The Colts will interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard on Friday as they continue to move forward in their search for a new head coach.
General manager Chris Ballard is moving quickly in looking for the right candidate during his first head coaching search as an NFL GM. The Colts’ front office will reportedly interview Josh McDaniels on Thursday, and they’ll follow that up by meeting with Kris Richard on the following day.
We’ve written a comprehensive profile on Kris Richard’s résumé and his possible fit as the Colts’ next head coach.
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Richard comes from the Pete Carroll coaching tree that has produced multiple head coaches during his relatively short time in Seattle. All of those coaching candidates have come from the defensive side of the ball, and that continues with their current defensive coordinator Richard.
Other than being young and creating a lot of positive buzz in NFL coaching circles, McDaniels and Richard don’t really have anything in common.
They specialize on opposite sides of the ball, and working for Pete Carroll in Seattle is much different than working under Bill Belichick in New England. Also, McDaniels has prior head coaching experience and has spent much more time as an NFL coordinator than Richard who became the Sehawks’ defensive coordinator in 2015.
Unfortunately, Colts fans won’t be able to sit in on the interviews with these head coaching candidates, and these face-to-face meetings with the front office will ultimately determine who roams the sidelines in Indianapolis next season.