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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.

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.


Written by maddiedeckers

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

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



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


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


Washington Redskins

98, 23, 59.

Minnesota Vikings

28, 56, 26.

St. Louis Rams


Arizona Cardinals

11, 90, 24.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


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.

Colts vs titans: the results

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The results This week the Colts played against the Tennessee titans a lot was at stake because the Colts needed to win this game to be able to make the playoffs. And the Colts managed to pull out another win at home.

The game In the first quarter Colts get the first points of the game with a FG. After that, Tennessee kicker Rob Bironas tied the game with a little over two minuets left in the first quarter. In the second quarter Colts get another FG after not being able to get a TD.  Titans get another FG. Then right after the 2 minuet warning, Manning throws to Reggie Wayne for a 7 yard TD, the first of the game.

Halftime: Colt led the game 13-6

In the third quarter, titans get a 21 yard TD tying the game up again. But the Pierre Garcon gets a 30 yard TD, putting them in the lead once again. But the titans respond with another TD of their own. Score is now 20-20. Fourth quarter the Colts manage to sack Kerry Collins. With less than two minuets to go, the Colts fumbled the ball, now with the Titans close to winning the game, had a bad snap and lost the ball. Now with only 30 seconds to go, the Colts have to hurry to get in range for a FG. Adam Vinatieri scored the winning FG. Final score: 23-20

Stats This was the second time of the season the Colts beat the titans. The pass to Pierre Garcon was Manning’s 399th TD pass.

Playoffs The Colts are now in the 2010 season playoffs, and next week we will be playing against the New York Jets at home. Now we have to hope that the Colts can hang on to the spot they have right now.

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January 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm