Pat
Kirwan
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Forget all the talk about Tom Brady taking a step backward. Pat Kirwan ranks Brady at the top of his list of top 100 players because he succeeded against long odds in 2013.
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We know NFL head coaches will be fired after 2014. And coordinators like Pat Shurmur, Ray Horton and Darrell Bevell are among 10 prime candidates to fill some of those gigs.
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Among our 10 most compelling NFL coaching stories are some on hot seat (Rex Ryan, Mike Smith), others continuing success (Pete Carroll, Chip Kelly) and some new guys (Mike Pettine, Jay Gruden).
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Are you a Hall of Famer, or have you just been cut? With school out for summer and the NFL going on vacation, take our pop quiz to see what you remember from the 2013 NFL season.
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Bengals and Seahawks have the most complete rosters, in terms of depth, in the NFL. Check these categories to see where your team falls.
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The Chiefs cut cornerback Brandon Flowers, and it would figure in a league looking for solid corners he would be snapped up. Such is not the case. Here's what needs to happen for him to find a new NFL home.
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Sean Lee, Jon Beason, Sean Weatherspoon, Daryl Washington all done for 2014? Expect LB prices to rise as attrition drives demand even higher.
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Among 11 new NFL offensive coordinators, seven are first-timers, and the league's scrambling to figure them out. Jeff Tedford and Joe Lombardi could have significant impact.
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With the likes of Johnny Manziel and Michael Vick on the bench right now, you have to wonder how long the likes of Brian Hoyer and Geno Smith keep starting jobs. And they're not alone.
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Colin Kaepernick's megadeal is a reality check for NFL GMs and owners, and a boon for other young starting QBs like Cam Newton and Andy Dalton seeking their big paydays.

Pat Kirwan has been around the league since 1972, serving in a variety of roles. He was a scout for the Cardinals and Buccaneers, a coach for the Jets as well as the team's Director of Player Administration where he negotiated contracts and managed the team's salary cap. He is the author of Take Your Eye Off the Ball: How to Watch Football by Knowing Where to Look, and the host of Sirius NFL Radio's Moving the Chains.
 
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