We have our first head-coach hiring of 2023, as the Panthers turn to former Colts coach and first starting quarterback in Carolina franchise history Frank Reich to come in and get the offense moving. Conor and Gary size up the move, the upgrade for Reich himself after escaping Indianapolis, and the mild disappointment that the Steve Wilks-Ben McAdoo marriage has probably run its course.
Then, a look at the Jets’ decision to bring in Nathaniel Hackett as their new offensive coordinator after his one-and-done season in Denver, and continued confusion over what it means to get a Blake Bortles- or Kyle Orton-led offense operating at a league-average level.
Also, a look at the conference championship games—how the Eagles’ strength of schedule plays into it, the 49ers’ big question mark offensively, and the Chiefs’ desperate search for answers with an immobile Mahomes—as well as a discussion of Conor’s near-perfect picks so far this postseason.
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