Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

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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)

Brandon Spikes didn't agree to be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve - Pats Pulpit
Brandon Spikes' agent released a statement that refutes reports that the linebacker and the New England Patriots agreed to place him on season-ending injured reserve. Spikes' agent, Gary...

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Kyle Wilson: The Silent Gunner - Gang Green Nation
In law school, there's a type of person we call a "gunner." There are usually two types of gunners, vocal and silent gunners. Vocal gunners are the people that raise their hand constantly; that...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills fire Chuck Driesbach, inside linebackers coach - Buffalo Rumblings
Kiko Alonso and the Buffalo Bills' inside linebackers will have a new position coach for the 2014 season.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Former Ravens Versus Their Replacements - Baltimore Beat Down
After winning the Superbowl in 2013, the Baltimore Ravens had to let many key players leave during the following offseason. Here is how each players did compared to his replacement.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler mentioned as possibility for Titans defensive coordinator position - Behind the Steel Curtain
It's not rare Butler, the longstanding DC-In-Waiting of the Steelers, is mentioned in connection with a job opportunity elsewhere. It just isn't logical to think he'd leave now, considering the amount of offers he's declined in the past.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

The 2014 Season A One-Year Experiment For The Cincinnati Bengals? - Cincy Jungle
Looking ahead to next season, the Bengals could be on a number of "prove-it" deals with players and coaches to determine the team's long-term plans.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Browns Coaching Search: Mike Munchak to be Interviewed - Dawgs By Nature
Fox Sports' Alex Marvez is reporting Cleveland will interview former Titans HC Mike Munchak on Monday.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Report: Romeo Crennel Will Accept Offer To Become Houston Texans' New Defensive Coordinator - Battle Red Blog
Chris Mortensen is reporting that Romeo Crennel has decided to join Bill O'Brien's staff as the Texans' defensive coordinator. See what Texans fans think about the hire on Battle Red Blog.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Tennessee Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as Head Coach - Music City Miracles
The Titans have made their choice.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

What will the Jaguars do in free agency and the NFL Draft? - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a lot of needs, a lot of cap room and a lot of draft picks. So what will they do with all of those things the next few months?

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

A Look at Ryan Grigson's Moves Last Offseason - Stampede Blue
Stampede Blue's Josh Wilson takes a look at the free agent signings and draft picks of Colts general manager Ryan Grigson last offseason.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Peyton Manning, master of Omaha trivia - SBNation.com
Peyton Manning knows SO MUCH about Omaha!

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Who deserves the blame for the San Diego Chargers' loss to the Denver Broncos? - Bolts From The Blue
Richard Wade examines which side of the ball played the bigger part in losing at Denver in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders sign 3 more players to Reserve/Future contracts - Silver And Black Pride
There will be three more new faces offered a chance to make the Oakland Raiders squad, and two of them had experience on divisional rivals.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Kansas City Chiefs will work out CFL all-star wide receiver - Arrowhead Pride
Weston Dressler is a slot receiver from the CFL who has been an all-star multiple times. He will work out for the Chiefs this week, according to reports from Canada.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

New York Giants' Positional Breakdown: Safety - Big Blue View
The safety position was not a problem for the Giants in 2013. If they are able to keep Antrel Rolle, Will Hill and Stevie Brown together it should not be a problem in 2014.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

PFF: Eagles Boast League's 9th Best Offensive Line - Bleeding Green Nation
According to Pro Football Focus, the Eagles had own of the best offensive lines in the league in 2013.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Five Moments That Shaped The Cowboys' 2013 Season (Pt. I): Changing Defensive Coaches And Schemes - Blogging The Boys
BTB's series on five moments or decisions that had significant long-term on the 2013 season begins by looking at the decision to hire Monte Kiffin as defensive coordinator.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Who is Paul Guenther and Why Do You Want Him as DC? - Hogs Haven
Who is Paul Guenther and why do you want him as the Redskins next defensive coordinator?

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Green Bay Packers Offseason Primer: Who Stays and Who Goes? - Acme Packing Company
With many Green Bay Packers set to hit free agency this offseason, we analyze several of the most important players and predict which ones will be retained for 2014.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions turn attention to Jim Caldwell, according to report - Pride Of Detroit
With Ken Whisenhunt no longer available, the Detroit Lions have reportedly turned their focus to Jim Caldwell.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Chicago Bears save face by firing two assistant coaches - Windy City Gridiron
After one of the worst statistical defensive performances in the history of the Chicago Bears, heads had to roll. It may not be the head you wanted to roll, but it is a change nonetheless.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Bond Sale Delayed - Daily Norseman
The sale of nearly half a billion dollars of bonds to finance the Minnesota Vikings' stadium is going to be delayed because of a lawsuit.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Marques Colston, Meet Johnny Pesky - Canal Street Chronicles
Marques Colston's botched play at the end of Saturday's Divisional Playoff matchup against the Seattle Seahawks will leave a bad taste in the mouth of Saints fans. The Saints star receiver made a gaffe akin to that of Red Sox's Johnny Pesky in 1946.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Julio Jones Injury: Wide Receiver Is On Track For 2014 Opener - The Falcoholic
The Falcons' star wide receiver is recovering nicely after breaking a screw in his foot against the New York Jets.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

49ers 23, Panthers 10 Recap: Season Fades to Black - Cat Scratch Reader
The Carolina Panthers fall flat at home to the San Francisco 49ers, 23-10.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

General Manager search: Buccaneers progress to second interviews with Vital, others - Bucs Nation
The General Manager search seems to be nearing its conclusion as Lionel Vital, among other candidates, are brought back in for second interviews for the vacant GM position.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Ahmad Brooks, NaVorro Bowman, Patrick Willis lead dominating defensive performance - Niners Nation
The 49ers defensive front dominated the Panthers on Sunday. We break down some of the notable performances.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals season review and looking ahead: The quarterbacks - Revenge of the Birds
A look at the roster by position and what they did in 2013, but also looking ahead to the offseason and next season.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

One win from one win: Seahawks advance to play 49ers in NFC title game - Field Gulls
Seattle supposedly played a game this weekend, but we all know that there's only one thing on our agenda right now. (And it's not Shia LaBeouf's career status.)

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Rams have to decide on Robert Quinn's fifth-year option - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams have to make a decision about Robert Quinn's contract this spring.

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