Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Leon Halip

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 Back-Up Plan: Tight End - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots are on the hunt for someone to step up at the tight end position this off-season. Who has the best chance to thrive in the spotlight?

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Geno Smith Says He's Improving - Gang Green Nation
He thinks he's making progress.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills' Mike Pettine prefers QB pressure over sacks - Buffalo Rumblings
The Buffalo Bills had 36 sacks in 2012; the New York Jets had 30. Will the Bills' sack total increase under first-year coordinator Mike Pettine?

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Could Vonta Leach Return To The Baltimore Ravens? - Baltimore Beat Down
The Ravens recently cut All-Pro fullback Vonta Leach, but there is a good chance that he could return to Baltimore

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Dick LeBeau looks to improve on 16-2 mark against rookie quarterbacks in 2013 - Behind the Steel Curtain
Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is 16-2 against rookie passers since taking over in 2004. He took his second loss to a rookie last year when Brandon Weeden led Cleveland to a shocking upset in Week 12. The Steelers turned the ball over eight times.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Current state of fullbacks in the NFL gives Orson Charles an opportunity - Cincy Jungle
The Cincinnati Bengals have utilized a tight end as an H-Back since Reggie Kelly. Is that tradition continuing as the league slowly shifts to that philosophy?

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Should Any Other Browns Have Been in the NFL's Top 100 Players? - Dawgs By Nature
Cleveland will finish with a total of two players in the Top 100 -- Thomas at No. 28 overall, and RB Trent Richardson at No. 71 overall. Did any members of the Browns get snubbed? Let's take a look at some candidates.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

2013 Houston Texans Training Camp: Duane Brown Will Be Ready - Battle Red Blog
A simply bone spur and the surgery correcting same won't keep him down.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Have the Titans been too relaxed in the offseason? - Music City Miracles
The Titans have skipped two of their 13 work days this summer. Should Titans fans be concerned about the final product they will put on the field during the season?

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars announce plans for new scoreboards, NFL's largest - Big Cat Country
"Today we're making a statement to the NFL, the nation and the world that Jacksonville is world-class."

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

What Vontae Davis Has To Improve On Next Season - Stampede Blue
As Vontae Davis heads into his second season with the Colts, it's time to examine the expectations for him as the team's No. 1 cornerback.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Two Broncos - Peyton Manning and Von Miller - in top 10 of NFL's Top 100 Players - Mile High Report
The NFL and the NFL Network have announced the final 10 players of its Top 100 Players countdown - but they haven't announced the order. That, along with the #1 player, will be revealed this week...

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Chargers Strong Safety Brandon Taylor could be ready in time for Training Camp - Bolts From The Blue
Were those of us worried about the Chargers not signing or drafting a strong safety merely Chicken Littles?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Evaluating Reggie McKenzie: 17 months in, has the Oakland Raiders GM done a good job? - Silver And Black Pride
With signings, trades, cuts and drafts Reggie McKenzie has been busy since joining the Raiders.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Which Kansas City Chiefs running back in history would you take? - Arrowhead Pride
Along with linebacker and kicker, the Chiefs have had a storied history in the backfield.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

2012 vs. 2013: Which New York Giants roster has the edge? - Big Blue View
After the additions and losses of free agency and the NFL Draft, which version of the New York Giants roster is actually better?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

TE Will Replace WR in Eagles Offense - Bleeding Green Nation
We are witnessing the evolution of the TE and increased emphasis being placed upon the position around the NFL. In Chip Kelly's offense, it could be that the TE replaces the traditional WR altogether.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Will Tyron Smith Begin To Put The Pieces Together In 2013? - Blogging The Boys
Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith had a lot of off-the-field issues with his family that held him back last year, but is he now ready to break out in 2013?

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Robert Griffin III Ranked No. 15 on NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2013 List - Hogs Haven
The accolades for Robert Griffin III's marvelous rookie season continue, as he was the highest-ranked rookie on NFL Network's annual list.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Why the Packers Should Not be Worried About Signing Datone Jones - Acme Packing Company
After another first round pick signs his contract, is it time for the Green Bay Packers to start worrying about Datone Jones?

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions sign Chris Hope, release Brian Robiskie - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions have added safety Chris Hope and released wide receiver Brian Robiskie.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Urlacher, Trestman, Gould Participate in Golf Outing; Urlacher: "I don't want to play." - Windy City Gridiron
Several Bears representatives took part as celebrity participants at the Encompass Championship golf outing. Brian Urlacher discussed some of his future plans, or lack thereof, at least involving football.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Desmond Bishop Signs With Vikings - Daily Norseman
The former Green Bay linebacker has signed a one-year deal with Minnesota.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Rob Ryan and the New Orleans Saints: A Perfect Fit - Canal Street Chronicles
When Rob Ryan joined the Saints coaching staff this fall, many people wondered if he was the right person for the job. There's no need to wonder anymore.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Thomas Dimitroff Respected as a NFL "Power Broker" - The Falcoholic
File this under "news that is not surprising."

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Does Cam Newton Have a Beautiful Football Mind? - Cat Scratch Reader
We know he is athletic but some think he has a great mind.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Can the Buccaneers still afford Michael Koenen? - Bucs Nation
Michael Koenen is the NFL's highest paid punter this season according to spotrac.com. He is making $3.25M in 2013, and is contracted to make the same every year until he hits free agency in 2017....

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers Roster, 90-in-90 breakdowns: Marlon Moore - Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today we focus on Marlon Moore.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Bruce Arians admits being worried about Ryan Swope - Revenge of the Birds
Bruce Arians has finally admitted to being concerned with Ryan Swopes health.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Richard Sherman will never disappear - Field Gulls
"You wanted this noise."

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Where does Brandon McGee fit in the Rams' plans for 2013? - Turf Show Times
The Rams selected cornerback Brandon McGee in the 5th round. What role will McGee play with the Rams this season, enter and find out.

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