The Colts have been left out in the cold after Josh McDaniels decided to stay in New England, but they’ve prepared for this situation by reportedly lining up interviews with three candidates over the next 24-48 hours.
Many people criticized Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio for reporting that there was “increasing chatter” that McDaniels would change his mind and decide to return to New England. However, Florio has since been vindicated as that chatter unfortunately turned out to be legitimate and the doomsday scenario has taken place.
Chris Ballard and the rest of the Colts front office must have been hearing the same chatter as Pro Football Talk is reporting that they’ve already begun to reboot their head coaching search by scheduling multiple interviews over the next one to two days.
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Dave Toub is probably the most likely candidate to interview for the job. It was a bit surprising that he didn’t pop in to interview with his former colleague Chris Ballard when the Colts were first looking for a new head coach, but he may be in line for an interview now as Indianapolis looks for a backup plan in the coming days.
We’ve already written up a complete candidate profile on Toub, who is one of the most qualified candidates available.
Kris Richard also interviewed during the first go-around and we have a complete candidate profile on him as well, but it’s hard to tell if the Colts are still interested in the former Seahawks defensive coordinator.
This is the consequence for waiting until after the Super Bowl to hire a head coaching candidate.
There aren’t any other NFL jobs currently open so the Colts can take their time in finding the right head coach, but it looks like they are eager to fill that position immediately.