16 Jan 2015, 04:08pm by Aaron Schatz
John Fox is one of only six coaches in NFL history to take two different teams to a Super Bowl. Now he'll try to make it three as the new head coach of the Chicago Bears.
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16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz
Great article over at the MMQB site about the former college football players who have made a second career as actors and body doubles in football movies and commercials. They all want to grow up to be the Old Spice Guy.
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16 Jan 2015, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
Prize for whoever can work the best "Settlers of Catan" reference into tweets during the NFC Championship Game.
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15 Jan 2015, 04:19am by Matt Waldman
Should he stay or should he go? Sigmund Bloom and I debated around this question Monday night.
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14 Jan 2015, 06:40pm by Vincent Verhei
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
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
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
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
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
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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Short-yardage passing had a good year, except at the end of the Super Bowl. We look at the return of quarterback runs, the rise in pass-happy strategy, and 2014 success rates for offense and defense.