Thursday, January 31, 2013
Breakfast links: Danny Smith leaves
By Dan Graziano
NEW ORLEANS -- Getting there... Only three (and I guess a half) more days of hype before the big game. Then we can get back to focusing on all the stuff in our links.
The Redskins will indeed need a new special teams coach in 2013, as Danny Smith is leaving to take the same position with his hometown Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ryan Kerrigan enjoyed his first Pro Bowl experience and left Hawaii determined to make it something he does more than once in his career.
New York Giants
Mario Manningham thinks his decision to sign with the 49ers after helping the Giants beat them in last year's NFC Championship Game was a decision a lot of people would have been scared to make.
And speaking of that NFC Championship Game, infamous 49ers return man Kyle Williams says he was shocked that the Giants' players weren't disciplined for the comments they made about targeting him due to his concussion history. I think his point is not without validity.
The question of whether to keep Anthony Spencer is multi-layered and rooted in the cost of the decision. ESPNDallas.com debates it in this week's Hot Button.
Calvin Watkins believes the Cowboys have the personnel to help them in their switch to a 4-3 defense under new coordinator Monte Kiffin, and he explains his reasoning here.
The Eagles are managing to conduct their search for a defensive coordinator in the utmost secret, with the help of at least one of the candidates who's here in town.
Chip Kelly's offensive staff, however, is taking shape, and it appears Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is coming aboard as quarterbacks coach.