| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:54 PM
Bricklayers no longer need apply for the job of Bears tight end.
The Mike Martz idea of a tight end who is good only for moving heavy objects is passe. The new Bears want a tight end who can run, jump and catch — and maybe even dunk a football over...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 4:58 PM
You’ve seen concerts at the United Center and the Allstate Arena, at Metro and the Riviera Theatre. But have you ever seen a band play in a Chicago train station?
About 1,800 Chicagoans did Thursday — for free.
Maroon 5 and “Love Song&...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:32 AM
One thing we learned from this weekend’s NFL playoff games:
Lovie Smith was lucky he didn’t get the Jerry Angelo treatment.
Angelo was fired after somebody finally looked at his lousy draft history and failure to insure the most important...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Question: Is the Super Bowl postgame awards ceremony over yet or is Raymond Berry still walking through the long line of Giants trying to get a kiss on the Lombardi Trophy?
Berry's long, slow, seemingly dangerous walk through the Giants to the Lucas...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:30 AM
— He had never lost a game when leading at halftime at home. Tom Brady was 67-0 in such situations with the Patriots and, really, there was little reason to believe the quarterback who has won more playoff games than any in NFL history wasn't...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The Patriots and Tom Brady can show multiple alignments with their two tight end personnel against the Texans in their playoff game Sunday. Think of spread looks with both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez removed from the core of the formation to create...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:33 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Create matchups. Work the ball inside of numbers. Target the inside vertical seams.
Those are some of the opportunities you have in the passing game when the tight end plays a role in the game plan.
This Bears offense has a new...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 2:18 PM
BLACKSBURG — Randall Dunn caught two passes last year, while Kris Harley redshirted. Not what you would call vital cogs in the Virginia Tech football machine that cranked out an eighth consecutive season with at least 10 victories.
| Nov 26, 2012
| 2:50 PM
DAVIE – Admit it.
You were shocked to see Charles Clay getting his Gronk on during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Seahawks.
You couldn't believe this much-hyped Dolphins "weapon" finally started to produce in a way commensurate with his...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 12:03 PM
— We figured that Devin McCourty owed some of his teammates dinner. A nice cut of prime rib for Mr. Prime Time Tom Brady maybe, for impeccable efficiency in answering his critics on that last-minute drive in regulation. A big Maine lobster, surely,...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Nearing the midway point of the NFL season, this much can be said with conviction:
The Atlanta Falcons are a perfect 7-0.
And the rest of the NFL picture is a perfect mess.
More than 80% of the league's teams have at least three victories, and it's...