| Nov 16, 2013
| 12:05 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis. The man replacing Aaron Rodgers chooses his words deliberately. He doesn't show emotion. He's serious, direct. You wonder if he bleeds.
Scott Tolzien is, indeed, all business.
Yet this question gives him pause. First, his arms are...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:05 PM
How the darts landed
I keep waiting for the law of averages to rescue me. I keep waiting to have a big week just as the blind squirrel will happen upon an acorn by dumb luck. I keep waiting for God to feel sorry for my shame and intervene divinely. I'...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:13 PM
TAMPA — This is what the NFL abyss looks like: Dark, deep despair and a plunging freefall into irrelevance.
Meet your Tampa Bay Bucs, who in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month should channel the spirit of Ponce de Leon in search of a game plan...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in the 2003 NFL draft, only three remain active — No. 1 pick Carson Palmer, Packers backup Seneca Wallace and the guy Chicago loved and loathed with equal passion, depending on the week.
The guy once booed during...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:19 PM
The Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler can look to create explosive plays down the field versus the Lions defense Sunday using the wheel concept to expose the curl-flat defender in Cover-3.
Using the All-22 coaches film from the Lions-Cardinals matchup in...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:19 PM
Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics:
LT 75 Levi Brown (Granby High, Penn State): Started; recovered Carson Palmer fumble and advanced it 4 yards; penalized 10 yards for holding.
TE 87 Jeff...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:04 AM
If Steelers with their cap can make a trade, is it realistic the Bears could go outside for defensive line help? -- @jtbbears from Twitter
You are referring to the Steelers having less than $2 million in cap room and their acquisition of offensive...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Old Trojans don't die, they just move to Newport Beach.
Wealthy alums here venerate a winning USC football tradition. Houses hang USC banners and flags, cardinal and gold colors are everywhere. I am grudgingly tolerated as a Cal-Berkeley alum. A whole...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 10:26 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Stepfan Taylor can run with the big boys.
Stanford’s career rusher leader ran for 64 yards in his NFL debut, and the Arizona Cardinals exposed several trouble spots for the Green Bay Packers in a 17-0 preseason win Friday...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:53 PM
When Matt Barkley agreed to a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, much of the talk shifted to the money the quarterback lost for staying another year at USC.
Whatever the amount (terms of the contract weren't disclosed), he...