Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Browns overhaul their coaching staff

After a dismal 1-15 season, the Browns needed to make wholesale changes to bring a different culture and attitude.  The Browns announced Tuesday the firing of defensive backs coach Louie Cioff, inside linebackers coach Johnny Holland, offensive line coach Hal...

An End of Season Fantasy Recap, My Super Bowl picks, and more

Before I delve into what I intended to discuss, I think it is proper that I offer my condolences to the Dallas Cowboys, who had the unfortunate luck of playing a white-hot Aaron Rodgers in the playoffs. It doesn't...

A Stroll Down Memory Lane, and into NFL History Books – the “Playoff Bowl”

By David Klein, Lions Insider My Uncle John is about 74 years-old (I think), and I was helping him clear out some junk from his attic last weekend to give away to St. Vinny's or the Salvation Army when...
The Process, Soyica Lyles,Jets fan,New York Jets,Offensive Coordinator, Jets Win

The Process: The Jets Plan is the Process

Willingly or unwillingly, ‘the process’ seems to always have a way of coercing us into respect and submission. Every creation under the sun is such because of the processes that created it. As a football fan, if the process does...

Chargers announce move to Los Angeles and hire new coach on the same day

Goodbye San Diego, hello Anthony Lynn and Los Angeles. Chargers owner Dean Spanos announced he was moving his team from San Diego after 56 years to Los Angeles where the team would share a stadium with the Rams in...

Fishing Season in Detroit

By David Klein, Lions Insider The Detroit Lions seemed on top of the world on December 11, 2016, defeating the Chicago Bears 20-17 at Ford Field. Their record stood at 9-4, and they held a solid two game lead...

Flurry of Hires, Heats Up Skins DC Search

With the head coaching decisions made today in upstate New York and Denver, the list of potentials for the vacant defensive coordinator position in DC is being forced into focus. The question is, will the team act fast enough...

Vance Joseph, HC

By Marc Mandell Well folks, the Denver Broncos head coaching search came to a close on Wednesday afternoon. The Broncos hired, the now former defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins, Vance Joseph! I'm sure you have all heard the news,...

Dolphins loose Vance Joseph

Well, as expected the Denver Broncos have come to an agreement to make Vance Joseph their next head coach. Congrats to Vance, who cancelled meetings with other teams after meeting with Denver and clearly was the front-runner all along...

Head Coach Hire

By Marc Mandell   @Mandell_W on Twitter/360Sports Review on Facebook I'm sure that most of us have an idea of who John Elway is looking to hire as a replacement for Gary Kubiak. The list is; Kyle Shanahan, Vance Joseph,...

Dolphins Surprise Season Ends

It's over Miami. The season that started so somberly with a 1-4 start has come to an end. It ended in similar fashion, disappointment. The Dolphins lost their first playoff game since 2008, this time to the Steelers 30-6....

Look For Titans GM Jon Robinson To Make Deals in 2017 NFL Draft

Last year we learned that new Titans' GM Jon Robinson likes to wheel and deal. In the offseason he got DeMarco Murray from Philadelphia for swapping 4th round picks in the 2016 Draft. By dropping 13 spots in the...

Do the Lions Stand a Chance Against Seattle and the 12th Man?

Well, the common opinion (and the odds makers'), is no. And after a second half meltdown against Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Community College, er, Packers Sunday night, they managed to cap off a three game losing streak, squander...

Dear Kubiak

Dear Mr. Kubiak. Since I knew what football was, I was a Bronco fan. Since I knew what a coach was, you were one of them. Since I have began my love of the game, you have been a part...

Win or Go Home Sunday at FedEx

A lot is potentially at stake when Washington takes the field at FedEx this afternoon to face the New York Football Giants. Once again, the burgundy and gold find themselves in the position of controlling their own destiny. A position...
Momentum, New York Jets, Gang Green, by Soyica Lyles

Jets Momentum: “Bad Ball is Bad Ball”

“When you’re playing bad ball, you’re playing bad ball” Brandon Marshall Momentum can be defined as the impetus gained by a “mass in motion”. In sports, a positive or negative play, a call by the referee or a call by...

The Rodgers Rules

By David Klein, Lions Insider So there is this story, from a long time ago, in a land far, far away. A different century in fact. So I'm sitting at a high-top table at a sports bar in Royal...

Titans have to draft a backup for injury-prone Mariota in 2017 NFL Draft

Marcus Mariota has shown flashes of brilliance the past two seasons in Nashville. In his rookie season he ripped of an 87 yard TD run against Jacksonville in the fourth quarter that led to one of the only Titans'...

Alvin Kamara’s NFL Draft Dilemma

Alvin Kamara is in a unique position as the 2016 season comes to a close. The Tennessee standout running back started the year as the backup but after a crazy year in Knoxville became the starter and emerged as...

Lions, Cowboys Dual on MNF… Possible Playoff Preview?

In a rare Monday night game for the Lions, they head to Dallas,Texas (8:30 p.m. ET) for a showdown at AT&T Stadium. This is nothing new. Detroit walking into Dallas with something to prove. In the most recent tangled,...

Week 16 Preview: The Houston Texans vs. The Cincinnati Bengals

In this AFC matchup between the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals, this is the type of game that can only hurt one team. While the Bengals’ playoff hopes are over, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t enjoy beating the...

Grading the Houston Texans Performance vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars

On Sunday vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, NRG stadium was filled with a new energy. While the defense was wreaking havoc on the Jaguars offense Head Coach Bill O’Brien made the gutsy call to bench quarterback Brock Osweiler and play...

60:00

For some football fans this can be a very exciting time of year. Not only do we look forward to spending time, eating and opening gifts with family and friends, but it is also a time that brings excitement...

The Inevitable Week 17 Clash

We knew it would come to this. It's been said before, but there's a kind of masochistic relationship between the Detroit Lions and their fans. Most of us can pinpoint only a few moments over the last decade where we experienced real...

Michigan’s Darboh and Glasgow accept Senior Bowl Invites

Michigan will be represented on both sides of the ball at the Senior Bowl on January 28, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. Reps from the Bowl announced that Michigan receiver Amara Darboh and defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow have accepted invitations...

Browns clinch a top three draft pick with loss to Bills

Sitting at 0-14 the Browns don't have a lot to cheer for. Now that the season is all but over fans are now hoping Cleveland will lose out and secure the top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. With...

Bushwhacked Broncos

By Marc Mandell https://twitter.com/NFL/status/810641745478381569 I can't even laugh any more. This offense is so horrific, they should be ashamed of themselves. Between Twitter and Facebook, everyone was letting loose today. The Broncos blew their chance to make the playoffs this year....

Week 15 Preview: Houston Texans vs. The Jacksonville Jaguars

In this division matchup, the Houston Texans look to add to their win total and cement there slot in the playoff race. They are coming off a thriller in Indianapolis where they managed to beat the Colts and continue...

Grading the Houston Texans Vs. The Indianapolis Colts

In what proved to be a tight matchup between to teams desperate to make a playoff statement, the Houston Texans found a way to take advantage of an Indianapolis Colts team that had several key players on the injury...

Spoiler Alert: The Jets are Spoilers Tonight

  Football logic tells us a team that has won 7 of their last 8 games and are steam rolling for a push into the post season at 8-5 has a high probability of disposing of a 4-9 team with no...

Jeff Fisher says he wasn’t part of the Rams’ bigger picture

Jeff Fisher was let go by the Rams owner Stan Kroenke on Monday after getting thumped by the Falcons the day before, 42-14. The former Rams coach went 31-45-1 in St. Louis and Los Angeles with the franchise. Ironically...

Lions Battle Giants in Key Playoff Scenario

By David Klein Lions Insider Both teams sit at 9-4, and with a lot riding in terms of playoff standings (depending whether or not the Chicago Bears show up against Green Bay), this game could ultimately decide who ends up...

Mile High Magic Needed Once More

By Marc Mandell Mile High Magic. Some how, some way the Denver Broncos do what so many others can't. That is to beat Tom Brady, and his dark overlord, Bill Belichick. In fact, Denver is the only team these two...

Detroit Continues to Roll, Downs Bears 20-17

In yet another game that was probably closer than it should have been, Matthew Stafford received a shotgun snap and ran past three defenders and scored to seal the victory for the first place Detroit Lions. This season, Stafford...

DeShone Kizer leaving Notre Dame for the NFL

Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer announced on Twitter earlier today that he is leaving South Bend to go to the NFL in next spring's draft. Thank you @NotreDame pic.twitter.com/LDjdlCf9nw— DeShone Kizer (@DKizer_14) December 12, 2016 Kizer is thought to be...

Their Moment of Clarity, Again and Again

In all of our (Jets) losses and successes there are lessons. With introspection those lessons become catalyst to growth. For an offensive coordinator, the member of the coaching staff typically in charge of the teams’ offense and offensive game...

Donkeys Kicked Out of Graceland

By Marc Mandell Well folks, that could very well be it. With Denver's loss, and wins coming from the Steelers and Miami, the Denver Broncos season is all but over. That may sound pessimistic, but you can't sit here and...

Aquib Talib wants to fight Harry Douglas after in-game skirmish

Denver cornerback Aquib Talib didn't mince any words after the Broncos loss to the Titans in Nashville today. Talib got into a skirmish with Tennessee receiver Harry Douglas after Douglas went low on a block that he thought was...

Lamar Jackson will have to wait until the 2018 NFL Draft to cash in

Lamar Jackson was a one man highlight reel in Louisville last year. After getting out to a 4-0 start and averaging over 60 points a game on offense he jumped out in front of the LSU running back Leonard...

Game Preview: The Houston Texans (6-6) vs. The Indianapolis Colts (6-6)

Today the Houston Texans will face a division opponent in the Indianapolis Colts. Houston is coming off a tough loss against the Green Bay Packers; they have also lost their last 3 games and it has out them into...

Grading Brock Osweiler’s performance vs. the Green Bay Packers

On Sunday vs. the Green bay Packers Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler performed much better than he did vs. the San Diego Chargers; this was not a tough act to follow for Osweiler as he threw 3 interceptions in the...

Lions Look to Take Stranglehold in NFC North

By: David Klein Lions Insider In a rematch of their 17-14 Week 4 loss at Soldier Field, the Detroit Lions (8-4) clash with the Chicago Bears (3-9) this Sunday at Ford Field. The Bears are coming into Motown after...

Who to start in Titan Town?

By Marc Mandell Well guys, the remaining four games for our Denver Broncos are very important aren't they. As the final quarter of the 2016 season comes into view, with games against the Titans, New England, KC, and Oakland, Denver needs to finish strong....

Josh Dobbs and the NFL Draft

Coming into the 2016 season many fans in Knoxville thought that Josh Dobbs would have the Tennessee Vols in the hunt for an SEC Championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff. And through the first five games...

Titans in line for a Top 5 or Top 10 Pick in 2017 NFL...

The Titans seem to have gotten the best of the Rams in their trade last year for the top pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Tennessee got the Rams first round pick and two second round selections in 2016...

Lions Cruise Past Saints, Brees. Win Fourth Straight 28-13

By David Klein Lions Insider The Detroit Lions walked into the Mercedez-Benz Superdome on Sunday and thoroughly dismantled the New Orleans Saints with a 28-13 victory. The win, coupled with the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Dallas Cowboys...

Noah Spence named Rookie of the Month

Former Eastern Kentucky University football player Noah Spence was chosen as the National Football League (NFL) Defensive Rookie of the Month on Thursday. He was also chosen as the NFL Rookie of the Week this past week. Spence was drafted...

Seahawks vs Panthers

The Seattle Seahawks (8-3-1) took on what has been their arch rival over the last few years in the Carolina Panthers (4-8) in a game pitting the previous two NFC champions against one another. However, the struggles of the...

Grading the Houston Texans vs. The Green Bay Packers

On Sunday, the Houston Texans were forced to fight a war on two fronts; against the Green Bay Packers and the treacherous snow. While the Houston defense was able to hold the Green Bay offense to just 7 points...

Only 1 For the Win

By Marc Mandell The Broncos won!!! Now be honest, how many of you saw Denver winning this game? Denver only converted one 3rd down all day long, and they had 9 three and outs! Between the 4 yard pass on...