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Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:13 am
Edited on: January 20, 2012 12:27 pm
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

ChildressBy Josh Katzowitz

The last time we heard from former Vikings coach Brad Childress, he was talking about Randy Moss’ time in Minnesota and, in one of the most-candid and best-described quotes you’ll ever hear from a head football coach, he gave this golden nugget:
 
"We had good guys, by and large,” Childress said, “[but Moss] walked in the locker room and vomited on it."

Now that Childress has cleaned the stench of Moss from his clothes and mustache, he’s looking ahead. To possibly getting the Buccaneers head coaching job. He’s in the Tampa area to coach the East-West Shrine game, and according to JoeBucsFan.com, Childress said he’d like a job, please.

“There is only 32 head coaching jobs in the National Football League,” Childress said. “I have always said it’s important to work with good people. All indications are the Glazers are great folks, so it’s a good job."

While he’s been in touch with the Buccaneers organization for the job, Childress is far from the only candidate. As we’ve detailed, Mike Sherman (seemingly the early favorite to land the job), Wade Phillips (who has pulled his name out of consideration), Mike Zimmer, Rob Chudzinski, John Gray and Marty Schottenheimer (!) are a few of the names linked to the opening.

And Childress, of course. Though he hasn’t heard from the Buccaneers in the past few days, Childress said he’s not frustrated by the process. Besides, he’s in the middle of coaching college players anyway.

“[The Glazers] advertised their process,” he said. “I mean, they were completely candid and accurate in what they said and they said it would be a while.”

So for now, Childress waits. And, in case a player like Moss comes around again, here’s hoping he’s got a mop and an industrial-sized bottle of Lysol.

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Posted on: December 24, 2011 1:28 pm
Edited on: December 24, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Percy Harvin knocked out of MIN-WAS game

By Josh Katzowitz

UPDATE: Harvin has returned to the game.

Despite having Adrian Peterson and Cedric Griffin, who actually made the start today, the Vikings handed the ball to Percy Harvin on a rush attempt early in the first quarter against the Redskins.

Perhaps, not surprisingly, Harvin – who’s been beat to hell lately with an illness, finger injury, ankle injury and rib injury – hurt himself again after rushing into a pile of Redskins, left the game and walked to the locker room.

Early indications are that Harvin might have suffered an arm injury.

After not utilizing Harvin much last week (he caught three passes for eight yards and rushed once for minus-one yard), the Vikings might have been using Harvin to try to jump-start the offense. But it’s hard to jump-start anything when one of your top receivers is in the locker room.


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Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:57 pm
Edited on: August 12, 2011 9:24 pm
 

Former NFL DB Corwin Brown hurt in SWAT standoff

BrownPosted by Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (9:19 p.m. ET): According to the Chicago Tribune, Corwin Brown has been hospitalized after suffering a self-inflicted shotgun wound to his side.

During the standoff, Brown requested several people to whom he could speak, including a former Michigan coach. He was heard to be saying over the bullhorn, "I need you to be a Michigan man."

For now, Brown's condition is unknown.

UPDATED (8:23 p.m. ET): The Tribune writes the standoff is over. An ambulance has left the scene with its lights and siren running.

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The home of Corwin Brown, a former NFL safety who also spent some time coaching for the Patriots and the Jets, has been surrounded by a SWAT team and other police after shots were fired inside his Granger, Ind., house.

This, according to the Chicago Tribune, WSBT-TV and the South Bend Tribune (Brown is also a former Notre Dame defensive coach).

Officials said the police were called about 1 p.m. Friday afternoon after a domestic abuse call was made. Neighbors have said that Brown’s wife and children have evacuated the house, but apparently Brown is still inside and allegedly firing gunshots.

Police also have said they’ve talked on the phone with Brown late this afternoon. They’ve also said over a bullhorn: “Please let us know that you are OK," and "Nobody here wants to hurt you."

Brown played for the Patriots, Jets and Lions from 1993-2000. In his career, he recorded three interceptions in 120 games played.

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Posted on: May 6, 2011 10:00 am
 

Packers don't show much interest in Jenkins

C. Jenkins probably won't return to Green Bay next year (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Even though he was willing to give the Packers a hometown discount, it appears likely that Packer DL Cullen Jenkins’ career in Green Bay is over. Which is unfortunate for him, because he and his family enjoy living in Green Bay and really wanted to stay.

But a combination of injuries in two of the past three seasons and the fact he’s 30 years old and with Mike Neal (who also, ahem, had his rookie season ruined last year by a torn rotator cuff injury) ready to step into the starting role, there doesn’t seem to be much interest on the Packers side in bringing him back.

“Heading into last year, I’ve always been up there and always been a Packer, and I wanted to stay a Packer,” Jenkins told Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee. “So we approached the team and wanted to get some type of security, some type of longer-term deal before the season so I would know I would be there. It wasn’t about money, it was about security, about trying to see if we could work something out.”

Wilde asked Jenkins - who would have cost Green Bay about $12 million in 2011 if it had franchise-tagged him – if he would have taken less money from the Packers to stay with the organization he’s been with since 2003.

“Yeah. That was the thought then,” he said. “I knew in going to them, I know Green Bay, I know the market, I know how they handle business, and the thought was if we could get something reasonable worked out, I knew I would take less than what I could’ve gotten in free agency. But they never approached me with anything and never got any type of negotiations going. It’s just how the business is. They had a lot of younger guys and felt they could move forward in that direction.”

Jenkins had one of his more productive seasons last year, despite missing five games with calf problems, as he totaled seven sacks. But considering the depth for Green Bay’s ends isn’t great – especially if Johnny Jolly and all of his off-the-field problems don’t return to the team – the Packers are taking a little bit of a gamble if they don’t bring back Jenkins.

“Throughout my whole career, I’ve had a great time in Green Bay,” Jenkins said. “The things that I‘ve gotten to experience … heck, I was given my opportunity in Green Bay. And although this whole thing with them not approaching me about a contract and things like that, that may not be the way I would have liked things to happen, you can’t base your whole experience with Green Bay off of that.”

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Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:54 pm
 

All for one, one for all? Don't believe it

Posted by Pete Prisco

INDIANAPOLIS -- So four of the power agents stood up together to show their unity for the NFL Players Association Friday?

What? Those guys would stab each other in the back in a minute.

Does anybody really believe that charade? Drew Rosenhaus, Joel Segal, Tom Condon and Ben Dogra, four power NFL agents, got up in front of their brethren during the annual agent meeting to show solidarity.

Nice show, but really?

Rosenhaus is the same agent who got into an almost fistfight here years ago with another agent over allegations he was trying to poach that agent's player. And this is a united group?

I know why they're playing it that way: The agent community is in big financial trouble if there is a lockout of the NFL players in their fight to get a new CBA.

Some have estimated that half of the registered agents would go out of business.

That seems high, but you never know.

The four who joined together to show they backed the NFLPA aren't among that group, but even they would feel the financial sting, according to sources.

Let's not get carried away with this gesture. If you think the agents are unified on anything, I have a plot of swamp land I'd love to sell you.

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Posted on: February 20, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Hot Routes 2.20.11: Millionaires vs. billionaires



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • A nice story here by the Kansas City Star’s Kent Babb about Chiefs equipment manager Mike Davidson who, after working for the club for the past three decades, is retiring from his job.
  • Falcons WR Roddy White was all over Twitter the other day complaining that the labor dispute has become known as millionaires fighting with billionaires. White’s point was that it’s not an accurate statement, and here’s a New York Daily News piece that explains why White might be exactly right.
  • CBSSports.com’s own Clark Judge doesn’t think the Jets will make the playoffs next year. Or, for that matter, the Steelers.
  • LB Rashad Jeanty signed a contract with the Eagles today. He’s a good dude and a pretty good player as well, so bully for him.
  • I talked about this a few days ago, but here’s another article highlighting NFL assistants who could lose their jobs if the owners lock out the players.

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Posted on: January 20, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Hot Routes 1.20.10: Favre's next stop



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • It appears at this point that Bengals coach Marvin Lewis won’t make many – if any – changes to his coaching staff. Cincinnati fans have fallen out of love with offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski, but it sounds like Lewis will bring him back anyway.
  • Former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has taken that same job on Pete Carroll’s staff in Seattle. Well, since it doesn’t look like Brad Childress will return to coaching this year, I guess Brett Favre will just have to play next season with the Seahawks.
  • The Ravens gave up 40 sacks this season, and thus, Baltimore fired OL coach John Matsko and replaced him with assistant OL coach Andy Moeller – who faces seven charges, including DUI, from an arrest in September.
  • Packers fans probably aren’t happy to see the announcement that referee Terry McAulay’s crew will be working Sunday’s NFC title game. That’s because the last time McAulay had a Packers game, the crew penalized Green Bay 19 times (18 were accepted for 152 yards). For his part, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t sound too concerned.
  • Apparently, Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers get along famously on the field. They have inside jokes, and they try to throw off the other one by calling out dummy audibles. Somebody needs to mic up those guys.
  • Once again, Bears S Chris Harris sat out practice today. He says he’s going to pla y Sunday, but you’d have to assume he’s going to have to get on the practice field at SOME point.
  • An interesting story in the NY Post on some of Darrelle Revis’ exploits in high school in a small Pennsylvania town.

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Posted on: December 14, 2010 12:08 am
 

Goodell tops SBJ top-50 list

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Sports Business Journal released its annual top-50 most influential list of the movers and shakers in sports today.

Not surprisingly, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is No. 1 on the list. The SBJ explains why:

Put aside the sheriff of the NFL tag, stratospheric TV ratings and his laserlike focus on the in-stadium experience, Roger Goodell has in part the fate of America's most popular game in his hands. The NFL commissioner must hash out a new labor deal to save the 2011 season — in other words, he has the primary influence in what the entire industry is watching most closely.


I wonder, though: if the NFL finds its season canceled next season, will Goodell still be No. 1 next year?

A few other NFLers on the list:

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFLPA, is No. 5, and this will be a big next six months for him. Can the union outflank the owners, get (most of) what the players want and keep the game going? Or will the owners stick to their principles and make this a tough fight?

Rounding out the top ten is Patriots owner Bob Kraft at No. 9 and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at No. 10. Just think where Jones would be if he didn’t have the Wade Phillips albatross weighing down his ranking.

And finally, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is No. 15, but it’s got nothing to do with how well his organization has performed this season. It’s all about the labor fight. 

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