Thursday, January 25, 2007

Blogging the NFL

Coaching Carousel not Over
For a short time last week all the vacant head coaching jobs in the NFL were filled. Then Bill Parcells decided to ride off into the sunset of retirement and he may not be the only one. Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy will spend some time contemplating his future after the Super Bowl. Dungy is 51 now and had stated in the past that he didn’t want to coach past the age of 50. If the Colts win it would provide an opportunity for Dungy to make a grand exit.

Who Went Where?
Here’s the rundown on the current NFL head coaching changes.
Arizona Cardinals -- Dennis Green, fired (Jan. 1); Ken Whisenhunt (Jan. 14).
Atlanta Falcons -- Jim Mora, fired (Jan. 1); Bobby Petrino (Jan. 7).
Dallas Cowboys -- Bill Parcells, retired (Jan. 22).
Miami Dolphins -- Nick Saban, resigned (Jan. 3); Cam Cameron (Jan. 19).
Oakland Raiders -- Art Shell, fired (Jan. 4); Lane Kiffin (Jan. 22).
Pittsburgh Steelers -- Bill Cowher, resigned (Jan. 5); Mike Tomlin (Jan. 22).

What are the Cowboys doing with Jason Garrett?
Jerry Jones is interviewing Miami Dolphins quarterbacks coach Jason Garrett but for what no one is really sure. The general thought is that he will be offered the offensive coordinator position but there are also rumors that he actually interviewed for the head coaching position. Whatever the reason for the interview a decision needs to be made quickly. The Dolphins have given Garrett a deadline of today for signing his contract extension with them.

Owens Happy

Here’s a shocker. Terrell Owens was happy to see Bill Parcells walk out the door. Owens said in an interview yesterday on ESPN radio that he felt that he was under used in the Cowboys offense and that he and Parcells would go weeks without talking. T.O. led the league in touchdown receptions and possibly could have been more utilized had he not also led the league in dropped passes.

true2osu runs away with the NFL play-offs contest
The Super Bowl is still over a week away but we have a winner in the play-offs contest. True2osu has been on fire with play-off picks and has established a large enough lead to be declared the winner. However, you still have to wait until after the Super Bowl to collect your prize. The rest of us are playing for pride.

Contest Standings

NameConference Championship PicksSuper Bowl PickSleeper PickTotal Points
true2osu2-0Philadelphia#4 New England178
notafan2-0Philadelphia#3 Philadelphia133
ffnstuff1-1San Diego#5 NY Jets120
dolphinfan1-1San Diego#4 New England118
rob1-1San Diego#2 Baltimore103
Matt Jordan1-1New Orleans#5 NY Jets100
chiefsfanN/ABaltimore#6 NY Giants70
KennyN/ASan Diego#2 Baltimore40