Twenty-six senior coaches showed up for the class photo at the NFL meetings in Phoenix this week. Look at all those shiny faces! (This is the high resolution version.) This year's absences: Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Sean Payton, Tomlin Mike, Adam Gase and Sean McVay, who said: he did not want to miss the day of the photo.
The photo of the 2019 promotion was not without controversy. Cardinals face Mark Dalton on Monday tweeted a photo In the front row, Skins coach Jay Gruden seems to be back with all he has to do to please his boss, Dan Snyder. Like Gruden explained on TuesdayIn fact, he had deliberately lowered his eyes because the sun was so bright and planned to look up when someone gave him a signal. On the picture we received, Jay looks less shot. Also, he said "pacifier" but it was not related.
While Jay and his brother Jon wore pretty outfits, new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens (the guy in the hat) looks like a fan who has won a terrible fight. Mike Vrabel looks like a crowded Tomsula. In addition, Bill Belichick is introduced for the first time in a few years and even smiled. Of course, no other coach could offer a candle to Andy Reid, sitting at the center of his ultimate relaxation gear. This style apparently reflects his very limited online life: