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Ranking Every Job in the NFL Coaching Carousel

By Athlon Sports, 6 months 3 days ago
There were seven coaching jobs open when the NFL’s coaching carousel began and three seats have already been taken. There’s a mad scramble on for the final four, too, as plenty of out-of-work coaches are positioning themselves for new jobs.But let’s face it: There are jobs and there are JOBS and the difference can be huge. Most coaches don’t have a choice. They take what...

Jeffery replaces Megatron on Pro Bowl roster

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 4 days ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been added the 2014 Pro Bowl roster, replacing the injured Calvin Johnson, who is unable to participate due to injury.Jeffery will be making his first career Pro Bowl appearance after compiling career bests of 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns receiving this season. He finished seventh in the league...

Extra Points: Lions focus on fixing Stafford

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 6 days ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The current unemployment rate in Detroit is a staggering 17.7 percent, but if you scan the help-wanted section, you'll find a high-profile opening for a mechanic.The Detroit Lions need one to fix quarterback Matthew Stafford.If you really can't teach an old dog new tricks, the Lions need to pick up the pace with Stafford. Four years into his NFL career, the...

Five Coaches Fired On NFL's Black Monday

By Athlon Sports, 6 months 1 week ago
While playoff tickets are being punched on the final Sunday of the NFL regular season, just as many pink slips are being prepared for the following day — known as “Black Monday” in head coaching circles.This season was no different, as five coaches were fired by their respective teams. Here’s a look at the coaches who comprise this year’s “Black Monday”...

Schwartz gets the axe in Detroit

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions fired coach Jim Schwartz on Monday following a late-season meltdownDetroit had a 6-3 record following a win in Chicago on Nov. 10, but lost six of its last seven games to finish a disappointing 7-9.The Lions appeared to be a team on the rise after reaching the playoffs in 2011 with a 10-6 record behind a young nucleus. The club, however, won...

Lions WR Johnson out for finale

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will miss Detroit's season finale against the Minnesota Vikings due to a nagging knee/ankle issue.Johnson missed time at practice this week because of the injury, which has limited him over the last three games, as the star wideout has accumulated just 12 catches for 193 yards in that span -- all losses that knocked the...

Recap: Minnesota vs. Detroit

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 2 weeks ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - Cordarrelle Patterson scored both of Minnesota's touchdowns, as the Vikings took a 14-13 win over the Detroit Lions in their final game ever in the Metrodome.It was a disappointing season for Minnesota (5-10-1) as the team followed a surprising playoff appearance in 2012 by missing the playoffs for a third time in the past four seasons. The team started out...

NFL Preview - Detroit (7-8) at Minnesota (4-10-1) (ET)

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - "Black Monday" looms for both Detroit's Jim Schwartz and Minnesota's Leslie Frazier.They two embattled head coaches could be leading their respective teams for the final time on Sunday as the Vikings close Mall of America Field by hosting the disappointing Lions.Minnesota has beaten Detroit more than any other opponent in Metrodome history, holding a 23-7 record against the...

Lions WR Johnson misses practice

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was held out of practice on Thursday, due to a nagging knee/ankle issue.Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said that a decision on whether or not the club's leading receiver will suit up in Sunday's season finale against Minnesota may not come until shortly before game time.Johnson had been listed as questionable for last...

Lions put TE Pettigrew on IR

By Anonymous (not verified), 6 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions have placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew on injured reserve due to a sprained left ankle.He finished the season with 41 receptions for 416 yards and two touchdowns.The Lions, who were knocked out of playoff contention with this past Sunday's loss to the New York Giants, could be without several starters for the season finale at Minnesota.The...