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)

Teach Me How To Hightower - Pats Pulpit
After a much-maligned first half to the season, the most important player on the Patriots defense might be a player who had to fight his way back off the bench.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Mark Sanchez: 2013 and Beyond - Gang Green Nation
Mark Sanchez’s 2013 season ended in pain after suffering an injury in the Jets’ third preseason game. It led to one of the most bizarre campaigns of coach bashing the NFL has ever seen. Rex...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills cap space 2014: four contracts of note - Buffalo Rumblings
These four Buffalo Bills players have 2014 cap hits high enough to fuel conversations about whether or not they should be released.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Matt Elam seems suited for strong safety in seasons to come - Baltimore Beat Down
The rookie played most of the 2013 season at free safety once Michael Huff was benched and released.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

The state of the Steelers Part Three: what actually happened this year - Behind the Steel Curtain
The record defined their level of play, but did it accurately reflect their future potential?

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Mike Zimmer will interview with the Titans and Vikings this week - Cincy Jungle
Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator will talk with the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans this week, according to ESPN.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Are the Browns a Good Job? - Dawgs By Nature
Who wants to be the next Head Coach of the Cleveland Browns?

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans Coaching Staff Update: Who Has Bill O'Brien Hired Or Retained? - Battle Red Blog
What coaches will comprise Bill O'Brien's Houston Texans staff is starting to become clearer. Here's the latest as to which coaches are coming with O'Brien from Penn State, as well as one Texans coach from Gary Kubiak's staff who's staying.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Titans coaching search: Tennessee to interview Jim Caldwell - Music City Miracles
The Tennessee Titans hiring Jim Caldwell would be, in a word, terrible.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

NFL playoffs 2014 results: More evidence a good QB is necessary - Big Cat Country
The NFL's Wild Card weekend has concluded and more than ever the games showed why a good quarterback is necessary to a team's success when it matters.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

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Colts Sign Former Patriots WR Deion Branch - Stampede Blue
The Indianapolis Colts today signed former Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch, promoted wide receiver Josh Lenz from the practice squad to the active roster, and placed defensive lineman Fili Moala and cornerback Greg Toler on injured reserve.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Ace in the Hole: Mike McCoy - Mile High Report
The Broncos have a secret weapon on Sunday, and his name is Mike McCoy

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

6 Plays That Helped the Chargers Beat the Bengals - Bolts From The Blue
Kyle Posey has gone through the film and dug out six plays that helped the San Diego Chargers to get their first playoff win in five years, this one on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders coaching staff set for shake up, and not all positive - Silver And Black Pride
It seems clear at this point that Dennis Allen will be back for another season. He is still under contract and would have to be fired to not be back. But his staff has a far less certain future in...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

New York Giants' Coaching Rumors: Mike Sullivan to interview -- reports - Big Blue View
Former Giants' assistant coach Mike Sullivan will apparently get first crack at an interview for the Giants' vacant offensive coordinator position.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

New York Giants' Coaching Rumors: Mike Sullivan to interview -- reports - Big Blue View
Former Giants' assistant coach Mike Sullivan will apparently get first crack at an interview for the Giants' vacant offensive coordinator position.

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Chip Kelly: Nick Foles is the Eagles Starting Quarterback Moving Forward - Bleeding Green Nation
Eagles coach Chip Kelly wasn't shy to commit to Nick Foles as the team's starter moving forward.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

2013 Positional Rankings: Where Are The Biggest Holes In The Cowboys Roster? - Blogging The Boys
Which Cowboys position group was the best, which was the worst in 2013? We look at positional rankings to help answer those questions and try to figure out what those answers could mean for the Cowboys' draft and free agagency.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Conspiracy Theory: Head Coaching Search - Hogs Haven
Can we make anything of the candidates being interviewed?

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers Receiver James Jones Will Test Free Agency in 2014 - Acme Packing Company
The Packers' second-leading receiver in 2013 is ready to see what other NFL teams think of him this off-season.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions not planning to interview Todd Bowles - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions don't have any plans to interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

How does Jay Cutler's new contract stack up with other quarterbacks? - Windy City Gridiron
The Chicago Bears have signed Jay Cutler to a reported 7 year deal, for $126 million, with $54 million guaranteed.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Chris Kluwe Retains Legal Counsel In The Form Of Prominent Employment And Consumer Law Attorney - Daily Norseman
The former Vikings punter, who alleges he was released because of his views on same sex marriage, has retained legal counsel. This seems ominous.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Steve Gleason Tweets He Can Still Get an Erection Despite ALS - Canal Street Chronicles
Steve Gleason answers the question that's been on all of our minds since first learning of his ALS diagnosis.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Arthur Blank Confident in Smith, Dimitroff - The Falcoholic
Falcons owner Arthur Blank addressed the media on Monday, sharing his thoughts on the 2013 season as well as how the Falcons plan to fix their deficiencies moving forward.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Panthers 2013 Playoff Promo Video #1 - Cat Scratch Reader
Connor Harrison here, back again with another Panthers video promo!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Lovie Smith has final say over personnel with Buccaneers - Bucs Nation
And the general manager position is still undecided.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers give Tarell Brown $300,000 bonus, according to report - Niners Nation
The 49ers reportedly gave Tarell Brown a $300,000 bonus in late December. Is this a sign they want to re-sign him, a way to cover their butt with future free agents, or both?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Is Carson Palmer a bridge or anchor at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals? - Revenge of the Birds
What will the Cardinals do to fill the role of quarterback of the future and how much time does Palmer buy them?

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Explosive Season-in-Review: The Seattle Seahawks - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks spent much of 2013 both making big plays and shutting them down.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams: Filling In The Blanks On DEFENSE - Turf Show Times
Armchair GM’s collaborated on Thursday and put together some impressive offensive units for the St. Louis Rams’ 2014 season. Now, who can take the Rams’ defense to the next level?

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