Lindy Infante, the hard-luck former coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts, died Thursday in St. Augustine, Fla., after a lengthy illness. He was 75.
Infante was a head coach for six years in the NFL, compiling a 36-60 record. He was the NFL Coach of the Year in 1989 with Green Bay, but his only postseason appearance came in 1996 when his Colts lost a wild card game to Pittsburgh, 42-14.
"He was the consummate father, husband and coach," Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh was the Colts' starting quarterback in 1996. The next year, the Colts finished 3-13 and Infante was out of a job after two seasons with a 12-20 record. Indianapolis drafted quarterback Peyton Manning the following offseason.
There was bad timing at Infante's first head-coaching stop in Green Bay, too. He went 24-40 from 1988-91. After the Packers finished 4-12 in his final season, the team overhauled its front office, and the following year General Manager Ron Wolf acquired quarterback Brett Favre from the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers reasserted themselves as one of the league's top teams.
Finally, there has been push back from the Cowboys regarding defensive end Greg Hardy's controversial comments about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's wife.
Coach Jason Garrett said the situation was addressed with Hardy immediately following his interview Tuesday when he made the comments.
"Well we just addressed it immediately," Garrett said. "That's not how we want to operate as an organization, players and coaches in our organization understand that."
Hardy created a stir when he met with the media for the first time since signing with the Cowboys last March. Among the more notable comments Hardy made centered on Brady's wife, Gisele Bündchen.
Hardy, who hasn't played an NFL game in 14 months stemming from a May 2014 domestic violence incident, joked about why he loves facing Brady.
"I love seeing Tom Brady. He's cool," Hardy said. "Have you seen his wife? I hope she comes to the game; I hope her sister comes to the game, all her friends come to the game."
According to Garrett, Hardy understood why the Cowboys had a problem with the comments and was very receptive.
"Yeah, he's very receptive, very respectful, appreciated my comments," Garrett said. "Hopefully he'll handle it the right way going forward."
•Chicago receiver Alshon Jeffery's ailing hamstring continues to limit him, and he could miss his fourth consecutive game. Fellow receiver Eddie Royal (ankle) also sat out.
• San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks left the team this week after his sister, Krsunthia Brooks, died of lupus. He will miss Sunday's game against the Giants.
• Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle was fired and replaced by defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo.