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The Denver Broncos made the decision Tuesday to not renew the contract of secondary coach Ron Milus in the wake of the Broncos double overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens last Saturday. It didn’t take long for the Broncos to fill the role as they haveUpvote Share Tweet
Not long after the Browns hired CEO Joe Banner, he tiptoed around the possibility of a uniform change during an appearance on PFT Live. On Tuesday, owner Jimmy Haslam did more than tiptoe. During a press conference announcing that the Factory of Sadness…Upvote Share Tweet
Denver mayor hurt practicing Ray Lewis' danceDenver Mayor Michael Hancock insists he is not trying to renege on a bet after he injured his leg at a stock show.Upvote Share TweetWell, it’s not exactly “Win one for the Gipper,” but a flu-ridden Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti did text coach John Harbaugh during last week’s playoff win, offering encouragement at a time when his team was still behind. According to Aaron WilsonUpvote Share TweetWhen the names of this years Pro Bowl players were announced last month, Bengals tackle Andrew Whitworth expressed some strong feelings about the process used to put the teams together. “It’s a joke to me,” Whitworth said, via the Dayton Daily News.Upvote Share TweetAn electric utility has bought the naming rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium, which will be known as FirstEnergy Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Joe Flacco, The Big-Armed Oaf Who Saved Baltimoredeadspin.com Jan 15, 2013Joe Flacco has played five full seasons in the NFL, and in each one, he has thrown for less than 4,000 yards and completed less than 64 percent of his throws. He has never been sacked fewer than 30 times, and he has never thrown more than 25 touchdowns.…Upvote Share Tweet
Who led AFC North in dropped passes?Who dropped the ball the most in the AFC North? In terms of passes, it was the Cleveland Browns for the second season in a row. The Browns dropped 27 passes in 2012, according to ESPN Stats & Information. But the Browns were the only team in the div…Upvote Share TweetAs the Browns search for a new General Manager, CEO Joe Banner says there’s a frontrunner for the job. But, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Banner won’t say who it is. Banner added that the first wave of interviews will inUpvote Share Tweet
Blogger Blitz: Ravens offensive lineOne of the biggest surprises of the Baltimore Ravens postseason has been the play of their line, especially the pass protection on the edges. Left tackle Bryant McKinnie, whose offseason problems with playing shape and a late arrival to training camp, d…Upvote Share Tweet
Baltimore hotel fires up a well-choreographed Ray Lewis-themed laser showyahoo.com Jan 15, 2013Check this out: a Ray Lewis-themed laser light show at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. It began this weekend, and will presumably continue as long as the Ravens win in the playoffs. Our take: nice, but cuts off way too fast to be accurate. This show …Upvote Share Tweet
Epic wins haven't led to Super Bowl winsThe Ravens' double-overtime win over the Broncos was the third-longest NFL game of the Super Bowl era. But winning an epic game like this doesn't necessarily lead to a Lombardi Trophy. The teams that won the NFL's two longest games since 1970 -- the 197…Upvote Share Tweet
Is Something Wrong?: Critics are still buzzing over the Broncos' costl…Critics are still buzzing over the Broncos' costly decision-making Saturday, but what role does Peyton Manning's health play in the situation? Peter King tackles that and more.Upvote Share TweetJim isn't the only Harbaugh to have a bold late-season move pay off. In Baltimore, the switch to Jim Caldwell as OC has the once free-falling Ravens thriving, Don Banks writes.Upvote Share TweetSAN DIEGO (AP) Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has agreed in principle to become head coach of the division rival San Diego Chargers, two people with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.Upvote 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 wilUpvote Share 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 HortUpvote Share TweetBrowns running back Trent Richardson has a new coach. And, as mentioned in the Tuesday morning one-liners, Richardson really wants to meet him. “I like what [Chudzinski] did with Cam [Newton],” Richardson said, per Branson Wright of the Cleveland PlUpvote Share TweetIt often takes any rookie time to earn the trust of his elders. When it’s a rookie kicker, it’s doubly hard. But for Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, there’s never been a sense that his team didn’t have confidence in him. Tucker’s double-overtime gaUpvote Share TweetFormer Browns quarterback Derek Anderson is lobbying to return and rejoin coach Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland. Chudzinski and the Browns need to politely (or not-so politely, some Browns fans might say) decline. The hiring of Chudzinski is a new start for…Upvote Share TweetThe Broncos season came to a disappointing end on Saturday night and owner Pat Bowlen said Monday that the loss to the Ravens is going to linger for a while. Bowlen, making his first public comments since before the season, had plenty of praise for the …Upvote Share Tweet
Wake-up: Haley likely to stay with SteelersJust a heads up that there will a Double Coverage post today on the Ravens-Patriots AFC Championship Game. It features myself and AFC East blogger (formerly of the AFC North) James Walker. No trash-talking from the Ravens on Twitter on Monday night, so …Upvote Share Tweet
Rey Maualuga uncertain of Bengals futureIn a season where Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga was upstaged by undrafted rookie Vontaze Burfict, the former second-round draft pick is uncertain his future remains with the Bengals. According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Maualu…Upvote Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have done just fine without Rob Gronkowski.Upvote Share TweetJimmy Haslam, the newest owner of the Cleveland Browns, is getting close to taking an unprecedented step in Browns franchise history. According to John Funk of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Browns are expected to announce this week they have agreed to…Upvote Share Tweet
Hornets Cruise Past 76ersJan 15Hornets top 76ers 111-99 for their fifth win in six games.
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.
From then to nowJan 15Charley Casserly explains how the Baltimore Ravens defense has changed since they beat the New England Patriots in Week 3.
Kurt Warner: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco 'deserves' to be paid like elite quarterbackJan 15Kurt Warner joins "Around the League" to discuss whether or not Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is due for a big payday in the offseason.
Peter King: Peyton's arm and conservative Broncos; catching up with Reid; …Jan 15Five items, a sort of mini-MMQB, for a Championship Week Tuesday ...
Don Banks: Once left for dead, Ravens a threat again thanks to bold Caldwe…Jan 15Everyone understood it was a bold and risky move to make at such a vital position so late in the season. But that Harbaugh guy clearly knew what he was doing, because it has quickly elevated his team's offensive production to new heights and brought a S…
NFL playoffs -- Harbaugh's risk will pay off for 49ersJan 15Jim Harbaugh's gamble on Colin Kaepernick will pay off with a Super Bowl title.
Grantland Channel Presents: House EatsJan 15Joe House and I became friends for two reasons: eating and basketball. When we went to school together at the College of the Holy Cross, we would play...