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Rob Ryan Was Out Of Work For 22,987 Minutes

Rob Ryan Was Out Of Work For 22,987 Minutes

deadspin.com Updated Jan 24, 2013
Firing confirmed by Tim MacMahon at 4:54 PM, January 8th (EST): More »
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  • Super stories: From Ray Lewis and Colin Kaepernick to the Harba…

    Super stories: From Ray Lewis and Colin Kaepernick to the Harbau…

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    From Ray Lewis and Colin Kaepernick to the Harbaugh brothers and the 49ers' return to glory, this Super Bowl has a lot of storylines to digest. Peter King breaks them down.
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  • Horton says he could have delivered Norv Turner to Cardinals

    Horton says he could have delivered Norv Turner to Cardinals

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    While their head-coaching job was vacant, the Cardinals seemed to be looking for a reason not to promote defensive coordinator Ray Horton to the next level.  But they can’t say it’s because they weren’t comfortable with Horton’s proposed offensiv
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  • Pro Bowlers hold practice for fans at Pearl Harbor

    Pro Bowlers hold practice for fans at Pearl Harbor

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) Thousands of military service members and their families crowded a small field at Pearl Harbor to catch a glimpse of their favorite NFL stars as they practiced in the rain in preparation for Sunday's Pro Bowl.
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  • Report:  Rams will hire Rob Ryan

    Report: Rams will hire Rob Ryan

    Yes, there may be an echo in here.  And it extends a lot longer than five minutes. It’s a 13-day delay, because Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports tonight what Brian Costello of the New York Post reported on January 11:  The Rams will hire Rob Ryan t
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  • Saints fire def. coord. Spagnuolo after 1 season

    Saints fire def. coord. Spagnuolo after 1 season

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season.
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  • New general manager Idzik lays out plan for Jets

    New general manager Idzik lays out plan for Jets

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) John Idzik shook Rex Ryan's hand and the two shared a big laugh in front of more than a dozen cameras.
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  • Quick snapshot: Cardinals coaching staff

    Quick snapshot: Cardinals coaching staff

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    We interrupt our steady diet of San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl coverage to check out where the Arizona Cardinals stand in filling vacancies on their coaching staff. The chart lists the team's coaches from last season and those the team announced as havi…
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  • Kaepernicking trademarking hardly a distraction

    Kaepernicking trademarking hardly a distraction

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    It was inevitable, we suppose, that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be questioned and/or criticized for filing an application for trademark protection of the term “Kaepernicking.” Skip Bayless of ESPN tweeted today that the effort to secure l
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Ahmad Brooks

    PFT on NBC Sports Network welcomes Ahmad Brooks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    The 49ers are preparing to head down to New Orleans for the Super Bowl and we’ll get an idea about how those preparations are proceeding when linebacker Ahmad Brooks stops by Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network. Brooks came up with a couple of big p
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  • Colin Kaepernick orders 15 pizzas, has them sent to 49ers’ medi…

    Colin Kaepernick orders 15 pizzas, has them sent to 49ers’ media

    San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has just seven career starts, not nearly enough time in the spotlight yet to treat the media as the enemy (though, in fairness, Jay Cutler had that down looooong before start No. 7). As such, Kaepernick is stil…
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  • Great read on the 49ers' greatest coach

    Great read on the 49ers' greatest coach

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers' greatest coach and perhaps the NFL's as well, agonized when the team he built won a Super Bowl without him. That is how miserable Walsh felt following his retirement from the game. That misery can be a shared one for…
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  • 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    CNNSI.com Jan 24, 2013
    There's no Andrew Luck or RGIII to save a franchise, but that won't stop QBs from going early in this year's draft. But who will reach? Don Banks projects the first 2013 round.
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  • One area for concern for 49ers' defense

    One area for concern for 49ers' defense

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    2012 49ers vs. Passes 16+ Yds. Past LOS Deeper passes have given the San Francisco 49ers' defense more trouble than usual recently. That is a concern heading into the Super Bowl given that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has 15 touchdown passes,…
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  • Charles Haley is working with Aldon Smith

    Charles Haley is working with Aldon Smith

    profootballtalk.com Jan 24, 2013
    San Francisco outside linebacker Aldon Smith is preparing to play in his first Super Bowl, after getting some help from a former 49ers outside linebacker who is the only player ever to win five Super Bowl rings. Charles Haley, the Hall of Fame finalist …
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  • Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    Sando chat scheduled for 1 p.m. ET

    ESPN.com Jan 24, 2013
    Good morning. I'll be heading into the next NFC West chat Thursday at 1 p.m. for those interested in discussing the Super Bowl or anything else relating to the NFC West. Here is the link. Remember, too, that we can talk things over via Twitter as well.
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  • Video - How they got here: San Francisco 49ers 03:10

    How they got here: San Francisco 49ers

    Jan 24
    From blowout losses to unpredictable quarterback changes, relive the San Francisco 49ers' exciting and memorable journey, which has landed them a spot in Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - Two veterans ready to enhance Pro Bowl quality 04:02

    Two veterans ready to enhance Pro Bowl quality

    Jan 24
    NFL veterans Larry Fitzgerald and London Fletcher break down each of their seasons and discuss their duties to help make the Pro Bowl an experience for fans to enjoy.
  • Video - Two veterans ready to enhance Pro Bowl quality 04:02

    Two veterans ready to enhance Pro Bowl quality

    Jan 24
    NFL veterans Larry Fitzgerald and London Fletcher break down each of their seasons and discuss their duties to help make the Pro Bowl an experience for fans to enjoy.
  • Video - Game plan for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick 01:50

    Game plan for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

    Jan 24
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is a dual threat quarterback, but how will the 49ers use him in the Super Bowl? Albert Breer joins "NFL Total Access" with the answer.

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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    Jan 24
    A mock draft in January is the ultimate example of the can't-wait-for-it mindset that prevails in today's world. Never mind that this year's draft class just became finalized days ago, or that NFL teams are still very early in the process of immersing t…