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Cards add Bevell to list; reportedly Arians, too

Cards add Bevell to list; reportedly Arians, too

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 15, 2013
The Arizona Cardinals' list of potential coaches lost a name when the San Diego Chargers hired Mike McCoy.
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  • Silver linings: Seahawks at Falcons

    Silver linings: Seahawks at Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    The facts: The Seattle Seahawks finished their season with a 12-6 record, including 1-1 in postseason, thanks to a 30-28 defeat at Atlanta in the divisional round. The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two. Tight end Zach M…
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  • Donte Whitner: 49ers didn’t understand “magnitude of the moment…

    Donte Whitner: 49ers didn’t understand “magnitude of the moment” last year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Last year’s trip to the NFC Championship Game was a new experience for many 49ers afters years of missing the playoffs in San Francisco. The 49ers are back in the game again this year safety Donte Whitner says that last year’s experience was education
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  • Russell Wilson's potential path to Pro Bowl

    Russell Wilson's potential path to Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Aaron Rodgers' withdrawal from the Pro Bowl moves Seattle Seahwaks rookie Russell Wilson one step closer to playing in the game. Wilson was the third alternate for the annual all-star game. Rodgers, Robert Griffin III and Matt Ryan were the three quarte…
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  • Signs of life from 49ers' Vernon Davis?

    Signs of life from 49ers' Vernon Davis?

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Tight end Vernon Davis loves playing for a winner after losing too frequently early in his career with the San Francisco 49ers. At age 28, Davis is mature enough to understand team success matters more than individual opportunities. The 49ers are one vi…
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  • Eagles, Bradley not close to a deal, yet

    Eagles, Bradley not close to a deal, yet

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The fact that Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will interview with the Eagles for a second time on Tuesday coupled with pre-existing rumors that Bradley is the leading candidate for the job has created a sense that Bradley could soon be the te…
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  • Thoughts as Cards lose McCoy to Chargers

    Thoughts as Cards lose McCoy to Chargers

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Mike McCoy's expected hiring by the San Diego Chargers leaves the Arizona Cardinals ... where? There is no way to know the answer to that question. First, we do not know for sure what the Cardinals' plans are for naming a head coach. Second, we do not k…
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  • High Risk, High Reward

    High Risk, High Reward

    CNNSI.com Jan 15, 2013
    Jim isn't the only Harbaugh to have a bold late-season move pay off. In Baltimore, the switch to Jim Caldwell as OC has the once free-falling Ravens thriving, Don Banks writes.
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  • PFT Live: Eagles talk with Tim McManus, Coaching Carousel

    PFT Live: Eagles talk with Tim McManus, Coaching Carousel

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is the hot name in the Eagles coaching search at the moment and we’ll be talking about the Eagles on Tuesday’s edition of PFT Live. Tim McManus of 97.5 The Fanatic will join Mike Florio to talk about the proc
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  • Double Coverage: 49ers at Falcons

    Double Coverage: 49ers at Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Coach Mike Smith, quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons finally have that elusive playoff victory. One more home victory stands between them and the Super Bowl after Atlanta outlasted Seattle in the divisional round. The San Francisco 49ers, ove…
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  • Jim Harbaugh again says he’s half the coach John Harbaugh is

    Jim Harbaugh again says he’s half the coach John Harbaugh is

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is as competitive as anyone who has played or coached or even watched football.  When he and his brother, John, were kids, the competitiveness manifested itself in the fact that Jim could throw a football over a large tree in th…
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  • With McCoy out of mix, Cardinals’ job becomes murky

    With McCoy out of mix, Cardinals’ job becomes murky

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Cardinals feared losing defensive coordinator Ray Horton to a head-coaching job.  After the two other head-coaching jobs for which Horton interviewed (Browns and Bills) went to other candidates, the Cardinals’ reportedly hatched a plan to keep Hort
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  • Pete Carroll wants a few good pass rushers

    Pete Carroll wants a few good pass rushers

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Seahawks started their offseason on Monday and coach Pete Carroll didn’t waste much time identifying an area where he wants to see the team improve next season. Carroll wants to juice up the pass rush before the start of the 2013 season. The Seahawk
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  • 49ers' Crabtree ascending among NFL's elite

    49ers' Crabtree ascending among NFL's elite

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    2012 Receiving, Weeks 13-19 The Atlanta Falcons' Roddy White is a four-time Pro Bowl choice at wide receiver. White's teammate, second-year wideout Julio Jones, is headed to the Pro Bowl this season. Those two give the Falcons arguably the best receivin…
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  • Nearly every person in Seattle was watching Seahawks

    Nearly every person in Seattle was watching Seahawks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    Bigfoot, Ken Griffey Jr. and the ghost of Jimi Hendrix could have carried an NBA team back into Seattle Sunday, and there’s a very good chance no one would have noticed. Nearly 87 percent of all televisions that were on in the Seattle market were tuned
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  • Falcons relief stems from rediscovered run game

    Falcons relief stems from rediscovered run game

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    The Falcons have reason to feel relief, beyond finally getting the much-discussed playoff win. The fact they found their run game again gives them reason to believe they might get another one. For all the individual parts of Sunday’s comeback win over t
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  • Around the NFC West: Coaching updates

    Around the NFC West: Coaching updates

    ESPN.com Jan 15, 2013
    Around the NFC West: Jan. 15, 2013 A quick look around the NFC West coaching landscape: Arizona: The Cardinals are reportedly planning a second interview with Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as the team searches for a new head coach. Som…
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  • Matt Flynn could be trade option for teams needing a quarterbac…

    Matt Flynn could be trade option for teams needing a quarterback

    profootballtalk.com Jan 15, 2013
    When Matt Flynn signed with the Seattle Seahawks last off-season, he knew he was going to have to compete for the team’s starting quarterback job. He didn’t expect to be competing with Russell Wilson. The Seahawks signed Flynn last March to a three-ye
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  • Video - Kurt Warner: 'You can play great defense and still get beat' 01:31

    Kurt Warner: 'You can play great defense and still get beat'

    Jan 15
    Kurt Warner joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss how San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick compares to other mobile quarterbacks in the NFL.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman on quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 'It's working out for us now.' 05:13

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman on quarterback Colin Kaepernick: 'It's working out for us now.'

    Jan 15
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman talks about quarterback Colin Kaepernick's divisional performance and if head coach Jim Harbaugh has been vindicated by his quarterback's success.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: QB Trust Besides Brady 01:52

    NFL Live OT: QB Trust Besides Brady

    Jan 15
    Jason Taylor and Jerry Rice discuss the quarterback they trust the most this weekend besides Tom Brady.
  • Video - Will Underdog Role Help Falcons? 05:45

    Will Underdog Role Help Falcons?

    Jan 15
    Jerry Rice, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Falcons' being underdogs at home against the 49ers.

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    Jan 15
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    Jan 15
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    Jan 15
    Jim Harbaugh's gamble on Colin Kaepernick will pay off with a Super Bowl title.
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    Jan 15
    Joe House and I became friends for two reasons: eating and basketball. When we went to school together at the College of the Holy Cross, we would play...