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)

Brady, Brees, and Manning are so Efficient it's Scary - Pats Pulpit
The Patriots offense fell off a cliff in 2013 due to insurmountable injuries. Give Tom Brady a few weapons and he's the most efficient quarterback in the league.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

New York Jets: The Cornerback Divide - Gang Green Nation
Rex Ryan and John Idzik seem to have different views about the way the Jets should build at cornerback.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Kiko Alonso tears ACL, expected to miss entire 2014 season - Buffalo Rumblings
Go Bills.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Pete Prisco: Ray Rice is overrated, Jimmy Smith is underrated - Baltimore Beat Down
The CBSSports.com columnist ranked each team's overrated and underrated players.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers Mike Mitchell feels he was overlooked in 2013 - Behind the Steel Curtain
Pro Bowl bids usually represent salary bonuses for players, but Steelers FS Mike Mitchell felt he earned a spot on the NFC squad in 2013 when he was with Carolina. He's aiming higher for his time in Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals want more from Return Unit; Brandon Tate's Job in Jeopardy - Cincy Jungle
"Do we want more big plays? Absolutely, we want more explosive plays," Darrin Simmons says.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Schefter: Browns Trying to Sign QB Brian Hoyer to Contract Extension - Dawgs By Nature
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns are trying to sign QB Brian Hoyer to a contract extension before the season starts.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Is J.J. Watt The Best Defensive Player In Football? Charley Casserly Says No - Battle Red Blog
The first general manager of the Houston Texans says no. What the what?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

A Resurgence From Kamerion Wimbley? - Music City Miracles
The 2012 Free Agent splash has dwindled in past seasons. Are Titans fan's due for a surprise in 2014?

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

50 best plays of 2013 - No. 38: Blackmon caps off 190-yard performance vs. Broncos - Big Cat Country
We're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. Who made it at No. 38? Justin Blackmon, and the catch that helped him rack up 190 yards against the Broncos.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

2014 Colts Pressure Players: OLB Bjoern Werner - Stampede Blue
The Colts have several players who will be under pressure in the 2014 season based on their play (or lack thereof) in 2013, and we'll look at some of them in advance of training camp. Today we look at outside linebacker Bjoern Werner.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Aqib Talib was NOT arrested: Dallas police incorrectly report arrest of Broncos cornerback - Mile High Report
New Denver Broncos free agent Aqib Talib was reportedly arrested Sunday morning in Dallas, but it looks likely it was, in fact, his brother being held in Dallas.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

The Best San Diego Chargers Offseason Ever? - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers are heading into Year 2 with Mike McCoy, Tom Telesco, and a young roster that looks primed to compete for a Super Bowl....but haven't we been here before?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders have battle brewing at tight end position - Silver And Black Pride
At the tight end position in the NFL, all the talk revolves around the receiving tight end. If you wanted proof of this, just see the case Jimmy Graham is presenting as to why he deserves to get...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

DT Johnny Jolly could be interesting free agent for Kansas City Chiefs to consider - Arrowhead Pride
John Dorsey's familiarity with the defensive lineman creates at least something of a link between the free agent and the Chiefs.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Justin Tuck still can't believe he isn't with Giants - Big Blue View
Justin Tuck says playing for someone other than the Giants is "going to be weird." Is it still weird for you that Tuck is gone, or have you come to terms with it?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Lane Johnson's suspension not officially confirmed yet - Bleeding Green Nation
Eagles Lane Johnson has not been officially suspended by the NFL... yet.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

In The Film Room: How To Maximize James Hanna's Impact - Blogging The Boys
Over the last several years, the Cowboys have not always done a great job of getting their secondary weapons involved in ways that increase their chances at changing the game, Let's look at the Impact James Hanna can have.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Kyle Nelson, Long Snapper - Hogs Haven
Snap Once for Long snapper Kyle Nelson.

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

NFL Should Consider Adopting CFL's New Pass Interference Review - Acme Packing Company
The CFL's new pass interference challenge should show the NFL how making pass interference reviewable can enhance its product.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Patrick Peterson: Calvin Johnson is toughest player to defend in NFL - Pride Of Detroit
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson thinks Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is the toughest player to defend in the NFL.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Is Charles Tillman buying into the Chicago Bears' new regime at Halas Hall? - Windy City Gridiron
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman recently expressed disappointment that he wasn't able to sign with former coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite returning to the team, is he buying into coach Marc Trestman's regime?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Ginormous Crane For Vikings Stadium Arrives Today - Daily Norseman
Go big or go home is kind of how one should live life. The Vikings and Mortensen Construction aren't going big, they're going ginormous for the Vikings new home

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Has the Jimmy Graham Franchise Tag Grievance Created Tension on the Saints? - Canal Street Chronicles
Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis both testified against Jimmy Graham during his franchise tag grievance. Will that strain the relationship between the parties once the season starts? Plus, another NOLA restaurant review from Dave.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Will a full off-season pay dividends for Desmond Trufant? - The Falcoholic
Fact: during a recent physical, a rare combination of gold dust, plutonium, and high grade apple extract were found in Desmond Trufant's blood

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Who are the Most Overrated and Underrated Panthers? - Cat Scratch Reader
I ran across an article by Pete Prisco where he names his most overrated and most underrated players on each NFL team. His picks for the Panthers are understandable.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

The Buccaneers Are the Worst Team In the NFL, If You Believe Fox Sports Live - Bucs Nation
Normally, you wouldn't ask this about a markedly improved team with a new coach and a promising defense. But sometimes, the Internet starts the discussion for you.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers sign Al Netter for 90th roster spot - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers filled out their 90-man roster on Monday, re-signing guard Al Netter. He is likely a camp body with a limited chance at a spot on the 53-man roster.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Carson Palmer by the numbers: Looking at play action passing - Revenge of the Birds
We continue breaking down numbers for the Cardinals starting QB.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawks roster depth: Going down Pat Kirwan's checklist - Field Gulls
Pat Kirwin has a pretty interesting method for measuring the depth of your team.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Random Ramsdom: 7/1 Rams Day Was A Success - Turf Show Times
Robert Quinn has one of the more interesting stories in the NFL, but as a player who shies away from spotlight off the field, his story is often over looked.

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