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Schwartz, Shanahan, Frazier Among Coaches to be Fired

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As the NFL regular season has come to a close, six head coaches have been fired right off the bat on Monday, while, some, surprisingly still have their job.

For now.

One coach was fired as soon as the regular season ended. First year head coach Rob Chuzinkski of the Cleveland Browns was fired on Sunday night after a 7-game losing streak. Chuzinkski was only with the Browns for one season, and was surprised when he got the news. The first half of the season seemed to go well for him, the Browns were starting to look like a challenge but then things started going downhill in the second half of the season.

Black Monday is never a good day in the NFL, as Detroit Lions’ coach Jim Schwartz learned. After missing the playoffs five years in a row, it was not a shock that Sunday against the Giants was his last game. The Lions are a good team, and they have many good players but they need to have some better guidance. The position for this team is now one of the most wanted spots out of all the other vacancies. This will most likely be filled first.

Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins was also fired. A year ago Shanahan lead his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Now he’s looking for a new job, after starting a quarterback who should not have been playing. The Redskins ended with a 3-13 record.

Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings was fired as well. This was a season full of struggles for the Vikings. Unable to stick with one QB, Frazier was forced to go back and forth with three different quarterbacks throughout the season, none of whom could get the job done. So after 3+ years, Frazier is now out of a job as well.

The last coach fired on Monday was Greg Schiano of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers along with General Manager Mark Dominik. The Bucs finished 4-12 this year, and have not made the playoffs since 2007.

One coach who was fired not this Monday but on Monday December 6th is Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans. Kubiak didn’t even get to finish out his season after having a mini-stroke, and with the team already having lost 11 games in a row, Texans interim coach Wade Phillips filled in for the remainder of the season. And still didn’t win any games. The Texans ended with the worst NFL record to date at 2-12.

Uncertain Futures:
These Coaches have yet to hear if they are going to be back next year or not:

-Joe Philbin and General Manager of the Miami Dolphins.
-Mike Munchak of the Tennessee Titans.
-Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders.

Safe:
And these coaches know for certain that they will come back next year.

-Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys.
-Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants.
-Rex Ryan of the New York Jets.

Once the playoffs are out of the way more interviews will come to light as the search for the right fit will continue.

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December 31, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Week 14 recap

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The end of the season is coming to a close with only three more games left in the regular season. And as such teams are faceing off in order to fight for the last spot in the playoff hunt, so far eight teams have been eliminated from the playoffs.

The week started off with the Denver Broncos against the Oakland Raiders, so far the Broncos have made it into the playoffs, the Raiders have been eliminated from the playoffs and the Broncos won 26-13. The Indianapolis Colts played against the Tennessee  Titans, the last time the Colts played against the Titans they (Colts) won in overtime, this time it seemed like it would end differently as the Titans were taking an early lead at the end of the half. But the Colts came back strong and won 27-23.

Surprising wins:

  • The Carolina Panthers beat the 11-1 Atlanta Falcons 30-20. The Falcons are the number one team for the NFC.
  • After the loss of a player and the prosicution of another, the Cowboys rallied together and beating the Cincinnati Bengals with a last second field goal 20-19.
  • The Minnesota Vikings beat the Chicago Bears 21-14 making the NFC North wide open to anyone.
  • Washington Redskins beat the Baltimore Ravens in OT 31-28, but not before RGIII got a mildly sprained knee.

The New England Patriots played against the Houstan Texans last night in a fight to see who was on top in the AFC. The Patriots proved that they are by far the best, as the Texans lost 42-14.  This week more teams have to opportunity go grab a place in the playoffs and these up coming games are going to the ones to watch as the last few games wind down to get ready for the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans.

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December 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

First NFL week

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The football season has officially begun, with the New York Giants vs the Dallas Cowboys for the opening game with the Cowboys winning. And yesterday had amazing catches, and a record that hasn’t been broken for over 60 years.

Yesterday the Indianapolis Colts played against the Chicago Bears, and this was also Andrew Luck’s first game as a Colt. The game started out in the Colts favor with a sack to Jay Cutler and an interception that led to a TD, all within the first quarter. But the Bears came back and tied the score.  Afterwards Cutler seemed to get his game on and found reciever after reciever and gained the lead. Unfortunatly the Colts could not take back the lead and the game ended 41-21 in the Bears favor. Even though the Colts lost Andrew Luck had made his first NFL TD pass, to Donne Avery.

Another rookie QB that had his first game was Robert Griffin III, with amazing passes for a win for the Redskins. RGIII also was the first QB in over 60 years to get 40+ points in the first game. He certainly has had a great start to the season, and he has a good furture ahead of him.

One other game that was amazing was the Denver Broncos vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was Peyton Mannings first game back into football after 610 days on not playing, and he hasn’t lost his touch. For some it was sad to see Manning in another color but others it was a celebration time, Manning was back and playing. Happy to say they won the game 31-19 and have a chance to make it to the playoffs.

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September 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm

2011 Pro Bowl Results and players

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This week was the 2011 pro bowl.

 

The NFC and the AFC’s best players go head-to-head for one final game.

 

The starting QB’s for the NFC were

 

Michael Vick (Philadelphia Eagles)

Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons)

Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints)

 

The starting QB’s for the AFC were

Philip Rivers (San Diego Chargers)

Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts)

Matt Cassel (Kansas City Chiefs)

 

Player’s numbers for the AFC.

Tennessee Titans:

93, 33, 26, 28, 83.

Indianapolis Colts:

98, 63, 18.

Baltimore Ravens:

93, 52, 92, 55, 7.

New England Patriots:

75, 31, 32, 70, 83, 72, 51.

Miami Dolphins:

91, 94, 92.

New York Jets

24, 60.

Houston Texans,

23, 44.

Denver Broncos

84, 24.

Jacksonville Jaguars

89, 24.

San Diego Chargers

68, 95, 17.

Cleveland Browns

73, 55.

Kansas City Chiefs

25, 82, 54, 29, 7.

Oakland Raiders

80, 9.

Buffalo Bills

95.

 

Player’s number’s for the NFC

Chicago Bears

90, 23.

Atlanta Falcons

33, 34, 84, 77, 55, 20, 88, 14, 2.

Dallas Cowboys

82, 65, 93, 52, 19, 90, 94, 1.

Detroit lions

81.

New Orleans Saints

73, 51, 77, 41, 9.

New York Giants

76, 26, 91, 51.

Carolina Panthers

69, 11, 24, 67, 52.

San Francisco 49ers

94.

Washington Redskins

98, 23, 59.

Minnesota Vikings

28, 56, 26.

St. Louis Rams

39.

Arizona Cardinals

11, 90, 24.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

70.

Philadelphia Eagles

2, 7.

 

In the end, the NFC takes the win over the AFC 55-41. However, it was fun to watch the top NFL players play for one last time before next season..

 

Next week will be Super bowl 45 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers playing in Dallas, Texas.

Results from Colts vs. Cowboys, Week 13

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The Game: The Colts played in Indianapolis against the Dallas Cowboys the result…the Cowboys win in overtime 38-35.

Highlights: In the first quarter, Dallas gets a touchdown and a 30 yard field goal after Dallas got another interception, making it 10-0 Dallas. Second quarter, Peyton Manning throws a pass intended for Blaire White, but it’s intercepted by Orlando Scandrick and returned for a 40 yard touchdown. Then Manning passes to Pierre Garcon (I met him a year ago) and a touchdown. By halftime Dallas leads 17-7

Third quarter, Manning throws to Reggie Wayne for another Colts TD. David Buehler kicks a 46 yard field goal. Another pass from Manning to White is picked off again, this time by Sean Lee and returned for a 31 yard TD. Fourth quarter, Javarris James runs up the middle for a 1 yard TD. Punt blocked by Taj Smith for a TD (Colts). Score is now 35-28. John Kitna passes to Jason Witten for a TD and a two point conversion after the Eric Foster (I met him a year ago too) get a penalty for the Colts. After that Manning hurries down the field with 2:00 to go and get a TD from Javarris James and ties it 35-35 at the end of regulation.

Overtime, Colts win the coin toss and then Manning throws his fourth interception of the night to Dallas. And when Dallas got the ball David Buehler kicked a 36 yard field goal for the win of 38-35.

The standings: This puts the Colts at 6-6, 1 game behind the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are 7-5. This means the Colts have to win the next 4 games, including the one against the Jags in 2 weeks, in order to win the AFC South and make it to the playoffs.

These are not the Colts we’re used to from the last several years. Serious injuries to several key receivers have ended up in a lot of drops and missed catches. Manning’s interceptions might not be as serious if the receivers could make a few more important catches.

NFL Injuries: Today the Minnesota Vikings played against the Buffalo Bills in Minnesota. Brett Favre the Vikings quarterback was attempting a pass and got stuck in the middle of a big pile, and in the process hurt his shoulder. He did not return for the rest of the game. I will have more about the Colts injuries in another post.

Next games: Next week, the Colts are going to play against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night in Nashville, and the Cowboys will play against the Philadelphia Eagles.