| 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,...
| 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...
| 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 5, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The Chris Conte who covers NFL receivers rather than local news chuckled uncomfortably recalling how surreal it was to see stories about the Nashville TV reporter with the same name receiving death threats on Twitter intended for the Bears safety....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Help me. I can't make up my mind.
When you realize that the 12-4 San Francisco 49ers have to play their opening playoff game Sunday in Green Bay, home of the 8-7-1 Packers, there's only one word for that: "Unfair."
But I have always sneered at...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Considering their alternatives, the Bears appear to have made a reasoned decision to lock up Jay Cutler with a seven-year, $126 million deal.
Now that Cutler has moved into the general financial arena of some of the highest-paid quarterbacks, long-...
| 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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:24 PM
When we first met Bears general manager Phil Emery, he considered Jay Cutler a “franchise quarterback.’’
And now Emery is betting more than $50 million of the Bears franchise’s money on it.
Hope this works out better than...
| 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...
| Dec 25, 2013
'Tis the season to believe. What better way to drive home that point than a Bears victory Sunday against the Packers at Soldier Field in a winner-take-all showdown for the seemingly unwanted NFC North title?
Mad as the idea seems, the Bears have one...
| 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...