| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:12 AM
So many intriguing possibilities exist for the Philadelphia Eagles' first head coaching change of this millennium.
At the end of this season, barring a miracle run by a young team that doesn't look like it will ever win until being taught how by...
| 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......
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:23 PM
1. Giants (1 last week): How would an Eli Manning-Peyton Manning Super Bowl strike you?
2. Falcons (3): When everyone was busy watching Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, Matt Ryan was the best passer in the first half of the NFL season.
3. Bears (2): Their...