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deadspin.com Updated Jan 7, 2013
Kate Upton just destroyed the Jets and Notre Dame on Twitter. As of this writing, Alabama is dominating Notre Dame 42-7. So, really, there's no sense trying to say something biting here because she's right. She's goddamned right. More »Upvote Share Tweet
nydailynews.com Updated Jan 7, 2013At the Jets’ Tuesday press extravaganza, someone will ask Rex Ryan about that tattoo of his wife Michelle wearing a Mark Sanchez jersey. Eyes will roll and inquiring minds will wonder what this all has to do with football and Gang Green’s future.Upvote Share TweetIn what could be the start of a shakeup to Rex Ryan's coaching staff, the New York Jets have parted ways with quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, a league source confirmed Monday.Upvote Share TweetA report out of New York indicates that Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has been given permission to interview with the Bills. Newsday is reporting that the Jets have said Pettine can interview for the Bills defensive coordinator post under newl…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Bills to interview Tucker for DCbuffalobills.com Updated Jan 7, 2013CBS Sports Jason LaCanfora is reporting that Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is free to interview with the Bills for their defensive coordinator position. Bills have been granted permission to interview Jags coordinator Mel Tucker for their DC …Upvote Share TweetDolphins owner Stephen Ross says that for the first time since he bought the franchise five years ago, he’s confident that the team is heading in the right direction. Ross told reporters that first-year coach Joe Philbin and rookie quarterback Ryan TannUpvote Share TweetIf it's the NFL postseason, it's time for Patriots fans and columnists to ratchet their annoying tendencies up another few notches. Yes, they've reached many Super Bowls in recent years, and even won a few, and yes, we're all jealous of their success. B…Upvote Share TweetThe Bills introduced Doug Marrone as their head coach on Monday and he’ll introduce himself to PFT Planet as a guest on Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Marrone comes to Buffalo after four years as the head coach of SyracusUpvote Share TweetESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Tom Brady's comments that the "Monday Night Football" game between the Texans and Patriots will have no bearing on their playoff matchup.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Jan 7, 2013Tonight, Nick Saban makes his triumphant return to Miami, where he coached the Dolphins for two largely unpleasant and unmemorable years in 2005 and 2006. Saban's clearly a good coach-he bookended his 15-17 Dolphins stint with a 48-16 record at LSU andUpvote Share Tweet
Andy Reid: I’ve got to find the next Len DawsonNew Chiefs coach Andy Reid was formally introduced in Kansas City today, and it didn’t take long for him to be asked about finding a quarterback. Reid didn’t offer any specific opinions about the quarterbacks currently on the Chiefs’ roster - MattUpvote Share Tweet
Boston columnist: Texans are 'frauds'New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick won't like this one. Expect plenty of respect coming from the Patriots locker room in regards to the Houston Texans this week. New England, led by the laser-focused Belichick, will do all it can to guard ag…Upvote Share TweetIn December, the Patriots destroyed the Texans, 42-14. Which is great news for the Patriots, who get to play the Texans again on Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs. Except for one problem: The Patriots have been down this road before: Two ye…Upvote Share TweetOn Sunday, there were reports that indicated 49ers exec Tom Gamble was poised to become the next general manager of the Jets. That may come to pass, but multiple reports from New York put Gamble’s hiring as less of a sure thing than it seemed during theUpvote Share Tweet
AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 10-12The 2013 offseason should be a memorable one with several key free agents set to hit the open market. With the New England Patriots still in the playoffs, we won't go too heavy on offseason analysis just yet. But as an appetizer, this week the AFC East …Upvote Share TweetThe Bills are “swinging for the fences” by hiring Doug Marrone as their next head coach. Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel looks at the Dolphins legacy of Nick Saban. Recent playoff experience against the Jets should remind the Patriots that regular seasoUpvote Share Tweet
Looking Ahead to Jets' News Conference Tuesdaynytimes.com Updated Jan 7, 2013Changes are coming to the Jets, but it looks as if they may not have a new general manager by Tuesday after all.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 7, 2013Oregon's coach has a history of waiting for the perfect fit and turning down enticing offers, like one from Giants Coach Tom Coughlin.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 7, 2013The 2012 NFL playoffs got off to a sloppy start, but RGIII's injury was the ugliest moment of the wild-card round. So, who's to blame in D.C.? Peter King weighs in on that and more.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: RG III Goes Down In LossJan 7Episode 243: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss whether keeping Robert Griffin III in the game was the right decision. Adam Schefter breaks down the hiring of Bills new head coach Doug Marrone. The NFL32 crew discuss the Ravens-Broncos matchup.
PTI Big Finish January 7thJan 7PTI runs down Monday's top stories
AFC Divisional PlayoffsJan 7Eric Mangini, Herm Edwards and Tim Hasselbeck discuss which AFC team has the best chance to win a rematch in the divisional playoffs.
Brady Expects Different Game vs. TexansJan 7ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Tom Brady's comments that the "Monday Night Football" game between the Texans and Patriots will have no bearing on their playoff matchup.
NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategyJan 7The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
2013 NFL draft -- Zach Ertz of Stanford Cardinal enters NFL draftJan 7Stanford's offense will be without one if its premier playmakers after tight end Zach Ertz announced Monday he'll enter the 2013 NFL draft.
Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card WeekendJan 7Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …