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ESPN NFL Playoffs Primer

Regarding the Tennessee Titans (9-7): Reason for hope: Uhhh … they beat the Jaguars twice, which helps give them confidence they can beat the Jaguars. And hey, if DeMarco Murray can get back healthy, they have a 1-2 running back punch that can theoretically help them control games and maybe win ugly. You know, if […]

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How Ricky Williams’s Infamous Contract Got Made

In 1999, college football superstar Ricky Williams — represented by rapper Master P’s No Limit Sports — signed one of the most infamous contracts in NFL history. Fascinating.

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Titans to Hire Defensive Guru Dick LeBeau

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean: Legendary defensive coach Dick LeBeau is expected to be named assistant head coach with the Titans, where he’ll be in charge of the defense, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday. An official announcement is expected later in the week.

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Aikman isn’t pulling any punches

“It’s obvious that Tom Brady had something to do with this,” Aikman said. “I know going back to when I played, they’ve loosened up the rules in terms of what each team is able to do with the footballs coming into the game. Used to, the home team provided all the balls. And now, each […]

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Cheating Scandals and Legacies

Mike Freeman writing at BleacherReport.com: It’s time to stop with the excuses. Stop with looking the other way. Just stop. Stop defending Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. I’ve defended their Spygate shenanigans as minor cheating. Defended their Super Bowls. Defended it all. But no human being with a functioning cerebrum can do that now. […] […]

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Ken Whisenhunt to coach Titans

Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reporting at ESPN.com: Ken Whisenhunt has accepted an offer to become the next coach of the Tennessee Titans, the team announced Monday. “This is a big day for this franchise,” Titans president/CEO Tommy Smith said in a statement. “Ken is a well-respected coach in this league and I am looking […]

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Munchak passed on an extension offer, but one with many strings attached

Paul Kuharsky: So Mike Munchak’s choice boiled down to this: lose his job as head coach of the Tennessee Titans or fire a large contingent of assistant coaches in exchange for an extension and raise. He chose Option A, and it’s understandable. Indeed it is. Read on. The biggest thing is, if president and CEO […]

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Mike Munchak out as Titans head coach

Paul Kuharsky writing at ESPN.com: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans fired coach Mike Munchak, the Hall of Fame offensive lineman who’s been with the franchise for more than 30 years, on Saturday. “This is a day I hoped would never come, but there is a reason for everything,” Munchak said in a statement. “Words […]

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Why is the media so in love with Tom Brady?

The question could be just as relevantly posed in terms of The Patriots, but that’s a discussion for another day. First of all, let me be perfectly clear: Tom Brady is one of the greatest (and perhaps THE greatest) quarterbacks to every play the professional game. He has been an amazing “ambassador” of the game, […]

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Giants defeat Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI

Associated Press: INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Manning and the Giants one-upped Tom Brady and the Patriots again, coming back with a last-minute score to beat New England 21-17 Sunday night for New York’s fourth Super Bowl title. It was a rematch of Super Bowl XLII, when Manning led New York past New England to ruin the […]

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