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Bruce Arians tells Arizona Cardinals he is retiring

Bruce Arians tells Arizona Cardinals he is retiring

Bruce Arians has announced his retirement after five seasons as the Arizona Cardinals head coach.

 65, spent much of the last two months denying rumours he was set to bring the curtain down on his coaching career,Arians, but confirmed the news at a media conference on Monday.

" said Arians, who went 50-32-1,"I will miss the game, including two playoff appearances, in Arizona. "It's been a great ride."

The 50th win of his career was Sunday's 26-24 victory over the Seahawks in Seattle. 

Arians got his first NFL job in 1989 as the Kansas City Chiefs running backs coach and was an assistant with the New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.

After five seasons as the Steelers offensive coordinator, Arians returned to the Colts in 2012 to assume the same position. He became the interim head coach after Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with cancer and led Indianapolis to an 11-5 record and an AFC South title.

The Cardinals hired Arians a season later and he was named the league's Coach of the Year for the second time in 2014 when he took them to the playoffs. Arizona won the NFC West and advanced to the NFC championship game a season later, but have missed the postseason the last two years while plagued by injuries. 

 Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer post career highs. While Palmer was among the Cardinals players injured the last two seasons,Arians developed a reputation as a quarterback guru, helping players like Ben Roethlisberger, Arians has also battled health issues that contributed to Monday's retirement. 

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said he wants to find an established leader who will "keep a culture of accountability" to replace Arians. 

Toub, and Chiefs. Toub, 55, Bears, has been the special teams coordinator in Kansas City since 2013. , has been coaching special teams in the NFL since 2001 with the Eagles, who along with Nagy has never held a head coaching position

 is in his second stint with the Patriots as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. McDaniels was part of the New England staff from 2001 to 2008 before serving as the head coach of the Denver Broncos in 2009 and 2010 (11-17 record),McDaniels, 41, then returned to New England in 2012 after spending the 2011 season as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach of the Rams.

The Colts' head coaching position opened up Sunday with the firing of Chuck Pagano after six seasons. 

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 spoke to Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. In the interview,Gruden,[url=http://www.chiefsfootballauthentic.com/]Womens Ron Parker Jersey[/url], 54, he publicly confirmed his interest in the position for the first time. ESPN first reported Saturday there is mutual interest. The likelihood Gruden will coach in Oakland and eventually Las Vegas was reaffirmed with Sunday’s dismissal of coach Jack Del Rio following the conclusion of a 6-10 campaign.

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 and watched their season come to a nail-biting close with mostly backups on the field. Joseph didn’t get a defiant win that might quell doubts about his future with the team. He didn’t watch another blowout loss,By the evening, the Broncos had tumbled to 5-11 after a loss to the Chiefs, either.

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“I’m going to visit with John (Elway) probably tonight or tomorrow,” Joseph said. “I want to be here. It’s a football team that’s close. We’ve got to obviously make some adjustments in some places. But our football team all year has not stopped working. That was fun to see tonight. It’s been a hard year, but everyone kept fighting. I want to be here to fix it.”

 “I do. Absolutely.” Asked if he’s been told either way about his job status,Asked if expects to be back for a second season,[url=http://www.chiefsfootballauthentic.com/allen-bailey-jersey-authentic]Authentic Allen Bailey Jersey[/url], Joseph said, Joseph said he hadn’t.

The Broncos had not made a decision on their coach by Sunday evening and Joseph indeed is expected to meet with Elway, the team’s general manager, on Monday morning. (Elway will stay in Colorado instead of traveling to California for the Rose Bowl to see quarterback prospect Baker Mayfield.)

In the next 24 hours, and Chuck Pagano, the NFL’s coaching carousel will continue to spin with many veteran coaches being shown the door. Jack Del Rio, was booted by Oakland on Sunday, bid his team farewell., the Broncos’ former defensive coordinator, the Boulder native and Colts coach

 nothing would have changed anything. We have to go out and execute. You don’t like the call? Whatever,“We stand with Vance. You think any of us would have gone out there and played (hard) if we didn’t stand with Vance?” defensive end Shelby Harris said. “This isn’t his fault. This is specifically on the players. It’s on us, it’s on the leaders, it’s on everyone that should’ve gotten this together a long time ago. We didn’t and that’s on us. Nothing they called, you still have to go out and execute.

“Vance has done everything to put us in a position to win, and we did that to ourselves. So Vance shouldn’t be punished for that.”

Nose tackle Domata Peko said players “could hear a pin drop” when Joseph addressed the team after Sunday’s loss.

“Everyone loves coach and has his back,” Peko said. “We’re really pushing for him to be our coach next year. We’ve just got to fix stuff, man. We’ve got to do a better job of helping him out.”

 quarterback changes,The Broncos had their first losing season since 2010 and failed to make the playoffs for a second consecutive year as starting quarterbacks were rotated, an offensive coordinator was fired and the scheme was changed again and again. The consistency the Broncos experienced for four seasons with Peyton Manning at quarterback was long gone and in its place was a recent history of change — coaching changes, offensive line changes and new reputation for cutting ties coldly and quickly.

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According to reports in the Daily Sun, Ntshangase left in the middle of training in order to complete his switch to Amakhosi which will see the out of favour William Twala move in the opposite direction.

“Ntshangase did not finish the training session with Baroka today (yesterday). He left in the middle of training to finalise his move to Chiefs,” An insider told SunSport.

Meanwhile, the insider further states that Ntshangase’s move came as a surprise to coach Kgoloko Thobejane.

The New England Patriots won their division for the 15th time in the past 17 seasons. They’re one victory from securing the top seed in the AFC playoffs, and that home-field advantage in the postseason would mean that they more than likely are headed to their eighth Super Bowl with Tom Brady as their quarterback and Bill Belichick as their coach. They could secure Super Bowl triumph No. 6, and Brady likely will add the league MVP award to this season’s haul at age 40.

Ho-hum. Wake us up when it’s over. It all feels so routine at this point. Does anyone even notice any more?

This Patriots’ season has the feel that it’s not quite all that it could have been. Remember back in training camp, when a run at a 19-0 season seemed possible? The Patriots were coming off that remarkable comeback against the Atlanta Falcons for their fifth Super Bowl title. They added wide receiver Brandin Cooks to their offense and cornerback Stephon Gilmore to their defense, and a perfect season did not appear entirely out of reach.

 going into my 18th year,“I think it’s a lot easier now for me than it’s ever been,” Brady said in August after a joint practice with the Houston Texans in West Virginia. “I feel like my routine is better than it’s ever been. You know, when you’re younger you don’t know what to do. After 17 years, [url=http://www.chiefsfootballauthentic.com/dee-ford-jersey-authentic]Womens Dee Ford Jersey[/url],I know what to do. I know how to prepare. I’m never sore. I could practice every day. I could practice twice a day if they’d let us do that. But that’s not the way it goes any more. It’s just fun being out here and competing. That’s what us football players are here for. It’s football season. That’s what football players do: We go compete.”

The pursuit of a perfect season didn’t last past Week 1. The Patriots lost the NFL’s season-opening game at home in stunning fashion to the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, it has been a grind-it-out sort of season,[url=http://www.chiefsfootballauthentic.com/albert-wilson-jersey-authentic]Womens Albert Wilson Jersey[/url], with Belichick and Brady finding ways to make things work.

The defense has been vulnerable. The Patriots are ranked 26th against the rush and 29th against the pass. They’re 29th in total defense, based on yards allowed, and they don’t have an individual pass rusher with more than 6-1/2 sacks. Yet Belichick and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia have found enough answers for the Patriots to be seventh in scoring defense.

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“Whatever comes with it, your 16th game, comes with it, not go and play a good game. I think we talked about it all year of how we need to get better. We need to improve. Each week is about improving. Week 16, ‘We came out there and we played bad and we need to improve.’… We’ll still need to improve some things. But it’s got to be small things. We have 15 games under our belt. We want to continue to build on the 16th game and come out here and play and finish off our division.”,” Patriots safety Devin McCourty said during a news conference this week. “I think for us the biggest thing is playing well. It’s that time of the year where you don’t want to go out there and just not be prepared, you don’t want to be talking about

 hasn’t that always been the point? Their greatness has been forged from their imperfection. Belichick was a failure in his first NFL head coaching job in Cleveland. Brady was a sixth-round draft choice. The Patriots were the perpetrators of Spygate and Deflategate,No, [url=http://www.chiefsfootballauthentic.com/dee-ford-jersey-authentic]Authentic Dee Ford Jersey[/url],it hasn’t been a perfect season. But with Belichick, Brady and the Patriots, their legacy forever complicated by the never-ending debate over whether they are cheaters or the victims of baseless allegations by jealous competitors.

 again,The most controversial thing they have managed this season is the speculation that Brady and Belichick could be at odds over the role of Brady’s friend, business partner and trainer, Alex Guerrero. That’s tame by the Patriots’ usual standard. Trainer-gate just doesn’t stack up with their other polarizing scandals. Signing James Harrison this week after he was released by the Steelers? That will make for an interesting storyline if there’s a postseason rematch. But, it doesn’t exactly rise to the level of videotaping opponents’ coaching signals of even under-inflated footballs.