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Brand new week, gang.

2013 Senior Bowl Preview: South Offensive Scouting Preview
The South roster features the lesser of the quarterbacks, with Tyler Wilson having a chance to really step up this week compared to his fellow QBs. But with some of the most polished receivers and offensive tackles as well as high upside talents at those positions, including Terrence Williams of Baylor, Lane Johnson of Oklahoma, and more.

2013 Senior Bowl Preview: North Offensive Scouting Preview
A North roster full of intriguing players, including the game's top three quarterbacks (in our opinion) that have a lot to prove this week. Along with our favorite (and #2 ranked) QB Ryan Nassib, along with talents like Eric Fisher, Aaron Dobson, and Markus Wheaton, all with a lot to prove this week.

Senior Bowl Top-20 Preview - All Star Circuit -
With a record 73 underclassmen declaring for the draft, the number of top college players using all four years of eligibility is dwindling. Despite a few big-name dropouts (QB Geno Smith, QB Matt Barkley, G Chance Warmack, WR Tavon Austin, DT Star Lotulelei, ILB Manti Te’o, OLB Dion Jordan, CB Johnthan Banks, S Kenny Vaccaro) the 2013 Senior Bowl remains loaded with early-round talent.

Senior Bowl preview — Shrine game notes " Seahawks Draft Blog
It’s Senior Bowl week and thanks to the efforts of former Cleveland GM Phil Savage, it’s going to be a good one this year. Savage has led a concerted effort to improve the event, allowing fourth-year juniors to attend and working on getting as many of the top eligible players to Mobile. There are always high-profile absentees, but credit to Savage that many big names will be on show.

Eight offensive players to watch in the Senior Bowl | National Football Post
Russ Lande offers insight into eight intriguing offensive prospects in the Senior Bowl.

Senior Bowl Preview: QBs - All Star Circuit -
After listing my top-20 non-quarterback prospects attending the Senior Bowl, I thought it was only fairly to flesh out my thoughts on the group attending the week long event.

2013 Shrine Game: Practice Risers - CBSSports
Although the 88th annual East-West Shrine Game won't be played until Saturday, most of the NFL scouts and coaches have already left St. Petersburg, having watched and scouted a full week of practice.

East-West Shrine Game Recap " Tom Melton's NFL Draft Blog
2- Colby Cameron, Louisiana Tech- Cameron has never been my favorite prospect, but he showed me a little more velocity than I thought he had this week and I think he has some potential to be developed into a solid back-up.

Fan reportedly stabbed in fight after NFC Championship Game -
A man was injured in a fight outside the Georgia Dome and taken to nearby Grady Hospital following Atlanta's loss to San Francisco in the NFC title game.

Dan Quinn's contract with Seattle Seahawks worth $5.7 million over three years, according to source - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks have given new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn a three-year contract worth $5.7 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Looking ahead for Seahawks: Looking up? | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
The season ended suddenly, the only consolation coming from a belief that the run of success was only beginning.

Report: Russell Wilson rep asked for new contract | ProFootballTalk
Bus Cook apparently doesn’t read PFT. Cook represents Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. And Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that an unnamed representative of Wilson (i.e., Cook or someone who works for him) called the Seahawks this week "insisting that something be done" to adjust Wilson’s slotted third-round rookie contract. Something definitely will be done. In two years.

Mort: Wilson didn’t know agent asked Seahawks for a raise | ProFootballTalk
Agent Bus Cook, who represents Wilson, was "irate," and Cook called the report "a bunch of bullsh-t." Cook denies that any request for a new contract was made.

Morning links: The Bradley effect | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
There’s been a lot of talk here on the blog on what type of effect the loss of Gus Bradley will have on the Seattle Seahawks moving forward. Some argue that Pete Carroll really served as the team’s defensive coordinator anyway, and Bradley just executed his orders. Others blame Bradley for the team’s struggles in closing out games, and say good riddance.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Senior Bowl preview; CFL transplants; notes on Greg Jennings, DeMarcus Ware and more.

Championship Sunday MVPs: Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick set up Super Bowl XLVII showdown | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Joe Flacco, quarterback, Baltimore Ravens: After a relatively quiet first half, Flacco stepped up in the final 30 minutes, completing 15-of-24 pass attempts for 159 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens scored 21 straight points to defeat the New England Patriots 28-13 and advance to Super Bowl XLVII. On the night, Flacco completed 21-of-36 attempts for 240 yards and three touchdowns for a passer rating of 106.3.

Championship Sunday: Flacco, Boldin, Gore... | National Football Post
My notes from the NFC and AFC Championship games.

Report: Rob Ryan leaves St. Louis without contract offer | National Football Post
Interview for defensive coordinator job complete

Kaepernick validates Harbaugh's risk with trip to Super Bowl - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
When Jim Harbaugh went to Colin Kaepernick over Alex Smith, some scoffed. Pete Prisco was among them, but he admits he was wrong while witnessing the birth of a star QB, one taking the Niners to the Super Bowl.

NFL may expand Rooney Rule to include coordinators, assistant HCs -
The NFL plans to expand the Rooney Rule to include coordinators and assistant head coaches in 2013, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.

Walk on the Wild Side: Sunday Night in Mobile | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Just wrapping up a Senior Bowl preview with Jene Bramel for the New York Times Fifth Down and I wanted to share two videos of players I’ll be watching closely this week: Oregon State receiver Markus Wheaton and Louisiana Tech pass catcher Quinton Patton. Check out the thank you at the end of this post to see the true meaning behind this gas can photo.

Joe Flacco records record road win - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
First Jim Harbaugh, now John Harbaugh. The Baltimore Ravens handed the New England Patriots their first home loss in a conference championship game (4-1). And with the 49ers winning earlier in Atlanta, this marks the first time since 1997 (Broncos and Packers) that both road teams won in the conference championship round.

Colin Kaepernick protected in the pocket - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
For the second straight week, the Atlanta Falcons let a big lead at home get away from them. Only this time they were not able to come from behind and win.

Terrell Suggs tears into Patriots | ProFootballTalk
"Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl," Suggs said after the game, via Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. "Arrogant f–kers." Suggs elaborated, explaining that, in his view, "These are the most arrogant pricks in the world starting with [coach Bill] Belichick on down."