NFL Combine 2014: Press conference schedule

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Later this week, all 32 teams will arrive at Lucas Oil Stadium to conduct business at the NFL Combine. They will also be holding court at the podium.

Every year since 1982, the NFL has held a combine to help every front office determine which players are worth high draft picks and which deserve to slide. Back then, media didn't care much for the event, nor the NFL Draft itself. Both were just things on the NFL calendar that came and went as part of the offseason.

Now, it's near impossible not to know that the combine starts this week, with this year's edition set to feature 335 players in Indianapolis. All 32 teams will have a bevy of representation, including scouts, coaches and general managers.

Every organization enters with a plan, looking for players to pass its criteria both on the field and during 15-minute private interviews. All of this to determine who might be selected in the first round and become an instant millionaire, or who drops to the third or later and struggles for attention.

Starting on Thursday, we will get more insight into what each team is thinking with the beginning of press conferences for team officials.

One name missing is Joe Philbin, head coach of the embattled Miami Dolphins. This could be nothing, or a story that explodes at the combine. Stay tuned.

The schedule is hectic, and posted below, courtesy of NFL.com:

Thursday, February 20

10:00 AM        Marc Trestman, Chicago Bears Head Coach

10:15 AM        Kevin Colbert, Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager

10:30 AM        Ken Whisenhunt, Tennessee Titans Head Coach

10:45 AM        Ruston Webster, Tennessee Titans Executive Vice President/General Manager

11:00 AM        Phil Emery, Chicago Bears General Manager

11:15 AM        Doug Marrone, Buffalo Bills Head Coach

11:30 AM        Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager

11:45 AM        Mike Smith, Atlanta Falcons Head Coach

Noon        Jim Caldwell, Detroit Lions Head Coach

12:15 PM        Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers Head Coach

12:30 PM        Tom Telesco, San Diego Chargers General Manager

12:45 PM        John Fox, Denver Broncos Head Coach

1:00 PM        Lovie Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach

1:15 PM        Rick Spielman, Minnesota Vikings General Manager

1:30 PM        David Caldwell, Jacksonville Jaguars General Manager

1:45 PM        Dennis Allen, Oakland Raiders Head Coach

2:00 PM        Jason Licht, Tampa Bay Buccaneers General Manager

2:15 PM        Dennis Hickey, Miami Dolphins General Manager

2:30 PM        Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles General Manager

2:45 PM        Rex Ryan, New York Jets Head Coach

3:00 PM        John Idzik, New York Jets General Manager

3:15 PM        Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach

3:30 PM        Dave Gettleman, Carolina Panthers General Manager

3:45 PM        Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers Head Coach

4:30 PM        John Schneider, Seattle Seahawks Executive Vice President/General Manager

Friday, February 21

10:00 AM        Ted Thompson, Green Bay Packers Executive Vice President, General Manager & Director of Football Operations

10:15 AM        Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals Head Coach

10:30 AM        Trent Baalke, San Francisco 49ers General Manager

10:45 AM        Mike McCarthy, Green Bay Packers Head Coach

11:00 AM        Thomas Dimitroff, Atlanta Falcons General Manager

11:15 AM        Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings Head Coach

11:30 AM        Martin Mayhew, Detroit Lions Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager

11:45 AM        Marvin Lewis, Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach

Noon Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach

12:15 PM        Bill O'Brien, Houston Texans Head Coach

12:30 PM        Rick Smith, Houston Texans Executive Vice President/General Manager

12:45 PM        Tom Coughlin, New York Giants Head Coach

1:00 PM        Les Snead, St. Louis Rams General Manager

1:15 PM        John Dorsey, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager

1:30 PM        Chuck Pagano, Indianapolis Colts Head Coach

1:45 PM        Ryan Grigson, Indianapolis Colts General Manager

2:00 PM        Jeff Fisher, St. Louis Rams Head Coach

3:15 PM        Jay Gruden, Washington Redskins Head Coach

4:00 PM        John Elway, Denver Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager

Saturday, February 22

10:00 AM        Jerry Reese, New York Giants Senior Vice President & General Manager

10:15 AM        Mike Pettine, Cleveland Browns Head Coach

10:45 AM        Ozzie Newsome, Baltimore Ravens General Manager & Executive Vice President

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