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The Minnesota Vikings began their second round of interviews for their open head coaching position with Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer on Tuesday. Zimmer had interviewed a second time with the Tennessee Titans on Monday before they…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 14He hasn’t quite pulled a Nick Saban, but Josh McDaniels has come close on the subject of possibly leaving the Patriots to take over the Browns. “Well, I’ll definitely be here,” McDaniels told reporters on Tuesday when addressing the decision to withdraw…Upvote Share Tweet
'Playoff Andy' may actually be a normal QBCINCINNATI -- Eight days ago, it was easy to point a finger at Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and declare him the primary culprit behind the team's third consecutive first-round playoff exit in as many seasons. After all, his right arm was t…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 14In yet another indication the Browns may know which way they’re leaning, they’re apparently opening the door for existing assistants to leave. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns are granting permission for defensive coordinator Ray Horton to…Upvote Share TweetWith only two NFL head coaching openings left, there are signs it could be down to one soon. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has taken himself out of the running for the Browns head coaching job. Whi…Upvote Share TweetWith Jim Caldwell taking over as the Lions head coach today, he’s expected to try to dip into some of his old Ravens co-workers. According to the Baltimore Sun, Caldwell is expected to try to bring Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin as his defensive co…Upvote Share Tweet
A review of Steelers' offensive snap countsPITTSBURGH -- Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played every snap and was the only Steelers offensive player to log more than 1,000 snaps in 2013. Roethlisberger was under center for all 1,021 of the Steelers' snaps, according to ESPN Stats & Info, wit…Upvote Share TweetAnother coaching vacancy was filled on Monday when the Titans hired Ken Whisenhunt, but it doesn’t look like the Browns will be making a similar move in the immediate future. Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Browns will wait to talk to Bron…Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up caw: Bad history with receiversA bad history of drafting wide receivers may affect the Ravens' decision to draft one in the first round, according to Comcast SportsNet's Clifton Brown. The Ravens' track record has been indisputably awful. Of the 20 wide receivers the Ravens have draf…Upvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: How are Patriots back in title game again? All credit due to Br…Jan 14If the NFL playoffs were like one big family reunion every January, the New England Patriots would be those somewhat tiresome relatives who show up too often and tend to stay too long. Another deep postseason run by the Men of Belichick and Brady? Reall…
The Tuesday MailbagJan 14The Tennessee Titans had their pick between their top choice on offense (San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt) and one of their top two choices on defense (Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer), and time was of the essence. The Detroit…