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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.

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AFC EAST:

New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)

DeflateGate: Patriots Ball Attendant Just Using the Bathroom - Pats Pulpit
That secret video? Yeah, it's nothing at all. And the Patriots sent it in.

New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Chris Ivory: 2014 and Beyond - Gang Green Nation
After posting a career high 833 rushing yards in his first season with the Jets, Chris Ivory added another 821 rushing yards in 2014. Ivory's average per rush dropped from 4.6 to a career low 4.1,...

Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Chris Palmer joins Buffalo Bills coaching staff under Rex Ryan, Greg Roman - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman worked under veteran coach Chris Palmer for four years more than a decade ago - and now, the two will reportedly work together again in Buffalo.

AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ravens tell Justin Forsett that they want him back in 2015 - Baltimore Beatdown
The Pro Bowl running back said the Ravens want their top rusher in 2014 back with the team next season.

Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

2015 NFL Draft: Steelers options in the first round - Behind the Steel Curtain
With needs across the board on the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers have plenty of options with their 22nd overall pick.

Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

Bengals announce Sam Montgomery signed to future contract - Cincy Jungle
After getting little productions out of their defensive ends this past season, Sam Montgomery will have a great opportunity to earn a roster spot with the team in 2015.

Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Josh Gordon Has Allegedly Failed Another Drug Test, Out for Season - Dawgs By Nature
According to multiple reports, Josh Gordon has failed a drug test and will be suspended for the 2015 season.

AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Houston Texans' J.J. Watt Voted Pro Bowl Defensive Player Of The Game - Battle Red Blog
J.J. Watt did J.J. Watt things. And what do you know, he was voted Pro Bowl Defensive Player of the Game.

Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Report: Dick LeBeau Headed to the Titans - Music City Miracles
Good news!

Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Why Doug Marrone is the most important hire for the Jaguars in 2015 - Big Cat Country
While everyone's focus is on the Jaguars offensive coordinator hire, the hiring of Doug Marrone as offensive line coach is more important to the team's success in 2015.

Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts have the Best Young Talent in the NFL, according to ESPN - Stampede Blue
In an ESPN Insider piece ranking the best teams in the NFL according to their talent 25-years old or younger, the Colts were ranked number one.

AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Denver Broncos have officially agreed to terms with Rick Dennison to be the team's offensive coordinator - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos have announced that Rick Dennison has officially agreed to terms to be the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator under Head Coach Gary Kubiak.

San Diego Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

San Diego Chargers Free Agency: Defensive Secondary - Bolts From The Blue
What moves do the San Diego Chargers need to make this offseason to make sure they have a strong defensive secondary next season?

Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders sign Charles Woodson to contract extension - Silver And Black Pride
It's official, Charles Woodson will be returning for at least one more season with the Raiders. The team re-signed the veteran defensive back to an extension on Monday. This comes a...

Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Kansas City Chiefs paid tribute to Eric Berry during the Pro Bowl - Arrowhead Pride
At the Pro Bowl.

NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Giants near bottom of league in under-25 talent, per ESPN analysis - Big Blue View
Do you agree or disagree with the results of this study from ESPN?

Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Chris Grier, Ed Marynowitz favored in Eagles GM search; Chris Polian still a serious candidate - Bleeding Green Nation
Another Eagles GM update.

Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Does Lance Dunbar Have A Future With The Cowboys? - Blogging The Boys
He does not lack talent, but Lance Dunbar may not have a role with the team in 2015.

Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

Report: Redskins Interested in Nathaniel Hackett for QB Coach - Hogs Haven
The first name has emerged in the Redskins QB coaching search

NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers 2014 Recap: Quarterback Grade and Review - Acme Packing Company
Over the next two weeks, we will take a look at each position group on the Packers and provide grades and insight on how they performed in the 2014-15 season. Today, we'll be looking at the quarterback position.

Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Lions assistant Bobby Johnson hired by Raiders - Pride Of Detroit
The Detroit Lions' assistant offensive line coach has taken a job with the Oakland Raiders.

Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

How long does it take to build a 3-4 defense? - Windy City Gridiron
The Bears' defense has been severely lackluster the past two years and new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is rooted in a 3-4 scheme. How long will it take for him to bring results to Chicago?

Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

ESPN Likes the Minnesota Vikings' Young Talent - Daily Norseman
While one ESPN article says that the Vikings aren't that close to being Super Bowl contenders, another says that they're loaded with young talent. I think you'll probably like this one better.

NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

Is The End Drawing Near For Roger Goodell? - Canal Street Chronicles
Paul Tagliabue just criticized his former protege, in as great an internal shocker as has ever riven the league office.

Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Reports: Raheem Morris is Assistant Head Coach and Pass DC, and Richard Smith Run DC - The Falcoholic
Another coaching update for a coachless team: we have defensive coordinators.

Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

The Panthers roster is good, but has too much bad to compete - Cat Scratch Reader
ESPN and Pro Football Focus took a look at what the Panthers need to compete.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

Should the Bucccaneers even draft a quarterback? - Bucs Nation
This seems like a foregone conclusion, but perhaps the Bucs should focus on fixing the rest of their team.

NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

New special teams coach Thomas McGaughey tweets from 49ers headquarters - Niners Nation
After some speculation, it appears the San Francisco 49ers new special teams coach is officially hired. We take a look at one of his recent tweets.

Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

9 potential salary cap casualties for Arizona Cardinals this offseason - Revenge of the Birds
Where can the Cardinals find salary cap relief?

Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

Super Bowl 49: Turns out 48 and 49 are different - Field Gulls
The teams are similar. But not really. But kind of. But not really.

St. Louis Rams (via Turf Show Times)

St. Louis Rams Notify CVC They Want A Year to Year Lease - Turf Show Times
Fox Sports is reporting the Rams have notified the St. Louis stadium authority(CVC) that they want to exercise their right to convert the current lease to a year to year arrangement. "While the...