This is the January 11, 2013 news archive. View today's NFC South rumors and news.
NFC South News and Rumors
Days after the Falcons lost director of player personnel David Caldwell to the Jaguars, they’ve promoted from within to replace him. The Falcons announced that Lionel Vital, formerly the associate director of player personnel, has been moved up a notchShare TweetSeahawks running back Marshawn Lynch missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury, putting his availability for Sunday’s playoff game against the Falcons in doubt. There is now no doubt. Lynch practiced on a limited basis on Friday, andShare TweetCNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013The Dallas Cowboys have hired former USC defensive coach Minte Kiffin as their new defensive coordinator.Share TweetBefore we get to the team-by-team highlights of Friday’s NFC South chat, let me answer one question I didn’t have the answer for during the chat. A reader asked when the Seattle Seahawks were leaving for Atlanta. I just checked with NFC West colleagueShare TweetThe Panthers are already moving on finding a replacement for Rob Chudzinski, who was hired as the new Browns head coach today. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Panthers asked permission to interview Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson f…Share TweetThe Jets have more candidates for general manager than they have unnamed sources. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik will interview today for the job. Idzik had worked for the Card…Share TweetSeattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Sunday, January 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m. ET Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. There are many interesting match-ups to track when the Seattle Seahawks take the Georgia Dome turf against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but the key b…Share Tweet
Giants, Jets, Broncos: Answers to Readers' Questionsnytimes.com Jan 11, 2013Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Share Tweet
Falcons' injury reportThe Atlanta Falcons just released their final injury report for Sunday’s game against Seattle, and it doesn’t contain any major surprises. Defensive end John Abraham (ankle) is listed as questionable, but he participated in practice on a limited basisShare Tweet
Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand…CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand, the potential Super Bowl matchups are within sight. Don Banks evalauates all the possible pairings and ranks them all.Share Tweet
Mark Wahlberg Shouts Out The Falcons While Possibly Being Haunted By A Demon In A Football Jerseydeadspin.com Jan 11, 2013D-Block is a video web series that is produced by the Atlanta Falcons linebacking corps and broadcast from the team's locker room. It's wonderful. Earlier this week, D-Block somehow managed to get a shout out from Mark Wahlberg while he was promoting hi…Share TweetSo far, it looks like the Pro Football Hall of Fame voters are focusing solely on the on-field accomplishments of former Tampa Bay defensive tackle Warren Sapp. That’s the way it should be. When it comes to Hall of Fame inclusion, what a player did on tShare TweetLate in the 2012 season, we created an unintended stir in Tampa by reporting that an unnamed Bucs player vented frustration after a 41-0 loss to the Saints by remarking, “Can we send these coaches back to college?“ Coincidentally or not, some of themShare TweetWith Rob Chudzinski leaving to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, a lot of Carolina fans have been clamoring for Norv Turner to become the new offensive coordinator. But that might not even be possible. There are reports out there that Turne…Share TweetLast week, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis parlayed his sudden pledge to retire into a rousing victory in what necessarily was his final home game. This week, Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez could help the Falcons get a little extra lift from a similar situ…Share TweetWhen Ron Rivera was successfully re-interviewing for his job last weekend, one of the things he doubtless was selling was the promise of continuity after winning five of his last six, and the benefit for quarterback Cam Newton. Now that Panthers offensi…Share Tweet
The only Falcon with a playoff winThere is only one man in the Atlanta locker room that knows what it feels like to win a postseason game in a Falcons’ uniform. That’s center Todd McClure, who can recall Jan. 15, 2005 like it was yesterday. “I’ve played in a lot of games and theyShare Tweet
NFL32OT: Texans-Patriots Set For RematchJan 11Episode 247: Merril Hoge breaks down the Texans-Patriots matchup. The NFL32 crew discuss which quarterback has the most difficult matchup against the opposing defense.
'Playbook': Can the beast be stopped?Jan 11Will the struggling Atlanta Falcons' defense be able to slow down Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch? Take a look at who our analysts think will advance to the NFC Championship Game.
'Playbook': Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta FalconsJan 11Will the Atlanta Falcons have success with the screen pass against the Seattle Seahawks? Find out if our analysts believe the Falcons' offensive line will be able to slow down the Seahawks' high-flying defense.
Do you trust Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan or Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson more?Jan 11Does Shaun O'Hara have more confidence in Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson or Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan. Find out why O'Hara thinks this is a tough decision.