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NFC North News and Rumors
Share TweetEarlier tonight, David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears have two finalists for their head-coaching job. That number may actually be three. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians al…Share TweetWhen the Lions announced Monday that they were parting ways with special teams coach Danny Crossman, it was expected that he’d be heading to Buffalo to join the staff of the Bills’ new head coach Doug Marrone. It didn’t take long for that to happen.Share TweetOn Sunday, I weighed in on why I disagree with Tim Ryan, the former Bears defensive tackle and current FOX analyst who was the only All-Pro voter who didn’t cast a vote for Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. On Monday, Ryan called me and gave me his explanaShare TweetJohn Dorsey called becoming the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs the "perfect storm." The word "serendipity" may have been more appropriate.
Cracking Down on Malevolence at CandlestickUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetFan behavior in San Francisco has led to an increased police presence at 49ers games; 92 people were ejected from the game against the Packers on Saturday.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetLet's update our earlier post on the Detroit Lions coaching staff. The team has announced replacements for the three assistant coaches that departed earlier this month. The news leaves only their special-teams coordinator position to be filled; it opene…Share TweetIn a bit of a departure, since he is neither a college coach nor named Kelly, the Eagles have announced they have interviewed former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching job. And even more candidates are on deck, as they continue Bears…
Free Head Exam: Green Bay PackersUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetAfter the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, here are three issues that merit further examination: We utilized plenty of cyberspace discussing a defense that allowed 323 rushing yards, and a total of 571 offensive yards in the los…
Jermichael Finley: Hopefully, I’m here foreverUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetThe end of the Packers season accelerated thinking about whether or not wide receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings would return to the team for the 2013 season. They aren’t the only Aaron Rodgers targets with an uncertain future in Green Bay. Tight
Paton out of Browns G.M. mix, but reason isn’t clearUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetIn the days after the Browns fired G.M. Tom Heckert, word emerged that the Browns requested permission to interview Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton. But an interview never happened. There are two different versions in league circles as to what happe…
Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?Updated Jan 14 Share TweetThe sum total of the weekend's four N.F.L. games: 3,598 yards, 35 touchdowns and that whole defense-wins-championships canard takes one right in the kisser.Source: nytimes.com
2013 NFL draft order: Packers at No. 26Updated Jan 14 Share TweetThanks to NFC West blogger Mike Sando for passing along this chart of as much of the 2013 draft order as we can get at the moment, with four teams remaining in postseason play. As you can see, the NFC North has the No. 5, the No. 20, the No. 23 and the …
BBAO: The offseason arrives (for everyone)Updated Jan 14 Share TweetWe're Black and Blue All Over: And, just like that, the 2012 season is over in the NFC North. Three of our teams finished with double-digit victories. Two qualified for the playoffs. Now, after Saturday night's events at Candlestick Park, everyone is ho…Share TweetColin Kaepernick, quarterback, San Francisco 49ers: Much of the talk in the week leading up to the 49ers' divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers centered on how Kaepernick would handle his first playoff game in the NFL. After all, Alex Sm…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetDisappointed in how the playoffs' started? With offense everywhere and legends making their mark, for good and bad, the divisional round easily made up for it, writes Peter King.Source: CNNSI.com
We Went There: 49ers-PackersUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetKevin Greene walked through the tunnel, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on his feet. As some players jogged and some players sulked, the coach of the Pac...Source: grantland.com
About Last Weekend: Kaepernick Runs Over PackersUpdated Jan 14 Share TweetIn case you were busy trying to concoct a homemade flu vaccine out of common household spices, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. The Sa...Source: grantland.com
NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for nowJan 14The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…Jan 14DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…