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NFL Week 11 open thread

Hot Week 11 NFL action! And ICYMI, there's news involving Cal's former head coach.


Here's your week 11 schedule in the NFL:

Game Time (Pacific) TV
Minnesota at Chicago 10 am FOX
Houston at Cleveland 10 am CBS
Seattle at Kansas City 10 am FOX
Atlanta at Carolina 10 am FOX
Cincinnati at New Orleans 10 am CBS
Denver at St. Louis 10 am CBS
Tampa Bay at Washington 10 am FOX
San Francisco at N.Y. Giants 10 am FOX
Oakland at San Diego 1:05 pm CBS
Philadelphia at Green Bay 1:25pm FOX
Detroit at Arizona 1:25 pm FOX
New England at Indianapolis 5:30 pm NBC
Pittsburgh at Tennessee 5:30 pm ESPN

Thursday's result: Miami 22, Buffalo 9

BYE: Dallas, Jacksonville, N.Y. Jets, Baltimore

There was news that broke on Friday regarding former Cal coach Jeff Tedford, who appeared in the offseason to have landed a good gig as offensive coordinator with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Unfortunately, Tedford has not been with the team since having a heart procedure performed.  And now this:

The SB Nation article linked above quoted to an article from The Pewter Report, which talked of discontent within the Buccanners' organization about Tedford's decision not to return to the team to date:

The reason why Tedford was placed on indefinite medical leave was because he didn't feel like returning after he was cleared from his heart surgery. That's about all I can disclose at this time due to HIPAA laws. Tedford has a right to privacy regarding his medical conditions, and I'm going to respect that right.

At the same time, the Bucs were expecting him to return by Week 4 and he chose not to for reasons the team thought he could ultimately manage, which deeply upset some inside the organization. Tedford most likely wouldn't be welcomed back at One Buc Place because the organization feels like he left the team - and quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo - in the lurch.

Sander Philipse at SB Nation Bucs Nation had a slightly different feeling about the situation, which was more understanding (and, frankly, more human) about Tedford's situation.

It's a little ugly that this came out this way. People's personal health is very important, and they have the right to do what they need to for their own future -- and that shouldn't be held against them. Whether or not the team felt Tedford could have managed those issues, the fact is that the person best capable of making that decision is Tedford himself.

Sadly, however, it looks like Tedford's stint as an NFL offensive coordinator is finished before it ever really began.

As for Week 11 in the NFL, in addition to the games themselves, follow all of the Cal alumni in the NFL, too. Here is the full list:

Lorenzo Alexander (LB), Arizona Cardinals
Keenan Allen (WR), San Diego Chargers
Tyson Alualu (DE), Jacksonville Jaguars
C.J. Anderson (RB), Denver Broncos
Bryan Anger (P), Jacksonville Jaguars
Desmond Bishop (LB), Arizona Cardinals
Chris Conte (FS), Chicago Bears
Brian De La Puente (C), Chicago Bears
Thomas DeCoud (FS), Carolina Panthers
Justin Forsett (RB), Baltimore Ravens

DeSean Jackson (WR), Washington Redskins

Marvin Jones (WR), Cincinnati Bengals (INJURED RESERVE)
Cameron Jordan (DE), New Orleans Saints
Mychal Kendricks (OLB), Philadelphia Eagles
L.P. LaDouceur (LS), Dallas Cowboys
Marshawn Lynch (RB), Seattle Seahawks
Alex Mack (C), Cleveland Browns (INJURED RESERVE)
Chris McCain (LB), Miami Dolphins
Brandon Mebane (DT), Seattle Seahawks
Mike Mohamed (LB), Houston Texans
Aaron Rodgers (QB), Green Bay Packers
Richard Rodgers (TE), Green Bay Packers
Jeremy Ross (WR), Detroit Lions
Mitchell Schwartz (OT), Cleveland Browns
Brian Schwenke (C), Tennessee Titans
Craig Stevens (TE), Tennessee Titans
Nick Sundberg (LS), Washington Redskins
Will Ta’ufo’ou (FB), Jacksonville Jaguars
Shane Vereen (RB), New England Patriots
Steve Williams (CB), San Diego Chargers

This is your open thread for all the action.  Talk about the games.  Updates on the exploits of Cal alumni in the games are especially welcome.