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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)

2019 NFL playoffs: Patriots know the importance of a first-round bye - Pats Pulpit
New England has earned a weekend off.


New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)

Matt Campbell of Iowa State turns down Jets interview request - Gang Green Nation
Many people view Matt Campbell as a rising star in the coaching ranks. The Iowa State head coach is going to have opportunities for bigger jobs. The Jets could have been one such opportunity, but...


Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)

Buffalo Bills sign Derek Anderson to one-year contract extension - Buffalo Rumblings
The QB room is full for 2019.


AFC NORTH:

Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)

Ravens open as favorites over Chargers in Wildcard round; middle of the pack in Super Bowl odds - Baltimore Beatdown
After an incredible two-point victory over the Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas wasted no time in setting their odds for the Wildcard round with the Baltimore Ravens favored by three points at home.


Pittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)

Report: Antonio Brown’s absence in Week 17 wasn’t due to a knee injury - Behind the Steel Curtain
This report is just the latest embarrassing incident involving the Steelers’ All-Pro WR.


Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)

NFL Rumors: Bengals interviewing in-house candidates; Darrin Simmons has “real good shot” at the job - Cincy Jungle
The Bengals may end up hiring an in-house candidate, but not the one you think.


Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs By Nature)

Cleveland Browns set to embark on “very thorough” head coaching search - Dawgs By Nature
Team is linked to numerous candidates as general manager John Dorsey faces his latest challenge.


AFC SOUTH:

Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)

Incompletions: Texans-Jaguars (From Worst To First, And First To Worst) - Battle Red Blog
With so much to write and talk about after every game, and not enough time for one person to write about it all, the masthead joins together and writes about the new t-shirts everyone is buying.


Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)

Brian Orakpo announces his retirement from NFL - Music City Miracles
Brian Orakpo announced today that he is retiring from the NFL. Orakpo just wrapped up his 10th season in the NFL. He has spent the last 4 years in Tennessee with the Titans. His career ends with 66...


Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)

Jaguars Fans Anonymous: “I’m disappointed that we sunk a top 5 pick into a bald headed Toby Gerhart with a beard.” - Big Cat Country
Tom Coughlin is disappointed that Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon sat on the bench and crossed their arms. WELL WE’RE DISAPPOINTED TOO, TOM.


Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)

Colts OC Nick Sirianni and DC Matt Eberflus receiving interest for open head coaching positions - Stampede Blue
The Colts have a very bright future ahead of them. This year has shown how quickly they have developed into a competitive roster despite still having a lot of room for improvement in terms of...


AFC WEST:

Denver Broncos (via Mile High Report)

Report: Broncos to interview former Colts Head Coach, Chuck Pagano - Mile High Report
Another name into the mix.


Los Angeles Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)

Hunter Henry slated to return for playoff game against Ravens - Bolts From The Blue
The Hunter sets his sights on Baltimore!


Oakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)

Raiders new GM Mike Mayock admits he will need help with deficiencies in ‘mechanics of running a team’ - Silver And Black Pride
With Reggie McKenzie, we developed a pretty good idea of his strengths and weaknesses. He was known for being patient in the draft and for front loading free agent contracts to limit the potential...


Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)

Jets ask to interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy for head coaching job - Arrowhead Pride
The Jets fired Todd Bowles on Sunday night, and are already working to find his replacement.


NFC EAST:

New York Giants (via Big Blue View)

Looking back at the 2018 Giants, and ahead to what might come next - Big Blue View
The Giants made strides, but still have a long way to go


Philadelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)

Doug Pederson is the last man standing from the 2016 coaching class, and for good reason - Bleeding Green Nation
From worst to first


Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)

Cowboys need to watch out for Seahawks spying on their signals in playoff matchup - Blogging The Boys
All is fair in love and war.


Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)

If The Redskins Want To Upgrade The CB Position They Should Draft Deandre Baker - Hogs Haven
Hogs Haven takes a look at 2019 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins


NFC NORTH:

Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)

Packers Head Coach Interview Tracker: McDaniels, Fitzgerald, Flores on the list - Acme Packing Company
Keep it here as we update the full list of interviews for the Packers’ vacant job.


Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)

Matt Patricia: No ‘hard timeline’ on decision for Jim Bob Cooter’s fate - Pride Of Detroit
It’s unclear when the Lions will decide who their OC will be in 2019.


Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)

Fired NFL Head Coaches: Black Monday - Windy City Gridiron
The vacancies around the league this year have an extra interest to them, because each one could represent a team looking to pluck coaching talent from the red-hot Chicago Bears.


Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)

A quick reflection on the Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 season - Daily Norseman
So much for ‘Super Bowl or bust’


NFC SOUTH:

New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)

2018 New Orleans Saints Regular Season Game Balls - Canal Street Chronicles
Who was your Saints regular season M.V.P.?


Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)

Why the Falcons fired their trio of coordinators on New Year’s Eve - The Falcoholic
Time will tell if these moves are for the better or not, but it’s a note of hope for 2019.


Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)

The Carolina Panthers will be a dangerous team next year - Cat Scratch Reader
A talented team with fatal, and obvious, flaws was only going to do so well this season. They took the last game to remind us why there is reason to hope for the future.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)

NFL Football The Bermuda Triangle Of The Tampa Bay Head Coaching Search - Bucs Nation
You can get lost real quick around these parts.


NFC WEST:

San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)

Happy New Year! The 49ers ten most notable stories of 2018 - Niners Nation
It was a wild ride for 49ers fans in 2018. There were some serious downs, but a lot of ups as well.


Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)

Bidwill and Keim Exposed and in Denial - Revenge of the Birds
You want to know what ineptitude and the denial of it looks like?

You need to look no further than the preposterous snake oil exhibition that Michael Bidwill and Steve Keim staged yesterday.

One...


Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)

How Seahawks Chris Carson completed the best season of his life - Field Gulls
Second year running back for the Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson had a phenomenal 2018 campaign, finishing the year with over 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns, a welcome addition to a team that had...


Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)

Arizona Cardinals request interview with Los Angeles Rams QB coach - Turf Show Times
The Sean McVay coaching tree begins to branch out