Super Bowl News and Notes
The Packers’ secondary poses a big challenge to the Steelers’ passing attack, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes.
Packers secondary coach Darren Perry is on the Philadelphia Eagles’ list of defensive coordinator candidates.
Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey has a 50-50 shot of playing next Sunday night.
Packers undrafted rookie outside linebacker Frank Zombo (knee) hopes to play, but knows he won’t be the starter.
Pittsburgh offensive line coach Sean Kugler’s family has had a championship season, writes Dan Stefano of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Thousands of Steelers fans gathered at Heinz Field on Friday night for the team’s send-off to Dallas.
If the Packers win, they’ll celebrate at Lambeau Field on February 8.
For many Steelers, playing in Dallas is a homecoming.
The Packers are prepared to match the Steelers’ physical style of play, writes Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
Surely his wife would disagree, but Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel should keep that epic beard.
Packers defensive linemen Ryan Pickett filmed an anti-porn video for Tripe X Church, which will air on National Porn Sunday on February 6.
Senior Bowl News and Notes
Sports Illustrated’s Tony Pauline has his risers and fallers from the Senior Bowl week practices.
Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports lists the standouts during the North team practices this week.
Mike Herndon of the Mobile Press-Register previews today’s Senior Bowl.
Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller wants to be the best defensive player in the draft, writes Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.
Miller is listed on a Senior Bowl guide for San Francisco 49ers fans that Matthew Barrows of The Sacramento Bee put together.
Bob Sturm of the Dallas Morning News has some concerns about Miller.
Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesn’t think he’ll need a year or two on the bench before starting in the NFL.
Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder hopes he improved his draft stock this week.
After struggling in practice, University of Washington quarterback Jake Locker and University of Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray need strong games, writes Russ Lande of The Sporting News.
Nebraska tight end Mike McNeill lists versatility among his strengths.
University of Colorado cornerback Jalil Brown is excited for his opportunity to showcase his talents, writes Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post.
Boise State wide receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis are looking to boost their draft stock today, writes Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman.
Today could be the last day that University of Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy and tight end Preston Dial are on the same team.
Auburn University left tackle Lee Ziemba will likely play guard at the next level.
And if you’re on Twitter and plan on watching the Senior Bowl, be sure to follow @RobRang, @ChadReuter, @FO_DougFarrar, @TonyPauline, @WesBunting, @nfldraftscout, @Schottey, and @DraftCountdown. There are surely more draft analysts, whose opinions are important and matter, that I’ve omitted. To them, I apologize.
Today’s NFL birthdays: Panthers sixth-round safety Jordan Pugh (23), Bears offensive lineman Herman Johnson (26), Bengals defensive tackle Pat Sims (26), Chiefs long-snapper Thomas Gafford (28), Titans kicker Rob Bironas (33), free agent wide receiver Mark Bradley (29) and tight end Alex Shor (28).
Hall of Fame finalist Andre Reed turns 47, and Hall of Fame semi-finalist Aeneas Williams turns 43.
Retired running backs Tony Galbreath (57) and Harold Green (43), defensive lineman Tim Johnson (46), center Jeff Mitchell (37), and quarterback Bill Nelson (70).