| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Steve Spagnuolo was traveling earlier this year visiting college football powerhouses Alabama and Ohio State when he came to a realization.
He couldn't envision himself not coaching this season.
Spagnuolo contemplated taking a year off from the NFL...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:45 AM
With his towering height and impressive wingspan, defensive lineman Chris Canty is one of the most imposing players on the Ravens roster.
Canty had a dominant minicamp, disrupting passing lanes and shoving offensive linemen into the backfield.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Getting rid of Lovie Smith does not make the Bears a better team.
Only replacing him with a better coach would.
Jon Gruden? Hearing he's not coming down from the press box.
Bill Cowher has gotten too comfortable wearing makeup.
Mike Holmgren? He...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 11:20 PM
Tennis--Australian Open, men’s semifinal, same-day tape, 11 a.m. (ESPN2); women’s championship, 2 a.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling--Tour Down Under, Stage 4, same-day tape, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA Basketball--Minnesota Timberwolves at...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:25 PM
MOBILE, Ala. — If you are expecting Aaron Kromer to turn J'Marcus Webb into Jermon Bushrod, you probably are dreaming.
But Kromer did turn Bushrod, a fourth-round draft pick from Towson, into a two-time Pro Bowl tackle for the Saints.
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:43 AM
When the Ravens hired Juan Castillo as run-game coordinator and Steve Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant, they added several years of institutional experience.
Both have strong ties to coach John Harbaugh from his decade on the Philadelphia Eagles'...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:55 PM
A year ago, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees was the new kid on the block. Now, he's teaching a bunch of new players.
The Ravens still have a defense in transition. Gone are two eventual Hall of Famers, linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed,...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:30 PM
I never put a lot of stock in OTAs because the season is still a few months away and there could be some significant changes to the roster before the regular season opener. But here are a few casual observations from watching the first workout open to the...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Unless you are a football junkie, you probably don’t know or don’t care that the Kansas City Chiefs hired Chris Ault, the man who invented the Pistol offense and coached Colin Kaepernick at Nevada, to a consulting gig.
But it might...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:07 PM
The Ravens have hired former St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo as a senior defensive assistant.
Spagnuolo has been a defensive coordinator with the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints.
His background with Ravens coach John Harbaugh stems...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The Death Star in Star Wars was the ultimate power in the Universe, but had one glaring design flaw, as discussed here: The New Orleans Saints are in many ways almost like a "Reverse Death Star," in that they're a......