Sport Michael Vick set to coach for AAF

08:45  11 august  2018
08:45  11 august  2018 Source:   profootballrumors.com

Oregon coach has high praise for QB Justin Herbert

  Oregon coach has high praise for QB Justin Herbert One of Oregon’s assistant coaches had extremely high praise for quarterback Justin Herbert. Ducks wide receivers coach Mike Johnson says that Herbert is throwing passes like an NFL quarterback.

and Michael Vick will be leading the staff for another team in Georgia -- Childress as head coach and Vick #AllianceATL Head Coach Brad Childress and Offensive Coordinator @ MichaelVick will be and ex-NFL players like Jared Allen, Justin Tuck and Troy Polamalu, the AAF is set to debut on Feb.

Vick will join head coach Brad Childress. Set . Close settings. Former Falcons QB Michael Vick will be offensive coordinator for the new AAF team in Atlanta.

a close up of Michael Vick wearing a hat© Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Two recent NFL mainstays will add their names to the growing list of high-profile ex-NFL players, coaches and executives who will work with the Alliance of American Football.

Michael Vick‘s set to be affiliated with the AAF, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Vick will call plays for the Brad Childress-coached Atlanta franchise.

Vick worked with Childress recently as well, serving as a coaching intern with the Chiefs during their 2017 training camp when Childress was on Kansas City’s staff. Vick last played for the 2015 Steelers. The former Falcons quarterback joins Troy Polamalu, Hines Ward and Jared Allen in attaching their names to the new venture.

Raleigh swim coach who competed against Michael Phelps charged with child-sex crimes

  Raleigh swim coach who competed against Michael Phelps charged with child-sex crimes RALEIGH -- A youth swim coach who has competed against Michael Phelps was charged by Raleigh police Thursday with sex offenses involving a child. Nicholas John Walkotten, 32, of Garner was charged with one felony count each of indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense with a child under 15, according to court records. Investigators think the first offense happened between June 1 and Aug. 1, records show.Walkotten was taken into custody Thursday after police searched his home on Seastone Street, Capt. Joe Binns with the Garner Police Department said Thursday night.

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been hired as the offensive coordinator for an Atlanta-based football team in the Alliance of American Football, the league announced. Chicago Bears offensive assistant Brad Childress will serve as the team's head coach .

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress will be Atlanta's head coach , and his offensive coordinator will be former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick . Atlanta becomes the second confirmed market for AAF , which previously announced an Orlando franchise.

At least one NFL team is helping the AAF prepare for what figures to be an interesting talent-gathering period. The Bears provided the AAF’s Phoenix franchise’s GM, Phil Savage, a list of players to scout while he was at Chicago’s camp, Fowler notes. The AAF plans to primarily target players that don’t make NFL rosters this year.

Set to launch in February 2019, the eight-team league has its head coaches signed up and contract structure set at three-year, $250K agreements. The $83K-per-year contracts, which include out clauses in case an NFL team comes calling, are non-guaranteed and fall well short of NFL practice squad salaries (up to $129K for a 17-week season this season). But NFL practice squad spots will assuredly be more coveted real estate than AAF rosters next year. Although, incentives will be available in these AAF deals, and marketing and public appearances can trigger these bonuses, per Fowler.

Raiders hire first female assistant coach in franchise history

  Raiders hire first female assistant coach in franchise history It was Jen Walter making her name known as a summer intern for the Arizona Cardinals back in 2015. Then, more recently, the San Francisco 49ers hired Katie Sowers to be one of the first full-time female assistant coaches in NFL history.In continuing with the progressive and inclusive tendencies of the Northern California region, the Oakland Raiders have followed suit.Kelsey Martinez, 26, was just hired as an assistant coach for the Raiders. She is listed on the Raiders’ official website as a strength and conditioning coach.

Now the AAF has tapped another football icon to coach a team based in an area where he has strong ties. Atlanta I’m excited to be back! @TheAAF pic.twitter.com/fHFK28kpXi. — Michael Vick (@ MichaelVick ) April 25, 2018.

Michael Vick will announce the Falcons' second-round pick in the NFL Draft on Friday night, but that won't be his only connection to pro football in Atlanta in the near future. Nice move by the AAF .

NFL personnel have lamented the lack of a developmental league in the years since NFL Europe’s demise, and Fowler writes the AAF may be closer to the NBA’s G League, rather than serving as competition.

“Our objective is to take some of those people who can’t quite make it and make them into quality NFL players,” AAF exec Bill Polian said, via Fowler.

Related slideshow: Best of NFL preseason (provided by USA TODAY sports)

a group of men playing a game of baseball with Boise State University in the background: Detroit Lions defensive back Glover Quin (27) breaks up a pass attempt against Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jordy Nelson (82) during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Best Photos of the NFL Preseason

Capitals hire Arniel, Cashman as assistant coaches .
The Washington Capitals have hired Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants on coach Todd Reirden's staff. Reirden was promoted from associate coach to fill Barry Trotz's role.For all the continuity on their roster, the Capitals have undergone the most change behind the bench this summer. Coach Barry Trotz resigned after winning the Cup in his fourth season and went to the New York Islanders, taking assistant Lane Lambert and goaltending coordinator Mitch Korn with him.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/sports/-175591-michael-vick-set-to-coach-for-aaf/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!