| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:40 PM
After rookie head-hunter Jon Bostic knocked Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie into next week during the second exhibition game Thursday night, they were saying in the Bears huddle what you were thinking.
Keep in mind pro football players don't...
| Sep 18, 2013
The New England Patriots haven't fielded a lousy offense since 2000. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't endured a losing season since 2003. The Philadelphia Eagles haven't played this fast since — well, they've never played this fast.
| Aug 24, 2013
| 2:14 PM
As Vikings free safety Marc Trestman jumped up after delivering a hard hit that leveled Chargers running back Johnny Rodgers, he got lost in the moment.
This was a meaningless NFL exhibition in 1979 and Trestman a mere undrafted rookie fighting for a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:40 PM
It has been a jam-packed eight-plus months for the Bears since the departure of coach Lovie Smith and most of his staff. We're learning about new boss Marc Trestman and his lieutenants, several big free-agent acquisitions and a fresh crop of rookies....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:44 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The world's next great football coach has been on a roll this week, speaking of incorporating an enthusiasm unknown to mankind, building a beaver dam, lacking a "tweeter," living a childhood that was the opposite of the song Cat's in...
| Jul 22, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The ACC's reigning player of the year hails from the Peninsula District, sings Eric Church's "Springsteen" and believes his team can win the national championship.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd held court at the conference's...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Diane Long will sit in an Edward Jones Dome luxury box Sunday, binoculars lifted to her eyes, her focus trained on the line of scrimmage. She won't be following the football much when the St. Louis Rams play host to the Chicago Bears. For four quarters,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine.
"This is one...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Tyrann Mathieu was a third-round gamble. Nobody wanted Vontaze Burfict. Josh McCown's career as a journeyman NFL quarterback was ostensibly over, and he was coaching high school football in North Carolina. And Danny Woodhead? He's been overlooked forever....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:10 PM
It is a testament to the bizarre nature of this NFL season that it's almost as hard to make sense of what happened in the Ravens' Thanksgiving night victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers as it is to predict how it will impact the AFC playoff picture....
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...