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Pro Bowl viewing guide: Five things to watch (you know you’re g…

Pro Bowl viewing guide: Five things to watch (you know you’re gonna watch it)

yahoo.com Updated Jan 26, 2013
Ask around about the Pro Bowl, and you'll hear a lot of, "Who would watch that game? I never watch it." Many of the people who tell you that are lying. The Pro Bowl does monster ratings. Someone has to be watching the NFL's all-star game. The …
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  • Desperation leads Mike Munchak to Gregg Williams

    Desperation leads Mike Munchak to Gregg Williams

    So when a guy who coaches a struggling team nearly loses his job and knows that he definitely will be gone if he doesn’t turn things around, what does he do? He takes a risk. That’s what Titans coach Mike Munchak will be doing by bringing former Titan
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  • Cowboys name ex-Vols coach Dooley assistant

    Cowboys name ex-Vols coach Dooley assistant

    The Dallas Cowboys are prepared to hire former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley as Dallas' new wide receivers coach, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Accorsi said he didn’t play favorites with Gettleman

    Accorsi said he didn’t play favorites with Gettleman

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    When former Giants G.M. Ernie Accorsi was hired to help the Panthers find a new G.M., the first name that popped up in league circles as the prime candidate was Giants executive Dave Gettleman, given his relationship and friendship with Accorsi.  And ev
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  • Ayanbadejo plans to use Super Bowl to promote same-sex marriage

    Ayanbadejo plans to use Super Bowl to promote same-sex marriage

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    The Super Bowl brings intense media attention for the players and coaches.  One of the players plans to take advantage of that attention to promote a concept about which he feels strongly. Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, according to the New York Times, …
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  • NFL rejects requests by NY Jets, NY Giants to keep rivals from …

    NFL rejects requests by NY Jets, NY Giants to keep rivals from using facilities during Super Bowl XLVIII

    nydailynews.com Jan 26, 2013
    As part of their bid for Super Bowl XLVIII, the Jets and Giants proposed the AFC team use the Giants facility and the NFC team use the Jets facility.
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  • Gregg Williams, leader of the Saints’ bounty scandal, close to …

    Gregg Williams, leader of the Saints’ bounty scandal, close to getting another NFL job

    yahoo.com Jan 26, 2013
    Anyone who thought Gregg Williams' prominent role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal would make it tough for him to get another NFL job was very wrong. In fact, at least one team wants to hire him at just about the first possible moment. The Tenn…
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  • Quarterbacks struggle mightily in Senior Bowl, but defenders sh…

    Quarterbacks struggle mightily in Senior Bowl, but defenders shine from start to finish

    yahoo.com Jan 26, 2013
    MOBILE, Ala. -- Going into the week of the Senior Bowl practices and game, the primary narrative was the one you'll hear throughout the NFL draft: A year after seven different rookie quarterbacks found themselves in NFL starting positions, the follow-up…
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  • E.J. Manuel leads South to Senior Bowl victory

    E.J. Manuel leads South to Senior Bowl victory

    CNNSI.com Jan 26, 2013
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Florida State's E.J. Manuel passed for a touchdown and rushed for another on the South's first two drives in a 21-16 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
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  • Payton urges New Orleans to show Roger Goodell hospitality

    Payton urges New Orleans to show Roger Goodell hospitality

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    With the NFL preparing to descend on New Orleans, local residents are preparing to roll out the unwelcome mat for Commissioner Roger Goodell, given his handling of the bounty case. Saints coach Sean Payton hopes that doesn’t happen. “I think that woul
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  • Senior Bowl quarterbacks putting on quite a show

    Senior Bowl quarterbacks putting on quite a show

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    If you ever wondered how a Mark Sanchez is allowed to happen, here’s how. The pipeline of quarterback talent appears to be running dry, based on the performances in the first half of the Senior Bowl. Granted, watching half a college all-star game is a r
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  • Very different Super Bowl trip for Mario Manningham this year

    Very different Super Bowl trip for Mario Manningham this year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Mario Manningham made the biggest catch of last year’s Super Bowl, reeling in an Eli Manning pass down the sideline late in the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning touchdown for the Giants. The Giants didn’t make it back to the Super Bowl this y
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  • Kaepernick benefits from ironman offensive line

    Kaepernick benefits from ironman offensive line

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    While the play of quarterback Colin Kaepernick has certainly been exceptional, he has also benefitted from playing behind a stable, and very good 49ers offensive line. The five starting linemen played every game, and the right side of his line hasn’t mi
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  • Harbaugh says Castillo had other options

    Harbaugh says Castillo had other options

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Juan Castillo, the long-time offensive line coach in Philadelphia who lasted less than two years as the defensive coordinator, secured an unexpected shot at a Super Bowl ring by joining former Philly colleague John Harbaugh in Baltimore. Castillo, a con…
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  • Speculation commences on what Jets could get for Revis

    Speculation commences on what Jets could get for Revis

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    The Jets have made it known that they will at least explore their options regarding cornerback Darrelle Revis.  Which means that anyone interested in trading for him now knows that he’s available. So what could the Jets get?  An NFL source with knowle
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  • Tom Brady's New House Literally Has A Moat

    Tom Brady's New House Literally Has A Moat

    deadspin.com Jan 26, 2013
    Above, Tom Brady's new $20 million California home, which, besides being sunken into what looks like an un-traversable valley, also has a moat-literally, a moat. You can't really see it from the above angle because the massive house is blocking our view
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  • Dannell Ellerbe misses practice for third straight day

    Dannell Ellerbe misses practice for third straight day

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    There’s still plenty of time until the Super Bowl, which means there’s plenty of time for injured players to get a little healthier before gameday. It sounds like that’s a good thing for Ravens linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. Ellerbe missed practice for
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  • Report: Patriots sign another CFL product

    Report: Patriots sign another CFL product

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    The Canadian scouting bureau of the Patriots is earning its loonies this month. The team recently signed defensive lineman Armond Armstead away from the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and it looks like Armstead will have someone to talk to if he gets wistful a
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  • Browns quarterback Colt McCoy added $1.75 million to his 2013 b…

    Browns quarterback Colt McCoy added $1.75 million to his 2013 base salary

    yahoo.com Jan 26, 2013
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy played just 39 snaps in a relief role in three games during 2012, but his playing time and performance from his first two seasons in the NFL have increased his 2013 base salary from the league minimum to $2.325 mi…
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  • Ravens wrap up final home practice, pack gear

    Ravens wrap up final home practice, pack gear

    ESPN.com Jan 26, 2013
    The music blared in the Baltimore Ravens locker room Saturday as the players threw their football gear into black duffel bags lying in front of their cubicles.
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  • Bears could extend Charles Tillman’s contract this offseason

    Bears could extend Charles Tillman’s contract this offseason

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is playing in his second straight Pro Bowl this weekend and coming off perhaps his finest season, which has led to speculation that the Bears could look to extend his contract before the start of next season. Tillman is …
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  • Mike Singletary wants another head coaching shot

    Mike Singletary wants another head coaching shot

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    When the Bears were looking for a head coach to replace Lovie Smith, their list of candidates skewed heavily toward the offensive side of the ball. Former 49ers head coach and Bears icon Mike Singletary was the exception. There were suggestions that Sin…
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  • Sergio Kindle looking for work, works out for Giants

    Sergio Kindle looking for work, works out for Giants

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    There was once a time when Sergio Kindle was a promising pass-rush prospect, who seemed to fall into a perfect situation. But the fall down the stairs prior to his rookie training seems to have derailed his career, and now he can’t seem to latch on. Aft
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  • Wheatley says Bills will use “multiple” looks with Jackson and…

    Wheatley says Bills will use “multiple” looks with Jackson and Spiller

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Bills running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley knows a thing or two about being a role player in a running game.  His biggest job in Buffalo will be to ensure that running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller know - and embrace - their roles. “At the end
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  • Terrell Suggs uncharacteristically quiet

    Terrell Suggs uncharacteristically quiet

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    When last we heard from Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, he was telling the Patriots to enjoy the Pro Bowl and calling them “arrogant pricks” and/or “arrogant f—kers.”  (We wish he’d make up his mind.) But now Suggs is subdued, directing no s
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  • Spencer ready to put his hand down to stay with Cowboys

    Spencer ready to put his hand down to stay with Cowboys

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Spencer will play in his first Pro Bowl tomorrow, though he hopes there are more. Pro Bowls, and years with the Cowboys. After playing this year under the franchise tag, Spencer’s agent said he hopes to stay with Dalla
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  • Point/Counterpoint: Super Bowl XLVII

    Point/Counterpoint: Super Bowl XLVII

    nytimes.com Jan 26, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens, a traditional defensive powerhouse, will face the San Francisco 49ers' speed and youth. Tom Jolly and Carl Nelson have their annual debate on who will win.
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  • Eagles haven’t contacted Georgia about Grantham, yet

    Eagles haven’t contacted Georgia about Grantham, yet

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    As Eagles coach Chip Kelly looks for a defensive coordinator with “shutoutability,” one of the leading candidates continues to be a guy who has more than a little “shoutability.” Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been on the short li
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  • Pro Bowl will be televised in Hawaii

    Pro Bowl will be televised in Hawaii

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    TV viewers in Hawaii will be saying “aloha” and not “aloha” to the Pro Bowl. The local blackout has been lifted for the AFC-NFC all-star game. Which is good, because what else would people do in Hawaii in, you know, the middle of the afternoon? Ti
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  • Redskins’ Trent Williams hurt in nightclub brawl, will not play…

    Redskins’ Trent Williams hurt in nightclub brawl, will not play in the Pro Bowl

    It's not generally easy to make the Pro Bowl exciting, but off-field events do conspire at times. There is the case of Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams, who will not play in this year's All-Star exhibit after he was injured in a nightclub …
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  • Ozzie Newsome thinks Rooney Rule still works

    Ozzie Newsome thinks Rooney Rule still works

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Even though no minority candidates were added during the NFL’s latest coaching and GM-hiring cycle, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said he still has faith in the Rooney Rule. In fact, the league’s first minority general manager said Ravens offen
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  • 2013 outlook for Jerel Worthy murky after knee reconstruction

    2013 outlook for Jerel Worthy murky after knee reconstruction

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    When Packers defensive end Jerel Worthy was shut down because of a knee injury at the end of the regular season, the diagnosis was that he had a bone bruise. It turned out to be a more serious injury. Worthy tore his ACL and had reconstructive surgery p…
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  • Beanie Wells looks for new start with Arians

    Beanie Wells looks for new start with Arians

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Near the end of the regular season, Cardinals running back Beanie Wells said that he was only concerned with putting good performances on film for the other 31 teams in the league because he was certain he wouldn’t be back with Arizona in 2013. The situ
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  • Ray Edwards TKOs some tomato can in Minnesota

    Ray Edwards TKOs some tomato can in Minnesota

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Former Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards returned to the boxing ring Friday night in Minnesota, apparently against the pugilistic equivalent of his own Falcons career. Edwards improved to 2-0 with a 41-second TKO of some guy named Corey Briggs, who is n…
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  • Crennel hasn’t been contacted by Saints, yet

    Crennel hasn’t been contacted by Saints, yet

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Former Browns and Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel is on the list of potential defensive coordinators with the Saints. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, the Saints have not yet contacted him. It’s unclear at this point whether and to
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    The $20 million home built by Patriots QB Tom Brady and his other half who earns well over half of the family income is now completed. With Ike Hilliard serving as the Bills’ receivers coach, the wideouts will have a coach who played at the NFL level fo
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  • Antonio Cromartie thinks Mark Sanchez just needs more help

    Antonio Cromartie thinks Mark Sanchez just needs more help

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    The common opinion about Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is that his contract is the only thing keeping him in the mix at quarterback for the Jets. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie does not subscribe to that opinion. Cromartie believes that Sanchez can be a s…
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  • Huddled Masses for 2014 Super Bowl in New York

    Huddled Masses for 2014 Super Bowl in New York

    nytimes.com Jan 26, 2013
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell want fans to "embrace the weather" when the Super Bowl arrives in New York/New Jersey next season.
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  • Jimmy Graham is recovering from wrist surgery

    Jimmy Graham is recovering from wrist surgery

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26, 2013
    Saints tight end Jimmy Graham revealed late in the season that he had been struggling with a wrist injury all year. Now Graham is recovering from wrist surgery. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Graham had the surgery earlier this month. The i…
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  • Senior Bowl Risers: The defense

    Senior Bowl Risers: The defense

    yahoo.com Jan 26, 2013
    MOBILE, Ala. -- Yes, there is still a Senior Bowl game to be played on Saturday, but the hay is pretty much in the barn from a personnel perspective when Thursday practices wrap up, and NFL teams have seen how the best senior draft prospects line up aga…
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  • Redskins' Williams hurt in fight, out of Pro Bowl

    Redskins' Williams hurt in fight, out of Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 26, 2013
    Minnesota Vikings rookie left tackle Matt Kalil is headed to Hawaii after all.
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  • Video - Gregg Williams Close To NFL Return 00:25

    Gregg Williams Close To NFL Return

    Jan 26
    Gregg Williams close to becoming Titans assistant head coach.
  • Video - The bar is set high in Chicago 01:51

    The bar is set high in Chicago

    Jan 26
    What will Chicago Bears new head coach Marc Trestman need to do in order for his first year to be a success? Heath Evans and Willie McGinest talk about the expectations for the Bears' new head coach.
  • Video - The bar is set high in Chicago 01:51

    The bar is set high in Chicago

    Jan 26
    What will Chicago Bears new head coach Marc Trestman need to do in order for his first year to be a success? Heath Evans and Willie McGinest talk about the expectations for the Bears' new head coach.
  • Video - Strong leadership is staple of Ravens' Super Bowl run 01:55

    Strong leadership is staple of Ravens' Super Bowl run

    Jan 26
    The Baltimore Ravens have been able to overcome adversity this season due to incredibly strong leadership.

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