Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Jonathan Daniel

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.

Here's the rundown:

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

NFL Coaching Rumors: Josh McDaniels Staying with Patriots - Pats Pulpit
It's time to put a stop on the Josh McDaniels coaching rumors. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, McDaniels has informed teams that he will remain in New England and not interview for head coaching vacancies now.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Why Is Rex Ryan Still The NY Jets Head Coach? - Gang Green Nation
A possible explanation of the decision to replace Mike Tannenbaum but retain Rex Ryan.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Lovie Smith Reportedly Interested In Buffalo Bills Coaching Vacancy - Buffalo Rumblings
Fired just this morning by the Chicago Bears, coach Lovie Smith is reportedly interested in becoming the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Chykie Brown Still Leaves Questions - Baltimore Beat Down
With the playoffs starting this weekend, the Ravens may have gotten a good enough look at some of their younger players to work them into their defensive game plan against Indianapolis this weekend.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers vs. Browns: How Big Ben got his groove back - Behind the Steel Curtain
One throw should give Steeler fans something to be happy about during the long off season.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

2012 And 2011 Bengals Are Similar Teams, But Not The Same - Cincy Jungle
How much can statistics tell you about two different teams from two different years as they head into the playoffs?

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Cleveland Browns fire Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert - Dawgs By Nature
It's official. The Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert according to multiple reports.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans' 2013 Opponents Confirmed - Battle Red Blog
After the playoffs, I mean. The regular season opponents for next year are now a matter of public record.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Mike Munchak Will Return As Titans Head Coach; Mike Reinfeldt Fired - Music City Miracles
Wyatt reports that Bud Adams will bring Mike Munchak back but fire Mike Reinfeldt.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars GM job could be NFL's most attractive - Big Cat Country
The next general manager of the Jaguars will have a clean slate to work with and the tools available to rebuild.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Report: Chargers Are Interested In Bruce Arians As Head Coach - Stampede Blue
The Chargers apparently have discussed interviewing Bruce Arians for their recent head coaching vacancy.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Ronnie Hillman In The Doghouse? Rookie 'Will Be Back' Says Fox - Mile High Report
Ronnie Hillman's fumble had Peyton Manning making tackles and Orlando Franklin getting hurt. Will we see Hillman again in the post-season?

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers Fire Norv Turner and A.J. Smith - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers have announced that Head Coach Norv Turner and General Manager A.J. Smith will not return for the 2013 season.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Black Monday provides Raiders several OC candidates - Silver And Black Pride
It's Black Monday in the NFL. The Raiders gave four coaches their walking papers including offensive coordinator Greg Knapp. But among the firings across the league, several new OC candidates emerge.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Clark Hunt's vision for the Chiefs next head coach - Arrowhead Pride
KC Chiefs owner Clark Hunt made big changes on Monday, firing coach Romeo Crennel and announcing it would be him, and not GM Scott Pioli, who decides the next head coach. Hunt laid out his criteria for the next Chiefs head coach.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Tom Coughlin: Giants' coach says 'It's not an easy day' - Big Blue View
New York Giants' coach Tom Coughlin expressed disappointment Monday about his team falling short of the playoffs in its bid to defend its Super Bowl title.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Andy Reid fired: Jeff Lurie says decision making became "scattered" - Bleeding Green Nation
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie met the media today to do something he hasn't done in 14 years, announce the firing of his head coach. Lurie even lamented that he's watched these press conferences around...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Will The Cowboys Consider Bringing An Offensive Coordinator? - Blogging The Boys
Will the Dallas Cowboys decide to bring in some help for Jason Garrett? We take a closer look at one candidate who would make sense for the Cowboys to hire as the offensive coordinator.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

I Stand Corrected - Hogs Haven
Things I've been wrong about in 2012

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Vikings vs. Packers, 2013 NFL playoff odds: Green Bay a heavy favorite - Acme Packing Company
The Green Bay Packers are a nine-point opening line favorite for their Wild Card game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions player says Jim Schwartz 'lost control,' entire team needs to be accountable - Pride Of Detroit
An unnamed Detroit Lions player blamed players for going 4-12, but he said that Jim Schwartz "lost control of the team" in 2012.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Devin Hester considering retiring in wake of Lovie Smith's departure - Windy City Gridiron
Devin Hester considering retiring in wake of Lovie Smith's departure

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Could Adrian Peterson Be Better In 2013? - Daily Norseman
Adrian Peterson put together one of the greatest rushing seasons of all-time in 2012. Could 2013 be an even bigger season for the star running back?

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

New Orleans Saints Player Grades vs Panthers: Defense and Special Teams - Canal Street Chronicles
Lots of bad in what was the worst showing of the year by the worst defense in NFL history. Only two players on the defense were any good.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Reports: Dirk Koetter Interviewing For Multiple Head Coaching Gigs - The Falcoholic
I've decided to distract you from this news with a picture of Falcons cheerleaders. The problem with having a great football team is that your coaches become quasi-mystical figures. That's how...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

The Panthers 2013 Now Known with 2nd Place Division Finish - Cat Scratch Reader
We now know the Panthers opponents since they have been given the #2 seed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

The 2012 Buccaneers were a failure - Bucs Nation
Failure. That's what this season has been. Yes, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have done some good things. Their run defense has been historically good. The Schiano culture change appears to have worked...

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

The Booth Review – 49ers vs. Cardinals: "Star-crossed Niners win the West" - Niners Nation
In this week's edition of The Booth Review: Niners secure a first-round bye, Kaepernick and Crabtree have a career day, Akers' struggles continue, and Alex makes his exit

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals to interview Andy Reid, in addition to McCoy, Horton - Revenge of the Birds
He is one of three candidates that team president Michael Bidwill revealed.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks beat Rams: Bring on the Redskins - Field Gulls
A New Years Resolution to win more Super Bowls in 2013.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

NFL coaching rumors: Lovie Smith for the Rams defensive coordinator? - Turf Show Times
The Rams need a defensive coordinator, so why not hire the best name available?

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