Chip Kelly Ends His First NFL Fling For Now

Chip Kelly Ends His First NFL Fling For Now: Chip Kelly does everything else fast, so it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that it took him just a few hours to make up his mind on serious overtures from the NFL. But on the heels of late-breaking headlines Sunday night confirming his pending exit from Oregon, it turns out even college football’s most celebrated leadfoot is susceptible to a bout of cold feet. From The Register-Guard:

University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly told a highly placed UO source late Sunday night that he has reversed course and decided to turn down an offer from the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The source told The Register-Guard earlier Sunday night that Kelly had reached an agreement to become Tampa Bay’s head coach. “It’s done,” the source said.

Just before midnight, Kelly changed his mind, telling the source: “I’m staying.”

Kelly told one assistant coach Sunday night that he had been offered the Tampa Bay job, but Kelly told him he wasn’t certain what he would do. Continue Reading…

Chip Kelly Is Close To Deal With Buccaneers

Chip Kelly Is Close To Deal With Buccaneers: Oregon  football Coach Chip Kelly is finalizing a deal to become the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, various media outlets reported Sunday.

Kelly met with the Buccaneers last week, and both sides are hopeful an agreement can be reached within the next 24 to 48 hours, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Kelly has been Oregon’s head coach for three years, winning the Pac-12 or Pac-10 Conference title in all three and reaching three Bowl Championship Series games.

Kelly, 48, would make the jump to the NFL if a financial agreement can be reached, a source told KGW in Portland on Sunday night.

Kelly is the first known candidate whom the Buccaneers have interviewed from the college ranks. Known as an offensive innovator, the Buccaneers are hopeful he could bring some of his up-tempo schemes to the NFL. Continue Reading…

Kristin Cavallari And Jay Cutler Are Having A Baby

Kristin Cavallari And Jay Cutler Are Having A Baby: In mid-November, the Chicago Bears were seven and three, and the team seemed well on its way to another playoff berth. Then quarterback Jay Cutler got injured, the team lost five consecutive games and a once promising season went down in flames. From every conceivable angle, Cutler breaking his thumb was an absolute disaster, at least except for one. All that time off apparently gave him more time to make babies. Continue Reading…

Rob Lowe Peyton Manning Retirement Rumor Mocked By Colts Coach

Rob Lowe Peyton Manning Retirement Rumor Mocked By Colts Coach: What is really going on with this whole uproar over the Rob Lowe Peyton Manning retirement rumor? Is it true that the 35-year-old Indianapolis Colts quarterback will be giving up the game for good because he’s no longer physically able to play? According to Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Isray, Rob Lowe should keep his mouth shut and focus on that upcoming porn remake he’ll be doing soon.Colts quarterback Peyton Manning underwent surgery on his neck last May, but his recovery did not go well. The NFL star was forced to undergo surgery again in September, which lead the Colts to replace him with interim starting quarterback Kerry Collins. Although manning publicly stated his intention to play at some point in the 2011 season, he never once took the field. Unfortunately for the Indianapolis Colts, the team went on to a rather dismal 2-14 season. Continue Reading…

Rob Lowe Stands By His Reporting Lacrosse Is The Druggiest College Sport

Rob Lowe Stands By His Reporting Lacrosse Is The Druggiest College Sport:  Today in sports: Rob Lowe defends his Peyton Manning retirement scoop, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco cannot recklessly ride his skateboard in peace, and the inventor of the football flak jacket has died.

Rob Lowe is aggressively defending his Peyton Manning-is-retiring Twitter scoop, telling NFL Network’s Rich Eisen that he got the information about Manning’s retirement from “a pretty darn good source.” While we want to live in a world where Rob Lowe scooped the entire pro football media fraternity about the future of one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, we wish the information came from a damn good source, or even a darn good one. That ‘pretty’ has us wondering if the tidbit came from the proverbial guy who knows a guy who sold Colts owner Jim Irsay a guitar pick that once belonged to Jimmy Page.
According to a hugely depressing profile in this month’s issue of GQ, former all-pro wide receiver Terrell Owens is broke, incredulous that no NFL team wants to sign a 37-year-old wide receiver with bad knees, and willing to do just about anything for a paycheck, especially if it will let him continue to plot his NFL comeback. Owens has responded to this unflattering portrayal by announcing that he’s going to play for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League. He’s also a part owner of the suburban Dallas club, which means he’ll be signing his own paychecks, which is exactly the kind of business logic you don’t want to display when GQ is saying you’re out of money and out of touch with where you stand professionally. Continue Reading…

Raiders tTake Steps Away From Davis Dysfunction With Jackson Firing

Raiders tTake Steps Away From Davis Dysfunction With Jackson Firing: The Hue Jackson error in Oakland is over, and as it turns out, maybe the Raiders are starting to make progress after all.

Jackson’s firing on Tuesday after just one tumultuous season represents a clean break of sorts in Oakland, from the way things were done when Al Davis ran the whole show for decades, to the way business will now be conducted with new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie in charge.

Jackson was the last coaching hire of Davis, the iconic Raiders owner who died in early October at 82. And his dismissal is now the first move made by McKenzie, the respected former Green Bay personnel executive who promises to bring some sense of sanity, accountability and a more traditional mode of NFL operations to Oakland. Read More…