Kennedy Pola may have stumbled into the opportunity of a lifetime by some accounts: he's been primed for an offensive coordinator's position for a while now, and now he's got a new job coaching the best running back in the league. The downside? There's almost no way CJ2K repeats his record shattering numbers in 2010, so Pola will instantly be seen as not doing as good of a job as his predecessor, even if that criticism isn't fair.
Terry McComick sounds off on the Pro Bowl, and his lede says it all:
Consider this: The Most Valuable Player of the league and arguably the best player in the game — Peyton Manning — won’t be there. Obviously, when the Indianapolis Colts punched their ticket to Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, it took all the best Colts players.
Paul Kuharsky looks long and deep into the soul of the NFL's most boring, and I mean mediocre professional japanese baseball team level lack of interesting or compelling personality, media disciplined franchise, the Indianapolis Colts.
Follow us through the jump for a review of all 31 NFL stadiums and much more...
Here's a list of all 31 of the NFL's stadiums ranked and reviewed. LP Field comes in at number 16 (what, did they establish our position based on Fisher's W/L record?). Lucas Oil Stadium was no. 1 and the new Cowboys stadium was no. 2. Here's their breakdown:
16. Tennessee Titans, LP Field
FANFARE Score: 28
What we liked: The Fans- "Titan fans are energetic and passionate, and LP Field is known as one of the loudest venues in the NFL. Fans take pride in generating noise when the other team has the ball, and they relish being rewarded with false starts from the other team. The Titans have sold out every home game since they began playing in LP Field."
What we didn’t like: The Atmosphere- "No historical significance to the stadium since it is relatively new, but it is a great place to watch a game."
KSK cranks Mike Florio as they get warmed up for this year's annual Super Bowl Celebrity Pickkake.
It keeps looking less and less likey the millionaires (NFLPA) and billionaires (the owners) will be able to make a deal that saves the salary cap in 2010. In order to keep the salary cap both sides will have to sign a CBA, or at least a supplemental agreement, by March.
ESPN's Jeff Dickerson has an idea that's so crazy it just might be genius: the Bears should pursue UCLA's Norm Chow as their offensive coordinator and mentor to Jay Cutler. Chow's tenure here went down in flames, but I think we'd all agree that VY was not his type of QB by a long shot. Cutler, in many ways, is a much better fit. Chow has a long track record of success at the college level, and the options for the Bears are dwindling fast.
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