| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
On a reasonably quiet weekend for Virginia-based NFL players, former William and Mary star Jonathan Grimes became a workhorse for Houston, averaging more than 4 yards per rush on his 13 carries as the Texans won in Cleveland.
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:17 PM
If your team is like mine most seasons, at least one of your running backs on your online roster probably has one of those little red "injury" boxes or check marks next to their name. Whether it's severe or mild injury, banged-up backs are just the nature...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 4:33 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – The mistakes came early and late.
Steve Smith fumbled the first pass Joe Flacco threw. Torrey Smith dropped the last one, a sideline opportunity that would have kept the Ravens’ comeback hopes alive, if only for a little...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 3:38 PM
I wanted to start today's conversation by defining what turns a sports injury into a stupid sports injury. Turns out I'm not smart enough to do that, so I'll get around it the same way Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart did when he couldn't define...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:46 PM
The break is over for the New York Giants, who after starting with a disappointing 3-4 season will turn their attention to what they're viewing as a nine-game season that starts on Monday night against the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite a 51-34 loss to...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:04 AM
It was a mixed weekend for some of the Fuller brothers, who are quite familiar to Virginia Tech fans. Two of the Hokies' football program's most prolific family are now in the NFL.
Corey Fuller grabbed the winning touchdown pass to give Detroit a...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:01 AM
With the exception of ripping the ball away from Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw a couple weeks ago, it's been another relatively rough stretch for Ravens strong safety Matt Elam.
Elam allowed two receptions on two targets against the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:07 AM
NFL experts say the Patriots will struggle more with Jerod Mayo out of the lineup. Unfortunately, they'll have to find out, since Mayo was carted off the field at Buffalo on Sunday after hurting his knee while making his fifth tackle of the day.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:14 PM
I like to think of Week 5 in the NFL as the Day of Reckoning. Of course, it’s not just a day, it’s three days -- Thursday, Sunday and Monday -- but Weekend of Reckoning sounds like a suburban dad’s garage band.
So you can quibble with...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:31 PM
Tom Coughlin has a phobia when it comes to rookie running backs. That's why in all the years he's been coach of the Giants he has never had one who carried the ball 20 or more times in a game. Not Brandon Jacobs, not Ahmad Bradshaw, and certainly not...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:03 PM
GAME PLAN: The Ravens regressed offensively despite a concerted effort to spread the football around in the passing game. Trailing on the scoreboard and dealing with frequent pass-protection breakdowns, their reaction was to throw more instead of trying...