January 7, 2016 |
Jay Cutler finished one of the best statistical seasons of his career on Sunday. It came in the Chicago Bears quarterback's first year working with offensive coordinator Adam Gase. He went to a Monday news conference with a request for Chicago reporters. "I was going to ask you guys today if you could write some bad articles about him," Cutler joked. "Maybe we can cool him off some, but I don't see that happening. " Cutler alluded to Gase's popularity regarding head coaching vacancies.
July 29, 2015 |
SIXERS FANS will be happy to know that recently acquired guard Nik Stauskas has an edge to him. Yesterday, the former Michigan star posted a photo on his Instagram account that shows him intensely staring down Ohio State coach Thad Matta during a game. Stauskas wrote a note below the photo that read: "Loved this pic too much to not post it. Now I know why so many people hated me. "P.S the day before this game coach Matta was interviewed and didn't know my name and didn't know who I was. I took it personally.
April 27, 2015 |
Ed Marynowitz, the handpicked choice of Chip Kelly to oversee the Eagles' personnel operation, has an impressive list of former bosses who have helped form his football philosophy and prepare him for the job at hand. Marynowitz is just 31 years old and has been working in the game for only 10 years, so the way he gained that experience has almost a speed-dating quality to it. His longest stint in one job was the four years and three full seasons he spent as the director of player personnel at Alabama under legendarily demanding coach Nick Saban, whom one former assistant referred to as "the devil himself.
April 25, 2015 |
Ed Marynowitz is Chip Kelly's handpicked personnel assistant and reports to the head coach, but the Eagles' new vice president of player personnel said he will not be Kelly's "yes man" in his new post. "I'm never one to agree just to agree," Marynowitz said Thursday is his first public comments since he was promoted Jan. 29. "To support the head coach, I don't believe that's to tell him that he's right in everything that he says. You're not going to disagree to disagree, either. But I'm not going be afraid to voice my opinion.
April 24, 2015 |
IN THE SUMMER of 2001, Dave Dunn was a first-year head football coach at Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla., when he got a notice from his homeowners' association: His roof was dirty and moldy. He needed to power wash it. So at preseason practice, Dunn asked his players if anybody wanted to make some money. Ed Marynowitz, Dunn's senior projected starting quarterback, jumped at the opportunity. "I said, 'Hey, we can make that happen for you,' " Marynowitz, now the Eagles' vice president of player personnel, recalled yesterday, at the end of several rounds of interviews held in anticipation of the April 30 start of the NFL draft.
January 12, 2015 |
Over all those sultry training-camp afternoons in Tuscaloosa, all those midseason practices to prepare for Auburn or Florida or another SEC power, all those pro days for the dozens of prospective draft picks that Alabama produced, Greg McElroy could never get over the way so many NFL scouts listened so closely to Ed Marynowitz. "It was captivating how many people went out of their way not only to say hello, but also talk to him with notepads out," McElroy, who quarterbacked the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 2009, said in a phone interview.
January 2, 2015 |
ONE OF THE interesting aspects of the reported rift between Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and coach Chip Kelly is that it is Roseman who is generally credited with continuing the pursuit of Kelly after he originally turned down the Eagles' overtures 2 years ago. The Eagles, you may recall, had a carousel of coaches either interview for the job or turn down similar overtures - Gus Bradley, Doug Marrone and Bill O'Brien, then a coach at Penn State,...
September 19, 2014 |
SO WHAT DO we know about this Alabama team, really? Well, it's taken three games, but, for starters, we can finally say that Blake Sims is the No. 1 quarterback for the third-ranked Crimson Tide. And you were thinking junior Jake Coker, who transferred in after graduating from Florida State in May, would be AJ McCarron's successor. The same guy who supposedly nearly beat out Jameis Winston for the FSU job in the spring of 2013. But Sims, a senior who was the backup the last two seasons after getting carries as a running back in 2011, apparently wasn't ready to accept that role forever.
February 25, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville played two Thursday night games this season. Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix watched on television, focusing on Cardinals safety Calvin Pryor. Clinton-Dix developed a respect for Pryor's ability, and the two met for the first time Sunday afternoon at the NFL combine. They will be linked often during the next three months, and maybe long thereafter. Although opinions differ about which one is better, Pryor and Clinton-Dix are the top two safety prospects in May's NFL draft.