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Sean McVay: It’s unfair to put our reduced offensive production all on Jared Goff - ProFootballTalk

Sean McVay: It’s unfair to put our reduced offensive production all on Jared Goff - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youUSA TODAY SportsJust over two years ago, Sean McVay and led the Rams to a conference championship and an appearance in Super Bowl LIII.A few months later in June 2019, McVay said he hoped Goff would be “stuck with me .”Los Angeles tried to guarantee that by signing the quarterback to an extension that tied him to the club through 2024 before the start of the 2019 season.But now the Rams have agreed to send Goff to the Lions as part of a deal to acquire . And Goff has talked about being confused as to how his relationship with the Rams .Until the...

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Texans re-signing Buddy Howell - ProFootballTalk

Texans re-signing Buddy Howell - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Texans re-signed one impending restricted free agent and that work continued into the afternoon.Per multiple reports, Houston is re-signing running back to a one-year contract instead of letting him hit restricted free agency. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Howell won’t make as much as he would have with the $2.133 million RFA tender. But Howell’s deal includes .Howell rushed for 64 yards on 16 carries in 2020, but he spent most of his time on special teams. He’s been a mainstay in the game’s third phase since he...

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David Irving: I hated going to work for the Cowboys - ProFootballTalk

David Irving: I hated going to work for the Cowboys - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesDavid Irving re-signed with the Raiders last week, keeping him with the franchise that brought him back to the league.Irving had been suspended indefinitely in March 2019 for repeated violations of the league’s old substance abuse policy. But he was reinstated in October and signed with Las Vegas soon after.In an interview with Vic Tafur of TheAthletic.com, Irving made it clear that he likes playing for head coach Jon Gruden and General Manger Mike Mayock, saying they’ve made him feel comfortable. And then he also mentioned his feelings...

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Rams are expected to hire Kevin Carberry as offensive line coach - ProFootballTalk

Rams are expected to hire Kevin Carberry as offensive line coach - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Rams have found a replacement for Aaron Kromer.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports Los Angeles is expected to hire Stanford run game coordinator Kevin Carberry as their .Carberry has spent the last three seasons with Stanford, but he was previously an assistant in the NFL. He was Washington’s assistant offensive line coach from 2016-2017 and an offensive assistant with the Cowboys from 2014-2015. He worked alongside Rams head coach Sean McVay in Washington during the 2016 season.Kromer and the Rams mutually agreed to part ways earlier...

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Cam Newton: There aren’t 32 quarterbacks better than me - ProFootballTalk

Cam Newton: There aren’t 32 quarterbacks better than me - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesIt seems more likely than not that the Patriots will have a different starting quarterback in 2021 than they did in 2020.But isn’t planning on retiring.During an appearance on Brandon Marshall’s podcast, the quarterback was fairly emphatic when asked about the possibility that he could stop playing.“Hell no! I can’t go out like that. I hear all of that talk. My pride won’t allow me to do it,” Newton said, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “There aren’t 32 guys .”Patriots coaches praised Newton throughout the season as the club...

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Rob Ryan: Everything with the Ravens is focused on winning - ProFootballTalk

Rob Ryan: Everything with the Ravens is focused on winning - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesRex Ryan’s work as the Ravens’ defensive coordinator earned him a head coaching job with the Jets just over a decade ago.Now his twin brother Rob has joined the Ravens’ staff as the team’s inside linebackers coach. Rob Ryan was out of the league in 2020 after spending the 2019 season in the same position with Washington.In an interview with the team website, Ryan said he saw the Ravens as an attractive destination to coach.“I know Rex always bragged about the great ownership ,” Ryan said. “But obviously, my respect for John Harbaugh and...

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Mike Evans: Tom Brady went above and beyond with texts to prepare for Super Bowl - ProFootballTalk

Mike Evans: Tom Brady went above and beyond with texts to prepare for Super Bowl - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youUSA TODAY SportsAfter the Buccaneers won Super Bowl LV, revealed would text teammates “” around 11 p.m. ET every night.But apparently that wasn’t all he was sending.In an appearance on “The Michael Irvin Podcast,” Evans said Brady stepped up everything he usually did during the season to help motivate his teammates.“He was , lots and lots of film on what to expect on certain down and distances,” Evans said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “And he does that all the time, but just in the playoffs and especially this game, he went above and...

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Richard Sherman: It’s been made pretty clear I won’t return to 49ers - ProFootballTalk

Richard Sherman: It’s been made pretty clear I won’t return to 49ers - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youUSA TODAY Sportshas long been preparing to become a free agent in March, saying back in December that it might take a “” for him to return to the 49ers for 2021.That doesn’t seem to be coming. Sherman’s had a conversation with head coach Kyle Shanahan and General Manager John Lynch, and said it was “made pretty clear” the team and player would be going separate ways.“It was , nothing crazy,” Sherman said, via Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee. “Just a good conversation about where they are and where I am, and their plans. We were both very...

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Dan Campbell: I didn’t set out to hire so many ex-players - ProFootballTalk

Dan Campbell: I didn’t set out to hire so many ex-players - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youUSA TODAY SportsLions head coach Dan Campbell is a former NFL player who has filled his staff with former NFL players.The hiring of wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle El brings the tally to with 90 seasons of experience among Detroit’s coaches for 2021.Campbell — who caught 91 passes for 934 yards with 11 touchdowns across 11 pro seasons — said that he had no intention of hiring so many former players, but that’s the way it worked out.“I honestly didn’t come in this thing and like write down on a notepad, I’m going to hire nothing but ex-players....

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Chiefs LBs coach Matt House turns down college job to stay with Kansas City - ProFootballTalk

Chiefs LBs coach Matt House turns down college job to stay with Kansas City - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Chiefs came close to realizing their “Run it back” slogan for 2020, reaching Super Bowl LV.Though they lost, they’re set up to return many of their key contributors for another run at a championship in 2021. That will apparently include one of their defensive assistants.ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports linebackers coach Matt House to become the University of Tennessee’s defensive coordinator to stay with Kansas City. Tennessee hired former UCF head coach Josh Heupel to take over its program in late January.House has been the Chiefs’ LBs...

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Brandon Staley: Joey Bosa will have a similar role to Khalil Mack in our defense - ProFootballTalk

Brandon Staley: Joey Bosa will have a similar role to Khalil Mack in our defense - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty Imageshas been one of the league’s most effective defensive players since the Chargers drafted him in 2016.New Chargers head coach Brandon Staley has no intention of changing that, saying he plans to have Bosa line up on the edge and be a playmaker. And Staley related Bosa’s role to that of a linebacker he used to coach in Chicago when he worked under coordinator Vic Fangio.“I think the fact that he has a unique physical skillset allows you to have that versatility that we like to play with, because he can be on the edge of your defense as an...

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Report: Vikings are hiring Paul Guenther as senior defensive assistant - ProFootballTalk

Report: Vikings are hiring Paul Guenther as senior defensive assistant - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youUSA TODAY SportsAfter seven seasons apart, Mike Zimmer is reuniting with one of his former assistant coaches.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report the Vikings are hiring Paul Guenther as a . Guenther was most recently the Raiders’ defensive coordinator, but coached under Zimmer in Cincinnati from 2008-2013. When Zimmer became Minnesota’s head coach in 2014, Guenther took over as the Bengals’ defensive coordinator.Guenther was a defensive assistant, assistant linebackers coach, and linebackers coach under Zimmer with the Bengals.Las Vegas...

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Andy Reid on Chiefs OL: I don't think the outlook is bleak - ProFootballTalk

Andy Reid on Chiefs OL: I don't think the outlook is bleak - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesKansas City had some clear problems with pass protection in Super Bowl LV, with having to scramble for before throwing or getting sacked.Part of that stemmed from the Chiefs playing a backup left tackle and their third right tackle. Part of it was scheme, as via Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Media, NFL Next Gen Stats determined  Kansas City used a five-man protection on 92 percent of Mahomes’ dropbacks — leaving those backup tackles without help on the edge.But with center up for free agency, left tackle recovering from a torn Achilles, and...

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Henry Ruggs: I was disappointed in the season that I had - ProFootballTalk

Henry Ruggs: I was disappointed in the season that I had - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesRaiders General Manager Mike Mayock generated a headline last week when he said he was “disappointed in the productivity .”One of those rookies tends to agree with him.In an interview with NFL Network on Thursday, wide receiver said Mayock didn’t say anything he wouldn’t have said about himself.“I was disappointed in the season that I had, personally,” Ruggs said. “And he said he was disappointed in the production that we had as a class. So I feel like we’re kind of on the same page. I have to get better at some things — I mean, we have...

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Jay Gruden: I'd be shocked if the Raiders got rid of Derek Carr - ProFootballTalk

Jay Gruden: I'd be shocked if the Raiders got rid of Derek Carr - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesEarlier this week, a that the Raiders could be planning to trade to pursue Texans quarterback .If Raiders head coach Jon Gruden commented on Watson, that would be tampering — and he’s already recently . But his brother, Jay, currently doesn’t have a job after Jacksonville’s coaching staff got replaced following the end of the regular season.In an interview with TheAthletic.com, Jay said he didn’t know if his brother would be open to trading Carr. But the younger Gruden made it seem unlikely.“I never know what Jon’s gonna do. But ,...

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Andy Reid: We try to stay creative and have fun with our red zone offense - ProFootballTalk

Andy Reid: We try to stay creative and have fun with our red zone offense - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Chiefs have earned a reputation for having one of the most creative offensive red zone packages in the league.Whether it’s through pre-snap motions or inside shovel passes to tight end , Kansas City tends to break out something to confuse an opponent when its offense is close to the end zone.While Andy Reid has been a head coach for over two decades, he still enjoys the process of coming up with those plays.“We try to have fun with it the best we can, and everybody contributes,” Reid said Thursday. “I’ve got some really good coaches,...

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Patrick Mahomes: We have to know where Vita Vea is on every play - ProFootballTalk

Patrick Mahomes: We have to know where Vita Vea is on every play - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty Imagesdidn’t play when the Chiefs beat the Buccaneers back in November.At that point, he was about seven weeks removed from fracturing his ankle in Tampa Bay’s Week 5 loss to Chicago.But the young defensive tackle is back, having come off injured reserve to suit up for the NFC Championship Game. Chiefs quarterback knows Vea’s presence will make a difference.“He’s a guy that you’ve got to know where he’s at every single play,” Mahomes said Wednesday. “He obviously is super disruptive in the run game, but he’s just as good as a pass rusher. You...

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Frank Clark: The way Tom Brady moves his shoulders at his age is amazing - ProFootballTalk

Frank Clark: The way Tom Brady moves his shoulders at his age is amazing - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesIt’s not easy to sack .The quarterback took 21 in the regular season when leading the Buccaneers to an 11-5 record. In the postseason, Washington got to him three times in the wild-card round. But he was only brought down one time in each of the games against the New Orleans and Green Bay.Brady has never been known for his speed, and that’s not going to change at age 43. But according to Chiefs defensive end , Brady’s pocket presence and shoulder movement make him as elusive as any quarterback in the league.“He’s got these shoulders —...

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Scotty Miller: I don't think I gave Tyreek Hill bulletin-board material - ProFootballTalk

Scotty Miller: I don't think I gave Tyreek Hill bulletin-board material - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesBuccaneers wide receiver caused a stir recently when he said he’d beat Chiefs wide receiver .Hill didn’t seem to with that statement, saying he should have that level of confidence in himself.So it stands to reason that Miller was correct when he said on Wednesday that he didn’t think he gave Hill any “bulletin-board material.”“I mean, he could take that statement, they could take that statement any way they want to,” Miller said. “But at the end of the day, I didn’t mean any disrespect by it. I gave him his credit. I said he’s an...

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Cameron Brate: Rob Gronkowski is a joy to be around and I love being his teammate - ProFootballTalk

Cameron Brate: Rob Gronkowski is a joy to be around and I love being his teammate - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesWhen heard the Buccaneers were signing , he had some concerns.Brate was entering his seventh season with the Buccaneers, and had caught 27 touchdowns for the team since 2015. And with also on the roster, Brate feared he might be the odd man out.But then he got a call from .“He just told me, hey man you’re going to love Gronk,” Brate said Tuesday. “You’re still going to have a role on this team, but you’re going to learn a lot from Gronk. Gronk’s a great player, great teammate, he’s going to help our team out a lot. So that kind of eased...

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Frank Clark: If you’re a champion at heart, you turn the fire on when it matters - ProFootballTalk

Frank Clark: If you’re a champion at heart, you turn the fire on when it matters - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty Imagesenjoys playing in the postseason.He likes that the stakes are higher, that playing for a championship becomes something truly within reach.Clark has been one of Kansas City’s key defenders in their last two postseason runs. In the 2019 postseason, he tallied 5.0 sacks and five tackles for loss in three games. The numbers aren’t quite as gaudy heading into Super Bowl LV, with 2.0 sacks and three TFLs this year. But on Monday, Clark said his postseason production is all about his mindset.“I don’t know if it’s something about the playoffs....

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Bucs cornerbacks better prepared for Chiefs speed after first matchup - ProFootballTalk

Bucs cornerbacks better prepared for Chiefs speed after first matchup - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesWhen the Buccaneers played the Chiefs back in November, torched Tampa Bay’s secondary for 269 yards and three touchdowns.He had 203 of those yards and a pair of TDs in the first quarter alone, scoring on 75-yard and 44-yard passes.In all, quarterback was 37-of-49 passing for 462 yards and three touchdowns.Buccaneers cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross said on Monday that Tampa Bay’s defense should be much better prepared for the Chiefs this time around.“They realize now that they can’t do some of the things they did in the last game,” Ross...

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Dan Campbell: I want to win now, but not at the expense of the future - ProFootballTalk

Dan Campbell: I want to win now, but not at the expense of the future - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesThe Lions will become well positioned for the 2022 and 2023 drafts once their blockbuster trade with the Rams becomes official at the start of the new league year in March.But that doesn’t mean the team isn’t going to be competitive until two or three years down the line.“Of course ,” head coach Dan Campbell said in an interview with Chris Burke of TheAthletic.com. “Who doesn’t want to win now? And we’ll do whatever we can to win now, but not to sacrifice what we can become long term. I look at things two years out — I don’t look at them...

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Nick Sirianni: I plan to call the offensive plays - ProFootballTalk

Nick Sirianni: I plan to call the offensive plays - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesNick Sirianni did not call plays as the Colts offensive coordinator. That duty fell on head coach Frank Reich.Now the Eagles head coach, Sirianni plans on importing that same structure to Philadelphia.“I do plan on ,” Sirianni said in an interview with the team website. “Monday through Saturday is when that hard work is done with your assistants, with your quarterbacks, with your players figuring it out. And then you’ve got ideas once you get into the game — now you’ve done the hard work. Is there a feel to it? Of course. Is there...

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Mike Mayock: We did not have a dynamic defensive player at any level in 2020 - ProFootballTalk

Mike Mayock: We did not have a dynamic defensive player at any level in 2020 - ProFootballTalk

Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near youGetty ImagesSince Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders as head coach in 2018, the Raiders’ defense has been an issue.That came to a head in 2020, with Gruden firing defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in December. He’s since hired former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley to run the defense in 2021. But one of Las Vegas’ issues has been personnel.In an interview with the Raiders’ official website this week, General Manager Mike Mayock was frank in what he saw as the biggest problem.“The way we look at it, or at least the way I look at it, is last year we...

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