Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Jan 2018, 11:22am by Tom Gower

Titans Part with HC Mike Mularkey

First reported by Field Yates of ESPN and subsequently confirmed by the team, the Tennessee Titans have parted ways with head coach Mike Mularkey. Mularkey became the interim coach following the firing of Ken Whisenhunt mid-season 2015 and was named the permanent head coach after a rubber-stamp process that offseason because of the work he did in going 2-7. He posted a record of 9-7 both seasons and went 1-1 in the playoffs this year. (Click to read more.)

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04 Dec 2017, 01:18pm by Tom Gower

Giants Fire HC McAdoo, GM Reese

The New York Giants cleaned house Monday morning, firing head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.

McAdoo led the Giants to a playoff spot in his first season as head coach last year, but yesterday's loss to the Raiders dropped this version of the Giants to 2-10. That alone would be one thing, but a season of clubhouse drama, performances with dismal apparent effort, and the mishandling of Eli Manning's benching proved too much.

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64 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2017, 10:56pm by LionInAZ

20 Nov 2017, 01:43pm by Tom Gower

Broncos Fire OC Mike McCoy

This morning the Denver Broncos announced they had fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, and he will be replaced by quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave. McCoy was hired this offseason by new head coach Vance Joseph, and found generation offense much more difficult with Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler than it had been with Peyton Manning in his previous tenure with the team. The Broncos ranked 25th in offensive DVOA before yesterday's 20-17 loss to the Bengals after ranking 28th in offensive DVOA last year.

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20 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2017, 6:02pm by dryheat

30 Oct 2017, 10:27pm by Tom Gower

Zeke Elliott Suspension: Back Off For Now

As if Monday evening wasn't busy enough in the NFL already, we got the decision we were waiting for out of the Southern District of New York. Ezekiel Elliott's application for a preliminary injunction against his six-game suspension was rejected, so it's back on again. Tonight's order was stayed for 24 hours to allow parties to pursue appellate options. The story is not completely over, but we should now be very close to the time the Cowboys play games without their top running back.

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8 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2017, 5:41pm by jtr

15 Sep 2017, 03:28pm by Tom Gower

Bengals Fire OC Zampese

The day after they became the first team since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to play their first two games at home and not score a touchdown in either contest, the Cincinnati Bengals today fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. Zampese was in his second year as the Bengals' offensive coordinator, replacing Hue Jackson, and his fifteenth year in the organization. Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor replaces him and will be tasked with improving Andy Dalton's play and camouflaging what looks like one of the league's worst offensive lines.

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17 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2017, 3:36pm by CaffeineMan

09 Sep 2017, 05:00pm by Tom Gower

Saints Believe In Evolution

Good article by Nick Underhill on how the Saints' offensive focus changes from time to time, including by from season to season and week to week. One of the things I particularly liked about the article is the detail on running the same plays from different looks to disguise particular tendencies.

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4 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2017, 12:20pm by MilkmanDanimal

06 Aug 2017, 02:44pm by Tom Gower

Dolphins Sign Jay Cutler

The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a deal with quarterback Jay Cutler. Per Adam Schefter, it's a one-year deal for $10 million, plus incentives.

The former Commodores, Broncos, and Bears signal-caller had been headed to the broadcast booth, but the Fins lured him into a reunion with Adam Gase, one of his offensive coordinators, in Chicago after Ryan Tannehill's non-contact knee injury. As yet, no announcement has been made about Tannehill's status for this season or which course of recovery he will choose.

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89 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2017, 9:24am by Will Allen

17 Jul 2017, 12:55pm by Tom Gower

Panthers Fire GM Dave Gettleman

The Carolina Panthers today announced general manager Dave Gettleman had been relieved of his duties. Owner Jerry Richardson statement, courtesy of the team, offered no real explanation for the move, but did not the timing was not ideal. Like Kansas City last month, Carolina also lost their most obvious internal GM candidate to another team earlier this offseason, as Brandon Beane is now in Buffalo.

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40 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2017, 11:33pm by Michael.Edits

23 May 2017, 01:23pm by Tom Gower

Cortez Kennedy Passes Away

Former defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died at the age of 48, per the Orlando Police Department. Kennedy was a star at the University of Miami and a star with the Seattle Seahawks after they took him with the third overall pick in the 1990 draft. He was thrice named first-team All-Pro, was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 for a Seahawks team that went 2-14 (and finished third in defensive DVOA), and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1990s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. R.I.P.

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3 comments, Last at 27 May 2017, 10:12pm by LionInAZ

11 May 2017, 12:31pm by Tom Gower

Four Downs: AFC South

Even after the draft, NFL rosters are left with significant holes. In most divisions, though, the draft tells us what each team's game plan is. The AFC South is not like most divisions.

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29 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2017, 4:11pm by umuddafadda