People in Buffalo aren’t sure what to make of the decision to hire Doug Marrone.
Asked if he’s certain the franchise has the right people in place to build a winner, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said, “How in life are you ever certain? I believe they have the talent to deliver day-in and day-out. But this is a business that’s really measured. It’s probably like no other business in the world. You measure it with wins and losses.”
The reviews are in for Tuesday’s Rex Ryan-Woody Johnson press conference, and the New York media was not impressed.
The Ravens say they don’t care about the fact that they’re underdogs against the Broncos.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is being compared to Susan Lucci.
A Pittsburgh man was arrested for breaking into Heinz Field.
The Texans need to win the turnover battle in New England.
Said Colts QB Andrew Luck of the end of the season, “It’s weird. You’ve been going 100 miles per hour for 20-something weeks. Now, you’re at zero miles per hour with nothing to do. It’s weird cleaning out your locker.”
Said Jaguars owner Shad Khan of new G.M. Dave Caldwell, “We got our man. I have a lot of faith in David Caldwell, and I can assure our fans that the best days for the Jacksonville Jaguars are in front of us.”
Titans tight ends coach John Zernhelt, who had one year left on his contract, was fired on Tuesday after seven seasons with the team.
Broncos QB Peyton Manning says his neck injury affected his grip strength, which is why he now sometimes wears a glove on his throwing hand: “I certainly don’t think I would have had to wear the glove had I not been injured last [season]. It’s part of my injury, some things that I’ve had to adjust.”
Here’s a look at some of the candidates to become the next general manager of the Chiefs.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen says he’s done talking about what the tema could have done differently last season.
An announcement on the Chargers’ next general manager is expected to come today.
Firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could signal that Dallas plans a complete overhaul of its defensive scheme, which would have personnel implications as well.
Says former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil of the team’s current coaching search, “I think it’s an advantage for an NFL coach to be an offensive coach, he’s gotta answer all the questions anyway and 90% of them are going to be about the offense. More often than not, the conversation starts about the QB or the offense. So why not have somebody who’s the hood ornament of your organization have that as their strengths. I’m not saying it’s the only way or the right way, I just will always lean that way.”
DE Phillip Merling, a former No. 32 overall pick, is among the players signed to futures contracts by the Redskins.
Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub is becoming an old pro at interviewing for head-coaching jobs.
Packers fans are everywhere, including at a bar in Paris.
Although it’s technically a sellout, there are about 9,000 tickets available, starting at $60, for Sunday’s Falcons game.
The Panthers have now finished 7-9 seven times in franchise history.
The Bucs may need to diversify their play calling.
New Cardinals G.M. Steve Kleim believes in drafting a quarterback every year.
San Francisco LB Patrick Willis says he can accept it if he doesn’t get a lot of playing time because the 49ers need to use their nickel and dime packages against the Packers.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he likes the fact that his team won’t back down to anyone.