Browns have a decision to make on Jamie Collins (ESPN) - The Cleveland Browns have a decision to make on Jamie Collins, and as with all decisions it comes down to balancing production with salary. The team’s starting outside linebacker is due to make $10.5 million and $12.5 million the next two seasons, salaries that would put him among the top-paid linebackers in the league.
Talking to myself about Baker Mayfield, playoff QBs (Terry Pluto) - Talking to myself about the Cleveland Browns as the Super Bowl approaches.
Jarvis Landry has new catchphrase for 2019 (WKYC) - In 2018, “Bless ‘em” became part of the Cleveland sports lexicon because it was the oft-used catchphrase of Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry, and the four-time Pro Bowl pass-catcher seems to have gotten an early start on his 2019 mantra.
- Andy Reid did not call a timeout when his defense needed it (PFT) - Chiefs head coach Andy Reid never hesitates to use timeouts on offense when he wants to give his team extra time to get the right play called. But if we’re going to praise him for using those timeouts wisely on offense, we also have to criticize him when he doesn’t use a timeout that he should have. And that’s what happened in the AFC Championship Game.
- Cowboys’ OC search only shines brighter light on one of the biggest indictments of Jason Garrett’s tenure (dallasnews.com) - Now that it’s become clear the Cowboys’ search for an offensive coordinator won’t extend beyond the second floor of the team’s Frisco offices, anticipation has given way to puzzlement. It’s difficult to envision how true innovation can take place when the search for fresh ideas never left The Star. There’s scant promise the offensive approach will be all that different since the principals remain the same.
- Are Steeler players trying to defuse Antonio Brown drama? (Trib Live) - It sure sounds like the Steelers players are trying to thaw the cold war between the organization and wide receiver Antonio Brown. Take a look at some of these quotes coming from the Pro Bowl.
- Betting the Super Bowl only seems like a good idea (ESPN) - Gambling on the Super Bowl is very fun. And one of the many joys of the biggest day on the American sports calendar is the hundreds of Super Bowl prop bets posted at Las Vegas sports books. But I would also not recommend gambling on the Super Bowl to anyone I care about.