Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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

AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Patriots vs. Texans: Is It Really That Hard to Beat the Same Team Twice? - Pats Pulpit
The Houston Texans will travel to Gillette Stadium for a rematch against the New England Patriots next Sunday afternoon. Let's take a look at possibly debunking the whole idea of that it's hard to beat the same team twice.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Tony Sparano Has Been Fired - Gang Green Nation
Tony Sparano, the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets, has been fired, per Chris Mortenson and the beat reporters. After Brian Schottenheimer, and now Sparano, the Jets will have their third...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Doug Marrone Tabbed As Next Buffalo Bills Head Coach, Per Report - Buffalo Rumblings
Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone has reportedly agreed to become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ravens Cut LB Sergio Kindle From Practice Squad - Baltimore Beat Down
The Ravens released OLB Sergio Kindle from the team's Practice Squad today.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers walked the "fine line" once again in 2012, but stumbled too many times and wound up out of the playoffs - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Steelers were 5-6 in one-score games in 2012--including 3-5 in games with a margin of three points or less--and their failure to come through in the clutch was a major factor in the team missing the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Linebacker Rey Maualuga Unsure If He'll Return To Cincinnati In 2013 - Cincy Jungle
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker believed that his performance against the Houston Texans on Saturday would determine his future in Cincinnati.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Cleveland Browns Coaching Search Sunday Primer (1/6): Browns reportedly walk away from Chip Kelly - Dawgs By Nature
Much to Browns fans' chagrin, the only breaking news to come early this morning on the coaching front is that Doug Marrone has agreed to a deal with the Buffalo Bills. Now ESPN is ruling out Chip Kelly. The waiting game continues for Browns fans.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Arian Foster Knows What Dan Shaughnessy Wrote - Battle Red Blog
Of the crap spewed by Dan Shaughnessy.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans Offensive Coordinator Search Update - Music City Miracles
Welcome to your 2013 Tennessee Titans season- same as the 2012 Tennessee Titans season.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars GM rumors: David Caldwell or Steve Keim set to be hired - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars could be set to hire David Caldwell OR Steve Keim as their new general manager.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Reggie Wayne Is Second All-Time When It Comes To Catches In The Playoffs - Stampede Blue
Wayne's 9 catches Sunday put him ahead of the Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin and Steelers wideout Hines Ward, into second place on the all-time in the playoffs with 92 grabs in 18 playoff games.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Champ Bailey, Ryan Clady Named To USA Football's All-Fundamentals Team - Mile High Report
Two Broncos mainstays were named to USA Football's 2012 All-Fundamentals Team

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Addressing the Recent Chargers Coaching Rumors - Bolts From The Blue
Someone out there believes the San Diego Chargers are focusing their Head Coaching search on Lovie Smith and Bruce Arians. That's completely insane.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Is the glass half full or half empty for the Raiders? - Silver And Black Pride
I want to know how you feel about the future of the Raiders. Optimism poll and a comment space sure to be full of venting included!

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Andy Reid's impact on the Chiefs free agent heading into 2013 - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs officially introduced Andy Reid as the new head coach on Monday afternoon. Now it's time to go to work. The Chiefs have a few key free agents on which decisions will need to be made fairly quickly.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

New York Giants' 2012 Season In Review: The special teams -- a bright spot - Big Blue View
A look back at the 2012 performance of the New York Giants' special teams.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Philadelphia Eagles coaching rumors: Jaws says Jon Gruden is interested - Bleeding Green Nation
The Eagles have received permission to interview Jay Gruden this week, but it may be his more famous and successful older brother that wants the job. Ron Jaworski, who used to work in the Monday...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys Free Agent Primer: Who'll Play Right Tackle For The Cowboys In 2013? - Blogging The Boys
Do the Cowboys trust Doug Free at right tackle in 2013? Is Jermey Parnell an alternative? Depending on how the Cowboys answer those questions, they may have to bring in a free agent at right tackle. We look at some of the players available.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

RGIII Injury Update: MRI Results Suggest Partial ACL/LCL Tears, per report - Hogs Haven
After suffering partially torn ACL/LCL ligaments, SB Nation Medical expert, Dr. Ali Mohamadi, gives the diagnosis for the Quarterback's road to recovery.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Vikings vs Packers Wildcard Edition: Defensive Review - Acme Packing Company
It took three tries, but the Packers finally found a way to shut down Adrian Peterson on Saturday. Once Peterson was bottled up the defense controlled the game.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Detroit Lions' 2013 free agents - Pride Of Detroit
A look at the Detroit Lions' free agents for the 2013 offseason.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears to interview Vikings assistants Mike Singletary and Mike Priefer - Windy City Gridiron
Chicago Bears to interview Vikings assistants Mike Singletary and Mike Priefer

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Current, Former Vikings Coaches To Interview For Bears Job - Daily Norseman
Some Vikings coaches, both current ones and some names from the past, will be interviewing for the Chicago Bears' vacant head coaching position.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Comparing Joe Vitt to Sean Payton - Canal Street Chronicles
Why is Joe Vitt considered a lesser coach than Sean Payton? Let's find out!

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Which OL Positions Are Most Important to a Quarterback’s Success?: A Case Study on Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan - The Falcoholic
This article comes to us from Danny Lanier, Jr. Enjoy a great read. If you want to check in with Danny on the post, e-mail him at dlanier698@gmail.com. Abstract: Motivated by a recent debate...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

The Story of Thomas Davis: A Fan's Perspective Over The Years - Cat Scratch Reader
Not many people truly know the story of Thomas Davis. It is a story of beating the odds and returning from three injuries to the same knee- something that no one has ever done before. If you like inspirational stories, read on.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman will not get a contract extension - Bucs Nation
Are the Bucs preparing to move on from their starting quarterback?

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers vs. Packers: The read-option is new to Green Bay - Niners Nation
With the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers set for a rematch in the divisional round, we breakdown an in-game element that did not exist the first time these two teams saw one another.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals confirm meeting with Mike McCoy, will meet with Jay Gruden - Revenge of the Birds
The team confirmed their interview with Mike McCoy this past weekend and that they will interview Jay Gruden this upcoming week as well.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Chris Clemons has torn ACL; Seahawks to try out kickers, & notes - Field Gulls
It's now being reported that Chris Clemons officially has a torn ACL.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

2013 NFL QB rankings: Jaws mixed on Sam Bradford - Turf Show Times
Sam Bradford had a better year in 2012. He needs to break the glass ceiling in 2013.


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