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profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 8, 2013
So with the Cowboys firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and with coach Jason Garrett explaining that the franchise plans to “move forward in a different direction philosophically on defense,” the obvious conclusion to be drawn is that the team couldUpvote Share Tweet
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Dallas defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired Tuesday after his injury-depleted unit struggled in a pair of season-ending losses that kept the Cowboys out of the playoffs for a third straight year.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 8, 2013WASHINGTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says Robert Griffin III will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his right knee.Upvote Share TweetA person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp on Tuesday for their vacant GM position.Upvote Share TweetThe knee injury suffered -- and re-suffered -- by Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday afternoon's wild-card loss could very well be serious enough to keep the star player out for a significant period…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Shanahan: A coach who overrules the doctors should be firedRedskins coach Mike Shanahan is adamant that he did not overrule team doctors in the decision to play quarterback Robert Griffin III after Griffin suffered a knee injury - so adamant that he says if he did that, he would deserve to be fired. In a converUpvote Share Tweet
Justin Smith will be pulled if he isn’t productiveIn the aftermath of last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and quarterback Robert Griffin III both said part of the reason Griffin wasn’t pulled despite being at less than 100 percent was because the team felt he was still thUpvote Share TweetThree months ago, the head coach of a professional football team made a terrible, terrible decision. On Sept. 30, up by a point with less than two minutes to go, Carolina's Ron Rivera decided to punt the ball away to the Atlanta Falcons, even though it …Upvote Share Tweet
NFL requires certification of field fitness within 72 hours of kickoffThe condition of FedEx Field during Sunday’s Seahawks-Redskins game has raised new questions about the lack of uniformity and consistency among playing surfaces. And that prompted us to track down some more information about the NFL’s standards whenUpvote Share TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles will interview Lovie Smith for their coaching vacancy on Thursday.Upvote Share TweetBengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has yet to declare he won’t be the Eagles or the Cardinals coach. But he has come close to doing that. In an interview with his current team’s website, Jay Gruden says he’ll interview with Philly and ArizonUpvote Share TweetRob Parker, the commentator who created controversy when he questioned whether Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiancee, has been fired by ESPN. “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. EvalUpvote Share Tweet
Will Giants prioritize linebacker?Football Outsiders' Vince Verhei takes a look at three NFC playoff contenders that didn't make it and tries to identify the biggest areas in which they need to improve. Two of these teams -- the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys -- play in the NFC …Upvote Share Tweet
The Cowboys Took A Swipe At The NHL On Twitter, But The Dallas Stars (Eventually) Gave It Right Backdeadspin.com Jan 8, 2013Hockey's back! (We think.) And no one in Dallas gives a shit! (Which actually might be true.) Ah, but when you've won just one playoff game in 16 years-and counting!-it's probably not a good idea to throw shade at one of your neighbors the way the DalUpvote Share Tweet
Andy Reid: I don’t regret making Juan Castillo defensive coordinatorIn a conversation with the Philadelphia media after he was officially named the Chiefs’ head coach, Andy Reid reflected on his long tenure coaching the Eagles without criticizing anyone - and without expressing regret for his most controversial decisiUpvote Share Tweet
Jerry shouldn't force Norv on GarrettEd Werder has a theory that the Dallas Cowboys' firing of running backs coach Skip Peete on Monday could be the start of a series of firings on the offensive coaching staff. Ed believes, based on the conversations he's had with people close to the situa…Upvote Share TweetI mean, right? The last time we had our regular Tuesday chat, our division still had a chance to put three teams in the playoffs. Today, we are the only division without one in. It has been a while. But the chat is back! After missing the last two weeks…Upvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Non-RG III editionThere are other things going on in our division besides this Robert Griffin III knee injury, right? Let's see if we can't find a few for the links. Washington Redskins Wide receiver Pierre Garcon has a phobia about surgery and does not want to have it o…Upvote Share TweetCowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant held off on a life-altering (at least for his finger) finger surgery with his team still in the playoff hunt. He’ll wait no longer, as he tweeted last night he’s having surgery today on his broken left index finger. ”Upvote Share TweetWashington Redskins fullback Darrel Young isn’t happy with the actions of the Seattle Seahawks in the Redskins’ 24-14 season-ending loss on Sunday. According to Jim Corbett of the USA Today, Young says the Seahawks took cheap shots against running bacUpvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Jan 8, 2013The Ravens and Redskins have been two nearby teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum for most of the past decade. They're case studies in how to ru...Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: The Breakout TeamJan 8Episode 244: Herm Edwards breaks down who will be the breakout team in 2013. The NFL32OT crew discuss which New York team had the most disappointing season.
Dr. Kaplan On Griffin III's InjuryJan 8Source: Robert Griffin III expected to undergo surgery on torn LCL in right knee.
Source: RG III To Have SurgeryJan 8Source: Robert Griffin III expected to undergo surgery on torn LCL in right knee this week.
Source: Cowboys Fire Rob RyanJan 8Calvin Watkins on the Cowboys firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Peter King: Marrone appears to have right pedigree to turn around Bills; m…Jan 8I don't know if Doug Marrone will win in Buffalo. No one does. He probably needs a new quarterback. He has to figure out why a defense that should have been top 10 in the NFL this year let everyone down and finished 22nd in yards allowed and a mind-bogg…
Don Banks: My best and worst preseason NFL predictionsJan 8When it comes to NFL predictions, I have a favorite credo that I trot out from time to time to remind myself what we're up against in this business: It's the NFL, nobody knows anything, and if they say they do, they're lying. I would imagine the coachin…
NFL playoffs 2013 - Peyton Manning's next moveJan 8Peyton Manning has had one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame career, but he needs to find the right reason to keep playing.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish TE Tyler Eifert will forgo senior season for NFL…Jan 8Notre Dame junior tight end Tyler Eifert said Monday night after the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama that he would enter April's NFL draft.