In an article posted Thursday on the website Deadspin, Chris Kluwe wrote that special teams coach Mike Priefer made several anti-gay comments in objection to Kluwe’s outspoken opposition of an anti-gay marriage amendment in Minnesota.
After Rob Chudzinski was fired on Sunday night, Mike Shanahan, Leslie Frazier, Greg Schiano and Jim Schwartz got the ax on “Black Monday.”
Rex Ryan is almost certainly in his final hours as the head coach of the New York Jets, but he is hardly alone. There are at least five NFL coaches who are on the firing line at the end of Week 17.
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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made the announcement after practice on Wednesday. Frazier also said that Christian Ponder will be the backup, not Matt Cassel, assuming Freeman makes it through the week without problems.
The executives at ESPN cannot be happy that their Monday Night prime time tilt matches two teams with a combined one win. The Minnesota Vikings topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 in London two weeks ago, but reverted back to old ways in a 35-10 rout at the hands of the Carolina Panthers last Sunday. The New York Giants lost their sixth straight contest by falling to the Chicago Bears, 27-21, on Thursday night, dropping Big Blue to 0-6 on the season.
When it comes to winning, you need to have a great quarterback and a great head coach. This is where the Giants have the huge advantage.
At the end of a long, difficult season, Brett Favre’s status for the finale is in doubt.
“Today’s decision is an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys’ league,” Jenn Sterger’s attorney, Joseph Conway, said about the NFL’s decision to fine Brett Favre.
While the Minnesota Vikings ate cheesesteaks and acted like tourists, the Philadelphia Eagles savored a division title they clinched from their couches. Both teams had to wait another day to play the first NFL game on a Tuesday in 64 years.
After the Vikings’ battered quarterback walked off the snow-coated field with what he later called a concussion, Jay Cutler and the Bears took back the division title Brett Favre is so used to winning.
The end came under bizarre circumstances, in front of fans who didn’t have a dime invested in Brett Favre or his remarkable streak. The quarterback who always played simply couldn’t play and, just like that, it was over.
Brett Favre is taking snaps in Vikings practice for the first time this week. Coach Leslie Frazier said Thursday he thought it would be a game-time decision on whether he plays against the New York Giants and their fearsome pass rush on Sunday.
If timing really is everything, the Giants could not have picked a better time to get healthy.
The Minnesota Vikings have gone from “optimistic” to “hopeful” that Brett Favre will make his 298th consecutive regular season start on Sunday.