Saturday, January 10, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Weekend policy
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Welcome to the NFC North's first game-less weekend in five months. (Sniff, sniff.) There are four great playoff matchups scheduled for this weekend, but none involve a Black and Blue team.
As we head into the offseason, we'll maintain a policy of regular blog postings during the week and over the weekend as necessary. NFL offseason news ebbs and flows, so be sure to check regularly for the latest updates on your favorite four teams.
With that in mind, let's take a peek at the morning headlines:
- Former Jacksonville defensive coordinator Gregg Williams interviewed Friday with Green Bay, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Williams' primary competition for the job is former San Francisco coach Mike Nolan. A decision could come as early as this weekend, unless the Packers decide to wait on Philadelphia defensive backs coach Sean McDermott -- who won't be eligible to interview until after the Eagles' season is over.
- The Packers haven't had a first-team All-Pro player in four years, notes Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
- A Boulder County (Colorado) judge might issue a bench warrant for Detroit linebacker Jordon Dizon, who might not have shown proof that he completed his required community service as part of a September plea agreement following a drunken driving incident. Here's an Associated Press blurb on the topic.
- John Niyo of the Detroit News speculates Minnesota defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier could be the top candidate for the Lions' head-coaching job.
- It's a two-team race for former Detroit coach Rod Marinelli, writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times. The Seattle Seahawks have apparently moved on, leaving Houston and Chicago as Marinelli's top suitors.
- Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune wonders if former USC quarterback John David Booty, whom the Vikings drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 draft, could be the next Matt Cassel.