This was my post and Albert Breer verified my earlier theory as to be exactly as I guessed it was, 5 days ago. Your response to my original theory is bolded at the bottom
It's Josh McDaniels.
If you think back to what recently cam out about the Colts knowing at mid-season loss to Jaxx that Pagano would be replaced, a little article/blurb came out that Ballard had actually sat down with Brissett and asked him a lot of questions about McDaniels. I can't remember where I saw the article, but it was out there but kinda glossed over as it was only 1/2 way through the season.
Anyway, second point is what Ballard said at presser regarding not wanting someone coming here just because of Luck. This is obvious connection regarding McDaniels as he wouldn't be coming here just for Luck, as he also had Brissett, to whom Josh was very familiar. In the event something went wrong with Luck, having a familiar QB would certainly ease that transition especially one that already knows the system being put into place.
McDaniels was the 1st interview and I'm almost 100% sure the first words of the interview was this blatant question: Are you ready to leave the Nantucket nest?
I believe the answer was yes, and Josh was given a wink nod of acceptance.
The reason why the Colts keep interviewing guys is simple and Ballard already gave the answer to this in the end of year presser as well. A great GM always has a folder full of info on guys, teams, etc.. of course I'm paraphrasing here but you get my point.
What if while walking across the street toward the Pats complex Josh has a piano dropped on his skull... Exactly, gotta have a back-up plan in case S**t happens.
The above I would be shocked if it wasn't the case, below is truly a guess/wish of mine.
Based on news that came out today I wouldn't be surprised if you might see K. Richard signed as DC and no HC signing yet. If this Happens, Josh was okay with it. That would be awesome!! IMO
Imagine the NE Offense with the Seattle Defense... WOW
Anyway, come on guys and girls, your next HC is McDaniels and it's a no brainer!!
Ice and rest is the best remedy for the muscle I am sure you pulled reaching for that.