Morning Walkthrough: Sparano taking control

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Morning Walkthrough: Sparano taking control

Tony Sparano has the Jets sitting up and then, in turn, taking notice of his approach with the Jets offense.

Longtime NFL quarterback Jon Kitna is a quarterback no more. He's teaching math. Good for him for transitioning to a post-NFL life. And while retirement is a long journey, it's worth noting that Kitna was famously concussed in 2007.

The NFL is expected to make it mandatory that players wear hip, thigh and knee pads beginning in 2013. When the league has to mandate common-sense safety measures for players because they would otherwise ignore them, doesn't that make you wonder where the personal responsibility lies for guys who line up to decry how the league and the game took advantage of them?

Dallas Clark, who worked out with the Patriots last week, has also worked out for the Bucs.

Quickest way to make an authentic and admirable guy seem like a fraud? Let PR handlers and image cultivators get a hold of Tim Tebow and watch how it unfolds.

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.