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Latimes.com ColumnistIn most of their first-down plays the other day, the Kansas City Chiefs, a famous running team, threw passes instead. And that's how they ran up that 54-34 score on the St. Louis Rams, who had won their first six games with the same plan: consistent...
Latimes.com ColumnistThe proposition that the Oakland Raiders are finally a Super Bowl team again this season will be tested, for perhaps the last time, in the game of the week Monday night at Denver. If the Raiders win that one, their bright future will be more fact than...
Tags: James McKnight, Al Davis, Rickey Dudley, Jeff Fisher, Football
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...
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...
Tags: Jeff Garcia, Football, Kurt Warner, Jon Kitna, Tim Brown
Latimes.com ColumninstWhen their offensive team is on the field this year, the St. Louis Rams are making the kinds of plays that no other teams are even attempting. And that's one reason why they're winning most of the time. At a critical moment Sunday, for example, the...
Tags: Brian Mitchell, Football, Kurt Warner, Joe Namath, Isaac Bruce
Latimes.com ColumnistThis is a game that figures to go Tampa Bay's way — on a relatively low-scoring day — because the Raiders haven't had time, during a short work week, to make the extensive changes they need to solve the Buccaneers' unconventional defense....
Tags: Simeon Rice, Ronde Barber, Jerry Porter, Jerry Rice, John Lynch
Special to The TimesOver the years, Super Bowls have produced one recurring phenomenon: the unanticipated blowout. And it always happens for the same reason: The team that falls behind, realizing that it isn't quite good enough, tends to lose heart, as the Raiders did...
San Jose Mercury NewsWhen Al Davis trusted almost nobody in the world -- and when the rest of the NFL didn't trust him -- Amy Trask was the executive who (barely) kept the two sides working together. That's a singular achievement and Trask had a few of them during her long,...
St. Louis Post-DispatchThursday afternoon found Tony La Russa inside his East Bay home cleaning cat pans and doing due diligence on the previous night's ineffectual use of instant replay by an umpiring crew in Cleveland. Much of La Russa's post-managerial responsibilities...
Ronde Barber is retiring from the NFL after 17 seasons and a franchise-record 241 games played, all with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. FOX Sports' Jay Glazer first reported Barber's retirement Wednesday. Barber, a five-time Pro Bowl pick and three-time...
SportsTalkQuarterback Club members (from left) Mark Lechmanik, Rob Stewart, Scott Sautter and Gary Uzelac (right) are all from the 1978-82 era of Lafayette football, as was the guy who took the photo, Hal Hocking. They reunited at last Saturday's Maroon......
Dressed comfortably for a long Thursday night in blue jeans and a Bears jacket, team Chairman George McCaskey entered Halas Hall and promptly placed a stack of 2013 pocket schedules on the receptionist's desk. How misleading. Nothing else the Bears...
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