| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been under fire the past 24 hours or so for comments he made to USA Today that have been interpreted as a slam on quarterback Peyton Manning for winning just one Super Bowl during his 14 years with the team.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:06 PM
America’s worst fans? Right now, it’s a close race between the folks who “root” for the Houston Texans and those who “occupy” the seats at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to cheer on the 49ers. With a “...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Six weeks ago, Alterraun Verner had no guarantees he'd be a starting cornerback for the Tennessee Titans.
Today, he's made as big an impact as any defensive player in the NFL.
What are the odds of that?
Actually, Verner could calculate those for...
| Oct 11, 2013
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags.
Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:51 PM
The Denver Broncos can actually make a defensive play every so often.
And Tony Romo is still Tony Romo.
Those two truths kept the Broncos undefeated Sunday, as Denver held on to win at Dallas, 51-48, thanks in large part to a crucial error down the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Jets Coach Rex Ryan is considering a color-coded play-calling system for rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has 11 turnovers in four games this season.
After giving Smith a vote of confidence earlier this week by saying there was no consideration to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:52 PM
Peyton Manning doesn't face Dallas too often, but the Denver quarterback isn't likely to be surprised by what he sees Sunday from Cowboys defenders.
"Peyton practiced against it for seven years," said Tony Dungy, Manning's former head coach in...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished.
The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable.
Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps:
1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages.
2. Put those on a card and laminate it.
3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder.
If there are blitzes that work against...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:44 PM
What a paradox that as the NFL barrels into its season with the reputation as the sport of violent plays and player concussions, it is the gentleman’s game, baseball, that death visited -- not on the field but far afield, among the fans.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:55 PM
Quarterbacks are putting up gargantuan numbers. Yardage totals are rolling up like pennies on a gas pump. Defenses are scrambling to patch holes.
And power running backs are all but forgotten.
What used to be a cornerstone to building a strong...