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Eagles seek title-winning coach

Eagles seek title-winning coach

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 1, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jeffrey Lurie's search for the Philadelphia Eagles' next coach began before he fired Andy Reid and could last until the Super Bowl.
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  • Looking at 2013 cap space

    Looking at 2013 cap space

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    With the 2012 regular season over, let’s take a look at where the NFC South teams stand in relation to the 2013 salary cap. Atlanta Falcons: They have $113 million committed toward a cap that is expected to be slightly more than $120 million. Don’t ex
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  • Bears' GM: Missing playoffs led to Smith's firing

    Bears' GM: Missing playoffs led to Smith's firing

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery says too many playoff misses and the inability to develop a productive offense led to coach Lovie Smith's firing.
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  • Jimmy Graham led NFL in drops

    Jimmy Graham led NFL in drops

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    Although Drew Brees became the first quarterback ever to have three 5,000-yard passing seasons, he’s numbers could have been significantly better if his receivers had provided some more help. New Orleans finished second in the league with 43 dropped pas
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  • Rebuilding The Right Way

    Rebuilding The Right Way

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    It's the day after Black Monday, and a third of the league is figuring out what direction to take. They'd be wise to follow the blueprint the Rams adopted in 2012, Peter King writes.
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  • Bucs' Schiano looking for QB to push Freeman

    Bucs' Schiano looking for QB to push Freeman

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    Josh Freeman became Tampa Bay Buccaneers' first 4,000-yard passer and also threw for more touchdowns in a season than any player in franchise history, but he'll still have to compete for the starting job next season.
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  • Screen game clicked for Falcons

    Screen game clicked for Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    As Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviews for jobs as a head coach, it’s time to take a look at one of the most significant wrinkles he brought to the Falcons. That’s the screen-passing game. Predecessor Mike Mularkey rarely used the sc
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  • Polian won’t be the next Chiefs G.M.

    Polian won’t be the next Chiefs G.M.

    profootballtalk.com Jan 1, 2013
    In recent weeks, former Bills, Panthers, and Colts G.M. Bill Polian has been linked in various rumors and speculation to the G.M. position in Kansas City, if/when it becomes open. Of course, it’s not yet open.  It possibly will be, if owner Clark Hunt
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jan 1, 2013
    Time for a run through the top headlines from around the NFC South: ATLANTA FALCONS When the Falcons had the first-round bye back in the 2010 season, coach Mike Smith gave his team some time off. Although Smith usually is a creature of habit, he’s takin
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  • Eagles interest in Mike Nolan the latest in Falcons flight

    Eagles interest in Mike Nolan the latest in Falcons flight

    The Mike Smith tree, or the Thomas Dimitroff tree, doesn’t have the same kind of ring to it. But no teams has been or is being picked over more heavily than the Falcons’ right now. Along with previously reported interviews for offensive coordinator Di
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; ma…

    Jan 1
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
  • Jim Trotter: Seahawks defense short on marquee names, but not superstar pl…

    Jan 1
    There were 53 cornerbacks selected in the 2011 NFL draft, and Richard Sherman wasn't among the first 33 chosen. If you think that doesn't grate on him, then you don't know Sherman, who was taken in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks.