meetings, the staff concluded that Joe Flacco had to be put in his place.

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