Dan Quinn favorite for New York Jets coaching gig


The New York Jets coaching carousel has made many stops, with not much momentum in between. Owner Woody Johnson reached out for help from former general managers, Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf, which likely is the reason the new brain trust is taking their time while staying mum.

Jets fans may be impatient, but Johnson seems to finally understand that this is the logical way to fill the head- coaching void.

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New England Patriots 2012 Fantasy Football Preview

Take notice here because Bill Belichick’s boys are one of fantasy football’s behemoths. The New England Patriots have ranked in the top ten in points per game going all the way back to 2004, a total of eight seasons. And with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels back in the mix, there’s a great reason to believe they will make it nine straight seasons.

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Will Brandon Lloyd go to the Patriots Now?


Well-traveled but talented NFL wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has played for the: San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams.

It was in Denver, where Josh McDaniels was the coach that Lloyd had by far his best season, the only Pro Bowl season of his career.

In 2010, Lloyd set a career highs in receptions (77), yards (1,448), and touchdowns (11). He led the NFL in receiving and was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams.

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Fantasy Football Studs, Duds & Sleepers: NFC West


With the NFL lockout finally behind us, football fans can finally turn our attention from the courtrooms and onto the field, where it belongs. In the coming weeks, I will rank the fantasy studs, duds and sleepers for each division. Today, the NFC West gets some time under the spotlight.

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Big Questions in 2011 St. Louis Rams Wide Receiving Core

If the St. Louis Rams are going to improve on their 7-9 record of last season they’re going to need a strong wide receiver core. But at the moment it doesn’t look like it’s going to be much better than last season’s and there’s cause for fans to worry.

The team picked up a couple of wide receivers in the draft when they took Austin Pettis from Boise in the third round and Greg Salas out of Hawaii in the fourth. Tight end Lance Kendricks was selected in the second round.

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NFL Apples Fall Way Far From the Bill Belichick Coaching Tree


Ever have an article/blog in your head for the longest time, but never had the time/proper situation to sit down, type it out and publish it? Ever since the epic fail of Charlie Weiss at Notre Dame, and his termination in South Bend, I’ve thought about how all the mentees of New England Patriots living legend Head Coach Bill Belichick, and how they’ve all deteriorated upon leaving BB’s side in Foxboro.

I even brought this up over a month ago on my weekly radio show when the Denver Broncos failed Josh McDaniels.

Now that the Cleveland Browns have canned Eric Mangini (his second extremely brief stint in the NFL) it’s becoming extremely clear that it’s all about the Jedi Master, not the Padawan learners in these situations. The Patriots are actually the league’s only team without “Coordinators,” or at least the only team possessing no one with the title “Defensive Coordinator” and “Offensive Coordinator.” Perhaps that will keep other NFL teams from poaching their staff, and then watching those coaches fail.

By Paul M. Banks

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