Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jan 2015, 06:40pm by Vincent Verhei

49ers Name Jim Tomsula Head Coach

The San Francisco 49ers have chosen to replace Jim Harbaugh by promoting from within. Jim Tomsula, who has been with the organization since 2007, will move up from defensive line coach to the top position.

Tomsula, 46, was interim coach for one game, a victory, after Mike Singletary was fired in 2010.

Tomsula's promotion means that defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will likely be leaving the team.

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14 Jan 2015, 11:31am by Aaron Schatz

Raiders to Hire Jack Del Rio

I think Mike Florio has the best sarcastic take on this hire: "Raiders are either brilliant or the opposite of it." Jack Del Rio had some good years running the Jacksonville Jaguars in the early part of this century, but he seems like the kind of veteran head coach you bring in when you have a team with a strong offense that needs to improve on defense to get over the hump. Does he really seem like the guy to build a team that needs building from scratch like the Raiders? Isn't this a team that needs to blow the doors off the building with a really creative young hire?

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13 Jan 2015, 11:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Jets Hire Todd Bowles, Mike Maccagnan

The New York Jets have their new brain trust. Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will be the Jets' new head coach. I'm sure that he'll have lots of fun with the 3-4 defense Rex Ryan left behind. Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson certainly give him the equivalent of Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell.

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12 Jan 2015, 06:33pm by Vincent Verhei

UPDATE: All Coaches Leaving Broncos

NFL Media's Jeff Darlington is reporting that the Denver Broncos and head coach John Fox have mutually decided to part ways. Darlington's source for the news: Fox himself, who says he could pursue any of the NFL's current head coaching vacancies. The 49ers, Bears, Bills, Falcons and Raiders currently have openings.

In four years with the Broncos, Fox went 46-18, making the playoffs every season. Three times they lost in the Divisional Round, and in 2013, they were defeated 43-8 by Seattle in Super Bowl XLVIII.

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12 Jan 2015, 02:44pm by Andrew Potter

Divisional Round Injury Aftermath

Andrew Potter looks at key injuries on each team in the NFL's final four.

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12 Jan 2015, 02:35pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: Replaying a Classic

Peter King quotes Sun Tzu, recaps New England's offensive creativity, analyzes Dez Bryant's almost-catch, wonders if we've seen the last of Peyton Manning, and glorifies Kam Chancellor.

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12 Jan 2015, 08:46am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Weekend of Upsets and Classics

Lots of meaty topics here, from the end of Peyton Manning to four-linemen sets, the Redskins new general manager, and the manufactured controversy around an obvious non-catch.

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11 Jan 2015, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills to Hire Rex Ryan

The Bills have broken the seal on the new hiring season. They'll be bringing in Rex Ryan as their new head coach. This is a really odd hiring. For the moments, let's set aside arguments from those people who think Rex Ryan is not a good head coach. But why would you hire a guy who has never been able to manage an offense and develop a quarterback, and put him in charge of a team with no offensive coordinator or quarterback in place?

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10 Jan 2015, 05:55pm by Scott Kacsmar

Dick LeBeau Resigns in Pittsburgh

Dick LeBeau resigns after spending the last 11 seasons as defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Click to read more.)

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08 Jan 2015, 10:55pm by Vincent Verhei

Hall of Fame Announces 15 Finalists

The Hall of Fame has announced its final 15 modern-era finalists for enshrinement in 2015. The 15 finalists (those in their first year of eligibility are marked with an asterisk):

  • Morten Andersen, kicker (1982-2004, 2006-2007)
  • Jerome Bettis, running back (1993-2005)
  • Tim Brown, wide receiver (1988-2004)
  • Don Coryell, head coach (1973-77, 1978-1986)
  • Terrell Davis, running back (1995-2001)
  • Tony Dungy, head coach (1996-2008)
  • Kevin Greene, defensive end/linebacker (1985-1999)
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