Giants owner John Mara told ESPN 98.7 FM that offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is not the coach in waiting, but he won’t hide his affinity for him, as Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News tweets. “I’m not going to deny that I like him and he could possibly be a candidate at some point in the future,” the owner said (link). More from the NFC East..
- Mara was also complimentary of GM Jerry Reese (link). “I don’t have any doubt about Jerry Reese. He’s the right guy to lead the organization going forward,” said Mara.
- It has been nearly two weeks since the Eagles gave coach Chip Kelly total control of personnel, announcing in the process that Kelly would be hiring a new day-to-day personnel executive. After the shakeup, agents aren’t quite sure whether they should reach out to Kelly, GM Howie Roseman, or someone else, writes Les Bowen of the Daily News.
- Bob Sturm of The Dallas Morning News ranked the Cowboys’ draft needs. He feels that Dallas needs a defensive end, then a safety, and then the best difference maker they can get, regardless of position.
- Nate Davis of USA Today looked at the teams most likely to pursue Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. While the Eagles seem like a fit, it would take a ton for Philly to move up from No. 20 to No. 1 to make that a reality.