| 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,...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Jay Cutler took care of the men who took care of him this season.
The Bears' quarterback treated his offensive line and running back Matt Forte to dinner at Chicago Cut Steakhouse Dec. 30 -- the day after the Green Bay Packers ended the Bears’...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The Miami Dolphins concluded an interview with Ben McAdoo for the vacant offensive coordinator position on Tuesday.
McAdoo presently serves as the Green Bay Packers quarterback coach, but he's been a candidate for a number of openings in the NFL,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:16 PM
For the record, there was crying in Tampa, Fla., on the day they formally introduced Lovie Smith as the next Buccaneers head coach.
But not from Bucs fans who feared for their team's offense under Smith.
"That's my grandson,'' Smith told reporters...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers?
The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 10:00 PM
The Miami Dolphins beat the New England Patriots on Sunday for the first time in the last eight tries.
That prompted high-fives in Denver, high anxiety in San Diego . . . and an extremely low word count in Tom Brady's postgame news conference.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:14 PM
It's Christmas card time and I have only one this year.
And it goes to the Detroit Lions.
Dear bankrupt, sorry, toads of the NFL,
Thank you for your disgusting, lackluster attempts at football this season.
While real football franchises such as...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday. It doesn't mean he is going to play.
There was no definitive word on whether Rodgers would be medically cleared to return from his left collarbone injury in time for Sunday's game against the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 3:41 PM
D is for disheartening, devastation and disappointment.
D is also for Dallas and Detroit.
In a matter of weeks, the Cowboys and Lions have gone from the thick of the playoff race to a race to the bottom. They are a combined 0-4 since posting...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:32 PM
I'm on vacation this week so I'll just throw out a few topics to see it anyone wants to add to them. 1. I don't like the 8-6 NFC North leading Bears chances to make the playoffs. They finish out......
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:00 PM
A good subtitle for "Newton's Football" might be "Pigskin Freakonomics." This extraordinary collaboration between Allen St. John, columnist for Forbes.com and author of "The Billion Dollar Game," and Ainissa G. Ramirez, a PhD in materials science and...