In need of a jump-start after just nine wins in two seasons, the Chargers believe Anthony Lynn can breathe some fresh air into this franchise in a new city.
Lynn took over as offensive coordinator in Week 3, and the team averaged 25.8 points in the final 14 games, an average that would have been good enough to score the 8th-most points in the league.
One day after giving Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay a second interview, the Rams will be making him the youngest head coach in NFL history. The Rams have announced that the 30-year-old McVay will be the next coach of the team.
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McVay has been Washington's offensive coordinator for the last three seasons. In 2016 the unit posted the 3rd-most yards and the 12th-most points after scoring the 10th-most points in 2015. His rushing games have never finished higher than 19th in yards or 14th in attempts, so the hire doesn't necessarily mean that Todd Gurley is out of the woods.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mike McCoy, and former Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave were set to interview for the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator vacancy this week. CSN's John Middlekauff reported Wednesday night that the Broncos' new coach, Vance Joseph, chose to hire McCoy.
McCoy wasn't playing with a full deck this year in San Diego with both Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead injured, but his offense still managed to post the 9th most points in the league. In fact, his offenses have finished in the top 10 in total yards in three of the last five seasons. This is a good hire for Denver, who are a quarterback (Tyrod Taylor?) away from a great offense.
McDermott is expected to bring a 4-3 defensive scheme back to the Bills, who finished fourth in yards allowed in 2014 while using former defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's 4-3 system.
The Broncos are expected to offer Vance Joseph their head coaching job, according to 9News.com's Mike Klis. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the week that Joseph was the front-runner for the job heading into the interview process. Joesph, who served as the Dolphins' defensive coordinator during the 2016 season, would replace Gary Kubiak, who retired a year after leading Denver to a title in Super Bowl 50.
Raiders former OC Bill Musgrave had a contract that was expiring. OAK lets it expire. May have an in-house candidate in QB Todd Downing.
Musgrave's offense improved to 6th in yards gained and 7th in points scored, so the move is somewhat surprising.
The wide out suffered at least two fractured ribs in their wild-card win over the Giants, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Rapoport adds it will take a tremendous effort for Nelson to play.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters earlier Monday that his star wide receiver has a shot to suit up for this Sunday's NFC divisional-round tilt with the Cowboys.
Jacksonville planning to hire Doug Marrone as HC, league sources tell ESPN.
Tom Coughlin is joining the franchise as VP of Football Operations.
Marrone went 15-17 in Buffalo before joining the Jaguars as assistant head coach. He filled in as the interim coach for the last two games and the franchise apparently feels good enough about him to give him the job on a permanent basis.
The Steelers quarterback arrived to his postgame news conference Sunday with a boot on his right foot following Pittsburgh's 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Wild Card Weekend. He said that he hurt his ankle on his second-to-last play of the win.
"We don't know anything yet, but well find out soon enough," Roethlisberger said about his prognosis. "You're always worried about being hurt, but I'll be out there next week."
After the game, Roethlisberger underwent tests on his ankle, which confirmed the injury is not serious, sources informed of the injury told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday.
When it comes to injuries, Roethlisberger the league's preeminent drama queen, regularly overstating or drawing attention to his injuries so that he can develop a "tough guy" reputation for playing through them. He'll be out there against the Chiefs.
While Packers coach Mike McCarthy did not say whether Nelson broke any ribs, there was concern after the game that the injury might keep Nelson out of next Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Cowboys.
"I obviously have concern for Jordy," McCarthy said. "I don't have the information yet."
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said "it would be a huge loss for us" if Nelson were unable to play.
"But [Geronimo Allison] has been playing a lot for us and he's been playing effectively," Rodgers said. "Randall [Cobb] being back healthy -- you know I said this week in my press conference we're better with 18 [Cobb's jersey number] on the field. And he showed it tonight, made a ton of plays for us. He was excellent. And having him out there is going to help. But you know Geronimo is going to have to step up and play extended time if Jordy is going to be out."
If Nelson is out versus Dallas (which looks likely), Allison will pick up most of his snaps. The Jeff Janis truthers will have to hope for another injury or two.
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Jesse James will see starter's snaps, but Eli Rogers tends to see a bump in work with Green out. he has averaged 4.1 catches for 49 yards and 0.22 TD (on 5.8 targets) in the nine games in which Green was either sidelined or played less than 20% of the snaps. In the other four games, Rogers has averaged 2.8 catches for 37 yards and 0.25 TD (on 3.5 T/G). James has averaged a modest 2.9 catches for 25 yards and 0.25 (on 4.3 T/G) with Green out or very limited. The Dolphins have been poor against both receivers (#28 in WR aFPA) and tight ends (#32 in TE aFPA).
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