Week 5 NFL Against the Spread picks: Coaching hot seat edition

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Coaches on the hot seat are always a good topic to discuss. Eight NFL coaches were terminated on the day following the 2012 season. This year, franchises may not be so patient. We have seen two coaches already go down in the first month of the college season. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see the pink slip virus reach the NFL level.

NFL Week 17 Spread Picks: 16 Games, 16 Takes

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By December we have a pretty good idea on who is surging, and who is just playing out the string. This leaves us with one last glorious regular season NFL Sunday, with all 32 teams playing, and the best opportunity yet to put NFL Red Zone into overdrive. Here is my personal take on all 16 games…

For New Orleans Saints, Hall of Fame Game the Beginning of Sean Payton-less Season

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The Hall of Fame Game in Canton returns today after being taken off the schedule in 2011 due to the lockout. It features the New Orleans Saints taking on the Arizona Cardinals, but it is more than just a regular NFL preseason game.

Adam Schefter Redeems ESPN With The Tweet of the Day

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I am not anti-ESPN or the sake of being anti-ESPN. So when the network or someone associated with it does something noteworthy, I will also call attention to the positives.

Will Sean Payton Become An Analyst?

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During his impending year away from coaching the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, for his suspension due to the bounty scandal, will Sean Payton entertain offers to become a pundit and prognosticator? Should he be allowed to?

‘Bountygate’ And The Flaws In How We Think About Morality In The NFL

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The New Orleans Saints’ bounty system scandal has been the biggest story of the offseason outside of Peyton Manning’s status. Lost in all the high and mighty soapbox hand wringing is the fact that the bounty system did very little to alter play on the field.

MNF Preview and Prediction: New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers

Let’s take a look at the Monday night matchup between the New Orleans Saints (-6) at San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are looking to rebound from an awful Week 1 performance. Can they?

Pierre Thomas Injury Update: Status Questionable for Week 1 With MCL Sprain

The latest injury update on Pierre Thomas is that his status is currently questionable for the Saints’ Week 1 game against Detroit with an MCL sprain. With each passing day that he misses practice, Thomas’ viability for your Week 1 lineup dwindles.