Bob Kraft flipped Josh McDaniels like a recruit on Signing Day
Josh McDaniels left Indianapolis standing at the altar after verbally agreeing to become the next head coach of the Colts. Based on reports, McDaniels was as good as gone, but was convinced to stay with a final pitch from New England owner Robert Kraft that included a promise to be Bill Belichick’s successor whenever he retires.
Colin compared McDaniel’s decision to the many college recruits who will change their commitment at the last second on National Signing Day. This was recruiting, and the deal isn’t done until the the signature is on the dotted line. Indy needs to get over it.
LeBron’s should accept a trade to the Lakers
The Cavs had their worst home performance of the year for the second time in a week after blowing a 21-point lead in a loss to an awful Orlando team, minus Aaron Gordon.
The tension between LeBron and Dan Gilbert is beyond palpable and now looks permanently irreparable. With LeBron miserable and Dan Gilbert seemingly unwilling to make any move before the trade deadline that includes the Nets’ first round pick he acquired in the Kyrie Irving trade, Colin thinks LeBron – and his brand – would be best served by demanding a trade to the Lakers.
Dan Gilbert could acquire some pieces for what looks like an inevitable rebuild with LeBron seemingly as good as gone, and LeBron can get an early start on reinventing himself on the West Coast.
The alternative is for LeBron to continue in Cleveland’s downward spiral and potentially lose to Kyrie Irving in the playoffs. That would be damaging to his legacy.
-Andrew Luck’s Colts career is like LeBron’s first stint in Cleveland
–Tom Brady’s pro-Malcolm Butler post as good as a job recommendation
Nick Wright – Host of First Thing’s First joins the show to talk McDaniels backing out of the Colts’ job; why Isaiah Thomas is the worst; and why Dan Gilbert is to blame for the mess in Cleveland.
Eric Mangini – FS1 Analyst, Former NFL head coach and Patriots Coordinator is in-studio to talk McDaniels staying in New England; why the Patriots like in-house coaches; and
Peter Schrager – Fox Sports NFL Insider joins the show to give the inside story on Josh McDaniels decision to stay in New England; possible candidates to fill the Indy job; and if Nick Foles will be happy as a backup next year in Philly.
Greg Cosell – Senior Producer at NFL Films joins the show to look at the film from Super Bowl LII.
Gregg Doyel – Indianapolis Star Columnist joins the show to take a blowtorch to Josh McDaniels for spurning Indy; why McDaniels’ assistants are collateral damage; and why Josh McDaniels’ change of heart is more cruel than Lane Kiffin.