| Nov 1, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Remember back a couple of months, just before the start of the NFL season, that much of the talk was about rookies Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney and Michael Sam?
Now, Manziel's holding a clipboard in Cleveland; Clowney has had injury problems and...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Have you noticed?
Late in this NFL season, a sophomoric sense of humor seems to be creeping into the staid, conservative league. Consider:
•The fun began with St. Louis Coach Jeff Fisher last Sunday during the coin toss preceding the Rams' game...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Here is a fun game to play for the whole family. Put both hands inside the collar of your shirt as if grabbing imaginary shoulder pads. Now stretch your neck to the left and right.
Welcome to the Bears answer to Tebowing, the mock prayer pose in honor...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:02 PM
The Bears and Matt Forte once again can attack the Packers defensive front seven with the trap schemes in Marc Trestman's playbook to produce numbers in the run game.
As shown here, the Bears align in a Pro Split Exchange formation with Regular/21...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:44 PM
Nothing sums up the state of Sunday night's NFC North rivalry game better than this: While Packers coach Mike McCarthy stands within five victories of Vince Lombardi, Bears counterpart Marc Trestman reminds Chicagoans of Neill Armstrong more every week....
| 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...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Soon you will encounter my predictions for Week Six of the NFL season. Last week one featured game involved the aggressive Cincinnati Bengals attacking the reeling New England Patriots. I said that the game would be a blowout with a 26-...
| 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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 2:08 PM
It doesn't get any bigger than this, Orlando.
The sharks are coming!
No, not the San Jose Sharks, hockey puck breath.
Even as we speak, I can envision Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer getting his head bit off on national TV. (Or maybe a...
| 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...