Allen’s 2020 should stretch our view of what’s possible, but the context behind that improvement, and how many elements need to go right at the same time, means that we also needn’t view every struggling quarterback through the same lens.
The Baltimore Ravens' receiving group, including the tight ends and whoever else releases for a pass, has a big problem beating man coverage. The team will have to address that problem entering free agency and the 2021 NFL Draft.
Dan Campbell delivered a fiery and memorable first news conference as Lions coach, ranging from talking about biting kneecaps to "The Big Lebowski" while emphasizing that he wants his team to adopt Detroit's hard-working identity.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a pair of new candidates for their vacant offensive coordinator position following the firing of Randy Fichtner at the end of the season. Per multiple reports, the Steelers interviewed former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson for the job earlier this week. Additionally, the Steelers are interested in Los Angeles Chargers […]
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks is back in the coaching ranks after becoming the new defensive coordinator at the University of Missouri. Head coach Eliah Drinkwitz announced the addition of Wilks to his coaching staff on Thursday. Wilks didn’t coach during the 2020 season. His most recent stint was as defensive coordinator of […]
If Dwayne Haskins is going to become a successful NFL quarterback, Alex Smith says he needs to eliminate the distractions keeping him from reaching his potential on the field. In an interview with Charles Robinson and Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports, Smith said his former Washington teammate is “crazy talented” but needed to cut out […]
The Bengals announced Thursday they will wear new uniforms beginning in the 2021 season. They will unveil the new unis sometime this spring. The Bengals haven’t undergone a major change since adding stripes before the 1981 season. They have had a handful of tweaks since, including color scheme changes. The Bengals are not changing their […]
The Chiefs hosted three free agents Thursday, according to the NFL’s transactions report. Defensive back Rodney Clemons, offensive lineman Darryl Williams and offensive lineman Justin Britt visited the team facility. The Seahawks made Britt a second-round choice in 2014. He played 87 games, with 86 starts, in six seasons with Seattle. He did not play […]
The Lions and receiver Calvin Johnson have had a strained relationship since he retired, and for good reason. When Johnson retired — at a time when his bloated cap number indicated he’d otherwise be cut — the Lions required him to pay back $1.6 million in unearned signing-bonus money. Johnson has made it crystal clear […]
Jennifer King has earned a promotion, becoming a full-time offensive assistant with the Washington Football Team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. She spent last year as a coaching intern for the team. In 2019, King was an offensive assistant at Dartmouth College after spending time as an intern running backs coach with the Panthers […]
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers undoubtedly will be the regular-season NFL MVP. He’s currently not the favorite to win the more significant individual award: Super Bowl MVP. Via PointsBet, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes leads the way at +300 (bet $100 to win $300). Next on the list is Rodgers at +325, followed by Bills quarterback Josh […]
Marty Hurney is the new G.M. in Washington. Unless he isn’t. NFL Media initially reported that Hurney will be the new G.M. in Washington. Now, NFL Media reports that Martin Mayhew will be the new G.M. in Washington. Hurney is still joining the team, and he’ll have a top role in the organization. However, it’s […]
The Jaguars recently hired Urban Meyer to coach the team and, more recently, Trent Baalke to serve as General Manager. Both are white. The Fritz Pollard Alliance nevertheless has commended the team for the processes leading to these hires. Via Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union, the group that promotes diversity in NFL hiring practices […]
Alabama made Bill O’Brien’s hiring official, naming him offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The former Texans’ head coach becomes the fifth offensive coordinator the Crimson Tide has had in the past six years. “We are pleased and happy to be able to add Bill O’Brien to our coaching staff,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in […]
The Colts did not wait long to fill Nick Sirianni’s position. They have promoted quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady to offensive coordinator, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. Sirianni spent three seasons in that role before leaving to become the Eagles’ head coach. The Jaguars had requested to interview Brady for their offensive coordinator position, but the […]
The Patriots’ offensive units of 2007 and 2012 with Tom Brady set plenty of NFL records. The 2007 Patriots set then-NFL records for touchdowns (75), points scored (589) and point differential (+315), and Brady set a then-NFL record with 50 passing touchdowns. The 2012 Patriots scored 550 points and broke the NFL record for first […]
Urban Meyer appears to have his offensive coordinator. The Jaguars are expected to hire Darrell Bevell as their new offensive coordinator, according to NFL Network. Bevell ended the 2020 season as the Lions’ interim head coach. Before that he had 15 years of experience as an offensive coordinator with the Vikings, Seahawks and Lions. It’s […]
A report on Friday afternoon indicated Dean Pees will be part of head coach Arthur Smith’s staff in Atlanta, but not what job Pees would fill on the staff. The Falcons announced that piece of information a short time later. Pees will be the defensive coordinator. It is the same job he held with the […]
It’s looked for a while like Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy would not get a head coaching job in the 2021 hiring cycle. With just the Texans job available after the Eagles picked Nick Sirianni on Thursday, that’s very close to fruition. But Bieniemy isn’t letting the fact that he’s become a symbol of this […]
Only one head coaching job remains open and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy remains waiting. Bieniemy is a candidate for the Texans’ job and has strong support from quarterback Deshaun Watson. Washington quarterback Alex Smith, who worked with Bieniemy for five seasons in Kansas City, finds it difficult to believe Bieniemy doesn’t already have a […]
As the NFL continues a dramatic change in its stance toward gambling, Washington has become the first NFL team to get a sports betting license. FanDuel and the Washington Football Team have been issued a joint sports betting license in Virginia, according to David Purdum of ESPN. The NFL doesn’t allow franchises to directly participate […]
When the week began, it looked like Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen would be heading to LSU to become the school’s new defensive coordinator. The Saints said Nielsen’s contract blocked the move, however, and Wednesday brought word that he will remain with the team. Nielsen signed a three-year extension and added the title of […]
The 49ers announced Thursday that they have re-signed exclusive rights free agent Ken Webster to a one-year deal. The cornerback originally joined the 49ers from the Dolphins’ practice squad Sept. 16. He played nine games with the 49ers and made four tackles and a forced fumble on special teams. The Patriots drafted Webster in the […]