23 Jan 2015, 04:26pm by Tom Gower
My NBC content has shifted to NBC Sports World, at least for the postseason. In what you might think of as the evolutionary version of this old commentary XP on the 49ers and Ravens, I look at how Seattle and New England were constructed.
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21 Jan 2015, 04:50pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the top players in our Defeats stats for the 2014 season, led by J.J. Watt and Lavonte David, again. (Click to read more.)
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19 Jan 2015, 04:51pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King recaps the absurdity of Seattle's win over Green Bay, and everything that had to go the Seahawks' way for it to happen. He also previews a Seahawks-Patriots Super Bowl, offers his thoughts on the latest round of coaching hires, and takes an early look at the upcoming draft.
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19 Jan 2015, 02:36pm by Andrew Potter
The Seahawks and Patriots should both be near full strength for the Super Bowl.
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18 Jan 2015, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz
You know the AFC Championship game is a blowout when reporters start putting out coaching hire news. Lots of people are now reporting that Gary Kubiak will be the new head coach of the Denver Broncos. (Click to read more.)
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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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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?
62 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2015, 11:47am by Mikey Benny
A look at fourth-down decision making in 2014 highlights Sean Payton, Marc Trestman, and... wait, this can't be right... Jim Caldwell? Plus: Chip Kelly may be less aggressive than you think he is.