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Demand should be higher for Lovie Smith

Demand should be higher for Lovie Smith

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 3, 2013
Seven coaching vacancies currently exist.  (That number could soon be six.)  The guy whose termination created one of them - former Bears coach Lovie Smith - reportedly has drawn interest for only two of them. The demand should be higher. Smith led
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  • Bucs QB coach Ron Turner to take head job at FIU

    Bucs QB coach Ron Turner to take head job at FIU

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The season for coaches changing jobs continues. According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN, Florida International University is set to name Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Ron Turner as their next head coach. Turner had previously been a head coach at …
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  • Las Vegas took a beating this NFL season

    Las Vegas took a beating this NFL season

    yahoo.com Jan 3, 2013
    Feeling sorry for Las Vegas casinos is a tough proposition, we grant you. But this past NFL season, sports books across Vegas took an absolute bath thanks to a most unlikely scenario: good teams playing even better than expected. The Los Angeles Times i…
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  • Buyout keeps O’Brien at Penn State

    Buyout keeps O’Brien at Penn State

    There have been various accounts and reports regarding the magnitude of the buyout necessary to extricate Bill O’Brien from his contract at Penn State after only one season.  Whatever it was, it played a role in O’Brien’s decision to stay put. Per
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  • Dorsey in demand: He has been a loyal and long-term employee of…

    Dorsey in demand: He has been a loyal and long-term employee of the…

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    He has been a loyal and long-term employee of the Packers.  And he soon could be getting his shot. Packers director of operations John Dorsey is in demand, in at least two locations.  Per a league source, the G.M. position in Kansas City will be his if
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  • Autopsy finds Jerry Brown Jr. was below legal drinking limit in…

    Autopsy finds Jerry Brown Jr. was below legal drinking limit in fatal Cowboys crash

    More news from the Irving, Tex. crash last month that claimed the life of Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr.: the Dallas News is reporting that an autopsy has revealed that Brown's blood alcohol content was actually below the legal dri…
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  • Report: Nation's Top High School Football Coach May Step Down

    Report: Nation's Top High School Football Coach May Step Down

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    If you're looking for a legendary coach amid today's high school football landscape, it's hard to top Bob Ladouceur's credentials. But after 399 wins over 34 seasons at De La Salle High School in the Bay Area and throughout a tenure that has produced mo…
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  • Giants want Michael Strahan to work with Jason Pierre-Paul

    Giants want Michael Strahan to work with Jason Pierre-Paul

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The New York Giants would like Michael Strahan to take a little time out from talking to Kelly Ripa and spend some time talking to Jason Pierre-Paul. Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said on WFAN that he wants Strahan, who set the NFL’s single-season
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  • Wild-card weekend preview: Arian Foster is the key to Texans ma…

    Wild-card weekend preview: Arian Foster is the key to Texans making return trip to New England

    yahoo.com Jan 3, 2013
    Saturday, January 5, 2012 - 4:30 p.m. ET NBC For the second consecutive January, the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans will meet in an AFC wild-card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. When the two clubs met on Jan. 7, 2012, the Bengals seemed to be in…
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  • Source: Reid, Chiefs nearing deal

    Source: Reid, Chiefs nearing deal

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs should be quite familiar by now.
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  • Akers got death threats on Twitter

    Akers got death threats on Twitter

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.
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  • Tonight Is Probably Your Last Chance To Watch Chip Kelly's Oreg…

    Tonight Is Probably Your Last Chance To Watch Chip Kelly's Oregon Ducks. Don't Miss It.

    If you believe the reports, one of the most captivating eras in recent college football history ends tonight. Chip Kelly will coach Oregon against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl, and then he'll interview for NFL head-coaching jobs (chats with Philly, C…
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  • On the field, Ray Lewis’s return may not mean much for Ravens

    On the field, Ray Lewis’s return may not mean much for Ravens

    It may seem like sheer sacrilege to criticize Ray Lewis as he heads into what will likely be his final game in Baltimore on Sunday. But amid all the talk of Lewis announcing his retirement this week, few have asked this question: At age 37 and coming of…
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  • Colts give Bears permission to talk with Arians

    Colts give Bears permission to talk with Arians

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts want offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to stick around a little longer.
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  • Eagles will speak with Broncos' OC McCoy

    Eagles will speak with Broncos' OC McCoy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Sunday in Denver.
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  • Lions and Raiders staffs to coach in Senior Bowl

    Lions and Raiders staffs to coach in Senior Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Raiders and Lions pick third, and fifth, respectively in this year’s draft. But they’ll get the first up-close look at some of the top prospects at the Senior Bowl. While the “honor” of coaching in Mobile, Ala., usually falls to the teams at t
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  • Coughlin: Pain of missing playoffs indescribable

    Coughlin: Pain of missing playoffs indescribable

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Four days after the New York Giants' season ended, Tom Coughlin said he's going stir crazy not being able to defend the team's title in the postseason.
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  • Justin Pugh declares for draft

    Justin Pugh declares for draft

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Another underclassman threw his hat in the ring for consideration in April’s draft. Syracuse left tackle Justin Pugh announced that he will forgo his final year with the Orange. Pugh started every game he played in his time at Syracuse and was All-Big E
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  • Justin Smith back at practice

    Justin Smith back at practice

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The 49ers had a welcome face back in uniform at practice on Thursday. Defensive lineman Justin Smith, out since December 16th with a torn triceps that will require surgery, took part in individual drills with the 49ers during their afternoon practice. M…
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  • Redskins’ Adam Carriker tweets some trash talk to Romo, Vick, E…

    Redskins’ Adam Carriker tweets some trash talk to Romo, Vick, Eli

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Ordinarily, it’s not a good look for a player who hasn’t seen the field in three months to talk trash. Unless it’s legitimately funny. So on the “funny” exception, we’ll pass along a good piece of trash talk that Redskins defensive end Adam Ca
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  • Browner says team made suspension fun

    Browner says team made suspension fun

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Brandon Browner didn't mind being forced to sit out the final four games of the regular season due to suspension because it was fun watching his Seattle Seahawks continue to roll toward the postseason.
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  • Jason Garrett happy to make changes

    Jason Garrett happy to make changes

    On Wednesday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that it would be “uncomfortable” around the team in the coming days and weeks as he tries to make changes that will break the team “out of that cycle” of finishing in the middle of the pack. When you’
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  • Who Has The Funnier Challenge-Flag-Throwing Motion, Bill Belich…

    Who Has The Funnier Challenge-Flag-Throwing Motion, Bill Belichick Or Mike Smith?

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Deadspin NFL Coach Challenge Challenge is a tournament pitting the throwing motions of 20 NFL coaches against one another. More »
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  • Bill Polian believes that Moneyball does not work in the NFL, a…

    Bill Polian believes that Moneyball does not work in the NFL, and here’s why he’s wrong

    There's no questioning the credentials of former NFL executive Bill Polian. When you build teams to a championship or near-championship level as Polian did with the Buffalo Bills (1986-1993), Carolina Panthers (1994-1997) and Indianapolis Colts (1998-20…
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  • “Final say” could become an issue for G.M. hire in Kansas City

    “Final say” could become an issue for G.M. hire in Kansas City

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    With Andy Reid reportedly poised to become the next coach of the Chiefs (of course, it’s been close for six hours now), plenty of names are bubbling up for the position of G.M., if/when Reid takes the job. Here’s the most important thing to keep in mi
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Golden Tate, Duane Brown

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Golden Tate, Duane Brown

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    We’re getting closer to the start of the playoffs and Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network has a couple of players from teams playing this weekend lined up for interviews on Thursday’s episode. Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate was involved in the
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  • Peyton Manning has nothing but love for the glove

    Peyton Manning has nothing but love for the glove

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Earning home field advantage through the AFC playoffs was huge for the Broncos. But even bigger might have been the results of quarterback Peyton Manning found while adjusting to the conditions in Denver. Dealing with weather was always an issue for him…
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  • Jordy Nelson has no doubts he’ll play on Saturday

    Jordy Nelson has no doubts he’ll play on Saturday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that the team’s medical staff still had some doubts that wide receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee would be well enough to allow him to play on Saturday night against the Vikings. Nelson progressed to a full practice
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  • Potential Top 10 pick Bjoern Werner enters NFL draft

    Potential Top 10 pick Bjoern Werner enters NFL draft

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Bjoern Werner, a Florida State defensive end who is regarded as a potential Top 10 pick, has decided to leave school and enter April’s NFL draft. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Werner was born and raised in Germany and only began playing American football when
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  • PFWA accepts Jets’ delayed compliance with media policy

    PFWA accepts Jets’ delayed compliance with media policy

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Jets won’t be cooperating with the league’s policy requiring the head coach to be made available to the media within one week after the last game of the season.  The Professional Football Writers of America won’t be pushing the issue when it co
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  • Security Kicked Out An Entire Section Of Raiders And Chargers F…

    Security Kicked Out An Entire Section Of Raiders And Chargers Fans

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    These seats are the absolute cheapest at Qualcomm Stadium: upper deck, behind an end zone, near the scoreboard. They're empty in this video, but not for a lack of tickets sold. This is the aftermath of a section-wide fight that went down in the fourth q…
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  • Kyle Shanahan won’t interview until Redskins are done

    Kyle Shanahan won’t interview until Redskins are done

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Earlier this week, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan answered a question about his son, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, interviewing for head coaching jobs by saying he thought the time for that was after the Redskins’ season came to an end. That sugges
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  • Report: Reid likely out; Cards to talk to Haley

    Report: Reid likely out; Cards to talk to Haley

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    With Andy Reid no longer in the picture, the Arizona Cardinals have received permission to interview Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley for their head coaching job, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
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  • Ex-Chargers, Bucs assistant takes job at Auburn

    Ex-Chargers, Bucs assistant takes job at Auburn

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    When head coaches get fired, their assistants are left to their own devices. But rather than wait for NFL jobs to get filled to try his luck, former Chargers special teams coach Rich Bisaccia just took a job at Auburn. Bisaccia was named assistant head …
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  • Position Statement: Adrian Peterson could still make history

    Position Statement: Adrian Peterson could still make history

    Some people might think Adrian Peterson may be deflated after coming up just nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record, but Mike Florio thinks the opposite. Florio thinks Peterson could be motivated to try and break the re
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  • Your Coach Sucks At Managing The Clock. Does It Really Matter?

    Your Coach Sucks At Managing The Clock. Does It Really Matter?

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    Drew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. More »
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  • Titans fire running backs coach Jim Skipper

    Titans fire running backs coach Jim Skipper

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Two years ago, the Titans hired Jim Skipper as their running backs coach and signed running back Chris Johnson to a gargantuan contract extension. Johnson hasn’t quite lived up to his salary, and Skipper may be paying for that with his job. The Titans w
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  • The Brotherhood: A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way …

    The Brotherhood: A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to …

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    A funny thing happened along the Bengals' way to stockpiling defenders no one else wanted: They built a dominant unit, one that will make its mark in January, Ben Reiter says.
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  • Still America's Team: An Analysis Of Twitter Behavior Before Co…

    Still America's Team: An Analysis Of Twitter Behavior Before Cowboys-Redskins

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    It was a good year to be a Redskins fan. Seven straight wins to close out the season. First playoff appearance since 2007. First NFC East title since 1999. A rookie running back who set the team record for rushing yards. And, of course, Black Jesus. Mor…
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  • Vikings shrugging off Harvin’s absence while rehabbing

    Vikings shrugging off Harvin’s absence while rehabbing

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    While the Vikings are freezing themselves in preparations for Saturday night’s playoff game at Green Bay, one of their biggest names is in sunny Florida. But Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he had no objections to injured wide receiver Percy Harvin do
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  • Giants' Cruz optimistic about getting an extension

    Giants' Cruz optimistic about getting an extension

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    Giants' Cruz optimistic about getting an extension
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  • Manning ties mark for Player of Month awards

    Manning ties mark for Player of Month awards

    Peyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday when he won his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award.
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  • Josh Brown lands player of month same month he lands job

    Josh Brown lands player of month same month he lands job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    If you were gambling on the pick for the December AFC special teams player of the month when the month began, there’s not much chance you bet on the eventual winner. When December started, Josh Brown was on the veteran kicker tryout circuit, popping up
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  • J.J. Watt is the AFC defensive player of the month

    J.J. Watt is the AFC defensive player of the month

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Texans defensive end J.J. Watt finished the year the same way he started it, bookending his September AFC defensive player of the month award with the December version. He posted a league-high six sacks and four forced fumbles in December, along with 27…
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  • Russell Wilson, Luke Kuechly are the NFL rookies of the month

    Russell Wilson, Luke Kuechly are the NFL rookies of the month

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Days after they were named the PFT offensive and defensive rookies of the year, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly have received a couple of less prestigious awards. The NFL has announced that Wilson and Kuechly are…
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  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
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  • Blair Walsh wins NFC special teams player of month

    Blair Walsh wins NFC special teams player of month

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Vikings kicker Blair Walsh keeps not missing, so he keeps winning awards. The rookie was named NFC special teams player of the month for December. He was actually 11-of-12 on field goals for the month, but hit all five attempts from 50 yards or longer. …
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  • Bonnie Bernstein Explains Ray Lewis's Crimes With An Unfortunat…

    Bonnie Bernstein Explains Ray Lewis's Crimes With An Unfortunate Parable About Middle Schoolers Smoking

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    Somewhere along the line, we as a nation apparently chose to forgive/forget the fact that Ray Lewis was involved in a murder at a Super Bowl party in 2000. That Lewis and his friends got into a fight with another group, and two people in that other grou…
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  • London Fletcher named NFC defensive player of the month

    London Fletcher named NFC defensive player of the month

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Redskins are riding a seven-game winning streak into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks and one of the biggest reasons for their turnaround after a 3-6 start has been the improved play of the defense. They forced 15 turnovers and sacked quarterbacks
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  • Something's Gotta Give

    Something's Gotta Give

    CNNSI.com Jan 3, 2013
    Rookie QBs reviving non-playoff teams aren't the only thing the Redskins and Seahawks have in common, but who continues deeper into January? Peter King has the answer.
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  • Geno Smith selects Select Sports Group

    Geno Smith selects Select Sports Group

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Even in a draft class that is currently believed to lack high-end quarterbacks, the best quarterbacks in the class will attract plenty of attention and competition. West Virginia’s Geno Smith has made his choice, hiring Erik Burkhardt and Jeff Nalley of
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  • PFT’s wild-card picks

    PFT’s wild-card picks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Well, the regular season has ended, and I finished strong with a 13-3 mark.  More importantly, I went 4-1 in the five games on which MDS and I disagreed, pushing the final margin to 11 games. With only 11 postseason games and one agreement on the four w…
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  • Sources: Suspended Williams out as Rams DC

    Sources: Suspended Williams out as Rams DC

    ESPN.com Jan 3, 2013
    Suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams won't return to the St. Louis Rams next season, according to sources.
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  • Ahmad Bradshaw: You never know who will be back

    Ahmad Bradshaw: You never know who will be back

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw battled through a slew of injuries this season to post 1,015 rushing yards in 14 games, the second time that he’s topped the 1,000-yard mark in his career. As he was cleaning out his locker and saying goodbye to his te
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  • No structural damage to Dez Bryant’s back

    No structural damage to Dez Bryant’s back

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant had to leave the stadium in a wheelchair after injuring his back during Sunday night’s season-ending loss to the Redskins and he was still on crutches Tuesday, leading to tests over the last few days to determine the ext
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  • Robert Griffin III: What a Good Quarterback Means

    Robert Griffin III: What a Good Quarterback Means

    nytimes.com Jan 3, 2013
    Do you have a top quarterback or not? Everything in the N.F.L. can change based on that question.
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  • Bills may have some degree of interest in Jim Haslett

    Bills may have some degree of interest in Jim Haslett

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Bills are trying to get in on the Chip Kelly derby, but they’re clearly putting together a Plan B. And one of the names on the Plan B (or maybe C) list seems to be Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. There was an item in the Washington Post
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  • Greg Jennings isn’t crazy about home-field advantage

    Greg Jennings isn’t crazy about home-field advantage

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Eli Manning and Michael Vick have done a lot to puncture the notion that Lambeau Field gives the Packers a home-field advantage that’s impossible to overcome in recent years and now a member of the Packers is saying that he’d just as soon play on the
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Buffalo News has an incredible package of stories and photos celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Bills’ comeback playoff win against the Oilers. Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel takes a look at the best and worst of the Dolphins’ se
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  • Browns interview Ken Whisenhunt

    Browns interview Ken Whisenhunt

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Days after he was fired by the Cardinals, Ken Whisenhunt has had his second interview for a new job. Whisenhunt interviewed Wednesday with the Browns about their head coaching vacancy, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Jo
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  • Two Florida Gators declare for NFL Draft following Sugar Bowl

    Two Florida Gators declare for NFL Draft following Sugar Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    Following their 33-23 loss to the Louisville Cardinals in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night, Florida junior safety Matt Elam and junior defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd announced their intentions to declare for the NFL draft. Elam was named a first-team A…
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  • NFL needs developmental league, for plenty of reasons

    NFL needs developmental league, for plenty of reasons

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    When the NFL pulled the plug on whatever the World League was known as in its final existence, the NFL likewise removed the ability of young players to get much-needed live reps. But it’s more than players who benefit from a league that helps develop ta
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  • Colts Owner Jim Irsay Is Ready For The Playoffs: "Time To …

    Colts Owner Jim Irsay Is Ready For The Playoffs: "Time To Let The Monster Feed!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    deadspin.com Jan 3, 2013
    The Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts, by some unexplainable circumstance, pulled off an 11-5 record this season and secured a wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. Colts owner Jim Irsay? Oh, he's ready to party, as you can s…
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  • Nick Saban's denials that he'll leave Alabama for Cleveland Bro…

    Nick Saban's denials that he'll leave Alabama for Cleveland Browns ring hollow considering his past

    nydailynews.com Jan 3, 2013
    Alabama coach Nick Saban arrived with his SEC championship team Wednesday afternoon to prepare for Monday’s BCS national championship game against top-ranked Notre Dame in Miami amid a swirl of speculation that he may leave for the NFL at season’s end
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  • Overrated Colts and Wild-Card Round Probabilities

    Overrated Colts and Wild-Card Round Probabilities

    nytimes.com Jan 3, 2013
    A good case can be made that Indianapolis's surprising 11-5 record was more a result of a weak schedule than anything else.
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  • Seahawks back to full strength entering playoffs

    Seahawks back to full strength entering playoffs

    profootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2013
    After 16 regular season games the Seattle Seahawks enter the playoffs with just about as healthy a roster as possible. Running back Marshawn Lynch was the only player listed on Seattle’s injury report on Wednesday. He was limited with a back injury that
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  • With Rex Ryan fleeing to Bahamas, NY Jets coach leaves a trail …

    With Rex Ryan fleeing to Bahamas, NY Jets coach leaves a trail of unanswered questions that won't go away

    nydailynews.com Jan 3, 2013
    Rex Ryan, bless his heart, is suddenly running scared of notebooks and microphones. Woody Johnson just hasn’t been the same since his pal Mitt Romney did just about as well on Election Night as the Jets did on Thanksgiving Night, minus the Butt Fumble,
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  • About Last Night: Ray Lewis, Pregame Dance to Retire

    About Last Night: Ray Lewis, Pregame Dance to Retire

    grantland.com Jan 3, 2013
    In case you were busy explaining why your "flu-like symptoms" aren't just a cover for a two-day New Year's Eve hangover, here's what you missed in spo...
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A Tough Task Ahead 03:10

    NFL32OT: A Tough Task Ahead

    Jan 3
    Episode 242: Chris Mortensen discusses which rookie quarterback will have a tougher task this postseason. Merril Hoge makes his pick for MVP. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson's desire to play on special teams.
  • Video - Cold Hard Facts 02:04

    Cold Hard Facts

    Jan 3
    Mark Schlereth shares which teams he believes are poised to win on Wild-Card Weekend.
  • Video - How they got here: Green Bay Packers 02:24

    How they got here: Green Bay Packers

    Jan 3
    The Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2012 playoffs with momentum and energy. Relive the memorable moments they experienced on their road to the postseason.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playo…

    Jan 3
    RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
  • 2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card Round

    Jan 3
    With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
  • One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews

    Jan 3
    One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews
  • Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks

    Jan 3
    Peter King: NFL Wild-Card Picks