| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:55 AM
OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line?
Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox.
I’ve heard that the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:10 PM
This is no time for a running-back controversy, and there doesn't need to be one soon.
The competition between Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce to be the starter of the future will eventually work itself out, but the Ravens will need both for the rest of the...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 7:02 PM
Whenever Bears tight end Martellus Bennett gets in front of an audience, the man who nicknamed himself "The Black Unicorn" goes for laughs so naturally that you expect him to remind everybody to tip the wait staff.
Asked about a sore shoulder Sunday...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Julius Peppers wasn’t on the Bears injury report, so we have to trust that nobody is lying and that Peppers is healthy.
If so, then that narrows the options to one: Peppers was just plain bad in the win over the Bengals.
It wasn’t as if he...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 1:26 PM
What do you want from a collegiate football coach? Slick promises he has no chance of keeping or brutal honesty about his lousy team?
Truthfully, I figured we would never have to discuss this because putting "coach" and "brutal honesty" together is...
| Jul 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Odds are, Kirk Cousins is going to play. Not just in preseason, mind you, but in real games with considerable stakes that could determine whether the Washington Redskins reach their playoff potential.
Not to wish any harm to Robert...
| Dec 10, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS — To understand what kind of day it was for Jay Cutler, know that Jason Campbell, the allegedly incompetent backup, was able to put as many points on the board in one drive as Cutler was in 11.
That's if you don't count the 14 points...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A response was demanded.
A big response.
The Bears needed to answer a bad, weak effort in San Francisco with a solid, physical game against visiting Minnesota.
And they provided it in a tough and vicious game that required it.
After the usual...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
It's rare that a game's first play from scrimmage is the most critical, but it sure seemed that way in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Many Bears had a chance to stop or at least slow Adrian Peterson on his 51-yard run.
Defensive end Corey Wootton had...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:35 PM
On a snowy, blustery, miserable day elsewhere in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers played in sunshine and basked in the relatively warm winds of change.
They beat Seattle at home, 19-17, reversing the flow after lopsided losses to the Seahawks in...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:42 PM
The Ravens had so much luck a year ago that it appeared to all have run out. There was the fourth-and-mile check down pass to Ray Rice in San Diego and the Mile High Miracle pass to Jacoby Jones in the postseason.
When the 2013 season began, the...