13 burning questions for the 2013 NFL season

5. Can anything save Rex Ryan? Well, he did survive the New York Jets’ butt-fumble to 6-10 in 2012. Ryan showed his coaching chops during those consecutive AFC title game trips that feel like a century ago. But his roster just isn’t very good as new GM John Idzik begins an overhaul. Throw in another quarterback debate even one not involving Tebow and it’s not hard to imagine Mark Sanchez-vs.-Geno Smith devolving into another gong show. The only other coaches who kept their jobs after winning six games or fewer in 2012 were Tennessee’s Mike Munchak, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz and Oakland’s Dennis Allen. Oddly enough, given the Raiders’ history, Allen probably has the longest leash of the group. 6.

NFL coach rankings: Personality doesn’t matter, but rings sure do

No one’s perfect, or expected to be, and make no mistake, Elway has done some special stuff in a short period of time — most notably, convincing Peyton Manning to come to Denver, a short-term gamble based on grabbing a Lombardi quickly. But let’s also keep perspective about this regime and recognize that their biggest challenge, and most important decision, is upon them now. That task? Finding a way to properly discipline their top employees and address the perception circulating among their peers that they are a front office out of control. The Broncos sent a fairly strong message with the 30-day suspension of Heckert and the indefinite suspension of Russell. They did not, however, break new ground in what the commissioner doled out in the past and it remains to be seen if both are back by, say the middle of the preseason, which could be the case. Having those personnel execs in place by the time major cutdowns are made would be imperative for the front office as they scan the waiver wire and set their own roster. Russell was seen as a rising star there and Heckert has former GM experience. At any rate it seems both could be back for the start of the season.

NFL needs to use its dominant status to take care of players who helped build it

In the previous seven drafts before that, only six true safeties were selected in the initial round. Among the safeties teams thought high enough of to select early between 1999 and 2005, the late Sean Taylor as well as Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu stand out. While we might be seeing a trend toward certain organizations looking to add elite safeties, it appears that finding them from the college ranks has become increasingly more difficult. New Orleans, San Francisco and Baltimore all thought it was worthwhile to go out there this past April and target safeties on the first day of the draft. It is interesting that among the three safeties that did go early, only Kenny Vaccaro was considered a first-round lock in the weeks leading up to the draft. The lack of sure-fire safety prospects over the past eight drafts has seemed to lead to some teams placing a lesser importance on the position simply due to the lack of high-quality options. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Did Eric Berry represent value for Kansas City in the 2010 draft? Just take a look at Eric Berry, whom the Kansas City Chiefs selected with the No. 5 overall pick back in 2010. He jumped onto the scene as a Pro Bowl performer during an impressive rookie campaign that saw him record 10 passes defended, four interceptions and two sacks. Berry was then injured in the very first game of his sophomore campaign back in 2011 and missed the final 15 outings that season.

John Elway faces a big decision when it comes to his executives running afoulof the law. (USATSI)

1 spot. With that, here’s your ranking of the 32 NFL coaches. 1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots: He has taken the Patriots to the playoffs in 10 of his 13 seasons with the team and has three Super Bowl victories in that time. He has a .726 winning percentage with the Patriots, which helps to erase most of the memories of his Browns years. It helps that he’s had Tom Brady , but he’s a sensational coach, even if he can sometimes come across as an ogre. With all the off-field issues facing his team now, he might have to be at his best in 2013. 2. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants: Two Super Bowl victories with the Giants should cement his spot in the Hall.

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Floyd is a breakout candidate as a vertical threat, while Roberts offers run-after-catch ability as the third option. 9. Indianapolis Colts: Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener After Wayne carried the passing game early in the season, Hilton matched his production over the final nine games. Heyward-Bey is an interesting bounce-back candidate as an upgrade on Donnie Avery . Allen is a probable Pro Bowl selection at tight end. 10. Philadelphia Eagles: Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, Jason Avant, Riley Cooper, Brent Celek, James Casey, Zach Ertz Maclin and Jackson have speed to spare, but they fall just shy of No. 1 receiver status.

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Teams regularly oppose claims filed by former players. The NFL insists it doesnt have a policy of denying claims. Regardless, the league definitely is good at it. Every industry attempts to limit exposure to medical liability, which can be a major drain on profits. Theres nothing wrong with owners protecting their bottom line.

NFL player admits liking team from city he’s from

Atlanta Falcons v Carolina Panthers

ponci21 says: Jul 15, 2013 3:57 PM Joe Montana is still a Steelers fan. And none of us should have a problem with that. Of course, Joe didnt talk about it during his San Fran career, but what difference does it make? Jul 15, 2013 4:01 PM Alternatively: NFL player admits liking team from his own hometown. Just in case you prefer to write as if the English language is one that you are familiar with Jul 15, 2013 4:01 PM No one should give this guy flack and media talking heads not withstanding. If theyre going to do so its likely because they want to brag that they were right during his draft time. This guy has no character issues. The guy listed below does Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge stemming from a fight outside a bar. According to the Bryan-College Station Eagle, Manziel pleaded guilty Monday to failing to identify himself to police.


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