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Baltimore Sun

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has a championship ‘obsession.’ It started with a Super Bowl win.

"His favorite moment of all time is winning a youth Super Bowl,” said Joshua Harris, his longtime quarterbacks coach. “I think he can only imagine what it would be like to win the real Super Bowl."

Big Blue View

Giants land 4 assistant coaches on staff for 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via There won’t be a game this year, but there will still be a program for draft-eligible players Four New York Giants assistant coaches will participate in this year’s East-West Shrine Bowl Professional Development Opportunity. Assistant defensive backs coach Anthony Blevins, offensive quality control coach Bobby Blick, defensive assistant Jody Wright and defensive quality control coach Mike Treier will be on staff at this year’s East-West Shrine Bowl. # ...

ClutchPoints

Kansas City Chiefs: 4 bold predictions vs. Browns in the NFL Divisional Playoffs

History does not look too kindly on Super Bowl winners in their following year. The Super Bowl curse or hangover is well-documented and only a fourth of the victors have gone on to win consecutive titles. Patrick Mahomes and company are here to be one of those teams. By topping the AFC with a 14-2 […] The post Kansas City Chiefs: 4 bold predictions vs. Browns in the NFL Divisional Playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Pats Pulpit

Matthew Slater is ‘going to take some time’ before making a decision about his future

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Related: Matthew Slater leaves questions about a potential return in 2021 unanswered The New England Patriots fielded the best special teams unit in the NFL in 2020, in no small part due to Matthew Slater’s contributions. Not only did Slater play at a Pro Bowl level yet again, he also served as the unit’s emotional leader — just like he did for the entire team after it lost Tom Brady and other long-standing veterans during the offseason. Turning the calendar to 2021, however, Slater’s future is in question. While he does have one season...

Turf Show Times

Rams-Packers Friday fan confidence poll

Photo by Stacy Revere/ How are you feeling about LA’s chances in Lambeau? In 2019, the Titans upset the 14-2 Ravens in the divisional round. In 2017, Jalen Ramsey and the Jags’ number one pass defense upset the 13-3 Steelers in the divisional round. In 2016, the Packers defeated the 13-3 Cowboys and the Steelers upset the 12-4 Chiefs in the divisional round. The Broncos went to the Super Bowl in 2013 and 2015, but in 2012 and 2014 they got a bye week and hosted a divisional round game. Both were losses. And in 2011, the 15-1 Packers lost as many games in the...

Gang Green Nation

Jets announce the hiring of Robert Saleh as head coach

Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/ The Jets have announced the hiring of 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their next head coach. We've reached an agreement in principle with Robert Saleh to become our head coach. https://t.co/CiIczkN97j pic.twitter.com/NC3nW27uNa— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 15, 2021 Saleh was integral in building the 49ers defense that carried the team to the Super Bowl last season. He did a good job keeping the unit competitive this year after suffering numerous injuries to key players. Over the last few days the buzz suggested that...

Bucs Nation

Buccaneers at Saints: TV schedule, Divisional Round notes, and staff picks

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Predictions and game info from the NFL’s Divisional Round game capsule. Broadcast Info TV: FOX/FOX Deportes (6:40 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter), Tom Rinaldi (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Tony Boselli SIRIUS: 82 (TB), 83 (NO) | XM: 226 (TB), 225 (NO), 88 (National) Buccaneers Notes • BUCCANEERS earned 1st playoff win since 2002 (SB XXXVII). • TAMPA BAY had one player selected to 2021 Pro Bowl roster: LB JASON PIERRE PAUL. • BUCCANEERS OFFENSE ranked 3rd in points per game...

Arrowhead Addict

Five key matchups for Kansas City Chiefs vs Cleveland Browns

As the defending Super Bowl Champions prepare their title defense, we look at five key matchups that will decide the game. Coming into the 2020 NFL season, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that the Kansas City Chiefs would return to the playoffs once the regular season ended.  The title defense was always going to […] Five key matchups for Kansas City Chiefs vs Cleveland Browns - Arrowhead Addict - Arrowhead Addict - Kansas City Chiefs - KC Chiefs News, Schedule, Roster and Rumors

Revenge of the Birds

New York Jets hire Robert Saleh as their new head coach

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The San Francisco 49ers will have a new defensive coordinator in 2021. The New York Jets announced late Thursday evening that they were hiring Robert Saleh as their new head coach. We've reached an agreement in principle with Robert Saleh to become our head coach. https://t.co/CiIczkN97j pic.twitter.com/NC3nW27uNa— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 15, 2021 Saleh was the defensive coordinator for four years in San Francisco, but the last year’s the 49ers defense made a leap to elite status. In 2019, the year they went to the Super Bowl,...

Dawg Pound Daily

3 Reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat the Kansas City Chiefs

The Cleveland Browns will beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday The Cleveland Browns overcame all odds and adversity thrown against them in the Wild Card Round and defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers. They face another tough test this coming Sunday when they battle the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. While the odds are […] 3 Reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat the Kansas City Chiefs - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

Blogging The Boys

The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff will not attend the Senior Bowl

Photo by Tom Pennington/ It will be just personnel. There were some who thought that the Dallas Cowboys, with a 6-10 record this past season, might end up as one of the staffs working the Senior Bowl. This can be a valuable tool for the Cowboys as they were one of the staffs involved with the 2016 version of the showcase, a game in which they saw Dak Prescott up close (although on the opposing team). The Cowboys will not be coaching this year’s Senior Bowl, and what’s more is that their coaching staff will reportedly not be in attendance either. The Dallas Morning...

NESN.com

Should Patriots Regret How 2018 NFL Draft Unfolded Despite Super Bowl Win?

Let’s run some numbers on the 2018 NFL Draft, an event that has come to define this year’s playoffs, and how they relate to the Patriots. New England had two first-round picks in the 2018 draft. There were five quarterbacks selected in that first round, and the Patriots didn’t take one until the seventh round. […] The post Should Patriots Regret How 2018 NFL Draft Unfolded Despite Super Bowl Win? appeared first on NESN.com.

Cincy Jungle

Bengals News (1/14): Talking special teams

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Darrin Simmons shares some thoughts on the Bengals and their special teams as the team heads towards the offseason. Old School Scribe Podcast | Dave Lapham's look at the 1981 Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl seasonOne of those landmarks stands as the right guard for the Bengals greatest team ever, their first Super Bowl team. And the only way to begin celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1981's highly-ranked juggernaut of the NFL's No. 2 offense and No. 12 defense is to have Lapham kick it all off in the first Old School Scribe...

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Super Bowl contenders? 'Realistic moving forward' says Colts' GM Ballard

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard discusses the team's future.        

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Former Miami Dolphins receiver reportedly signs with Kansas City Chiefs

The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs are taking a chance on former Miami Dolphins receiver Antonio Callaway, reportedly signing him to a reserve/futures contract on Wednesday.

ClutchPoints

Odell Beckham Jr. all but guarantees Browns playoff victory over Chiefs

Odell Beckham Jr. will not be on the field when his Cleveland Browns take on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. But he is showing love to his teammates ahead of a matchup with the defending Super Bowl champions. In fact, Beckham Jr. has the utmost confidence the Browns will get the job done. Don’t […] The post Odell Beckham Jr. all but guarantees Browns playoff victory over Chiefs appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown officially ‘dangerous,’ per Bruce Arians

Antonio Brown has grown to become comfortable in his new home with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While the seven-time Pro Bowl wideout was seen as a major risk for any team that took him in after he cleared suspension earlier in the season, the risk-reward tactic has paid off handsomely for the Bucs so far […] The post Buccaneers’ Antonio Brown officially ‘dangerous,’ per Bruce Arians appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NESN.com

Tedy Bruschi Pinpoints Patriots’ ‘Best Option’ At Quarterback For 2021

Whoever becomes the New England Patriots’ next starting quarterback will face immense pressure. Not only are Tom Brady’s six Super Bowl titles still fresh in the minds of Patriots fans as the future Hall of Famer operates the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offense. New England also is coming off an underwhelming 7-9 season with Cam Newton […] The post Tedy Bruschi Pinpoints Patriots’ ‘Best Option’ At Quarterback For 2021 appeared first on NESN.com.

Revenge of the Birds

Arizona Cardinals pre-free agency roster breakdown: Quarterbacks

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports We looked last week at the Arizona Cardinals 33 players under contract, and the team has added 20 players on future contracts. Yet, what areas of the team need improvement and what areas of the team are okay. Over the next couple of weeks we will take a look at each position group and what they have, what is needed and what are some options. Let’s start with an easy one and the quarterbacks. Quarterback Room Kyler Murray - The unquestioned starter, Murray has an Offensive Rookie of the Year and Pro Bowl honors under his belt in his...

Acme Packing Company

Thursday Cheese Curds: Packers begin playoff push as a much better team than a year ago

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via The Packers enter the playoffs as favorites to make it to Super Bowl LV. It’s much different feeling than when they entered last year’s playoffs. The Green Bay Packers may have an identical record to last year’s team, but this group feels like anything but similar to 2019’s version. The major difference is of course the offense. This year’s unit scored almost at will, led by a resurgent soon-to-be three-time MVP quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. Last year the offense would play well in spurts but was far too inconsistent in...

The Falcoholic

Foye Oluokun plays for respect, not Pro Bowl selections

David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via The young Falcons linebacker has the right mindset. The 2020 seasons was rough for the Atlanta Falcons. This was a season in which the team started 0-5 before firing their head coach and general manager, only to then finish 4-12. In season’s where there a team struggles, is does provide an opportunity to see which players step up and prove they belong on the team before any inevitable changes are made in the offseason. One of the few bright spots for the Falcons was the emergence of third-year linebacker Foye Oluokun. In 2020,...

Dawg Pound Daily

3 Keys to victory for the Cleveland Browns against Kansas City

The Cleveland Browns are underdogs again After an impressive win in Pittsburgh last week, the Cleveland Browns are once again huge underdogs as they head to Kansas City to play the Super Bowl favorite Chiefs. No matter what happens, the Browns got two tremendous monkeys off their backs. They made the playoffs for the first […] 3 Keys to victory for the Cleveland Browns against Kansas City - Dawg Pound Daily - Dawg Pound Daily - Cleveland Browns News and Fan Community

ClutchPoints

Browns’ Baker Mayfield ready for challenge of keeping up with Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes

Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs will feature an individual battle between two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Browns star Baker Mayfield will go toe-to-toe against reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, and for his part, the former admits that he relishes the opportunity. Mayfield expressed how […] The post Browns’ Baker Mayfield ready for challenge of keeping up with Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Bucs Nation

Bucs Nation Podcast: Commissioner’s Corner Fantasy Football Show Episode 10

Bucs quarterback Tom Brady has thrown 5 interceptions against the Saints this season alone. This Buccaneers team is a lot different than their last meeting in week 9 and out for redemption. | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Fantasy Pros and RotoWorld writer and analyst, Lauren Carpenter, joins the show to help break down all the Divisional round action. The Bucs won their first post season game since the 2002 Super Bowl winning season. They beat the Washington Football Team, 31-23, advancing them to the Divisional Round. Since the Rams beat the Seahawks, they become the...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

X’s and Omar: Does coaching in the Senior Bowl give Dolphins an edge?

The South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Omar Kelly and Dave Hyde discuss the advantage the Miami Dolphins will have by coaching the Senior Bowl.

Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs making conscious effort to avoid slow starts this postseason

Photo by David Eulitt/ The team is hoping to reverse one trend from last year’s Super Bowl run Out of all the great parts from the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl title run last season, there is one thing that the team hopes won’t continue this postseason. In each of the three playoff games from last year, the Chiefs trailed by 10 points or more at some point in the game. In the Divisional round and off a bye week, they came out flat against the Houston Texans and fell into a 24-0 hole. We all know how that contest ended — and while there’s no reason to be...

Bleeding Green Nation

Report: Doug Pederson might take the 2021 season off

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Well deserved rest, if so. Speaking to the media after firing Doug Pederson on Monday, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said “it wouldn’t surprise [him] in the slightest if [Pederson] is on another NFL team later this week.” And we’ve already heard that the New York Jets might be a landing spot for the Super Bowl winning head coach. But it sounds like Pederson might be out of a job entirely in 2021, by his own choosing: Source close to Doug Pederson said it wouldn't surprise to see the recently fired #Eagles coach take a...

Behind the Steel Curtain

JuJu Smith-Schuster is the heart and soul of the Steelers receiving corps

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Despite some of the unlikeable antics recently, Smith-Schuster brings value to the position. We’ve seen this movie before. The Steelers exit the playoffs earlier than we expected them to, which in reality is any year that they don’t win the Super Bowl. Steelers fans are spoiled rotten! The first stage of our grieving process is usually finger-pointing. However I want to celebrate a Steeler who has repeatedly proved his worth and this year unequivocally established himself as the heart and soul of the Steelers receiving corps, one JuJu...

Stephen A.'s message to Cowboys fans: Something will go wrong, mark my words! | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith joins Get Up to discuss the NFL's protection of quarterbacks and is confident that the Cowboys will not make the Super Bowl even though Dallas is the best team in the NFC heading into Week 3. #GetUp #NFL ✔

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Stephen A. gets annoyed with Max Kellerman saying the Browns are Super Bowl contenders | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not buy Max Kellerman's argument that the Cleveland Browns are Super Bowl contenders. #FirstTake #NFL ✔