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  1. Will Blount eat into Bell's lead role?

    Tom Carpenter

    Entering training camp, the general expectations for the Pittsburgh Steelers backfield was that second-year RB Le'Veon Bell would lead the way, rookie RB Dri Archer would be the change-of-pace option and veteran RB LeGarrette Blount would be leaned o...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Steelers' competition at tackle

    Tom Carpenter

    The Pittsburgh Steelers hope that new offensive line coach Mike Munchak will help turn this unit around after a rough 2014 campaign. Pro Football Focus graded them out as 21st in the NFL for pass blocking and 31st for run blocking last season. The pr...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Will Washington be salary-cap casualty?

    Tom Carpenter

    Nate Washington has proved to be a steady and reliable wide receiver during the course of his NFL career. Since spending 2005 on the practice squad, he has never missed a game in eight seasons, and he racked up a respectable 919 receiving yards in 20...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. Fantasy checkdown: Is Rice cooked?

    Tom Carpenter

    It may be the offseason in fantasyland, but that doesn't mean fantasy owners should shut things down until August. Fantasy-relevant things happen all year long via coaching changes, coordinator changes, free agency, the draft and OTAs. And the more i...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. McNulty in mix as Whisenhunt's OC?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Monday, the Tennessee Titans snagged Ken Whisenhunt to replace Mike Munchak as their next head coach before the Detroit Lions could sign him to a contract. Now Whisenhunt has to build his coaching staff. Who might he bring in as his offensive coor...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  6. Top head coach candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    After the Washington Redskins hired Jay Gruden last week to replace Mike Shanahan, only four franchises remain in the market for a new head coach. Here is a look at the candidates who have interviewed or could interview soon, as well as the likely...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. Lions focused on former head coaches?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have been taking their time interviewing candidates to replace deposed head coach Jim Schwartz, though candidates are starting to pile up. They have spoken with Jim Caldwell, Ken Whisehunt remains the front-runner, and they hope to ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  8. Top head coach candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    Since the last time we checked in on the top replacement candidates for teams that fired their head coaches, the Houston Texans hired Bill O'Brien, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Lovie Smith and the Tennessee Titans fired Mike Munchak. That leaves us...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  9. Latest buzz on Munchak's job status

    Tom Carpenter

    The old adage is that "no news is good news." That may be true in general, but even though word has yet to come down regarding coach Mike Munchak's status with the Tennessee Titans four days after Black Monday, it appears that his job remains very mu...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. Greg Schiano top option for PSU?

    Tom Carpenter

    Earlier this week, we noted a report that had Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano and Vanderbilt coach James Franklin as potential replacement targets by Penn State if coach Bill O'Brien heads to the NFL. On S...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  11. Could Mike Munchak end up at PSU?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak scoffed at a report earlier this week that he had expressed interest in the Penn State coaching job, should current coach Bill O'Brien leave for an NFL job. "I did not reach out to anybody, and nobody di...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  12. Coaching hot seat watch

    Tom Carpenter

    Black Monday is just five days away. That's when the witching hour will occur and at least a handful of NFL coaches will be fired. Several more may be shown the door soon thereafter. Last season, eight coaches lost their jobs, and we could see a simi...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  13. Head coaches on the hot seat

    Tom Carpenter

    With 15 weeks in the books, there are a handful of NFL head coaches who need a strong finish from their teams to avoid the ax at season's end. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak are not among those whose seats are re...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  14. Coaching hot seats

    Tom Carpenter

    During our weekly look at the hottest coaching seats in the NFL last week, I had Gary Kubiak atop the list. After the Houston Texans lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday for the second time in three weeks, they finally pulled the plug on Kubiak'...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. Should Munchak be worried about job?

    Tom Carpenter

    NFL Network reported Sunday morning that Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak's job may well be on the line at the end of this season. The team may not have stood much of a chance against the Denver Broncos later that day, but they proceeded to lose 5...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. Jay Cutler to replace Jake Locker?

    Tom Carpenter

    Mike Silver and Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning on NFL Network that the Tennessee Titans may clean house at the end of the 2013 campaign. Silver believes that GM Ruston Webster is safe, but coach Mike Munchak is on the hot seat. Furthermore, the...

    Blog | December 08, 2013