| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh has to modify his philosophy.
There is a time to be aggressive and a time not to be aggressive, and Sunday was one of those days when Harbaugh should have been more conservative. That approach almost cost him a game last week,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:31 PM
The Ravens had a character win against Miami on Sunday. Because of injuries, they were low on receivers as well as offensive linemen. They were playing in heat and had not won a game on the road this season.
But there are still...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Making a trade during the NFL season is relatively uncommon, and those moves are even more rare when they involve star players. So the Cleveland Browns raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday in dealing running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis for a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 5:00 PM
For four seasons on the Baylor coaching staff, Dino Babers watched quarterback Robert Griffin III develop into a passer worthy of winning the 2011 Heisman Trophy.
For the last two years, the Eastern Illinois coach benefited from Jimmy Garoppolo...
| 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.
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:31 PM
You don't need a Las Vegas bookmaker to compute the Bears' odds for success without Jay Cutler.
Cutler is the irreplaceable part for the 2013 Bears. You'd have a slot loose to think the Bears are going to put together a winning team...
| Aug 30, 2013
Because I was the only one of the Tribune's nine-man panel who correctly predicted the Bears would miss the playoffs last year, it's my privilege to hit leadoff with this year's NFL crystal ball.
It's easy to make a case for all four teams in the NFC...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:48 AM
No surprise that Phil Emery would run interference for Shea McClellin.
Just as it’s no surprise that every opponent runs directly at Emery’s first draft pick.
Connect the dots, Phil.
But no. the Bears general manager has his own dots,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:20 PM
There is a reason why top college football coaches demand top dollars:
Forget trying to figure out how to hire a great one, as there seems no reliable formula.
Pete Carroll was an ordinary, out-of-work NFL coach in 2001 when he took the...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:24 PM
Packers' wide receiver Randall Cobb was viewed as a creative offense weapon and a top special teams talent when he came out of Kentucky. However, the second-year pro has developed quickly into one of Aaron Rodgers' top options in the passing game this...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:22 PM
It began with the July 26 edition of "Calendar," found in this very newspaper each Friday. (Well, you won't find the July 26 edition every Friday but, oh, you know what I mean . . . )
The feature story was about the Vans Warped Tour, which apparently...