Now that the Josh McDaniels fiasco is behind them, the Indianapolis Colts move forward in their search for a new head coach. Sure the team still has to be a bit upset over McDaniels’ late change of heart. But this game doesn’t wait for people to get all in their feels. Indianapolis now has to move swiftly to find a new head coach.
According to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, the Colts have put in a request with the Saints to interview assistant coach and tight ends coach Dan Campbell for their vacant head coaching position.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 7, 2018
Some of you will remember Campbell for his time as the Miami Dolphins’ interim head coach after the team fired Joe Philbin back in 2015. Campbell, a former NFL tight end, led Miami to a 5-7 record after the team started that season 1-3. Prior to that, Campbell spent four seasons as a tight ends coach in South Beach. He’s been in his current role with the Saints for the past two seasons.
Considered a player-friendly coach, some will question whether Campbell has the experience to take over Indy’s sinking ship. But this is a clear indication that GM Chris Ballard is casting a wide net in an effort to find a long-term replacement for the recently fired Chuck Pagano. That can’t be seen as a bad thing.