Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Dustin Bradford

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)

Browns ask Patriots for permission to interview OC Josh McDaniels - Pats Pulpit
Here we go again. The Cleveland Browns have asked the New England Patriots for permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their vacant head coaching position. The Browns...

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Ed Reed Wants To Continue Playing....However He May Retire! - Gang Green Nation
The future hall of fame safety may not be done yet.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Ike Hilliard no longer Buffalo Bills WR coach - Buffalo Rumblings
Doug Marrone will be making at least one coaching staff change in his first full off-season with the Buffalo Bills.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

A look at the Ravens' offensive offensive line - Baltimore Beat Down
A comprehensive look at one of the many factors that led to the wildly ineffective Baltimore Ravens offense in 2013. (Spoiler alert: There will be Rex Ryan jokes).

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

A Season of Inches: Just how close did the Steelers come to being relevent - Behind the Steel Curtain
in which the author explores just how close the Steelers came to being relevant...

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Mike Zimmer Reiterates: Worried about coaching, not head coaching opportunities - Cincy Jungle
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer reiterated that it would be unfair to his players if he were looking at available head coaching opportunities.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Joe Banner & Jimmy Haslam Face the Heat After Firing Head Coach Rob Chudzinski - Dawgs By Nature
The Cleveland Browns media came with their pitch forks on Monday afternoon as CEO Joe Banner and owner Jimmy Haslam held a press conference to discuss the firing of head coach Rob Chudzinski after just one season.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Report: Deal For Bill O'Brien To Become Houston Texans Head Coach "Imminent" - Battle Red Blog
As Texans fans continue to sweat the search for a new head coach, we now have a report from a respected journalist saying a deal for Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien to take over at Reliant Park is "imminent."

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Tennessee Titans: What's Your Threshold? - Music City Miracles
The NFL is increasingly becoming a win now or else league for both quarterbacks and head coaches alike. Are franchises beginning to react too quickly?

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Senior Bowl 2014: Jaguars a 'lock' to coach one of the teams - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars will coach one of the teams in the 2014 Senior Bowl.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Impressive Job By The Colts Coaches To Turn Their Season Around - Stampede Blue
From Weeks 9 to 14 this season, the Colts looked practically unwatchable. Then, Chuck Pagano and his staff made some changes. From Week 15 onward, the Colts have played some impressive football.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Wes Welker injury: Welker cleared for Broncos playoffs; Derek Wolfe's status uncertain - Mile High Report
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been cleared to play, head coach John Fox announced Monday.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Final Word: Mathews and Woodhead key to San Diego Chargers success - Bolts From The Blue
A month and a half after pleading for the San Diego Chargers to use their running backs more, the team is 9-7 and headed to the playoffs. Were Mathews and Woodhead the cause of the late surge?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Dennis Allen survives Black Monday, every indication he'll be back - Silver And Black Pride
It's the dreaded ‘Black Monday' for the NFL. The day the axe comes down on many head coaches across the league. Today is also the day for head coaches to hold their end of season press...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

NFL admits Chargers should have been penalized on Ryan Succop's field goal attempt - Arrowhead Pride
The NFL admitted that there should have been a penalty on the Chargers when Ryan Succop missed the potential game winning field goal on Sunday.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

John Mara: 'I think our offense is broken right now' - Big Blue View
Mara says that there will be personnel changes, hints that he wants changes to the coaching staff.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

The Eagles Are Party Crashers - Bleeding Green Nation
How about an Eagles highlight video to get you pumped up for the playoffs?

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Report: Cowboys Working On Amicable Retirement For Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin - Blogging The Boys
It's Black Monday, and while the head coach appears safe, the assistants are on a hot seat.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Mike Shanahan fired by the Washington Redskins - Hogs Haven
After four roller coaster seasons, Dan Snyder has decided to fire Mike Shanahan and void the fifth year of his contract. Here's a timeline of Mike Shanahan's tenure in D.C.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers vs. Bears Game Balls: Rodgers, Nelson, Cobb Lead the Way - Acme Packing Company
After a rough start, the Packers' offense led the way on Sunday after getting its leader and one of its most dynamic playmakers back from injury.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Do Lions have most attractive coaching vacancy in NFL? - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions may very well have the most attractive head coaching vacancy in all of the NFL.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears 2014 Free Agents: Jay Cutler among biggest questions of offseason - Windy City Gridiron
Now that the season is over, the Chicago Bears have a lot of work to do relating to free agents.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

So We Need A Head Coach. But Does A Head Coach Need US? - Daily Norseman
SPOILER ALERT- we're probably not very. :-(

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Saints vs. Buccaneers Player Grades: Offense - Canal Street Chronicles
Everything falls into place when the Saints get an A+ performance from Brees. The offense put up 42 points and, simply put, the Saints cannot be beat when Brees is at peak performance. How did the rest of the offense grade?

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Falcons Keep Head Coach Mike Smith, No Coaching Changes At This TIme - The Falcoholic
The Atlanta Falcons appear likely to keep head coach Mike Smith as they try to rebound from a poor 2013 season.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

A Season In Review: Evaluating the Carolina Panthers 2013 Free Agent Pick Ups - Cat Scratch Reader
A evaluation of the key free agent signings of the 2013 offseason by the Carolina Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Greg Schiano, Mark Dominik fired by Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
The Buccaneers have moved on from their head coach.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers-Packers spread: San Francisco only road favorite for Wild Card weekend - Niners Nation
The NFL playoff bracket is set, and the 49ers are traveling to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers. We've got the opening line as the 49ers are the only road favorite for Wild Card weekend.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals 2013 season in review: A sneak peek at what's to come - Revenge of the Birds
With the team sitting on only their second double-digit win season since moving to the desert, this year's Arizona Cardinals team have shed light on what is to come in the ensuing seasons, and in...

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks establish themselves as simply the best, perhaps even better than all of the rest - Field Gulls
In their most successful season in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks have still not accomplished anything.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Random Ramsdom 12/30: Embarrassing Finale Mars Overall Positive Season - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams took a longtime trend of mortifying defeats to a whole new level with their 27-9 beating by the Seattle Seahawks, but one game shouldn't ruin the impression of the entire season.

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