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Eagles full of praise for former OC Pat Shurmur, who now runs Vikings offense

Philly's former OC expected to leave current job to be Giants' head coach.        

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette's car was totaled by a Steelers fan

Irony thick for Jaguars RB, who scored three TDs Sunday in Pittsburgh's ouster.        

Vikings mindful of shoe selection in Philadelphia

In addition to watching tape of the Eagles offense and defense, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has shown his team clips of another thing to keep in mind when they get to Philadelphia for Sunday’s game. Zimmer showed clips of players slipping on the field during the Eagles’ victory over the Falcons so that they are [more]

Malik Jackson says the Jaguars are tired of being disrespected

Talk out of Pittsburgh last week focused not on whether the Steelers would beat the Jaguars, but on whether they would beat the Patriots after beating the Jaguars. Players on the Jaguars noticed that. Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson said on PFT Live that after beating the Steelers in the regular season, he and his [more]

NFL Conference Championship picks against spread

Here are our expert picks for this weekend of the playoffs.        

Cliff Avril: First priority is life as husband and father

Cliff Avril raised a lot of hopes earlier this week, when he said during an interview with the NFL Network that he believed he would play football again, after the neck injury that ended this season and put his future in doubt. But Avril also has some perspective about some other things, making his decision [more]

Devin McCourty sees “a winner” in Blake Bortles

Patriots safety Devin McCourty has heard other players call Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles subpar and trash over the course of the 2017 season, but he had a different word to use when asked what he sees in a player he’ll be trying to stop on Sunday. McCourty said that he’s sure players that have slammed [more]

Browns need post-Joe Thomas plan “pretty soon down the line”

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas raised the possibility that his playing days are over in November, citing his health as the determining factor in whether he decides to play a 12th NFL season. Thomas tore his triceps last October, forcing him off the field for the first time since he entered the league, and is [more]

Thursday morning one-liners

Jon Bon Jovi reiterated that he wouldn’t have moved the Bills to Toronto. A look at how the Dolphins might deal with their own free agents. The Patriots know their first priority this week is run defense. The behind-the-scenes reasons for the Jets firing offensive coordinator John Morton. Some Ravens veterans risk being salary cap [more]

Adam Butler on Jalen Ramsey: Be humble or be humbled

Some Patriots players brushed off Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey telling fans at a pep rally that the Jaguars are going to win the Super Bowl as the musings of a confident player that weren’t a big deal, but a couple of others shared a different view on Wednesday. Cornerback Eric Rowe said “we saw what [more]

What’s next for Todd Haley?

On Tuesday, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said a whole lot of nothing regarding the future of offensive coordinator Todd Haley. (Apparently, reporters didn’t ask for non-coachspeak.) On Wednesday, the Steelers admitted that Haley’s future in Pittsburgh is nothing. It’s not a surprise. Haley’s contract was expiring, and the Steelers had made no move to extend [more]

Jaguars have options for covering Rob Gronkowski

For every opponent who plays against Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, there’s a weekly debate as to how to cover him. The Jaguars have a few options, but there’s one coach Doug Marrone prefers over the rest. “Hope they don’t throw him the football,” Marrone said, via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. “Hope he [more]

Report: Emmanuel Sanders investigated, not charged in sexual assault case

Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders was reportedly investigated for felony sexual assault in Texas but will not be charged. A grand jury examined the case as a second-degree felony, TMZ reports. The grand jury determined on January 9 that there was not enough evidence to charge Sanders. No details have been published about the specific nature [more]

Titans interviews finally start today with Mike Vrabel

The Titans are finally going to get someone to come in and interview for their head coaching job. Not because it’s a bad job, but because no one can get there because of the snow that has blanketed much of the Eastern half of the country. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Titans are [more]

Carl Banks confident in college teammate Pat Shurmur making it as Giants head coach

Former Giants linebacker Carl Banks only spent one year at Michigan State with Pat Shurmur as his teammate. However, the Giants Ring of Honor member is confident that Shurmur will be able to hold his own in New York as the next head coach of Big Blue. “He’ll make it,” Banks said, via Paul Schwartz [more]

Chris Berman making 'NFL Primetime' return after NFL conference championships

Chris Berman is eager to make his "Primetime" return now that "finally we are talking football" after a perplexing season for both ESPN and the NFL        

Brian Gaine says he and Bill O’Brien are “philosophically aligned”

Tensions between Texans head coach Bill O’Brien and former General Manager Rick Smith had persisted for some time before Smith’s departure on a leave of absence earlier this month went into effect. Brian Gaine’s arrival as the team’s new G.M. provides a chance for the front office to get more aligned that the previous working [more]

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright “relieved” by Ken Norton Jr.’s return to coaching staff

The Seahawks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011. After a disappointing 9-7 campaign that had Seattle outside the postseason for just the second time in Pete Carroll’s eight years as head coach, the team made substantive changes to their coaching staff in the last two weeks. The two highest ranked assistants on [more]

Report: Mother of Brian Urlacher's son sues for $125M, says he portrayed her as a killer

The mother of Brian Urlacher's son is suing the former Bears star for $125 million claiming that he conspired to paint her as a murderer

Deion Sanders won’t be joining the Florida State coaching staff

Hall of Fame defensive back Deion Sanders won’t be trading in his NFL Network microphone for a coaching visor. Via Brett McMurphy of ESPN, Sanders won’t be joining the Florida State coaching staff. “You never know,” Sanders said last month regarding the possibility of accepting a job from new Seminoles coach Willie Taggert, who replaced [more]

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