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Schwartz: Critics of Lions’ D don’t know what they’re talking a…

Schwartz: Critics of Lions’ D don’t know what they’re talking about

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 21, 2013
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 consider
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  • Pro Bowl Watch: Updated NFC North roster

    Pro Bowl Watch: Updated NFC North roster

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    OK. 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…
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  • It's Senior Bowl week!

    It's Senior Bowl week!

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Packers expect Derek Sherrod to compete for job

    Packers expect Derek Sherrod to compete for job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Thanks 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 Packers
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  • Bears: First glance at Mel Tucker

    Bears: First glance at Mel Tucker

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    New 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…
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  • Josh Sitton will replace Mike Iupati in Pro Bowl

    Josh Sitton will replace Mike Iupati in Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Back 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 m
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  • Randy Moss or Matt Birk will win SB XLVII

    Randy Moss or Matt Birk will win SB XLVII

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    As 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 …
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  • Ndamukong Suh headed to Hawaii

    Ndamukong Suh headed to Hawaii

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Lions 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 partiall
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  • BBAO: Moving into offseason mode

    BBAO: Moving into offseason mode

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    We'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 …
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  • Two compelling championship games produced the Harbaugh Bowl

    Two compelling championship games produced the Harbaugh Bowl

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    The 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.
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