This is the January 21, 2013 news archive. View today's NFC North rumors and news.
NFC North News and Rumors
Schwartz: Critics of Lions’ D don’t know what they’re talking about
Lions coach Jim Schwartz says he has no plans to change the alignment he uses on Detroit’s defensive line. And he says people who attribute the Lions’ rough season to that alignment are ignorant. Schwartz told reporters today that he will not considerUpvote Share Tweet
Pro Bowl Watch: Updated NFC North rosterOK. As of Monday afternoon, here is the most updated look at the election, withdrawal, addition and participation of NFC North players in Sunday's Pro Bowl game. By my count, 14 players will participate and seven will start. Four have been added because…Upvote Share TweetThe annual Senior Bowl festivities have begun in Mobile, Ala. Weigh-ins and a light practice were on tap for Monday, and our friends at Scouts Inc. will have daily coverage over on the ESPN.com draft page. As usual, many of the top draft prospects are s…Upvote Share Tweet
Packers expect Derek Sherrod to compete for jobThanks to a broken leg, the Packers haven’t gotten much out of Derek Sherrod in the two years since they made him a first-round pick. Sherrod broke his leg in Week 15 of the 2011 season and never made it off the PUP list this season, leaving the PackersUpvote Share Tweet
Bears: First glance at Mel TuckerNew Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman largely completed his coaching staff during the extended weekend I took away from the blog. Based on this roster on the Bears' website, it appears he still needs position coaches for receivers and linebackers but ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Josh Sitton will replace Mike Iupati in Pro BowlBack when the Pro Bowl rosters were announced in December, Packers center Jeff Saturday said that he wished he could give his spot on the NFC team to teammate Josh Sitton. Such things aren’t permitted, even in the case of picks like Saturday that were mUpvote Share TweetAs the opponents in Super Bowl XLVII took shape Sunday, it wasn't difficult for an NFC North blogger to envision a long-ago time when one of the most prominent veterans on each team held polar corners of the Minnesota Vikings' locker room. In 1998, the …Upvote Share Tweet
Ndamukong Suh headed to HawaiiLions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh might have ended up in Hawaii anyway, but it became official last night when the 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl. Suh will replace Justin Smith of the 49ers in the Pro Bowl. Even if Atlanta had won, Smith’s partiallUpvote Share Tweet
BBAO: Moving into offseason modeWe're Black and Blue All Over: Good Monday morning to all of you. I snuck out the back door late last week after the Chicago Bears completed their coaching search, hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith after a 2 1/2-week search. All is well. Just …Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 21, 2013The battle of brothers in Super Bowl XLVII is a great story, but don't overlook the ascent of Joe Flacco. It's his time, Peter King writes as he wraps the conference title games.Upvote Share Tweet
Clayton's mailbag: Diversity efforts need refiningJan 21The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
Peter King: Two compelling championship games produced HarBowlJan 21ATLANTA -- The Niners are back. Hard to believe it's been 18 years since Steve Young threw six touchdown passes to shred the Chargers, then mimed having a monkey on his back while begging Harris Barton to rip it off, only to throw up a Gatorade/cookie m…