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Report: Bears to interview Saints' Carmichael

Report: Bears to interview Saints' Carmichael

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 2, 2013
The Chicago Bears will interview New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. for their vacant coaching position, according to multiple reports.
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  • Reports: The Rams Have Let Gregg Williams Go

    Reports: The Rams Have Let Gregg Williams Go

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    As of yesterday, Gregg Williams was apparently still the nominal defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. As of today, Gregg Williams is apparently not still the defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams. Apparently Williams's Eat, Pray, Kill the …
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  • New Orleans Saints claim YAC title

    New Orleans Saints claim YAC title

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    The regular season can’t be properly wrapped up until we reveal which defense led the league in yards allowed after the catch. Throughout most of the season, this was a close race between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. Well, we don
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  • On Further Review, Roger Goodell Fucked Up This NFL Season From…

    On Further Review, Roger Goodell Fucked Up This NFL Season From End To End

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    Cowboys-Redskins was the biggest matchup of the year, a win-or-go-home game for two division rivals. It turned out to be the most-watched regular-season sporting event in 15 years. But one familiar face was missing from the FedEx Field suites: commissio…
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  • Eagles’ front office heads to Atlanta to interview Nolan, Armst…

    Eagles’ front office heads to Atlanta to interview Nolan, Armstrong

    profootballtalk.com Jan 2, 2013
    The two Falcons assistants planning to interview for the Eagles’ head-coaching vacancy will not have to travel to Philadelphia. Instead, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, President Don Smolenski and General Manager Howie Roseman are currently aboard a flight
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  • Vilma blasts sourced report ripping Saints' DC

    Vilma blasts sourced report ripping Saints' DC

    Jonathan Vilma on Wednesday reacted angrily to a report citing an anonymous New Orleans Saints player criticizing defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, saying "we're not the Jets."
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    Time for a run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There’s apparent good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson (concussion) said he expects to be ready for the Jan. 13 playoff game. Coach Mike Smith already
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  • How The Panthers' Luke Kuechly Salvaged A Seemingly Lost Season

    How The Panthers' Luke Kuechly Salvaged A Seemingly Lost Season

    deadspin.com Jan 2, 2013
    The Panthers played a strange game against the Saints on Sunday. The final score makes it look like a potential classic: The Panthers won 44-38. So does the attached statistical story: Drew Brees cleared 5,000 yards on the season, completing 29 of 43 fo…
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  • Falcons' Koetter won't seek head-coaching jobs

    Falcons' Koetter won't seek head-coaching jobs

    Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator, who was a candidate for some of the seven current NFL head-coaching vacancies, has pulled himself out of consideration for any of the openings, the team announced Wednesday on Twitter.
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  • Best hands in the NFC South?

    Best hands in the NFC South?

    ESPN.com Jan 2, 2013
    Although Tampa Bay’s Vincent Jackson went deep into the season before dropping his first pass, Atlanta’s Harry Douglas had the NFC South’s best hands in 2012. At least if you go by the numbers. Douglas finished with a division-high 97.4 catch percen
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  • At least one Saints player believes that defensive coordinator …

    At least one Saints player believes that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo should be fired

    It's safe to say that the first season for current New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo did not go well. The former New York Giants defensive coordinator and St. Louis Rams head coach, who replaced Gregg Williams as the man in charge…
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  • Video - Vilma Angry Anonymous Saint Ripped Spagnuolo 03:10

    Vilma Angry Anonymous Saint Ripped Spagnuolo

    Jan 2
    Jonathan Vilma addresses report of a teammate criticizing defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Dirk Koetter Contract 00:29

    Blogger Blitz: Dirk Koetter Contract

    Jan 2
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas thinks the Falcons avoided a major distraction by signing offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to a contract extension
  • Video - DeCoud singing Falcons way to the playoffs 05:54

    DeCoud singing Falcons way to the playoffs

    Jan 2
    Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud talks about his singing skills, missing a tackle on Doug Martin on his touchdown in Week 17, along with what pressures comes with winning in the playoffs.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Momentum means a lot in the playoffs, but who has it?

    Jan 2
    The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks enter the 2012 postseason red hot and razor sharp. If momentum matters, they're heading for a collision course in New Orleans.
  • Ray Lewis retires -- Ravens linebacker among five best defensive players e…

    Jan 2
    Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis won't be easily replaced by Baltimore or the NFL at large.