Jets hire former Detroit Lions OC
Former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is headed to the New York Jets, where he will take over as the team’s running backs coach. Cooter was fired by Detroit in January, after the Lions finished the season ranked 24th in total offense.
Source: Detroit Free Press
Bucs sign GFL kicker
GFL? German Football League, of course. The Tampa Bay Bucs signed Denmark kicker PHILLIP ANDERSON out of the German Football League to potentially handle their kicking duties in 2019. The GFL is the highest-level American football league in Germany.
Source: Tampa Bay Times
Newton working toward full recovery
Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON revealed recently that he could not throw a football beyond 30 yards during the 2018 season. Fortunately, his most recent surgery went well and the cartilage damage… More he suffered was much less severe than originally thought. So far, signs point to a great recovery for Newton heading into the 2019 season. Less
Source: Charlotte Observer
Ravens to build offense around Jackson
New Baltimore Ravens GM Eric DeCosta is expected to build the team’s offense around dynamic quarterback LAMAR JACKSON. DeCosta is looking forward to assembling Jackson’s supporting cast during the upcoming offseason.… More The Ravens are expected to one of the few run-first offenses in the NFL, with Jackson likely leading the way. Less
Falcons cut Matt Bryant
The Atlanta Falcons cut kicker MATT BRYANT, who was with the team for ten seasons. Bryant, who will turn 44 in May, said he doesn’t plan to retire. Atlanta is expected to keep GIORGIO TAVECCHIO, who filled-in nicely last season while Bryant was out with an injury.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Washington committed to McCoy, may keep Johnson too
With quarterback ALEX SMITH likely out of action for the 2019 season, Washington remains committed to quarterback COLT MCCOY. McCoy is currently the only healthy option heading into the off season.… More The team has also expressed interest in re-signing JOSH JOHNSON. As the situation stands, Washington would enter the 2019 season with no quarterback proven over a full 16 games. Less
Saints rookie Davenport played through significant injury
New Orleans rookie pass rusher MARCUS DAVENPORT played through a toe injury that he said was considered a season-ending injury. Davenport posted a picture of himself this week in a hospital bed with his right foot heavily bandaged. He promised to come back better for the 2019 season.
Source: NBC Sports
Bengals WR Green out of walking boot
Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN is out of his walking boot as he continues to recover from a December surgery on his big toe. Based on the recovery of other wideouts… More that have had a similar injury, Green could return to the field by May or June. When he does return, he will be working with new head coach Zac Taylor. Less
Source: Team Website
Gurley’s touches due to rhythm
Los Angels Rams head coach Sean McVay said this week that TODD GURLEY’s limited usage in the Super Bowl was due to the rhythm of the game. Gurley was expected to… More play a major role in the game but was limited to just 10 carries for 35 yards. While the New England defense deserves some credit, Gurley’s late-season usage is somewhat concerning and remains a bit of a mystery. Less
New OC Moore to call plays for Cowboys
New Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is expected to call plays for the team in 2019. Moore was recently promoted from quarterback coach to replace the fired Scott Linehan. Owner… More Jerry Jones is counting on Moore’s youth and creativity to improve a Cowboys offense that was stagnant, predictable, and struggled to score in 2018. Less
Source: Dallas Morning News
New OC to rely on Titans RB Henry
New Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith said this week that he plans to feature a physical attack, adding that the team will rely heavily on running back DERRICK HENRY. Smith did not share his thoughts on a possible run-pass ratio, but he did promise to run the ball consistently.
Dolphins name Flores as head coach
The Miami Dolphins officially announced that Brian Flores will be their new head coach. Flores spent the past three seasons as the New England Patriots linebackers coach. Miami came to an… More initial agreement with Flores last month, but NFL rules prohibited an official announcement until the conclusion of his season with the Patriots. Less
Source: Miami Herald
Bengals name Taylor as head coach
The Cincinnati Bengals officially announced Zac Taylor as the 10th head coach in franchise history. The move was expected, but no official announcement was allowed by the NFL until the season… More ended for the Los Angeles Rams. Taylor, 35, is an up-and-coming offensive mind, although he has yet to prove himself at any level as a head coach. Less
Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Texans name new offensive coordinator
The Houston Texans promoted tight ends coach Tim Kelly to offensive coordinator. Kelly drew praise all season from coach Bill O’Brien and is highly regarded for his coaching acumen. This will be Kelly’s first opportunity as an offensive coordinator.
Source: Houston Chronicle
Patriots win Super Bowl LIII
The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champions once again, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night. TOM BRADY became the first player in NFL history to win six Super Bowls while wide receiver JULIAN EDELMAN was named the MVP of the game.
Source: Boston Herald