1:19 PM EST, Thu December 18, 2014
Gang Green Nation 8 hours ago

Would You Want Jay Cutler As The Jets Starting QB?

The Chicago Bears are sitting at 5-9 and plan to start former Notre Dame star and NFL flop Jimmy Clausen at Quarterback against the Lions this week. The rumour mill has been in overdrive, suggesting the Bears are ready to move on from Cutler permanently. Jay Cutler is the highest paid offensive player in the NFL this season, taking home a whopping $22.5 million in the first year of a 7 year deal he signed with the Bears last off-season. He's also leading the NFL in interceptions with 18 and has turned the football over 24 times this season. Cutlers contract is a large number but looking at...
Field Gulls 1 hour ago

Seahawks advanced stats: Why Russell Wilson isn't Jay Cutler

There are millions of reasons to fear giving a huge contract to a quarterback, but none of them should affect Russell Wilson. A couple of stories broke on Wednesday that involved quarterbacks, and could call these stories "Luke and Leia" because they might be more related than you think. The first, less...
White Sox Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 14 hours ago

April 3, 2009 to Wednesday: Jay Cutler's Bears timeline

April 3, 2009: The Bears acquire Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos, sending quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks and a third-rounder for him.

Aaron Rodgers on McCarthy: 'He likes to ooze confidence'

Green Bay --- Whether it's getting his team fitted for Super Bowl rings ahead of time or showing them videos of the Death Zone, Packers coach Mike McCarthy has always found unique ways to motivate his players.

Lions notes: Teryl Austin, Glover Quin, more

Lions notes looks at Teryl Austin, Glover Quin and much more. Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is one of the top names on the Fritz Pollard Alliance's list of minority coaching candidates, according to the Free Press. This doesn't mean that Austin is going to land a head coaching job in 2015 or anything like that, but his chances of at least getting an interview are very good given what he's done with the Lions defense this season. A perfect example of Austin's excellent work is that Glover Quin is the third Lions defender this season to receive NFC Defensive Player of...

Marc Trestman admits failures with Jay Cutler

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- One major component swaying the Chicago Bears' decision to hire Marc Trestman was his ability to coax the best from quarterbacks, but the coach admitted Wednesday he hasn’t been able to accomplish that endeavor with Jay Cutler. “I think that’s evident I haven’t up to this point,” Trestman said. “Am I working at it? Yes. We’ve seen moments, but we haven’t done it on a consistent basis.
Prediction: Lions will beat Bears

Prediction: Lions will beat Bears

CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman dropped a bombshell Wednesday when he decided to start quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, instead of Jay Cutler. From a performance standpoint, Cutler deserved to be benched, especially following a dreadful, three interception game versus the New Orleans Saints on Monday night that raised the quarterback’s season turnover total to a league-worst 24. Clausen is not considered an upgrade.
Daily Norseman 18 mins ago

Vikings at Dolphins Preview and Week 16 Picks: Pulp Fiction

Daily Norseman previews the Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins game--with a little help from Quentin Tarantino. Vincent: And you know what they call a... a...a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris?Jules: They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with cheese?Vincent: No man, they got the metric system. They wouldn't know what the f*ck a Quarter Pounder is.Jules: Then what do they call it?Vincent: They call it a Royale with cheese.Jules: A Royale with cheese. What do they call a Big Mac?Vincent: Well, a Big Mac's a Big Mac, but they call it "Le Big-Mac".Jules: Le Big-Mac. Ha ha ha ha. What do...

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Detroit Lions — C.J. Mosley, Rob Sims don't practice

ALLEN PARK — Lions defensive tackle C.J. Mosley, who was added late to Wednesday’s injury report, did not practice today (Thursday). His absence was not injury related. Also left guard Rob Sims didn’t practice. He was not on Wednesday’s injury report. Defensive end George Johnson, who missed on Wednesday with an illness, returned to work on Thursday. New cornerback Josh Thomas, who was claimed off waivers from the Jets, was at work wearing No. 24. Nick Fairley also did not practice. The Lions practiced in outdoor temps of 31 degrees in preparation for the game at...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 50 mins ago

Vikings 4 Downs: Does Cordarrelle Patterson deserve more snaps?

@MasterStrib How involved will Patterson be in the offense Sunday? Were his late snaps in DET a sign of things to come? #VikingsST — Eric Thompson (@eric_j_thompson) December 18, 2014 I’d give him a shot. He showed some flashes on the second to last drive filling in for wide receiver Jarius Wright. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater targeted Patterson three times on that drive and Patterson finished with two catches for 16 yards. Granted, it was during a time in the game when the Lions defense didn’t want to get beat deep, but I’d like to see more of Patterson against a good...

Packers playoff odds around 94%; likely to be 2 seed in NFC

The Packers dropped the ball against the Bills and likely homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. What's clear is that the Packers still have a great shot to make the postseason, and can do so this weekend.

Thursday (Minnesota football stability in comparison to rivals) edition: Wha' Happened?

Stability hasn’t exactly been a word associated with Minnesota sports leadership in recent years when you consider Jerry Kill, who was hired late in 2010, is the longest-tenured current head coach among these six major teams: Gophers football, Gophers men’s basketball, Wild, Timberwolves, Twins and Vikings. The Wolves, Twins and Vikings, of course, all hired new leaders in 2014. The same could be said in terms of stability and the Vikings QB position. Since Brett Favre’s run ended late in the 2010 season, seven different quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Vikings —...
Times-Picayune 2 hours ago

Minnesota Vikings fans bracing for the worst against New Orleans Saints

When it comes to losing big football games, no one beats them
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 3 hours ago

Access Vikings morning walkthrough: Another good center, defense among most improved and more

Every weekday, our Vikings reporters walk you through what’s happening with the team that day. WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED — John Sullivan is the latest of a long line of quality Vikings centers. — The Vikings have one of the NFL’s most improved defenses. — QB Teddy Bridgewater wants to improve his accuracy. — The Vikings promoted S Ahmad Dixon from their practice squad. — DT Sharrif Floyd returned to practice yesterday, but five other starters sat out. — LB Michael Mauti downplayed the knee injury that put him on IR. TWEET OF THE (YESTER)DAY The @MVCheerleaders got into the...
The philosophical change that helped Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford finally curb his turnovers

The philosophical change that helped Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford finally curb his turnovers

With two games to go in the regular season, Stafford has just 10 interceptions. His career best for a full season is 16.

Tampa Bay's Lovie Smith has familiarity with Packers

Green Bay --- This has been a long, long season for Lovie Smith. He knew building the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a winner would take time; he just didn't expect 2-12.

Mike McCarthy warns team against overconfidence against Bucs

The Green Bay Packers are 10-point favorites on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have won just one of their last 10 games and none in six tries at home.

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