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07 Feb 2012, 02:43pm by Tom Gower

Ricky Williams to Retire?

Ricky Williams has reportedly told the Ravens he plans to retire. He was under contract for 2012 and had previously indicated he planned to play next season, but apparently changed his mind. This is not, of course, Ricky's first retirement, as he first walked away from the game after back-to-back seasons with at least 380 carries in 2002 and 2003 before returning. We'll see if this one sticks. Here's what he had to say on Twitter after the news broke:

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41 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2012, 2:41pm by ByTor

06 Feb 2012, 12:12pm by Tom Gower

MMQB: After the Super Bowl

In this week's MMQB, Peter King covers Eli Manning, Andrew Luck, the Hall of Fame voting, his Steve Gleason story, and the Orlando Magic's Saturday travel difficulties.

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71 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2012, 6:36pm by Anonymous0989

26 Jan 2012, 02:41pm by Tom Gower

Bucs Hire Greg Schiano

Adam Schefter is reporting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to hire current Rutgers football coach Greg Schiano as their next head coach. Schefter first reported the news this morning, and unlike the Bucs' pursuit on Sunday of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, this deal seems to be done.

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39 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2012, 5:54am by 3.14159265

20 Jan 2012, 07:57pm by Tom Gower

Dolphins to Name Joe Philbin Head Coach

As first reported by Adam Schefter, the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins will be Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. The Dolphins were previous involved in the Jeff Fisher derby and were also rumored to be hunting after other big name coaches (Cowher, Gruden, Billick). I have to admit Philbin kind of snuck up on me as a candidate, as I didn't hear his name much before this offseason, and he certainly lacks the pizzazz of the other names. He's not a name that will sell tickets, but winning seems to be the best long-term fan attractor.

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15 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2012, 8:23am by FrontRunningPhinsFan

15 Jan 2012, 02:03pm by Tom Gower

Arrowhead Anxiety

Believe it or not, NFL front office executives may be paranoid, like to hire their own people, and can be overly detail-intensive even over ancillary things. When you're winning, this is called "commitment to excellent in all phases" and "perfectionist." When you're not, you're a "petty tyrant" and get compared to Captain Queeg (though not in this article).

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40 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2012, 4:06pm by tuluse

03 Jan 2012, 12:23pm by Tom Gower

Bears Fire GM Jerry Angelo, Martz Resigns

The Chicago Bears have fired Jerry Angelo, ending his tenure as general manager after eleven seasons.

Lovie Smith will return, but is evaluating his coaching staff. Special teams coach Dave Toub is apparently on the interview list for the Dolphins head coaching job, and of course nobody expects Mike Martz to return as offensive coordinator.

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94 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2012, 7:46pm by wyatt

19 Dec 2011, 12:03pm by Tom Gower

MMQB: Chiefs Upset Tops Week 15 Storylines

In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King writes about the Chiefs' upset win, the Lions' comeback, Drew Brees, Tony Romo, the new broadcast deals, and handicaps the Defensive Player of the Year race.

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37 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2011, 9:08pm by Theo

12 Dec 2011, 12:22pm by Tom Gower

Chiefs Fire Todd Haley

The Kansas City Chiefs have fired head coach Todd Haley, effective immediately. Haley went 19-27 as head coach of the Chiefs and won the AFC West last year.

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55 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2011, 5:09pm by Bright Blue Shorts

10 Dec 2011, 09:08pm by Tom Gower

One Team, 25 Years On

As plugged in MMQB, here's the story from this week's Sports Illustrated on the health of the 1986 Cincinnati Bengals. Most players aren't like this, but safety David Fulcher says, "It was worth it while I was playing, but now I feel like, no, it wasn't worth it whatsoever."

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10 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2013, 7:03am by mano

05 Dec 2011, 12:39pm by Tom Gower

MMQB: Quarterbacks and Health

In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King touches on the comebacks of some AFC West quarterback, Ray Rice, and Peyton Manning's status. He also writes about SI's forthcoming special report on the current health of the 1986 Cincinnati Bengals 25 years later, which is something I'm very interested in reading. Bill Belichick's adherence to Jimmy Johnson's draft pick strategy is also mentioned.

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39 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2012, 9:35pm by Dana87