#NFL News and Notes - February 8, 2011

Super Bowl XLV News and Notes

The Green Bay Packers have a clear vision for their future, writes Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy hopes to be in Green Bay for a very long time, writes Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

McCarthy is proud of where he comes from, writes Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers agreed on a pass-heavy approach offensively.

A loaded Packers roster is primed for more title tuns, writes Kareem Copeland.

Thousands of fans greeted the Packers at Lambeau Field on Monday.

A whirlwind day for Rodgers, which included a trip to Disney World, ended with an appearance with David Letterman.

During his Monday morning press conference, Rodgers spoke of his goals going forward.

Rodgers could cash in on his star status, writes Don Walker.

Super Bowl XLV was viewed by a record-setting audience.

For the Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl XLV will be the one that got away, writes Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The labor situation clouds the future of the current Steelers franchise.

Steelers Nation, crestfallen, returned to their normal routines on Monday.

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Posted this on the blog last night: A few dozen NFL players have triggered base salary increases for 2011.

Officially promoted on Monday, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is ready to make the Titans his team, writes John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is confident Munchak will do a great job, reports Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

The Philadelphia Eagles promoted from within to fill key roles on their defensive staff.

Former Chicago Bears defensive end Richard Dent is down to two candidates to induct him into the Hall of Fame in August.

On the first day NFL teams could release veterans, the Jacksonville Jaguars waived offensive tackle Jordan Black.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal is recovering from hip surgery.

Today's NFL birthdays: Browns linebacker Eric Alexander (29), fullback Jameel Cook (32), and defensive end Victor DeGrate (26).

Former NFL h-back/tight end Rod Bernstine (46), running back Najeh Davenport (32), quarterbacks Gibran Hamdan (30) and Jamie Martin (41), defensive back Terry McDaniel (46), offensive guard Raleigh McKenzie and linebacker/Packers front office executive Reggie McKenzie turn 48, tight end Marcus Pollard (39), and wide receiver Cliff Russell (32).

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