The next person in the Colts’ head-coach drama that the world needs to hear from is Andrew Luck.

Or, a casebe made, Luck is the first person the world should have heard from. Or even the only person.

How fast does Ballard have to switch gears on his own vision, while still looking side-eyed at every candidate to protect himself from another 11th-hour jilting? He’s got to be at least a little gun-shy; this was his first head-coach hire, after all.

McDaniels will be leaving the Patriots for a second time. He was their offensive coordinator from 2006-08 before becoming the Broncos head coach in 2009 and eventually returning to New England in 2012.

“He’s a great coach. … Any team would want him to be the leader of the organization,” Pats quarterback Tom Brady said of McDaniels.

As mentioned, McDaniels and Patricia aren’t the first coordinators to move on from New England — and they likely won’t be the last.

Former offensive coordinators Charlie Weis and Bill O’Brien left to become college head coaches. O’Brien parlayed his job at Penn State into becoming the head coach of the Texans.

“Nick got pulled down a little bit strange and tweaked his shoulder,” Long said. “They beat us, but Nick the next week said he was ready to go.”

Foles wouldn’t let Long know just how serious his injury was while he led the Chaparrals to the state title game.

“In reality, our philosophy of the program was winning wasn’t the most important thing,” Long said. “It was to prepare these young men to be a viable part of society and be able to handle the ups and downs that the world will hand them.”

Those lessons are a big reason why Foles is standing atop the NFL universe today.

The Jaguars upgraded, yet again, on defense through free agency. A.J. Bouye, Barry Church and Calais Campbell will provide immediate impact on a unit that already ranked sixth best in the NFL in yards allowed.

It’s time for the offense to get an upgrade, but is this too high to draft a running back? It wasn’t last year when Dallas selected Ezekiel Elliott, but Cook isn’t Elliott. That said, if the Jaguars aren’t going to make a change at quarterback and there are no star offensive tackles in this draft, Cook is the next best option, if the Jaguars stay at No. 4. This is a trade spot for a team to come up and start a run on quarterbacks.

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The Chiefs gave up their third-round 2017 pick (91st) and their first-rounder in 2018 to snag Mahomes.

Watson joins former Clemson star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who recently said he’s pretty sure [Watson] would like to throw me the football.
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Last season at Clemson, Watson threw for 4,593 yards and 41 TDs, leading the Tigers to a national title over Alabama.

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It was really an afterthought, King said. I was going to play college football and go on with my life.

King was excited to be part of the showcase, but he still wasn’t taking the NFL seriously. Then practices began, and his mind changed. He signed with agent Josh Kranish while there, talked to scouts frequently and decided to give it a shot.

If his NFL dreams come true, King will receive a reserve commission and fulfill his commitment to the Army in the offseason.

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Division rivals meet as the Miami Dolphins take on the New York Jets in Week 15 of the NFL season!
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Winners of seven of their last eight, Adam Gase’s streaking Dolphins hope to keep it rolling when they travel to MetLife Stadium to take on Todd Bowles and the 4-9 Jets. Should be a great game!

In a memorandum, all owners were notified that a binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities. The memo also states that it was a nearly unanimous consensus to finalize the extension Wednesday.

Consider Jones, the 28-year Cowboys owner, not in Goodell’s corner. He was Tyson Alualu Authentic Jersey the ringleader of a multi-owner conference call on Oct. 26 in which the Cowboys owner and others discussed whether they could halt a possible extension for Goodell. The war began after Goodell slapped Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott with a six-game suspension after he was accused of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend.
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The decline brought the average TV audience per game to 14.9 million 鈥?down from 16.5 million the previous season, according to Nielsen.

That’s the lowest number of viewers per game in nine years 鈥?since an average 14.6 million fans tuned in during the 2008 season.

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The decline has been a topic of national discussion since Week 1 鈥?with kneeling-player protests during the national anthem, poor play, concussion controversies and oversaturation of TV games among the most-cited causes for the fan revolt.

Advertisers spent less money on NFL games in 2017

Advertisers kept a tighter grip on their wallets when it came to the NFL this season.
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The NFL received 5.4 percent fewer dollars from carmakers, the No. 1 ad category, SMI said.

Consumer electronics, the No. 2 ad category, saw ad dollars slide 3 percent.

Insurance, alcoholic beverages and quick-serve restaurants increased NFL ad spend with respective gains of 30 percent, 16 percent and 6.4 percent.

Despite the dips, however, major media companies continue to line up for the game.

In December, Verizon ponied up more than $2 billion over five years in a new NFL streaming deal, including the Super Bowl, to all smartphone users, not just Verizon customers.
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The NFL noted in the report that the rise in concussions comes as players themselves are reporting concussions more.

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Players that flagged the possibility of a concussion contributed to 28 percent of the evaluations conducted.

The number of concussions in 2017 is the highest in the past six years, with a nearly 16 percent increase over the five-year average, USA Today reported.

It is something which challenges us now to roll up our sleeves and work hard to see that number go down, he said. We’re not going to be satisfied until we drive that number much lower.

The injury report also listed New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski with a concussion, ESPN reported.

The Rams spread the ball around quite a bit in their victory over the Cowboys a week ago.

Trump is not letting the issue go. He wrote Saturday on Twitter: “Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem. Respect our Flag and our Country!”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to league staff members in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles and overseas at Sunday’s Dolphins-Saints game in London.

“This past week was a challenging week for all of us, but I am proud of the way our clubs and players have come together and entered into [dialogue] like never before,” Goodell wrote. “On Friday, the Broncos released a statement directly from their players. I wanted to share it with you as it provides a narrative of this past week and their hopes for today.”

The statement by Broncos players forwarded by Goodell to the NFL staffers read in part: “Make no mistake — our actions were in no way a protest of the military, the flag or those who keep us safe. We have nothing but the deepest love and respect for those who protect our way of life and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Aaron Rodgers is capable of doing the same thing, and with more than a week of preparation, Cobb’s upside in a pass-heavy offense is tough to ignore during a time when some wideouts are underachieving, injured or on their bye week. The four targets in Week 4 are a bit of a concern, but you could certainly do worse if you’re in need of a WR2 or a flex play.

Did you expect any other team? The Patriots of ’07 featured one of the most prolific offenses in NFL history, led by future Hall of Famers Tom Brady and Randy Moss. It set records in points scored and still owns the record for largest win differential in a season. The defense wasn’t half-bad, either. But the dream of a perfect season was dashed in the Super Bowl by the wild-card Giants, who won 17-14 thanks to one of the craziest plays in Super Bowl history.chargers_012

Josh McDaniels is a virtual lock be the next coach of the Indianapolis Colts, CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports.

Kids Mark Duper Jersey The Colts were the first team to interview McDaniels during this turn of the coaching carousel, and despite the Titans becoming a surprise entry into the coaching market on Monday, the Patriots offensive coordinator will take the reins in Indianapolis once New England’s playoff run is over.
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Is Jerry Jones trying to hold up Roger Goodell’s new contract? That appears to be the case, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, although it appears likely that a deal will still get done to extend the NFL commissioner’s contract. Read more here.
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Already, a firing: Someone on the Bengals had to go, given that the team has yet to score a touchdown in two losses. That someone was offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, who was fired Friday and replaced by Bill Lazor.

The little Hurricane Harvey fund that Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt started with modest hopes and $100,000 of his own money was closed Friday afternoon, having raised over $37 million for victims in the Houston area. After the Texans’ win Thursday night, Watt has the weekend off and says he is continuing to work on how to most efficiently spend that money.

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Quite rightly, Romo doesn’t want to be seen as a one-trick pony, predicting plays before they happen. You do that one too many times, you end up dead wrong — and an object of ridicule on social media. Picking up on Nantz’ pitching analogy, Romo said he wants to be seen as a guy with a lot of different pitches, not just a fastball. He and the CBS team are always tinkering, Hopefully we’re not the same every week, said Romo. That’s what we talk about sometimes. Changing it up.

NFL owners ended two days of meetings here Wednesday without enacting a measure that would require players to stand for the national anthem before games.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and some of the owners reiterated after the meeting that the league believes its players should stand for the anthem. But the owners did not implement a rule change mandating that.
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I think most of us believe that attempting to force the players to do something that they don’t want to do is not going to be effective in the long run, New York Giants co-owner John Mara said. I think the better policy going forward is to try to have dialogue with them and try to show them that we’re willing to work with them on some of these issues that all of us are concerned about. That’s been my philosophy with my team, and I think almost every other owner feels the same.

The rest of the week for Alonso will focus on the sports car race, for which practice and qualifying are Thursday, more practice will be Friday and the 24-hour marathon begins Saturday afternoon. Joining Alonso in driving the Ligier LMP2 prototype will be McLaren reserve driver Lando Norris and sports car racer Phil Hanson on the team put together by McLaren boss Zak Brown.

White has seen more pass attempts than any Patriot after Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski. In the Super Bowl last year, he caught 14 passes for 110 yards. Now in his fourth season, White came out of a run-heavy system at Wisconsin, but he said he played wide receiver in Pop Warner and other leagues growing up. Once in the NFL, he felt comfortable being used a variety of ways.

This could be the game the Cowboys rushing attack gets back on track. The Redskins rank 15th against the run per Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, which measures a team’s efficiency by comparing success on every single play to a league average based on situation and opponent, and stop just 17 percent of opposing rushers at or behind the line of scrimmage. Only the Chicago Bears (16 percent) and New England Patriots (14 percent) Andreas Athanasiou Jersey are worse this season.

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American military personnel will be able to watch the NFL’s conference championship games Sunday despite the government shutdown, thanks to a new designation concerning the American Forces Network.
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On Sunday morning, with the NFL scrambling to supply the games to troops overseas, the Department of Defense designated TV and radio broadcasts the AFN, whose key personnel were to be furloughed by the shutdown, essential activities.

AFN programming relies entirely on civilian government employees, who were furloughed at midnight Saturday. Sports broadcasting had not been deemed an essential activity and was stopped to comply with the shutdown.

According to White, uniform leadership at AFN, the comptroller and legal team were able to turn on a channel based on operational necessity and because funds had already been paid on the contract. The first channel is news and the second is sports, which can be run with minimal staffing that complies with the shutdown by not incurring any extra cost or personnel.

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I take a lot of satisfaction out of that. I really do.

It remains to be seen if the needle for Romo will reach 100% done anytime soon, but there are absolutely no signs of him returning to his helmet and shoulder pads or even taking up lower paying, more stressful coaching post. No one can blame him for missing the game he dedicated his life to, but he’s supremely satisfied in his new role covering it — so that’s where he’ll likely stay going forward.

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In the aftermath of the Vikings’ stunning divisional win over the Saints, Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum is just a win away from earning a trip to the Super Bowl.

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Jacksonville has scored eight defensive touchdowns this season (including the playoffs), the most in the NFL and as many as the 11 teams that had one or fewer defensive touchdowns this season.

Unfortunately for the Jaguars, Tom Brady doesn’t have a penchant for turnovers. Brady, who is nursing a hand injury, has just 17 interceptions in the last three regular seasons. The Jags’ best asset may not have as much value this week.

Knapp also is learned in the type of West Coast-style offense the Falcons are running from his time working under ex-Atlanta coordinator Kyle Shanahan and former Houston head coach Gary Kubiak during respective stints with the Texans (2010 and 2011) and Broncos (2013-2016).

Knapp, 54, is replacing Bush Hamdan, who is returning to the University of Washington staff after one year with the Falcons.

Knapp and Falcons offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian are now entrusted with helping Ryan return to his MVP level of 2016. Ryan’s completion percentage (69.9 to 64.7), passing yards (4,944 to 4,095) and touchdowns (38 to 20) declined significantly in Sarkisian’s first year replacing Shanahan. Ryan also threw 12 interceptions compared to seven the previous season.patriots_148_4be14ba7776e125b-180x180

For the Minnesota Vikings, this could be one of the most satisfying postseasons ever.

Never mind the fact that they have a very real chance to play the Super Bowl in Minnesota — which would be the first time a team has played in the Super Bowl at home — there’s a chance they’ll play against the two teams responsible for the most heartbreaking losses in their franchise’s history: the Saints and the Falcons.
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Do what the Saints did Sunday and let Drew Brees air it out. He’s still a Hall of Fame quarterback, and with Ted Ginn having a resurgence and Michael Thomas standing among the best receivers in football, stopping the offense is a tall order.

I think there’s a good chance it still happens: Patriots-Vikings is the most likely Super Bowl matchup (3:1 odds according to Bovada.lv) but the Vikings might get their toughest test this weekend against the Saints. It is not out of the question for New Orleans to spend the next three weeks playing in a dome and setting up a second Super Bowl run in the Drew Brees-Sean Payton era.

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The Eagles are historic underdogs in this divisional matchup and it is very understandable why they’re upset about it. They are a football team, not a bunch of dudes put on Earth to stand around Carson Wentz.

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