#NFL News and Notes - January 19, 2011

NFL Playoffs News and Notes

The Pittsburgh Steelers' defense gets another crack at the Jets.

New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson's career revival has been inspired by the birth of his son, writes Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

Chicago Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice may have boosted his coaching profile this season, writes Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won't be MVP, but he's the best QB in the playoffs, writes Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

NFL News and Notes

Head coach Pete Carroll is making big changes to his coaching staff after his first season with the Seattle Seahawks.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh added two coaches to his staff on Tuesday.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt may be waiting for the Steelers season to end before adding a defensive coordinator.

Former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has been hired by the St. Louis Rams to coordinate their offense.

Mike Priefer, another former Broncos coach, will coordinate the Minnesota Vikings' special teams units.

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers is facing another foreclosure.

Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones shot down any rumors about the team trading Dez Bryant.

Several New York Giants aren't pleased with safety Antrel Rolle's comments about head coach Tom Coughlin.

Formal interviews for the Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator position have not taken place yet, reports Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is headed to his second Pro Bowl.

Carolina Panthers center Chris Morris is giving back to high school.

Statistically, the Atlanta Falcons defense wasn't on the same level as the final four teams.

Three New Orleans Saints are on Pat Yasinskas' All-NFC South defensive team at ESPN.com.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made substantial reductions to their ticket prices for 2011.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington will attempt a comeback from another serious shoulder injury in 2011.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave credit to the Jets for ending his team's season.

Poor draft classes from 2005-08 hurt the 2010 Buffalo Bills, writes Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News.

The Baltimore Ravens promoted Chuck Pagano to defensive coordinator to replace Greg Mattison.

Falcons quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave interviewed for the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator position on Tuesday.

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer breaks down the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback position.

Former Indianapolis Colts running backs coach Gene Huey was surprised by his firing, reports Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star.

Tennessee Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn may be headed to Philadelphia.

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was denied permission to interview with the Rams.

A quick turnaround for the Houston Texans defense is possible, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was named NFL Executive of the Year by the PFW/PFWA.

Jim L. Mora interviewed for the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator position, but left town without an offer, Lindsay Jones of The Denver Post reports.

Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson will call the offensive plays.

The San Diego Chargers have lowered ticket prices on 6,500 season tickets.

Today's NFL birthdays: Broncos linebacker Elvis Dumervil (27), Saints defensive end Jeff Charleston (28), free agent wide receiver Jake Allen (26), guards Nate Bennett (27) and Randy Thomas (36), cornerback Nick Graham (27), defensive ends Chris Harrington (26) and Everette Pedescleaux (26), center Scott Jackson (32), fullback Jerome Johnson (26), offensive tackle Jacob Phillips (23),

Future Hall of Fame left tackle Walter Jones turns 37, and linebacker Junior Seau turns 42.

Former NFL running backs Otis Anderson (54) and Tyrone Wheatley (39), quarterback Steve DeBerg (57), running back/head coach Dan Reeves (67), linebacker Johnny Rembert (50), and defensive back Ricky Reynolds (46) also celebrate birthdays.

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