SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ran Carthon had been preparing to be an NFL general manager decades before he even got involved with an NFL team.
As a kid growing up, Carthon would talk with his NFL playing dad, Maurice, about the talent level of various players around the league, and took a big interest each year in the draft.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Confidence might be the most critical of the ingredients necessary for coaching in the NFL, working in a high-stakes league and such a high-intensity sport.
That's the gist of how Karl Scott got the job with the Minnesota Vikings before this season as their defensive backs coach, a first-timer in the NFL who worked his way through the college ranks with stops at seven programs over his first 14 years in the business.
Louis Riddick realizes he is in a favorable position. He is an analyst on the NFL’s most iconic television package — ESPN's “Monday Night Football” — and still has hopes of running a franchise as a general manager.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Vance Joseph's first NFL head coaching experience didn't go so well.
He's got plenty of company in that regard.
He'd also have good company if he received a second chance, an opportunity that's proved elusive for many of the league's Black head coaches.