Ten minutes. That's how long it took for the "Fire Brian Billick" talk to start following Saturday's loss to the Colts. Well, Billick's not going anywhere and yesterday he announced quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel will be the offensive coordinator next season. Except that Billick will still the call the plays. Not sure how that works, but Billick did add this: "[A]t the end of the day, quite frankly, I enjoyed [play-calling]. It's been a long time since I've enjoyed myself that much." As part of his new job title, Neuheisel will get to run the offensive meetings and help devise game plans.
Pretty cool here. The NFL owns the rights to all broadcasts of the Super Bowl, no matter which network does the broadcast. They're finally going to show these broadcasts in their entirety, rather than limited to 30-minute highlight films. For the most part they chose good, close games. You've already missed Super Bowl XL, but here's the remaining schedule. Be aware that most of these are getting broadcast a second time in late night, so check the TV listings.
Super Bowl XXXII, DEN-GB, today, 4pm EST
Super Bowl XXII, WAS-DEN, tonight, 9pm EST
Super Bowl XXXVI, STL-NE, Jan. 18, 8pm EST
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Shockingly, Peter King uses his first 1,600 words to explain why the Patriots beat a better team Sunday: "There's a reason New England has been a feared Super Bowl contender for the last six years. You know what it is? The little things."
Remember what I said last week about the Cardinalss hiring Mike Sherman with a lot of good candidates still out there? Forget that because Arizona has tapped Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt to be their next head coach. This seems like a good move for the Cardinals and it might pave the way for the Steelers to hire Russ Grimm.