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Latimes.com ColumnistCoaching seems to be the decisive variable in the development of a successful football team, although, in New Orleans as well as in Philadelphia on Sunday, that might not be apparent. One game doesn't make a career. The odds are that Jim Haslett of...
Tags: Sports, Warrick Dunn, Joe Montana, Vince Lombardi, Mass Media
Latimes.com ColumnistThe San Francisco 49ers, one of the NFL's most successful teams for nearly 20 years, plugged another winning quarterback into the same old offensive system Sunday. He is Jeff Garcia, who was brought to San Francisco by new General Manager Bill Walsh, the...
Latimes.com ColumnistEven though Kurt Warner threw five touchdown passes for St. Louis--five more than Jeff Garcia threw for San Francisco--the NFL's hottest pair of new quarterbacks seemed reasonably similar in football ability Sunday as the Rams outscored the 49ers in St....
Latimes.com ColumnistThe San Diego football team has seized first place in the AFC West this year with carefully coached, uniquely aggressive defensive men who attack not the players in the offensive line but the gaps between those players. Up and down the line, as the...
Latimes.com ColumnistThere are three identical reasons for the 1999 achievements of the 11-2 Indianapolis Colts and the 11-2 St. Louis Rams: 3. Because both teams lost so often for so many years, accumulating barrels of draft choices, they've both had so many shots in so...
Latimes.com ColumnistNFL defenses have become so complex this season that you can't possibly outguess them. So the St. Louis Rams say. So, they don't even try. They don't even think about it. "Our quarterback never calls an audible," Mike Martz, the club's offensive...
Latimes.com ColumnistChad Pennington, the New York Jets' new leader, has spent the last three years making himself smoother, smarter, and faster. In consequence, Pennington is now one of the smoothest and smartest quarterbacks in the NFL, if never the fastest. He is also...
Latimes.comAs the 2005 playoffs arrive to put an end to an NFL regular season famous for widespread parity, one dominating question is obvious: How did five of the 32 pro clubs manage to rise so far above the crowd? The best answer is that five unique players...
Latimes.comWhen the season began last September, the NFL's two best teams seemed to be the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles — the best, at least, in their own conferences — and nothing happened in Sunday's doubleheader to shake the perception...
Latimes.com ColumnistRam fans, remembering that the New Orleans Saints knocked them out of the division championship last year, are wondering: Will our undefeated season begin to unravel when the Saints come to town next Sunday? New Orleans fans, noting that the Rams, en...
Tags: Sports, Employees, Entertainment, Jeff Fisher, New York Giants
Latimes.com ColumnistDan Reeves and Wade Phillips, who coach Michael Vick's team, the Atlanta Falcons, have always held that winning football is based on an effective running-play offense and an efficient running-play defense. Thus Reeves, the Atlanta coach, and his...
Latimes.comDuring another critical off-season in which next year's champions will be created, the New England Patriots' two famous leaders, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, have but three rivals who might block their drive to a record fourth Super Bowl title in the...
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