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Bucs hire Dave Wannstedt as special teams coach

Bucs hire Dave Wannstedt as special teams coach

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Feb 1, 2013
Dave Wannstedt has landed a new job in a surprising place: Tampa Bay, as special teams coach. Wannstedt, the former head coach of the Bears and Dolphins, was added to Greg Schiano’s staff today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. It’s surprising that Wan
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  • Lions, Chiefs, Jets, UCLA Bruins among teams that missed out on…

    Lions, Chiefs, Jets, UCLA Bruins among teams that missed out on Harbaughs as head coaches

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Everybody has a different set of emotions when they watch the Super Bowl. For some NFL teams, there will be a definite sense of regret and "what might have been." As ESPN's Adam Schefter pointed out on Friday, several teams othe…
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  • Joe Namath’s pick for Super Bowl XLVII

    Joe Namath’s pick for Super Bowl XLVII

    yahoo.com Feb 1, 2013
    Like he did last season, NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend Joe Namath will join Yahoo! Sports and the Shutdown Corner Blog for commentary and analysis. Make sure you like the Official Joe Namath page on Facebook. And with playoff news always br…
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  • Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 1-4

    Walker's Fab 40: Nos. 1-4

    ESPN.com Feb 1, 2013
    We have reached the conclusion of our second annual “Walker’s Fab 40” in the AFC East blog. This year’s list caused a lot of debate throughout our community. Here are the very best players currently in the AFC East: No. 4: Wes Welker, WR, New Engl
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  • Rob Gronkowski Went To Baton Rouge For A Night Of Shirtless Par…

    Rob Gronkowski Went To Baton Rouge For A Night Of Shirtless Partying

    deadspin.com Feb 1, 2013
    Giant man-puppy Rob Gronkowski has been in New Orleans all week, enjoying the Super Bowl festivities. Yesterday, he swung by the SportsCenter set to tell us that he hates being injured "to the max," and then he made one little kid's year by dr…
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  • Unfinished Business: Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Sup…

    Unfinished Business: Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Super Bowl…

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    Long ago, Randy Moss and Matt Birk had Super Bowl dreams as Vikings teammates. Now the two will vie for the elusive title as opponents. Don Banks details their unique bond.
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  • Five reasons the Ravens will win Super Bowl XLVII

    Five reasons the Ravens will win Super Bowl XLVII

    CNNSI.com Feb 1, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- One thing is certain about Super Bowl XLVII: After the game has ended and the confetti has rained on the field inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a Harbaugh will hoist the hardware. Will John Harbaugh, coach of the Ravens, lift the Lomba…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1, 2013
    Former Bills CB Mickey Washington serves on the NFLPA’s Former Players board of directors with former Bills teammate Cornelius Bennett. Ted Ginn has moved on to San Francisco and says he has no regrets about his time with the Dolphins. Patriots RB Danny
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  • Ed Reed rips media, says he’s unlikely to land in New England

    Ed Reed rips media, says he’s unlikely to land in New England

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1, 2013
    Ravens safety Ed Ree is aware of the stories linking him to the Patriots, and he’s not happy about them. Reed said his quotes about being able to see himself in a Patriots uniform have been taken out of context by reporters who are looking to create sto
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  • Bill Parcells belongs in Pro Football Hall of Fame and with NY …

    Bill Parcells belongs in Pro Football Hall of Fame and with NY Giants' Tom Coughlin and Patriots' Bill Belichick joining push, t

    nydailynews.com Feb 1, 2013
    One year ago, Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick were trying to figure out ways to beat each other in the Super Bowl. Coughlin’s Giants then defeated Belichick’s Patriots for the second time in five seasons, reducing Belichick’s lead over Coughlin in S
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  • Video - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talks about Wes Welker's future 01:23

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talks about Wes Welker's future

    Feb 1
    Is New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker going to stay in New England? Patriots owner Robert Kraft discusses Welker's contract situation.
  • Video - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talks about Wes Welker's future 01:23

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talks about Wes Welker's future

    Feb 1
    Is New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker going to stay in New England? Patriots owner Robert Kraft discusses Welker's contract situation.

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    Feb 1
    The Harbaugh brothers' lifelong competition moves to a very big stage.
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    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- Have to admit, I'm a sucker for the sentimental stories that come forth every year during Super Bowl week. Jerome Bettis' quest to ride off into retirement with a ring. John Elway finally getting the big confetti shower for once (and then…
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    Feb 1
    NEW ORLEANS -- I don't know what kind of game this is going to be, but this Super Bowl really has it all.
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    Feb 1
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is overseeing a game that is going through change on the surface, but a strong heart beats underneath