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Seven coaching vacancies currently exist. (That number could soon be six.) The guy whose termination created one of them - former Bears coach Lovie Smith - reportedly has drawn interest for only two of them. The demand should be higher. Smith ledUpvote Share Tweet
He has been a loyal and long-term employee of the Packers. And he soon could be getting his shot. Packers director of operations John Dorsey is in demand, in at least two locations. Per a league source, the G.M. position in Kansas City will be his ifUpvote Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts want offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to stick around a little longer.Upvote Share TweetThe Raiders and Lions pick third, and fifth, respectively in this year’s draft. But they’ll get the first up-close look at some of the top prospects at the Senior Bowl. While the “honor” of coaching in Mobile, Ala., usually falls to the teams at tUpvote Share Tweet
Jordy Nelson has no doubts he’ll play on SaturdayPackers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that the team’s medical staff still had some doubts that wide receiver Jordy Nelson’s knee would be well enough to allow him to play on Saturday night against the Vikings. Nelson progressed to a full practiceUpvote Share Tweet
Bears' list so far: No defensive backgroundsThe Chicago Bears have sought permission to interview seven known candidates this week for their vacant head-coaching position, according to reports. Five are offensive coordinators, two are special-teams coordinators and not one has a primary backgroun…Upvote Share Tweet
Your Coach Sucks At Managing The Clock. Does It Really Matter?deadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Drew Magary's Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. More »Upvote Share TweetWhile the Vikings are freezing themselves in preparations for Saturday night’s playoff game at Green Bay, one of their biggest names is in sunny Florida. But Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said he had no objections to injured wide receiver Percy Harvin doUpvote Share TweetThe Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers have essentially wrapped up their practice weeks in advance of Saturday night's wild-card playoff at Lambeau Field. There is a relatively short list of significant injuries in play this week, and by far the mo…Upvote Share TweetAfter Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came up nine yards short in his effort to set the single-season rushing record, he had a message for the current holder of the record, Eric Dickerson. “I’m coming for you,” Peterson said to Dickerson, via PUpvote Share Tweet
Presuming a defensive overhaul for LionsWe noted earlier that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admitted he was wrong to count on tailback Jahvid Best to play this season. But that was just one of several acknowledgments and candid comments Mayhew made during an interview session wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Blair Walsh wins NFC special teams player of monthVikings kicker Blair Walsh keeps not missing, so he keeps winning awards. The rookie was named NFC special teams player of the month for December. He was actually 11-of-12 on field goals for the month, but hit all five attempts from 50 yards or longer. …Upvote Share Tweet
Something's Gotta GiveCNNSI.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Rookie QBs reviving non-playoff teams aren't the only thing the Redskins and Seahawks have in common, but who continues deeper into January? Peter King has the answer.Upvote Share Tweet
Packers-Vikings III: Limiting alcohol (?!)Because I'm sure all of you make a daily habit of watching "Wonder Pets," as I do, I'm going to acknowledge I just said out loud: "This … is … serious." Is there any other way to react to the news that the Green Bay Packers have moved up last call atUpvote Share TweetOn the second play of the third quarter last Sunday at the Metrodome, the Green Bay Packers completed a 30-yard pass play between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Greg Jennings. On the fourth play, Jennings ripped off a 45-yard reception and the P…Upvote Share TweetEli Manning and Michael Vick have done a lot to puncture the notion that Lambeau Field gives the Packers a home-field advantage that’s impossible to overcome in recent years and now a member of the Packers is saying that he’d just as soon play on theUpvote Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: You can go ahead and put running back near the top of the Detroit Lions' offseason shopping list. Again. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew gave a candid interview Wednesday night to local reporters, admitting that "…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: A Tough Task AheadJan 3Episode 242: Chris Mortensen discusses which rookie quarterback will have a tougher task this postseason. Merril Hoge makes his pick for MVP. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson's desire to play on special teams.
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Jim Trotter: With poise beyond his years, Wilson leads Seahawks into playo…Jan 3RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson was among the league's most productive quarterbacks over the final nine weeks of the season, throwing for 18 touchdowns, rushing for four others, posting a passer rating in excess of 104.0 on seven occasio…
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