With Super Bowl XLIX in the books, 2014 is officially over in the football world.
It is time to focus on 2015, and with that comes a lot change.
Use this thread and placate the inner GM in you.
You make all the moves in free agency here are the rules:
- Start with 32.5 million in cap space for expenditures
- Assume Manning IS coming back
- May restructure up to 3 contracts
- Must allot at least 8 million to practice squad and UDFA signings.
- Must not go over the cap.
Malcolm Butler, an unlikely hero for New England Patriots - ESPN Boston
Not only was Malcolm Butler a little-known player out of Division II West Alabama, he wasn't even part of the team's original championship game plan.
Marshawn Lynch asked if he's surprised he didn't get the football. Says "No." I ask him, Why not? Says, "Because football is a team sport." - Field Gulls
View the FanShot on SB Nation.
`NFL players can't believe Seattle's final play-call - SBNation.com
Nobody in the league can understand why the pass was called.
The Seahawks had a fourth quarter from hell. | SportsonEarth.com : Kenneth Arthur Article
The Patriots beat the Seahawks by picking apart Pete Carroll's defense with short play after short play and by pitting Carroll's mind against itself. Yes, Seattle's playcalling was horrible at the end, but there was much more to its defeat.
Seahawks lose Super Bowl on interception from the 1-yard line: What happened? - Field Gulls
Seahawks lose Super Bowl on interception from the 1-yard line.
Super Bowl XLIX Final Score: Seahawks blow 10 point 4th quarter lead in 28-24 loss to Patriots - Field Gulls
The Seattle Seahawks were one yard away from clinching their second consecutive championship. But one fateful decision changed everything in the blink of an eye.
Patriots Win Super Bowl XLIX: This Is Why We Watch - Pats Pulpit
We're in the moment right now. Live it.
Super Bowl XLIX Final Score: Patriots Win Super Bowl 28-24 - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots are Super Bowl XLIX Champions!
Super Bowl Commercials from Feb. 1, 2015 - NFL.com
Watch and rate your favorite Super Bowl Commercials on NFL.com. TV ads from the 49th Super Bowl are available for streaming online.
Twitter reaction to Seattle Seahawks' fourth-quarter play call - ESPN+\
B0000 est roll of the dice: Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, like his Patriots counterpart, Bill Belichick, loves to gamble. With six seconds left in the first half and the ball on the Patriots’ 10-yard line, most coaches (hello there, Mike McCarthy) would have gone for the safe play -- a field goal to make it 14-10. Not Carroll. Russell Wilson fired a pass to Chris Matthews, who beat cornerback Logan Ryan and drew Seattle even at 14. It was a massive momentum-changer. Seattle, which won the coin toss and deferred, could then look forward to getting the ball to start the second half.
Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady back on top of the world - ESPN Boston
This season would be different, Brady surmised in the privacy of his own home. Gronk was healthy, and Julian Edelman was money, and the quarterback had struck a chord with newcomer Brandon LaFell. And even though many thought Danny Amendola couldn't help, Brady knew better. He believed in his running backs and an offensive line that grew and matured as the weather turned cold and the football mattered most.
Ian O'Connor -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll botches Super Bowl XLIX - ESPN
Pete Carroll, the Seahawks' fun-loving coach, made a serious mistake that cost his team the Super Bowl, Ian O'Connor writes
Tom Brady cements legacy with 4th Super Bowl win - SBNation.com
Tom Brady will keep being compared to Joe Montana, and now he has the same number of Super Bowl rings to help his case as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.