Happy Wednesday, everyone. Ready for more playoff football? Good, because it’s only three days away. John Breech has once again invited me, Cody Benjamin, to deliver today’s news. As long as Bengali keep fighting, he swears he needs to have at least one day off midweek to order and frame Joe Burrow competition shirt. I think he’s about 12 years old now.
Anyway, here’s the Pick Six Newsletter. Let’s go there. (And please, do yourself a favor and make sure you Subscribe to receive this newsletter every day! You don’t want to miss our daily offerings of everything you need to know around NFL.)
- Today’s Show: Should the Cowboys Dump Mike McCarthy for Dan Quinn?
Brady Quinn joined Will Brinson on Wednesday’s “Pick Six NFL Podcast” to explore hot topics around the league, less pressing than the Cowboys head coach situation. CEO Stephen Jones has support the return of Mike McCarthy for the third season on top of staff, but CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora previously reported owner Jerry Jones was considering switching to offensive coordinator Kellen Moore or defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in the event of an early playoff exit.
Both Quinn and Brinson, for what it’s worth, believe Dallas should do more than consider a swap.
“If it were me, I would fire Mike McCarthy and give Dan Quinn the job,” Brinson said. “If you’re the Cowboys and you know that Dan Quinn is going to take a job this season – his stock hasn’t been that high since the first two quarters of the Super Bowl (with Atlanta) – I think if you were Joneses and Dan Quinn say, “I’m taking Broncos“work”, what will your defense be like? “
Quinn agrees: “If you feel like the biggest improvement on your team is defensively with Dan Quinn, do you let Dan Quinn walk out the door and say, ‘We can have the best head coach. on this list walk out the door?”
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Pete Prisco had a perfect goal 6-0 in a live game at Super Wild Card Weekend. Now, he’s back with Predictions for Division Roundfull of exciting matches:
- Titan 27, Bengals 20: The Titans took a break last week and they should have Derrick Henry back to running football. That will be a challenge for the Bengals’ running defence, which has allowed 4.4 per pound this season and has a number of key players destroyed.
- Packers 29, 49ers 21: The 49ers impressed on the road and beat Dallas. But this will be a third straight line game. It is so difficult. The Packers are about to say goodbye and will bring the wounded back. Aaron Rodgers will be the difference.
- Rams 30, Sugarcane seller 28: Three of the Bucs line-ups could miss this week’s game, which wouldn’t be a good thing facing the Rams front and Aaron Donald. This Rams has a lot of stars, and I think this is where they will come in.
- Bills 34, Chiefs 33: Chiefs like blitz, will leave Josh Allen Free run and throw on the running track. I think that will be the difference here. The Bills behind Allen will win a fun gunfight for all ages.
3. Ranking Split Round Game: Bills vs. Chief is a TV not to be missed
Tyler Sullivan ranked all four of the Division Round’s matches in his playoff watch guide, and he likes the AFC Championship 2020 rematch as the most anticipated match of the weekend. Here’s his full rating, plus a few words on Bills-Chiefs:
4. Bengals at Titans
3. 49ers at Packers
2. Rams at Buccaneers
first. Bills at Chiefs
While all of these should be a fun game, Bills-Chiefs seems to be a strand of hair compared to the rest. … In the previous round, both the Chiefs and Bills burned their opponents and received excellent play from their quarterbacks. Patrick Mahomes throw five hits to the ground to reach 404 yards, while Josh Allen there are also five points when his Bills find the upper end zone Every motivation has meaning they played against New England. With two midfielders of MVP caliber playing at this high level, this is a date for football fans.
4. Insider Note: More hires come from the Reid, Shanahan training trees
A literal quarter of the NFL is currently in the process of pursuing a new head coach. And CBS Sports insider, Jason La Canfora pretty confident that some of the hires, whether this year or next, will come from the vast and/or growing coaching trees of celebrities like Andy Reid and Kyle Shanahan, who have each worked alongside Matt LaFleur and Sean McVay under his father, Mike, in Washington:
I wonder if, among the young offensive assistants doing rounds, Packers Offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, 42, finally landed one of these jobs after the last three years with LaFleur. … (Zac) Taylor’s Offensive Coordinator Brian Callahan is starting to receive the first interview requests for the head coach job, and if something doesn’t happen this cycle, you can expect him to be one of the hottest names this time next year. … Teams have been following Shanahan’s chief executive game specialist, Mike McDaniel, for several years now, and Dolphin have him on their interview list. Most likely will follow.
(Bruce) The Arians staff in Tampa are attracting a lot of attention from those looking for a head coach, and rightfully so. It’s also worth noting that Bucs defensive coordinator Todd Bowles was with Reid in 2012, his final year in Philly. It is increasingly suggested that the 49ers . defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans is a head coach in performance; he played under Reid in his final season as the manager at Philly.
5. Playoff Prediction: Packers Overcome Super Bowl Chiefs
Jordan Dajani didn’t just predict the Division Round; he predicts the entire rest of the playoff series! He got the Packer topping the Rams in the NFC Championship, and the Captain overtaking the Titans in the AFC. Then in Super Bowl LVI?
This is the Super Bowl we’ve been keeping an eye on for the past two years. These two teams were supposed to go head to head in the 2021 season, but Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19. Mahomes is also set to face Rodgers in 2019, but dislocated his kneecap last week. The football gods have been actively trying to prevent a match between these two signal-calling gods from happening, but they won’t be able to this year… Rodgers wins the Lombardi Cup again, and he stays with Packers for the rest of his career. Guess: Packer 30, head 28
6. Quick ignition: Seahawks firefighting DC, Aikman tore the Cowboys
Hungry for more titles? Good, because we have some right here:
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/examining-cowboys-head-coaching-situation-plus-priscos-divisional-round-picks-predicting-rest-of-playoffs/ Check out the Cowboys early training, plus Prisco’s Split Picks, predicting the rest of the knockouts