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Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.



New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

The New England....Crimson Tide?!? - Pats Pulpit
Due to unforeseen circumstances culminating into a tumultuous offseason, a lot of talk is being bandied about in a negative manner - regarding the Patriots offense. Naysayers and pundits alike have...

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

New York Jets: Better or Worse on Defense Than One Year Ago? - Gang Green Nation
Twelve months can make a big difference.

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Jairus Byrd, Bills "not close" on contract, have no scheduled talks - Buffalo Rumblings
The stalemate between the Buffalo Bills and Jairus Byrd continues, per a report - and unless something changes this week, it will very likely bleed into training camp.


Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Attacking the Ravens Defense - Baltimore Beat Down
The Ravens defense looks a lot different than it has in the past. The absence of Ed Reed and Ray Lewis will be sorely missed, but the Ravens have retooled and gotten younger. The team has picked...

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Lawrence Timmons sees himself as a 'game-changer' - Behind the Steel Curtain
Timmons, year-by-year, is getting better, and his clutch performances in 2012 suggest he's on the edge of a monster season in 2013.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Players We Expect To Improve: Bengals OG Clint Boling - Cincy Jungle
Clint Boling was a surprise riser after the starting left tackle was lost early to a season-ending injury. If he maintains consistency and improves, he could establish himself in the NFL for a long time.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

The Greg Little Film Room - Dawgs By Nature
OK, let's go Browns fans! The Greg Little Film Room is now in session. In case you care, I'm a little sore and tired today on account of advancing to the quarter finals of a doubles beach...


Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Duane Brown Is Training As A Boxer - Battle Red Blog
Frightening. Quick hands and light feet are certainly useful as a left tackle. From Matt Musil's twitter.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

The Two Running Back System. Or "Why Shonn Greene Matters." - Music City Miracles
MCM looks at the best rushing teams in the NFL and tries to find a common theme.

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Can Geno Hayes earn a Jaguars starting LB role? - Big Cat Country
Free agent signee Geno Hayes will be battling for one of the Jacksonville Jaguars starting outside linebacker positions in training camp.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Report: LaVon Brazill Suspended For Positive Marijuana Test - Stampede Blue
LaVon Brazill may well be THAT stupid, folks.


Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Orlando Franklin: More than just a one-trick pony - Mile High Report
Though Franklin played LT his senior season as a Miami Hurricane, he was seen as a giant road grater--someone who could swallow defenders and grind them into dust as he imposed his large body on...

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Could Melvin Ingram play for the San Diego Chargers in 2013? - Bolts From The Blue
A case study to find out if we should write off Melvin Ingram for 2013 or not. Also, if he's to return, how does that change the Dwight Freeney signing?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Who will lead Raiders in interceptions in 2013? - Silver And Black Pride
Which Raider player will lead the team in picks?

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

ESPN's Ron Jaworski explains why Alex Smith, one of the best play-action QBs, is the 20th ranked QB - Arrowhead Pride
Jaws is counting down his top quarterbacks in the league. Coming in at No. 20 is Alex Smith. Read on for Jaws' comments about Smith.


New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

New York Giants, Victor Cruz agree to 6-year, $46 million deal - Big Blue View
New York Giants, Victor Cruz agree to 6-year, $46 million deal

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

The starting quarterback battle will determine Dennis Dixon's fate with the Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
No matter where you turn, everyone has an opinion on the Eagles starting quarterback competition. Local pundits and fan seem divided on predictions, while the national media pretends there isn't a...

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Better Season In 2013: James Hanna Or Gavin Escobar? - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys have drafted tight ends in the last two drafts. Even though neither will be a starter, they have a chance to make significant contributions. So which one will grab the spotlight?

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Redskins Wide Receiver Woes - Hogs Haven
Are the Redskins in trouble at wide receiver?


Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers Second Year Projections: Casey Hayward Aims to Be More of a Playmaker - Acme Packing Company
The Packers coaching staff wants more plays from the second-year corner in 2013, but can he reach their lofty goals?

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Nick Fairley to be NFL's most improved defensive lineman in 2013? - Pride Of Detroit
One NFL analyst thinks Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley will have a breakout kind of season in 2013.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Marc Trestman versus Mike Martz - Windy City Gridiron
Is it fair to compare the Mike Martz era of Chicago Bears offensive football to what Marc Trestman will bring to the Bears?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

Vikings Dominate All-NFC North Team - Daily Norseman has an interesting take on an all-division team for each of the eight divisions in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings come out looking pretty good.


New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Sean Payton Going Old School - Canal Street Chronicles
Will new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan bring back that opportunistic style of defense we saw with Gregg Williams in 2009?

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

The Falcons Won't Use Steven Jackson Overmuch This Pre-Season - The Falcoholic
When you're making a run at a title, the last thing you want to do is wear down or injure your veterans before the games even count. While the team has been committed to getting starters reps in...

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

2013 NFL supplemental draft: Could the Carolina Panthers select anybody? - Cat Scratch Reader
Six players are eligible to be selected later this week, but we focus on the two who will most appeal to the Carolina Panthers.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Josh Freeman 21st on Ron Jaworski's quarterback countdown - Bucs Nation
A "frustrating" player and an "enigma" -- Ron Jaworski's assessment of Freeman is hardly complimentary.


San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Do labels define the loyalty of Colin Kaepernick? Really? - Niners Nation
When it comes to the relationship between professional sports, fans and fashion, the cap is arguably the most common way to show support of a team. Can people really call Kap disloyal for wearing a Dolphins hat?

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Carson Palmer and his fit into the Arizona Cardinals offense - Revenge of the Birds
Can the veteran throw the ball down the field the way that Arians wants to be able to?

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Russell Wilson's Week 6 "wow" moments - Field Gulls
A look at how Russel Wilson passed for 293 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs against the most successful NFL franchise of the modern era.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Where does Stedman Bailey fit in the Rams offense? - Turf Show Times
Stedman Bailey might have been under the radar, being on the same team as Austin in college, but he should make an impact with the Rams. In fact, the team was luckily to draft Bailey where they did.