Breakfast links: Eli Manning to the Pro Bowl

January, 16, 2013
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Washington Redskins

The Redskins' interior offensive line situation looks like a team strength heading into 2013. The one issue is free-agent left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, who may not fit given the salary cap issues, but the Redskins believe they have enough depth to handle it.

The Washington Post examines the issues behind the Redskins' controversial nickname and offers a suggestion for how to change it in case the mayor of Washington, D.C. does decide to make an issue of it as he has hinted he would. As you guys know, I'm all for changing it, but I recognize (as this editorial does) that it's not that simple. I also don't think the solution offered here is an especially good one.

New York Giants

Aaron Rodgers doesn't want to go to the Pro Bowl, so the next alternate on the list is Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who is headed to Hawaii. Obviously, this wasn't Manning's best year, but the Pro Bowl voting (even for the alternates) is multi-layered.

The latest in Ohm Youngmisuk's "Five Giant Losses" series looks at the Steelers game, which I agree was the first time something seemed to be wrong.

Dallas Cowboys

In case you're wondering after reading that Manning thing, Tony Romo is not the next alternate. If Matt Ryan and the Falcons win Sunday and Ryan can't go, the next man up for the NFC at quarterback would be Seattle's Russell Wilson.

Troy Aikman says he's surprised the Cowboys hired Monte Kiffin to switch them to a 4-3 defense, and the former star Cowboys quarterback seems to think big changes could portend more big changes.

Philadelphia Eagles

By the time people were turning in for the night Tuesday, there had been no concrete news on Gus Bradley and his second interview for the Eagles' head coaching job. Adam Schefter reports this morning that Bradley is heading to Jacksonville today to interview for the Jaguars' job.

This is a couple of days old, but Sheil Kapadia's Eagles-related review of last weekend's playoff games is (as expected) interesting and insightful.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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