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Field Gulls

Seahawks Reacts Results: Who stays and who goes?

Photo by James Gilbert/ A tentative endorsement of Geno and a lot of questions elsewhere. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Seattle Seahawks fans and fans across the country. Offseason prediction time continues! Last year, fans and analysts were all over the place with regard to what the Seattle Seahawks should do with their Top 5 pick. Of course, quarterback was a hot topic, but it seems that the buzz has quieted somewhat in 2024. Despite missing the playoffs and battling through injuries...

Blogging The Boys

2024 could be a ‘contract year’ for entire coaching staff, and maybe Dak Prescott

Photo by Cooper Neill/ The Dallas Cowboys could really be in “win or go home” mode for 2024. The idea of a game being “win or go home” usually doesn’t apply until the start of the NFL playoffs on Wild Card Weekend. However, depending on the outcome, the entire 2024 season could take the meaning to a literal level for members of the Dallas Cowboys. Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports that Mike McCarthy isn’t the only one on a one-year “prove-it” deal for the upcoming year. The newly added coaches to the staff, including defensive...

Field Gulls

2024 Seahawks offseason roster tracker: Latest signings, trades, cap casualties

Photo by Steph Chambers/ Everything you need to know about NFL free agency and the Seahawks 2024 offseason. A new era begins for the Seattle Seahawks. After 14 years of Pete Carroll serving as both head coach and Executive Vice President of Football Operations, the reins have been handed over. Mike Macdonald is the new coach, while John Schneider adds President of Football Operations to his existing role as general manager. The Seahawks finished 9-8 for a second consecutive season, but this time they did not get the help required to make the playoffs. Schneider believed...

Bleeding Green Nation

Howie Roseman admits some young Eagles, like Nolan Smith, should have played more in 2023

The Eagles’ GM is at the NFL Combine, and spoke to reporters about building the roster, and balancing young guys with talented veterans. The Eagles are in Indy this week for the NFL Scouting Combine, and GM Howie Roseman spoke to reporters on Tuesday about the balance of having talented veterans with young guys who need experience. Roseman said that even though they were disappointed with how things ended this past season, they’ve made it to the playoffs in six of the past seven years, and played in two of the last six Super Bowls, so overall, he feels they’ve developed...

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NFL Rumors: Why Browns Cut Ties With Patriots’ Alex Van Pelt

New Patriots offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt is coming off a pretty impressive season in Cleveland. Van Pelt, who worked as the Browns OC from 2020 through last season, coached five (!) different starting quarterbacks in 2023 and still managed to help Cleveland reach the playoffs. One of those signal-callers was 39-year-old Joe Flacco, who […]

Turf Show Times

Rams offseason improvements must be structural and not flashy

Photo by Ryan Kang/ LA must set sights on building a sustainable future It would be easy for the Los Angeles Rams to talk themselves into being only a star player or two away from returning to contention after making the playoffs this past season in a rebuilding year. Despite moving on from Jalen Ramsey, Leonard Floyd, Bobby Wagner, Nick Scott, A’Shawn Robinson, Greg Gaines, and others, the Rams took a high-volume approach in the draft and find several key building blocks for the future. This offseason they must remain focused on foundational pieces and cannot be...

Pride Of Detroit

Lions Dan Campbell on Jameson Williams: ‘The kid has come on’

Photo by Cooper Neill/ The Detroit Lions are encouraged by Jameson Williams’ growth in 2023 and have high expectations for him in Year 3. When Jameson Williams finished off his second season in the NFL, he had finally become a semi-regular contributor for the Detroit Lions offense. He played over 50% of snaps in each of his last 11 games of 2023 (including playoffs), and while he only averaged 2.3 touches over that stretch, he was explosive in the moments he was involved. On Tuesday at the NFL Combine, Lions coach Dan Campbell noted how pleased he was with...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys can show they are 'all in' by pursuing CB Xavien Howard

Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Who wants to see the Cowboys look into Xavien Howard? The Dallas Cowboys have had a reputation when it comes to free agency for quite some time. Sure, they acquire guys like any other team, but they aren't usually on the frontline when it comes to making major moves. Instead, they prefer to come in after the initial wave and add low-cost options. Things are a little different these days, or so says team owner Jerry Jones. After retaining head coach Mike McCarthy despite another early exit in the playoffs, Jones says the team is 'all in' for...

Turf Show Times

Why Rams are the most powerful team in the NFC West right now

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports With the most resources and coming off of a playoff season, the Rams could win the offseason The Los Angeles Rams shocked most, including me, by getting back to the playoffs way ahead of schedule despite being patient and frugal in the 2023 offseason. That patience is paying off now with a first round pick, $40 million in cap space, and being able to convince free agents and potential trade options that “the Rams are back” in a big way. This makes L.A. the most powerful NFC West team of the offseason, if not the most powerful in the...

Arrowhead Pride

Andy Reid, Brett Veach should soon sign contract extensions, according to a report

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The tandem is currently signed through the 2025 NFL season, but new contracts are reportedly on the way. Despite rumblings of possible retirement during the final stretch of the 2023 regular season and playoffs, it does not sound like Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is ready to call it quits. In fact, he could be signing an extension in the coming weeks, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Retirement can wait: Coming off back-to-back Super Bowl wins, the #Chiefs and Andy Reid are expected to begin negotiations in the coming...

Blogging The Boys

5 silver linings Cowboys fans can look for in 2024

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ What would you say are some positives to look forward to next season from the Cowboys? Ed. Note: We are welcoming a new writer here at BTB for the 2024 season. Dana Bartholomew, known as @day_nuh_bee on Twitter (X), is going to be covering the Cowboys for us. Welcome aboard! — Dave Halprin If you’ve consumed any Dallas Cowboys content after their season abruptly ended in the first round of the playoffs, you know there was a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the team; and for good reason after their apathetic showing against the...

FOX Sports

Can Aaron Rodgers take Craig's Jets to playoffs? | The Carton Show

Craig Carton has questions about a few quarterbacks in the offseason, and invites Willie Colon and Victor Cruz to weigh in on the impact these QBs will have on their teams next season. They start with what they should expect to see out of Aaron Rodgers, who will take up the QB1 spot for the New York Jets after sitting out virtually the whole 2023 season with an Achilles tear. Will this be a playoff team after Rodgers’ return, or will we see rust on the veteran quarterback?

Gang Green Nation

Thinking forward: What would the data suggest the New York Jets do if they ever get to playoff overtime?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports If the Jets ever get to overtime in the playoffs, should they prefer to defer? Much was said in the aftermath of the Super Bowl, but one of the primary talking points was around the San Francisco 49ers’ decision to receive the ball to open overtime. A lot of that discussion was because of how that overtime played out, which was as follows: The 49ers received the ball The 49ers kicked a field goal to go up by 3 The Kansas City Chiefs received the ball The Chiefs scored a touchdown and won the game In hindsight, maybe the 49ers should...

Niner Nation

Steve Spagnoulo praises Brock Purdy: ‘I think he’s terrific’

Photo by Focus on Sport/ The Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator went out of his way to text the San Francisco 49ers QB For as many mistakes as the San Francisco 49ers made in Super Bowl LVIII, just as much credit goes to Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnoulo. He was incredible all season, and that didn’t stop at the most pivotal points of the playoffs. Spagnoulo sat down with Peter Schrager of Fox Sports and NFL Network, where he spoke about being caught off guard by quarterback Brock Purdy. Spags told Schrager that he didn’t find many holes...

Pride Of Detroit

Detroit Lions face extremely difficult decision with John Cominsky

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Detroit Lions EDGE John Cominsky is due a pretty significant raise in 2024. Could that lead to Detroit cutting him or asking him to take a paycut? On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions parted ways with veteran safety Tracy Walker. It was tough to see him go, considering how well-regarded he was both with fans and the team. However, from a business standpoint, it was a pretty straightforward decision. Walker was due to cost over $12 million against the cap, he finished last year as a healthy inactive during the playoffs, and Detroit was able to...

The Falcoholic

Daniel Jeremiah’s 2nd 2024 NFL mock draft: Falcons draft a quarterback

Photo by Perry Knotts/ Finally, some good news in a mock. Right? It is mock draft season and, in all honestly, any mock sending a quarterback to the Falcons is notable. It has been a loooooong time since Falcons fans have seen anything close to respectable quarterback play, and an even longer time since the Falcons made the playoffs. It really should be time to fix both problems. Enter: Daniel Jeremiah’s mock draft. NFL dot com analyst Daniel Jeremiah is a former scout, and long-time current NFL Draft analyst, who has wide-ranging sources across the league. In fact,...

Pats Pulpit

Jeremy Springer wants Patriots special teams to return to its glory days

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports New England’s new special teams coordinator was introduced on Wednesday. When 12-year-old Jeremy Springer and his brother watched the New England Patriots defeat the Oakland Raiders in the divisional round of the 2001-02 playoffs, little did he know that he would be coaching for the team one day. On Wednesday, 22 years after the “Tuck Rule Game,” Springer was officially introduced as the Patriots’ new special teams coordinator. Him referencing the Patriots dynasty during his first meeting with the local media was more than an attempt...

Turf Show Times

NFL offseason schedule: Free agency is just a few weeks away!

Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Important offseason dates for the LA Rams Can the Los Angeles Rams use this offseason to build onto their momentum from the 2023 season where they were a surprise entrant to the playoffs? The Rams and general manager Les Snead made quick work of their rebuild last year, and they’ll hope to continue adding pieces and become a true contender over the next couple of seasons. The Turf Show Times team will keep you updated on all things Rams 365 days a year, and even though we are into the offseason there will be plenty to discuss...

Niner Nation

Data says 2023 Cheifs the luckiest team of 80 playoff teams since 2018

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ This doesn’t make me feel any better. I will never be a good time to try and make us feel better about that Super Bowl loss, but I know it’s helping many of you by saying the Chiefs got “lucky.” Now look, saying a team got lucky rather than “was better” is poor form. Almost as bad as “You didn’t beat them, they beat themselves.” Except, there might be some truth to that. The Athletic’s David Lombardi got some data on teams in the playoffs since 2018 from Tom Bliss who finds all sorts of weird stats. Bliss did a run on the 80...

Pride Of Detroit

2023 Detroit Lions awards: Defensive Player of the Year

Photo by Mike Mulholland/ Vote for the winner of the 2023 Detroit Lions Defensive Player of the Year award. The Detroit Lions defense had an up-and-down season, to say the least. Early in the year, they were able to hold five of their first eight opponents to 20 points or less. For the rest of the season—including playoffs—they only managed to do that three more times. But that isn’t to say there weren’t individual standouts on that side of the ball. Aidan Hutchinson took his game to another level. Alex Anzalone had his best career season. Alim McNeill...

Turf Show Times

Random Ramsdom: LA a hot pick for the Super Bowl next year?

Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 2/17/24 The Los Angeles Rams weren’t expected (by some not all!) to do much this past season. Instead they made the playoffs. Once they got in the argument could be made that they had as good a shot to reach the Super Bowl as any. This coming year the expectations (and this can change) should be high. It looks like some folks as ESPN are expecting the Rams to go quite far. Are you expecing the Rams to reach the Super Bowl? This topic will be revisited I am sure (and I’m never sure of...

Field Gulls

John Schneider doesn’t envision ‘step back’ for Seahawks in 2024

Photo by Steph Chambers/ The Seahawks GM offered his outlook on next season. The Seattle Seahawks had hopes of improving upon their unexpected 9-8 record and playoff appearance in the 2022 season. Instead, they stayed at 9-8 and didn’t get the help needed to return to the playoffs. This resulted in the end of Pete Carroll as head coach, the hiring of Mike Macdonald, and the promotion of John Schneider to President of Football Operations. Schneider has served as Seahawks general manager since 2010, but Carroll’s departure means this is the first time he’ll have...

Blogging The Boys

NFC East news: QB issues in New York? Jason Kelce returning or retiring?

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The NFC East does not seem capable of hiring a coach from outside of the division. Why New York Giants Must Start Over at Quarterback - Ezekiel Trezevant IV, Sports Illustrated Despite recently getting a new contract, it may be time to move on from QB Daniel Jones. The New York Giants gave quarterback Daniel Jones a $160 million contract last offseason after leading the team to the playoffs. Jones and the Giants went 6-11 the following season after suffering multiple injuries to key players, including Jones, who only played six games this...

FOX Sports

Colin's way too early predictions: Commanders, Colts win divisions, Cowboys in wild card | The Herd

Colin Cowherd shares his way too early NFL predictions heading into the 2024 season, including the Washington Commanders winning the NFC East and the Houston Texans not making the playoffs. Do you agree with Colin's 2024 predictions?

Cincy Jungle

NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Bengals continue to target offensive weapons

Photo by Michael Hickey/ The Bengals have numerous holes that can be filled in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Cincinnati Bengals unfortunately missed the playoffs in 2023, but with the season over, it is time to turn our attention to the 2024 NFL Draft and the league’s upcoming free agency window, both of which the Bengals should be active in. Cincinnati has several moves to make in free agency with Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd both potentially hitting the open market. It will also have a top-20 pick to use as well, potentially adding another offensive weapon. That said,...

Revenge of the Birds

What will it take for the Arizona Cardinals to make the playoffs in 2024?

A healthy and productive Kyler Murray is perhaps the most important factor in the Cardinals making an ahead-of-schedule playoff run in 2024. | Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The Cardinals just spent January watching the playoffs from home... again. What will it take for that to change in 2024? For the second straight year, and sixth time in seven years, the Arizona Cardinals were at home for the playoffs. Not at home like having a home playoff game, but at home as in watching from the couch. But hey, at least the Niners lost, right? So what’ll it take to get this...

FOX Sports

Chiefs dynasty era, Bengals sneaky big winners in Nick's Way Too Early Tiers | First Things First

Nick Wright reveals his Way Too Early Tiers after Super Bowl LVIII. The Kansas City Chiefs enter their dynasty era, while the Cincinnati Bengals sit below them as sneaky big winners and the San Francisco 49ers now must prove their contender status in the playoffs next season.

Niner Nation

Will the 49ers make a splash trade this offseason?

Photo by Al Pereira/ At the cost of mortgaging their future? From top to bottom, the San Francisco 49ers have the best overall roster in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs found a way to avoid Charvarius Ward, as he was not targeted once in the playoffs. Deommodore Lenoir and Logan Ryan combined for 14 targets, each allowing over seven yards per reception, a few critical first downs, and a touchdown. Steve Wilks did not trust his cornerbacks to cover, so we saw soft zones toward the end of the fourth quarter. Neither Lenoir nor Ryan could run with the Chiefs wide...

Decision to bench Eli, start Daniel Jones came at PERFECT time | Pick Six Podcast

Will Brinson is joined by Brady Quinn and Ryan Wilson to discuss Daniel Jones taking over the starting QB role for the New York Giants, Cam Newton's injury status and 0-2 teams that could still make the playoffs.

Aaron Rodgers' legacy hinges on this season - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman says Aaron Rodgers will be remembered in a more negative light if the Green Bay Packers miss the NFL playoffs again this season. #FirstTake ✔

Antonio Brown is a CLOWN and Josh Allen will lead the Bills to the playoffs | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on all of the nonsense going down between Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter. Adam Schein also discusses how quarterback Josh Allen will lead the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs and that Jerry Jones will need to sign