| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.
More than just a change on the depth chart, the quarterback switch figures to...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:55 AM
First, a quick note of thanks, again, to Sports Illustrated.
If you believe in the SI jinx, and Lord knows you should, they just screwed us.
They put Jon Lester on the cover before he pitched even one inning for the Cubs.
I want to say the last time...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:41 AM
It doesn't matter if we want Deflategate. It doesn't matter if we don't want Deflategate.
We NEED Deflategate.
Whether the Patriots purposely took some of the air out of their footballs Sunday as they were taking all of the air out of the Indianapolis...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:36 PM
When the wheels start to come off the team bus in an NFL season, the good teams make corrections, fix the problem and continue to buy into the coach despite signs of adversity.
He is the most important guy in the building, the boss who manages the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:26 PM
It's a situation the Ravens don't have to address now, but it will add to an interesting offseason.
With each snap, rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is showing what most of us have seen since the first day of training camp. He has the potential to...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Remarkably, there still are Jay Cutler defenders out there.
Or maybe they are Cutler enablers and apologists, but whatever, there are people who seem to want me to believe that it’s never the fault of a 31-year-old quarterback who hasn’t...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:51 PM
LEESBURG – If you're tooling down County Road 452 on a Sunday afternoon, roll down your window. Before you even see the big Green Bay flags waving out front, you're likely to hear Packers music coming from out back.
Don't let the lady in the...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The Chicago Bears have played awful football in their last two games — losing at New England 51-23, getting a week off to regroup, then losing at Green Bay 55-14. All Bears (even Yogi) deserve derision, led by head coach Marc Trestman....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:14 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Marc Trestman’s play-calling at the end of the first half or Marc Trestman’s play-calling at the end of the first drive of the third quarter?
Let’s examine both to see how inexplicable...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:53 PM
DENVER — One thing you can count on after a loss like this is Cameron Wake to be the final player in the Dolphins locker room, dressing slowly, mulling over a lost afternoon, delivering his thoughts like an epitaph.
"Just not good enough,'' he...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Because this is being written on the day after Thanksgiving, I'm eating turkey sandwiches and leftover dressing on the side. By the time you read this, we will have moved on to turkey soup or the under-appreciated T.O.T. (turkey on toast). Also it's close...