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Tom Coughlin steps down as Giants coach

Tom Coughlin is stepping down as head coach of the New York Giants. Coughlin and the Giants confirmed on Monday that the 69-year-old is departing the franchise. “I met with John Mara and Steve Tisch this afternoon, and I informed them that it is in the best interest of the organization that I step down as head coach,” Coughlin said in a statement. “I strongly believe the...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly might have to ‘beg’ NFL teams for job

Chip Kelly may have some trouble finding another head coaching job in the NFL with the way things ended in Philadelphia. While Kelly has seemingly been linked to just about every current and potential coaching vacancy, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole spoke to two NFL owners who say they are not impressed with his inability to relate to players at the NFL level. “It was not so...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Emotional Eli Manning: Giants 'failed' Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin may have coached his final game for the New York Giants on Sunday, and that reality is sinking in for many of his players. Eli Manning was particularly emotional when assessing the situation on Monday, rejecting the premise that Coughlin had failed the team after a second consecutive 6-10 season. “He definitely has not failed these players,” Manning said, reportedly...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Gary Kubiak refuses to commit to starting quarterback

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak refused to commit to a starting quarterback for the team’s first playoff game. The Broncos have the top seed in the AFC, so they’ll have two weeks to make and announce a decision, and Kubiak intends to take full advantage of that time. “I won’t say anything,” Kubiak said Monday, via Michael David Smith of ProFootballTalk. “I’ve got nothing...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Suns could look at possible Mike D'Antoni return

Seven Seconds or Less enthusiasts unite. According to a report by ESPN’s Marc Stein on Monday, there is “active buzz” in NBA coaching circles that the Phoenix Suns may pursue former head coach Mike D’Antoni to return to the position should it become available. Fresh 2016 NBA bench rumble: There is active buzz in coaching circles that Mike D'Antoni will be on Suns' list...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NFL teams want David Shaw, but staying at Stanford

Stanford head coach David Shaw is receiving interest from NFL teams as more jobs start opening up, but it does not sound like he has any intention of making the jump to the professional level. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that Shaw is “coveted” at the pro level but is not interested in either the San Francisco 49ers’ job — which is relatively close to home...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Dolphins owner has hilarious take on state of team

Perhaps it sounded better in his head, but Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered up a pretty hilarious quote about his franchise. Miami has had just one season with nine wins or more in the last ten years, and only one playoff appearance since 2001. No problem, though, says Ross: the Dolphins are exemplary everywhere else. “From every aspect except on the playing field, we...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel's girlfriend was in Las Vegas?

We have yet to see any type of hard evidence that supports the claim that Johnny Manziel was playing blackjack in Las Vegas over the weekend, but it sure looks like his girlfriend spent some time in Sin City. A Twitter follower of Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole pointed out that Crowley was tagged in an Instagram photo last week with a friend who claimed the pair were heading to...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Haslam on Manziel’s future: We have second pick in draft

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam may have given a strong hint as to both the team’s draft strategy as well as Johnny Manziel’s future with the team. Haslam confirmed that Manziel was a no-show on Sunday and that details were vague on what the situation is. “It is my understanding that he was not there this morning,” Haslam said Sunday night, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Ivory says he ‘could have played more’ against Bills

The Jets suffered one of their most gut-wrenching losses in franchise history on Sunday, and one of their best offensive players was inexplicably riding the bench for much of the game. Chris Ivory, who battled a knee injury in practice all week, rushed just six times for 81 yards against the Bills. Stevan Ridley, who had 36 carries this season after making his debut on Nov. 11,...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kelly, Shanahan express interest in 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are seemingly interested in every big-name coaching candidate now that they have fired Jim Tomsula, and the interest with at least two of those candidates is reportedly mutual. According to Mike Silver and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, representatives for both Chip Kelly and Mike Shanahan have reached out to the Niners. Kelly was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Brady suffered ankle sprain, should be fine

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, but he is expected to be good to go for the playoffs. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that an MRI revealed Monday morning that Brady avoided a serious injury. Tom Brady underwent MRI on ankle that revealed a sprain but no breaks, no fractures, per league source. Expected...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAngelo Williams has sprained ankle, could still play

DeAngelo Williams is the main reason the Steelers hardly lost a step when Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell went down for the season with a knee injury. Will Pittsburgh be without both Bell and Williams for the opening round of the playoffs? Williams was carted off the field during Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns with an ankle injury. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan to have second interview with Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are at least planning to interview interim head coach Dan Campbell for their full-time coaching position, but it sounds like they have their sights set on a bigger, more proven name. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that Mike Shanahan will meet with the Dolphins for an interview on Tuesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the meeting will be the second between...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Demaryius Thomas plans to see his mother during playoff bye week

The Denver Broncos earned the No. 1 seed in the AFC on Sunday with a win over the San Diego Chargers. That means they have a bye and don’t have to play for two weeks, and Demaryius Thomas plans to use the time off to visit with someone he hasn’t seen in quite some time — his mother. Thomas’ mother, Katina Stuckey Smith, was released from prison in November. She had been...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh appears to subtweet 49ers after bad season

Shortly after the wheels came completely off for the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh sent the following tweet that many believe was aimed at the franchise. Here’s the subtweet the current Michigan coach sent: Do not be deceived. You will reap what you sow. — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 4, 2016 Yeah, within hours after the team fires Jim Tomsula following a pathetic...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

49ers to go after Sean Payton after firing Jim Tomsula

The San Francisco 49ers on Sunday fired Jim Tomsula as head coach even though his team won its season finale against the Rams. With Tomsula out of the picture, there is chatter that the team could go after New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reported the news: Keep an eye on Sean Payton and the ...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Thad Matta video bombs post game interview with ‘Heisman’ (Video)

After Friday’s Rose Bowl, a man interrupted a interview with Christian McCaffrey by repeatedly yelling “Heisman” in the background. It didn’t take long before the man became an internet meme. On Sunday, Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Thad Matta got in on the act. Ohio State defeated Illinois 75-73 thanks in part to a career-high 27 points from junior Marc Loving...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bucs WR Mike Evans ejected after losing cool on ref

Mike Evans was ejected from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday for disrespectfully addressing officials. Evans lost his cool while being covered by Panthers CB Josh Norman. He drew two flags on the same play after being upset that no pass interference was called in the end zone, leading to his ejection. Here's video of Bucs WR Mike Evans and...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Todd Gurley missed season finale due to mild turf toe

The St. Louis Rams were without star rookie running back Todd Gurley on Sunday, and it’s no surprise that their offense sputtered as a result. Now we’re learning the reason he sat out the season finale was due to a mild case of turf toe. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher shared the news after the Rams lost 19-16 to the San Francisco 49ers in overtime: Fisher provided more detail...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jimmy Haslam denies Browns will interview Doug Marrone first

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam on Sunday denied a report saying the team will interview Doug Marrone first for their head coaching vacancy. SI’s Peter King reported on NBC Sunday night that the Browns would interview Marrone first. Just said on @SNFonNBC that the first interview for Browns, coming Tuesday will be former Bills coach Doug Marrone. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman got penalty for trolling John Brown

If you missed Richard Sherman the trash talker, fear not because he is back! The Seattle Seahawks cornerback picked up a personal foul penalty against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday for pretending to sit, which others took as him pretending to poop. Sherman explained the penalty after the game, saying that he was trash talking Cardinals WR John Brown by motioning that Brown...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Albert Haynesworth takes shot at Redskins with tweet

Albert Haynesworth last played for the Redskins in 2010. However, it’s apparent he still has some ill will towards the organization that traded him to the Patriots after signing him to a seven-year, $100 million contract. During Sunday’s football games, a photo began to circulate on social media of two fans at AT&T Stadium in Dallas wearing custom made Cowboys jerseys with...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Manziel did not show up at Browns headquarters Sunday

Johnny Manziel has committed yet another misstep with the Cleveland Browns. Peter King reported on NBC’s “Football Night in America” that Manziel did not show up at the Browns’ headquarters on Sunday. @SI_PeterKing on @JManziel2 #JohnnyIdiotFace for sure pic.twitter.com/g4aJmCDcFm — Chris Bennett (@chrisgb00) January 4, 2016 Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Major Applewhite reportedly interested in Texas State job

Former Texas Longhorns quarterback Major Applewhite is said to have interest in the head coaching job at Texas State. Rivals reporter Brent Thibodeaux says Applewhite has interest in the job but does not have an interview set up yet. I've been able to confirm through sources that Houston OC Major Applewhite is interested in the #TXST job. No interview setup yet. — Brent Thibodeaux...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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