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Around SB Nation VI: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Pride of Detroit takes a look at the video shoot Calvin Johnson just did with NBC Sports.
Pride of Detroit takes a look at the video shoot Calvin Johnson just did with NBC Sports.

It's time for our weekly look at what the rest of the NFL Blogs around SB Nation are discussing this weekend. This piece will run every Sunday morning through the offseason - and may continue in the season, though it won't be on Sundays. And, of course, look for more Miami Dolphins stories later today.

Here's the rundown:

AFC East:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

Sporting News: Patriots Receive an "A" Grade For Offseason - Pats Pulpit
A look at the "A" grade that Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News recently handed out to the Patriots for their 2012 offseason performance.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Top Five Offseason Moves: #2 Hiring Karl Dunbar - Gang Green Nation
Hiring Karl Dunbar was significant.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Chan Gailey Sees Advantages For Both Vince Young, Tyler Thigpen - Buffalo Rumblings
While veteran Vince Young is the overwhelming favorite to win the Buffalo Bills' backup quarterback job over incumbent Tyler Thigpen, Chan Gailey may see an Achilles Heel for Young in his bid for the job.

AFC North:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Baltimore Ravens Studying Sleep Patterns - Baltimore Beat Down
From The studies show that getting between four to five hours of uninterrupted sleep a night will provide about 80 percent restoration, allowing a person to do "well enough" the next day.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Steelers TV Watching Superstitions: Weigh In on What You Do To Help The Team Win - Behind the Steel Curtain
(I was just telling a lady I work with about some previous game-watching superstitions. Not sure if she'll ever talk to me again. I used to be much worse about it, but superstitions are an important...

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Wide Receivers Today Greater Emphasize Team - Cincy Jungle
"But I'm talking about these guys are for each other. When I was here I had Chad, T.J, Chris Henry, but it was different the way the group was."

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Some Members of the Media Express Concern on All-22 Film - Dawgs By Nature
If you have not heard, a week or so ago, the league announced that subscribers to their Game Rewind package (which should run at $70) will give fans access to All-22 film, which means any of us here at DBN who subscribe can evaluate what the 22 players on the field for any given play were doing.

AFC South

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Contender Comparison: How Do The Houston Texans Stack Up To The AFC's Best? - Battle Red Blog asked if the Texans were the team to beat in the AFC. Battle Red Blog attempts to answer that question, starting with the offense.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Chris Johnson: "I Feel Just Like LeBron James" - Music City Miracles
Chris Johnson: "I Feel Just Like LeBron James"

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Maurice Jones-Drew Hold Out: The Message Has Been Sent - Big Cat Country
Mission accomplished. Maurice Jones-Drew's point has been sent and received. Now there's no reason to miss training camp.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Sounds Like Jerry Hughes Is Happy Bill Polian Was Fired - Stampede Blue
Jerry Hughes seems glad Bill Polian was sent into early retirement.

AFC West

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Little Known Broncos Facts: A Few Denver Broncos Firsts - Mile High Report
What are some Denver Broncos firsts? Little Known Broncos Facts: A Few Denver Broncos Firsts

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Offseason Question: Is This Shaun Phillips Last Year As A Charger? - Bolts From The Blue
In the last year of his contract and with a rookie showing promise, it needs to be asked.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

PFF breaks down Tyvon Branch shutdown of Rob Gronkowski - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders' safety Tyvon Branch shut down Patriots All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski last season and Pro Football Focus lays out how he did it.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Former Chiefs DL Shaun Smith Vows To Tone Down Personality For Titans - Arrowhead Pride
Shaun Smith was always accessible as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, a quality difficult to find on a Scott Pioli-led team. Thus many fans were sad when Smith left to play for the Tennessee Titans in 2011.

NFC East

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

2007 Giants Vs. 2011 Giants: Comparing Super Bowl Champs -- Running Backs - Big Blue View
2007 Giants Vs. 2011 Giants: Comparing Super Bowl Champs -- Running Backs

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

With The Redskins, Atogwe Was Impressed With Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
OJ Atogwe has the unique perspective of coming straight from a division rival to the Eagles. While the Eagles did struggle overall last year, one place they pretty much fired on all cylinders was in their division.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Looking At Expectations For The Cowboys' Rookies - Blogging The Boys
Dallas Cowboys fans are very excited about the draftees. But are they getting a little carried away?

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Sneak Peak: Giants - Hogs Haven
When it comes to the Redskins offseason, no news is typically good news for all parties involved--except the media, that is. Still, it's incumbent upon writers to find a productive use of this time. With that in mind, I thought we'd take an early look at the personnel changes our NFC East opponents have made since last season. Let's start with the Giants, because why not?

NFC North

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

NFL VP Jeff Pash Talks About Anthony Hargrove's Suspension - Acme Packing Company
Jeff Pash says that it doesn't matter whether or not Hargrove was the man on the audio tape saying 'Bobby, pay me my money.'

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Calvin Johnson Takes Part In NBC's Sunday Night Football Video Shoot - Pride Of Detroit
Lions WR Calvin Johnson was one of several players who took part in a video shoot this week for NBC's Sunday Night Football opening.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Matt Forte on his contract talks; "it's gotten better" - Windy City Gridiron
Matt Forte on his contract talks; "it's gotten better", Should Bears fans be optimistic?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Percy Harvin Sees This Year as a "Contract Year" - Daily Norseman
Percy Harvin has given himself the motivation he might need to overperform his contract once more.

NFC South

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Sean Pamphilon Says Drew Brees Knew Bounty Program Existed, Calls Him 'Sacred Cow' - Canal Street Chronicles
Sean Pamphilon joined Josh and Charod on XX 1090 in San Diego recently to discuss Bountygate. Surprised? Yeah, me too.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

What's The Toughest Challenge Outside Of The Division? - The Falcoholic
Your best source for quality Atlanta Falcons news, rumors, analysis, stats and scores from the fan perspective.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Carolina vs Jacksonville: The Battle of the '95 Expansion Teams - Cat Scratch Reader
Its a little slow and since there isn't too much going on in Panthers news I have found myself conducting a little research on a Friday night. Trust me, there are a lot of other things I would like...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Tight ends won't do much in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense - Bucs Nation
On the role of the tight end in the Bucs' offense.

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

49ers Training Camp Storylines: Ted Ginn's Knee - Niners Nation
Ted Ginn missed all of the offseason workouts with knee problems. We look at the impact that could have in training camp.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Arizona Cardinals Only Four Wins Away From Making History - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals are about to reach a very important milestone in team history.

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Know Your Enemy: QB Kevin Kolb - Field Gulls
Maybe one piece of consolation for Seahawks' fans as we continue to endure a three-way quarterback competition / controversy is that the division-rival Arizona Cardinals face similar uncertainties at the position.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Former St. Louis Rams FB Mike Karney A Target Of New Orleans Saints Scandal-Plagued Defense - Turf Show Times
Former St. Louis Rams fullback Mike Karney was revealed as a target of the Saints defense too.