Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Chris Graythen

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)

The Josh McDaniels Experience - Pats Pulpit
Kevin O'Connor takes a look at the trust developing between Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels. How does this potentially influence the future of the franchise?

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Jets Sign Kellen Winslow II - Gang Green Nation
The Jets add a tight end.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

C.J. Spiller a breakout year candidate in 2013 - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills had the NFL's sixth-best rushing attack in 2012, and there's a very good chance they could be even better in that area in 2013.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Which Rookie Will Have Biggest Impact? - Baltimore Beat Down
Which Raven rookie will steal the show in 2013?

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers invested in the lines, now it's time to start seeing dividends - Behind the Steel Curtain
Early draft picks to develop your lineman groups is like putting money in the bank; the Steelers will need to see those investments turn into high-value stocks that allow Pittsburgh to control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Rookie Defensive End Margus Hunt Facing Steep Learning Curve - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals' rookie project is going through some ups and downs with his transition to the NFL. His next big hurdle comes when Training Camp opens in late July.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Greg Little Claims That He Won't Follow the NFL's New Pads Rule - Dawgs By Nature
What is Greg Little talking about? Last Thursday, Tom Reed of the Plain Dealer posted an article about the new knee and thigh pad rule for the 2013 NFL season. He said that several members of the Browns expressed their displeasure with the rule.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Arian Foster "More Than Likely" To Be Ready For Houston Texans Training Camp - Battle Red Blog
Houston's philosopher king updates us as to his calf strain, rehab plan, diet, and the rumors of a Vonta Leach return.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans' Nate Washington Leading The Receivers - Music City Miracles
After a lot of speculation that Nate Washington may be traded or gone by the time August rolls around, it seems that Washington is here to stay.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

2013 Jaguars OTA MVP: Jonathan Cyprien - Big Cat Country
Jaguars rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien considered the team's MVP of minicamp and OTA practices.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano Selected As PFWA's 2013 George Halas Award Winner - Stampede Blue
The 44th Halas Award is given to an NFL player, coach, or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Broncos running backs react to Willis McGahee's release, discuss stepping up - Mile High Report
Reactions from Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, and Knowshon Moreno today following the release of Willis McGahee and what it means for them individually.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Dr. David Chao Resigns as Team Doctor for the San Diego Chargers - Bolts From The Blue
After leading a years-long campaign to #FireChao, the Chargers finally buckle under the pressure from Bolts from the Blue and force Chao to resign.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Breaking down Raiders wide receivers - Silver And Black Pride
With youth and newcomers all across the Oakland Raiders' roster this season, there's sure to be a number of new faces along the sideline when the 2013 season kicks off. Of all the positions...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Will former Kansas City Chief Ryan Lilja stay retired? - Arrowhead Pride
The veteran offensive lineman retired last December, but rumors brought back comeback talk earlier this offseason. Will Lilja play a role for the Chiefs this season?

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Mark Herzlich: MLB job 'mine to secure' - Big Blue View
Herzlich lined up with the first team during OTAs and mini-camp. Can he hold off a challenge from veteran Dan Connor once training camp begins?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles UDFA Nic Purcell's has had a weird road to the NFL - Bleeding Green Nation
Typically, undrafted free agents go under-the-radar during the offseason workouts and sometimes even training camp. However, a member of the Eagles undrafted free agent group has made some news...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys Offseason Headscratcher: What To Do With All Those Tight Ends - Blogging The Boys
With the Cowboys' move to a two tight end offense, numerous questions arise: where, and how will they be deployed? BTB takes a look at what the team has done at the position thus far this offseason.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Sign Donte Stallworth - Hogs Haven
The Redskins officially signed Donte Stallworth on Wednesday, and the veteran receiver will compete to join the team for a second season.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Donald Driver Ready to Return if Packers Call - Acme Packing Company
At his charity softball game, retired wide receiver Donald Driver reiterated early sentiments of only playing for the Green Bay Packers. Whether or no he actually has options, it’s what the fans want to hear.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Ryan Broyles not expecting to start training camp on PUP list - Pride Of Detroit
Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles sounds optimistic about avoiding the PUP list when training camp opens this year.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Bears Quick Hits: Cutler Must Trust In Trestman, and Briggs Discusses Urlacher - Windy City Gridiron
John "Moon" Mullin wrote a few comments about the direction of the franchise, and Lance Briggs spoke about Brian Urlacher during an ESPN luncheon.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Terrell Owens Thinks He's A "Fit" In Minnesota - Daily Norseman
Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens is trying to get back into the National Football League.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

The Drew Brees Decision: Saints vs. Dolphins - Canal Street Chronicles
It was almost a foregone conclusion. until the Saints went shopping for a new quarterback.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Why Trufant Will Start Over Alford At DB - The Falcoholic
There's been some debate in Falcon Nation about whether Desmond Trufant or Robert Alford will start across from Asante Samuel at DB. The answer, while not short, is Trufant. Here's why.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

What can we expect from Cam Newton's 3rd year? - Cat Scratch Reader
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is entering his 3rd year in the NFL, a time when the light comes on for many first-round quarterbacks and they start their transition into true franchise cornerstones. Can we expect that to happen for Newton in 2013?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Strongside linebacker is not important in the Buccaneers' defense - Bucs Nation
If there's one position on defense where you skimp, and skimp a lot, it's strongisde linebacker.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and the Jim Harbaugh Offense - Niners Nation
What is the "evil plan" of San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman? And how will the plot thicken in 2013?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Nate Potter at right tackle: What could it mean? - Revenge of the Birds
A few theories as to why he has been working with the first team.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Marshawn Lynch is a hot geyser of reliability - Field Gulls
Ana analysis of what makes a back reliable and whether there is a reliable way to measure it.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams sign S Matt Giordano - Turf Show Times
The Rams found a veteran to help out in the secondary.

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