14 Jan 2015, 11:31am by Aaron Schatz
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?
59 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2015, 4:35pm by Bright Blue Shorts
13 Jan 2015, 11:59pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
26 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2015, 3:23pm by andrew
12 Jan 2015, 06:33pm by Vincent Verhei
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.
94 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2015, 1:06am by LionInAZ
12 Jan 2015, 02:44pm by Andrew Potter
Andrew Potter looks at key injuries on each team in the NFL's final four.
6 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2015, 4:49pm by Malene_copenhagen
12 Jan 2015, 02:35pm by Vincent Verhei
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.
6 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2015, 9:23pm by tictoc
12 Jan 2015, 08:46am by Mike Tanier
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.
12 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2015, 1:03pm by Noah of Arkadia
11 Jan 2015, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz
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?
65 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2015, 10:44am by Noah of Arkadia
10 Jan 2015, 05:55pm by Scott Kacsmar
Dick LeBeau resigns after spending the last 11 seasons as defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Click to read more.)
12 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2015, 10:20pm by Jerry
08 Jan 2015, 10:55pm by Vincent Verhei
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):
211 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2015, 9:47am by bachslunch
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?