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profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
The list of candidates for the New York Jets general manager job has apparently shrunk by one. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross has pulled his name out of contention for the job. Ro…Share Tweet
NY Jets need to hire personnel expert as general manager, not another salary-cap specialist such as Mike Tannenbaumnydailynews.com Jan 15, 2013The Jets stink right now and have sunk to their lowest level since the forgettable and thankfully short-lived Rich Kotite era for one basic reason: The roster is bad.Share TweetNewly hired Bills coach Doug Marrone turned to several of his former assistants at Syracuse in continuing to fill out his new staff in Buffalo.Share Tweet
Tebow says he's uncertain 'what my future holds'CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013NEW YORK (AP) -- From nearly unstoppable to nearly invisible.Share Tweet
Dolphins’ Denney, Lions’ Muhlbach named Pro Bowl long snappersThe Pro Bowl ballot does not include long snappers, because, really, who can identify the NFL’s best long snappers? But someone has to long snap in the Pro Bowl, so the coaching staffs of the AFC and NFC teams each choose a long snapper. And today cameShare Tweet
Interesting coaching dynamic for Mariobuffalobills.com Jan 15, 2013With the Bills announcing the addition of 10 assistants to the coaching staff Tuesday there’s an interesting coaching dynamic concerning DE Mario Williams. Anthony Weaver was hired as the team’s defensive line coach. Last year he was the Jets assistanShare TweetAs the Jets search for a man who’ll have to work with and possibly decide (in time) the fate of coach Rex Ryan, coach Rex Ryan has had no role in the selection process. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, Ryan wasn’t present for the first wave oShare Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Containing Ray RiceAFC East blogger James Walker talks about the Patriots' past success at limiting Baltimore running back Ray Rice's productionShare TweetThe New England Patriots are known to give up "chunk" passing plays on defense. It’s the primary reason New England was ranked 29th against the pass this year. The biggest vertical threat for the Baltimore Ravens is second-year receiver Torrey Smith. HeShare TweetThe Texans are finished after losing to the Patriots last Sunday, which means one of the greatest individual seasons by a defensive end has also come to an end. J.J. Watt will add no more sacks or batted passes to a resume that’s likely to make him theShare TweetTwo future Hall of Famers will meet Sunday when quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots faces linebacker Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. This is the final meeting between these two football legends. Lewis …Share TweetRob Gronkowski broke his left forearm back in November, and had surgery to fix it. He returned for Week 17, played sparingly, then broke his left forearm in the Patriots' first playoff game. It's easy enough to jump to the conclusion that he came back t…Share TweetIt’s not the Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning showdown many expected in the AFC Championship Game. But the intense rivalry between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens is just as exciting. For the second consecutive year, these familiar foes wilShare TweetThe Cardinals feared losing defensive coordinator Ray Horton to a head-coaching job. After the two other head-coaching jobs for which Horton interviewed (Browns and Bills) went to other candidates, the Cardinals’ reportedly hatched a plan to keep HortShare Tweet
Sunk Costs: Mark Sanchez and the Concordenytimes.com Jan 15, 2013The Jets don't have a general manager, but they still have their quarterback, and that remains their biggest problem.Share Tweet
Ranking team needs: New York JetsThe AFC East blog continues its series this week on ranking team needs. Next we have the inconsistent New York Jets, who finished 6-10 this season. No. 1 need: Quarterback Analysis: It's no secret the Jets are hamstrung at quarterback. New York must get…Share TweetThe Bills should have been paying attention to the quality of the quarterbacks in the playoffs last weekend. How far from the playoffs are the Dolphins? Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is happy to have Brian Daboll join the coaching staff.…Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Ravens-Patriots Meet AgainJan 15Episode 249: Jason Taylor breaks down the Ravens defense going up against Tom Brady and the Patriots offense. The NFL32 crew discuss Texans head coach Gary Kubiak's comments on Matt Schaub.
Playing With PainJan 15Jason Taylor describes the pains of playing in the NFL, including almost losing his leg.
Gronk's impactJan 15How big of a hit will the New England Patriots' offense take with the loss of star tight end Rob Gronkowski? Solomon Wilcots and Albert Breer discuss the team's plans moving forward.
Blogger Blitz: Containing Ray RiceJan 15AFC East blogger James Walker talks about the Patriots' past success at limiting Ray Rice's production