| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Should the Ravens opt to cut veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin, which isn't necessarily the Super Bowl champions' intention despite a $6 million base salary and a $7.531 million salary-cap figure, then Boldin insists he'll retire.
Boldin, 32, told Pro...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:00 PM
HONOLULU -- The score wasn't close, but the action was competitive.
That was the assessment of several players after the rain stayed away long enough for the NFC to put the hurt on its AFC counterparts in the Pro Bowl.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain seems an unlikely victim of bullying – as an adult, that is. But as a child, he was mocked for his threadbare clothing and the place he called home for about a year — a Salvation Army shelter....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has been named the Ravens' Walter Payton Man of the Year, recognizing him for his charitable efforts and play on the field.
Boldin is one of 32 NFL nominees for the national Walter Payton award, which is voted on by...
| Dec 21, 2012
The big-picture stuff going on in Lake Forest is juicier than it has been in years. To my delight, that's not going to change for many weeks.
Who coaches the Bears in 2013 is a much more meaningful, more layered conversation than if Lovie Smith's...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Inside the locker room during their last trip to the University of Phoenix Stadium one night six years ago, ecstasy made Bears players oblivious.
They didn't realize somebody let reporters into their inner sanctum quicker than usual after the Bears...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense has game-planning options Sunday at Arizona versus rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley. By showing different looks at the line of scrimmage, the Bears can roll the secondary, bring zone pressure and try to steal one in third-down passing...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:03 PM
Trust what you see, read your keys and play ball.
Sometimes it can be that simple when you are superior on one side of the ball, as the Bears defense was Sunday in a 28-13 win against a lifeless Cardinals offense.
Sure, Larry Fitzgerald made a...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:30 AM
It is not Demaryius Thomas, the Broncos’ No. 1 receiver.
Nor is it Eric Decker, one of the best No. 2 receivers across the land.
“What will happen is you won’t be able to say one person’s name without saying the other,’&...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:27 PM
"Be careful what you wish for."
In the canons of good advice, this suggestion is right up there with "follow the yellow brick road," "Use the Force, Luke," and "Never start a trip without clean underwear."
America's poet laureate, Eminem, even wrote a...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:08 AM
The most anxiety-fueled, suspenseful, nerve-wracking, emotional and ultimately explosively joyful day of the year is coming this week for anyone who represents prospects for this year's National Football League Draft.
The long "second season" of All-...