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Martin Mayhew: I wish I took Aaron Donald when I was Lions G.M.

Martin Mayhew is headed to Miami for Super Bowl LIV with the rest of the 49ers organization and it marks the vice president of player personnel’s first trip to the game since he went to Super Bowl XXVI as a Washington defensive back. Many in Detroit hoped that Mayhew would have found a way to [more]

Report: Patriots hire Jedd Fisch from Rams

Jedd Fisch has joined the Patriots’ coaching staff in a yet to be determined offensive capacity, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports. Fisch was the Rams’ senior offensive assistant the past two seasons, adding assistant offensive coordinator to his job title for 2019. He spent the 2017 season as offensive coordinator at UCLA. Fisch [more]

Speaking from experience, Joe Namath thinks Tom Brady should stay in New England

Joe Namath is so associated with the New York Jets that most fans under the age of 45 probably don’t know that he ended his career in 1977 with the Los Angeles Rams. Namath looks back on his forgettable final season with regret, and he urges Tom Brady not to follow in his footsteps. Namath [more]

New England Patriots nearly became the St. Louis Stallions

In an earlier item regarding the 26th anniversary of the purchase of the Patriots by Robert Kraft, it was mentioned that the Patriots may have left Boston but for their acquisition by Kraft. Some have expressed surprise and/or disbelief regarding that assertion, but it’s true. James Orthwein, a St. Louis native, bought the Patriots from [more]

Three Packers join the NFC Pro Bowl roster

The Packers had a couple of players pull out of the Pro Bowl in the wake of their NFC title game loss to the 49ers, but they’ll wind up with a net gain because three players have been added to the roster. Wide receiver Davante Adams, defensive tackle Kenny Clark and linebacker Za'Darius Smith will [more]

Joe Barry turns down USC to remain with Rams

Joe Barry turned down an offer to become USC’s defensive coordinator to remain with the Rams, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports. Barry reportedly interviewed for the Rams’ defensive coordinator position last week after the team parted ways with Wade Phillips. The Rams hired Broncos outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley as their new defensive coordinator. Barry, [more]

Report: Wade Phillips a candidate for Browns’ defensive coordinator

Wade Phillips said last week he intended to continue his career. He might get that chance in Cleveland. Phillips’ name has been discussed internally for the job to run the defense in Cleveland under new head coach Kevin Stefanski, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports. The Rams announced last week they are not renewing Phillips’ [more]

Saturday afternoon up, Saturday evening down in the ratings

Saturday night’s playoff game was compelling, but a matchup of Baltimore and Nashville simply won’t generate the same eyeballs as an L.A. team versus America’s Team. Via Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily, the average audience for Titans-Ravens on Saturday night dropped by nearly four million viewers in comparison to last year’s Saturday night divisional-round [more]

Jared Goff excited by “fresh faces” on Rams coaching staff

The Rams have shaken up their coaching staff since the end of a 9-7 regular season that left them out of the playoffs for the first time since 2016. They have new offensive and defensive coordinators with new hires coming for special teams coordinator and running backs coach. The arrival of offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell [more]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the Dolphins. Sorry guys, that was probably too soon. With [more]

Report: Rams finalizing deal for Kevin O’Connell as offensive coordinator

The Rams will have an offensive coordinator this season, and that offensive coordinator is expected to be Kevin O’Connell. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Rams are finalizing a deal for O’Connell. O’Connell succeeded Rams coach Sean McVay as offensive coordinator in Washington. O’Connell joined Washington as quarterbacks coach in 2017 and added passing [more]

Report: Rams finalizing deal to make Brandon Staley defensive coordinator

The Rams are close to having Wade Phillips’ replacement as defensive coordinator, and it’s not Joe Barry. Instead, Sean McVay is close to hiring Broncos outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley to lead his defense, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Staley, 37, just completed his first season with the Broncos after following Vic Fangio from [more]

Report: Rams, Cowboys both want Stan Drayton as RBs coach

The Cowboys and Rams both covet the service of Stan Drayton as their running backs coach. Hall of Famer Gil Brandt of NFL Media reports that the teams “appear to be a in a war” for Drayton. Drayton is the associate head coach and run game coordinator at the University of Texas, where he has [more]

Stan Kroenke companies sue insurance firm over arsenic cleanup at Inglewood stadium site

With the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers set to play their next football games in the brand new stadium set to be completed in Inglewood this summer, a lawsuit has been submitted on behalf of two companies owned by Rams owner Stan Kroenke over an arsenic cleanup project at the site. According to Nathan Fenno [more]

Kyle Fuller replaces Jalen Ramsey in Pro Bowl

Pro Bowl replacements have started to filter out on Thursday and one of them will come in the NFC’s secondary. Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller has been added to the roster. He takes the spot of Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Fuller also went to the Pro Bowl last year. Fuller started every game for the Bears for [more]

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