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Around SB Nation VI: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Conventional wisdom has put Shawne Merriman at defensive end for the Buffalo Bills this year.  But, Buffalo Rumblings take a look at the possibility that he could play linebacker for the team instead.
Conventional wisdom has put Shawne Merriman at defensive end for the Buffalo Bills this year. But, Buffalo Rumblings take a look at the possibility that he could play linebacker for the team instead.

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)

An Offseason Showdown: Patriots Flag Football - Pats Pulpit
If you were a coach looking to put together a squad for a 7 on 7 flag football showdown comprised solely out of members of the 2012 Patriots, which players would you pick for your team? Alec Shane and Greg Knopping get ready to do just that!

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Are Team Captains In General A Good Idea? - Gang Green Nation
Are Team Captains In General A Good Idea?

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Could Shawne Merriman Play Linebacker For The Buffalo Bills? - Buffalo Rumblings
What position might Shawne Merriman line up at this Fall? Chris Brown of doesn't think it's been decided yet.

AFC North:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Mel Kiper Breaks Down The AFC North - Baltimore Beat Down
ESPN Insider's NFL analyst looks at the AFC North's off season player movement and here is what he had to say about the Baltimore Ravens.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Kiper: David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey Could Become the Best Guard/Center Combo in the NFL - Behind the Steel Curtain
ESPN Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has some high praise for the combination of Steelers RG David DeCastro and C Maurkice Pouncey.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals Receiver By Committee Idea Gaining Steam - Cincy Jungle
Several months ago, weeks following the 2012 NFL draft, our own Joe Goodberry offered an alternative when debating, discussing and projecting the competition for the team's No. 2 wide receiver position. Why not a receiver by committee scenario?

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

DBN Mailbag: T.J. Ward's Ranking, Third-Down RB, Practice Squad Rules [Part 1] - Dawgs By Nature
Today's mailbag ended up being a super-sized edition, so I'm going to break it up into two parts. The topics in part one of today's mailbag include how T.J. Ward ranks as a safety, a few personal questions, who the Browns' third-down running back will be, and practice squad regulations.

AFC South

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Matt Schaub: Backup Quarterback In Fantasy Football? - Battle Red Blog
Joe Fortenbaugh of the National Football Post says Matt Schaub's being drafted as a backup QB in fantasy football. Insane? Or insaner?

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

More on Chris Johnson as a Changed Football Player - Music City Miracles
More on Chris Johnson as a Changed Football Player

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

The 10 Jags opponents I hate the most - Big Cat Country
The Dead Zone can bring out the best and the worst in football fans, and Jags fans are no exception. There are no results or stats or streaks to proffer, so opinions rule the airwaves and the net.An...

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Bigger 2012 Training Camp Storyline: Peyton Manning Or Andrew Luck? - Stampede Blue
Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck will make plenty of headlines later this month.

AFC West

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

The Broncos 2nd round Draft History - Mile High Report
A look at the history of the Denver Broncos in the second round of the NFL Draft and how they rate against the rest of the league in a 10-year study comparison

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Offseason Question: Can The Chargers Offensive Line Gel? - Bolts From The Blue
A look at the offensive line and how it lost continuity in 2011, but may have already regained it.

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Which NFL starting quarterbacks offer the best value? - Silver And Black Pride
Which NFL quarterbacks offer the most bang for their team's buck? The answer may surprise you.

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

A Toast To Kansas City - Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City will be seeing its fair share of attention over the next few days. On Tuesday night, the 83rd Major League Baseball All-Star game will be played at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals and neighbors to the Kansas City Chiefs.

NFC East

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Tony Romo Vs. Eli Manning: The Answer Is In The Rings - Big Blue View
Tony #Romo Vs. #Eli Manning: The Answer Is In The Rings #nyg #giants

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Eagles Sign Receiver Away From Philadelphia Soul - Bleeding Green Nation
Eagles sign AFL receiver away from Soul just 2 days before playoff game

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Hot Seat Summer: Is Rob Ryan On The Hot Seat? - Blogging The Boys
Is Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on the hot seat? We take a closer look and debate if Ryan will be on the hot seat in 2012.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Possible for Griffin to Break Redskins Rookie Records? - Hogs Haven
At first it may seem absurd with the range of great Quarterbacks we've had in our history. But It's very practical when you note the scheme of the team. While listening to my daily stupidity rant of...

NFC North

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Rookie Spotlight: Tommie Draheim - Acme Packing Company
APC's rookie spotlight continues with another undrafted free agent, Tommie Draheim.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Top 10 Lions Of 2012, No. 5: Cliff Avril - Pride Of Detroit
DE Cliff Avril checks in at fifth on the top 10 Lions of 2012.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Former Bears' First Round Picks - Where Are They Now? 1996-2000 - Windy City Gridiron
Taking a look at the Chicago Bear's first round draft picks, 1996-2000.

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

The Only Thing I Will Say On The Adrian Peterson Matter - Daily Norseman
A commentary on the Adrian Peterson arrest.

NFC South

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Mike Florio Wants Goodell to Name Names - Canal Street Chronicles
Mike Florio wants Goodell to name names in the Bounty Investigation. In a recent post, Florio picked at the NFL's protection of the confidential witness(es) who helped the league build a case against the Saints coaches, players, and team.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Matt Ryan: The Unfair Scrutiny Round 2 - The Falcoholic
There are a few issues some people have with Matt Ryan's football ability. Here's an interesting find that might help debunk some of the hate.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

Top 20 Panthers of 2012: #19 OG Amini Silatolu - Cat Scratch Reader
Top 20 Panthers of 2012: #19 OG Amini Silatolu

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers emulate Houston Texans defense - Bucs Nation
A few more thoughts on the Bucs' defensive scheme next season.

NFC West

Coping with a Football Blackout - Niners Nation
What lessons does the Aldon Smith incident teach us? Maybe the offseason is too driven by narrative construction.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

AZ Cardinals Rewind: Week 5 Cardinals @ Vikings - Revenge of the Birds
A poor showing from the Cardinals lead to a 34-10 Defeat.,

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Seahawk Scouting 2013: Tyrann Mathieu - Field Gulls
Danny's out to an early start scouting some of college football's bigger names. I figured I would hop on board and compile a scouting report on one of the most fascinating prospects eligible for the 2013 draft.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Signs Of Hope Amid Disaster For The St. Louis Rams' Offensive Line - Turf Show Times
There was nothing funny about Josh McDaniels' poor handling of the St. Louis Rams' offensive line.