Welcome to Wednesday of Conference Championship week, everyone. This week, the coaching carousel is in full swing, with the Packers losing an assistant coach to a recent nemesis and two teams (the Vikings and Browns) still searching for head coaches.
Thankfully, the Packers appear to have an in-house replacement ready for Ben McAdoo, as Alex Van Pelt appears to be the logical choice to take over as QB coach. We'll see about that for sure soon, but Mike McCarthy will need to hire at least one new coach sometime in the next few weeks.
On to the links!
PFWA names Eddie Lacy rookie of the year - JSOnline
Woot! The big award, the AP's Offensive Rookie of the Year, will be announced the night before the Super Bowl. With this in mind, I wouldn't bet against Lacy.
Finley's loss hurts offense in red zone | Packersnews
Of Jermichael Finley's 20 career touchdowns, 19 of them have come from 20 yards or less. I'd say that's a hell of a finishing weapon.
Plays that shaped the Green Bay Packers' season: No. 4 - ESPN
Two of the top five have already been injury plays, and I would bet a lot of money that number one will be as well.
Bears fan who tasered wife fined - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN
A Bears fan and Packers fan making a dumb bet while drinking? SHOCKING.
Ben McAdoo Hiring Reaction: New York Giants make bold, surprising move - Big Blue View
Ed from BBV is very pleased with his team's selection of McAdoo.
Lions reportedly hire Bill Lazor to be offensive coordinator - SBNation.com
Lazor was the Eagles' QB coach and helped Nick Foles' development this season.
UPDATE: Apparently Lazor is actually going to coach the Dolphins' offense, not the Lions. Yet another coach taking a different job instead of coaching Matthew Stafford and company...
Hat angles are important: A helpful guide - SBNation.com
A public service announcement for anyone looking to judge someone else on the way they wear their hat.
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