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Help Wanted: Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Help wanted. Snow Shovelers. Please show up at Lambeau Field 1265 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304 Pay $10 per hour. Must be 18 years or older.

No Joke.

The Green Bay Packers, America’s only fan-owned sports team, needs help shoveling snow.

The team announced Wednesday that they will pay persons 18 years or older $10 per hour to shovel snow for the team.

According to the Sheboygan Press,  the team needs about 650 people Thursday to shovel snow in prep for Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.

The team says shovels will be provided by the team.

How about a drive to beautiful Green Bay?

 

 

 

Does this look like a man who wants a headache?

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Jon Gruden, former Super Bowl winning head football coach and perhaps the best or most widely known, color analyst in all of big-time sports broadcasting has once again declined interest in an NFL or college football coaching job. This is about the 60th time in the last five years.

According to multiple reports Gruden had interest in the Los Angeles Rams head coaching vacancy.

It seemed like a match made in heaven. Gruden in Los Angeles, man.

It’s beautiful click-bait. It’s a wonderful December story. It heats up the interwebs, but never, ever, has substance.

Jon Gruden said on ESPN radio’s Mike and Mike Tuesday he has no intention of coaching right now.

I love football, I’ve said that a million times, and I just want to say that I’m very happy doing what I’m doing,” Gruden said via Yahoo Sports.

“There’s a lot of chips on the table but right now I have no intentions of coaching. I really enjoy what I’m doing. I feel like I’m close to the fire. I’m getting plenty of satisfaction out of doing what I’m doing.”

What Gruden is telling us is that coaching the Los Angeles Rams is not better than broadcasting Monday Night Football with unfettered access to any NFL team and no loyalties to play or work for except for the boys in Bristol, CT who are quite thrilled with anything Gruden.

No Jon Gruden is not leaving Monday Night Football to coach your 4-10 football team.

Jon Gruden addresses rumors of him being a coaching candidate in the NFL.

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Attention (and blame) has shifted from Colin Kaepernick to Chip Kelly

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The 49ers were absolutely pounded by the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night.

As Blaine Gabbert struggled, Levi’s Stadium erupted with chants of “We want Kap!”

The Niners now have lost four straight games, and with a a win-loss record of 1-4, only the Cleveland Browns have a worse record in the NFL.

“I see a group that’s hurting because they’ve invested so much in this,” Kelly said via Comcast Sports Net Bay Area.

Kelly continued, “So I think sometimes you worry in those situations when you see a bunch of guys that seem like they just don’t care. If they don’t care then they probably haven’t put a lot into it. I think this group, since we’ve been with them, has put a lot into this and it’s very, very important to them and they work extremely hard at it.  So I see a group that’s hurting right now and as they should be. I don’t think anybody wants to be in this situation. I think we have a bunch of guys who want to be part of the solution not part of let’s blame somebody else for it.”

 

Kelly stated that he is considering starting Kaepernick at quarterback, though to this point Blaine Gabbert has practiced better. Gabbert threw two interceptions in the loss against Arizona.

Kaepernick took heat for his performance in 2015, nothing impressive of course. Kaepernick was benched for Gabbert half way through the season, red zone inconstancies, interceptions, and incomplete passes. Of course Kaepernick was sacked 28 times in just 9 games.

As the 2016 season began, no doubt all eyes were on Colin Kaepernick the person and pro athlete. As Kaepernick kneeled for the national anthem in response to racial injustice in the United States all that was on the football field was forgotten, perhaps rightly so.

His coach Chip Kelly who was accused of making roster changes based on racial prejudice in Philadelphia was in strong support of Kaepernick.

Kaepernick himself voiced that.

“I think he’s a strong man,” Kaepernick said of Kelly via Oregonlive.com

“I don’t know if he realizes how much that means to me and if he realizes how much that means to these people, to these communities. The fact that he was willing to take a strong stand and say these things aren’t right – that’s huge coming from a head coach.”

ESPN’s Damien Woody, Mike Greenberg are among others are pointing the finger at Chip Kelly for the failure in San Francisco this season.  Greenberg, co-host of Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio said Friday morning the problem is simply that Kelly is a college coach, not an NFL coach.

“Chip Kelly is a college coach. What he is doing doesn’t work in the NFL.” Do you agree with Greeny?

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“I have nothing against Chip Kelly,” said Greenberg.

“Chip Kelly is a college coach. What he is doing doesn’t work in the NFL. ”

“And I will give you as ‘Exhibit A’ the Philadelphia Eagles. ‘Do you know why they are 3-0?’ During the Chip Kelly years the three seasons he was there. The Eagles ran a play every 23.1 seconds. That was three seconds faster than any team in the NFL. This season they are running a play two seconds slower than the next slowest  team.”

At this point the most logical and common argument is that at 1-4 the 49ers have nothing left to loose but to give Kaepernick one more chance. It appears the 49ers may be going in that direction. According to reports on Friday, the Niners and Kaepernick are working on a deal in which would reduce his original six-year contract and remove guarantees from his deal that would cost the 49ers significantly if her gets hurt. Essentially a restructured deal would allow the 49ers and Kap to let it all lose for the remainder of the season and give him a chance to play. Also it would allow Kaepernick to test free-agency at the end of the year for better or worse.

 

 

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