The most insane story of the NFL offseason just keeps getting crazier. Josh McDaniels had already begun to build a coaching staff with the Colts, and those assistant coaches have reportedly signed contacts to be in Indianapolis.
While the reports that Josh McDaniels was “officially” going to become the next head coach in Indianapolis turned out to be false, the following reports of McDaniels hiring a coaching staff turned out to be true.
Former Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus had already signed a contract with the Colts before McDaniels decided to stay in New England. Eberflus will reportedly honor his contract to become the Colts’ defensive coordinator next season.
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The other two assistant coaches who were reportedly ready to join the Colts’ coaching staff were former Patriots assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski, and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmois.
Because Shuplinski and DeGuglielmois were reported to join the coaching staff in Indianapolis in the same article as the Eberflus report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, I am assuming they are in the same boat as Eberflus and will be with the Colts next season.
Because of Schuplinski’s background, I believe he is slated to become the next quarterbacks coach in Indianapolis. And because of DeGuglielmois’ background, I’m assuming he will be the new offensive line coach.
Adam Schefter is reporting that former Illinois defensive line coach Mike Phair will be the Colts’ defensive line coach next season.
This situation makes the Colts’ head coaching job less attractive because the new head coach won’t be able to make his own hires for these three positions. Josh McDaniels really left the Colts’ organization in a tough spot, and Chris Ballard won’t be getting any sleep for the next week or so.