| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Seems hard to believe there will ever be a worse NFL team than the 1976-77 Tampa Bay Bucs that lost their first 26 games. I was there and want them to keep the title. They earned it.
But there is another team in our state that has created an anti-...
| Oct 15, 2013
Lovie Smith never warmed up to anchormen in Chicago so, if you can, picture Smith pretending to laugh at prominent and omnipresent USC fan Will Ferrell's jokes on the sideline during a Trojans practice.
Imagine the straight-laced Smith sidling next to...
| Oct 9, 2013
Among the many horrible beatings Jay Cutler has taken as quarterback of the Bears, the worst came in New York against the Giants in 2010. Cutler was sacked an NFL record nine times in a single half before being knocked out.
That's knocked out as in...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Is a taunt worth a touchdown?
The NFL might think so.
Dean Blandino, the league's head of officiating, said on the NFL Network this week that he believes the competition committee will weigh the merits of changing the taunting rules so that an...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:37 PM
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL.
The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:08 PM
When quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears move the ball into the red zone Sunday against the Saints, they should prep for some combination man looks (bracket coverage) from Rob Ryan's defense.
Using the All-22 coaches film, let's breakdown how Falcons...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:39 PM
In terms of adversity, the Bears' 2013 season is akin to an airline losing your luggage on a trip to Hawaii. You can sulk away a day or two in a luxury resort, or break down and buy a few items at the gift shop and get on with paradise.
In other words,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Imagine this is Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, and San Francisco leads New Orleans, 32-29, with 50 seconds left.
The network goes to commercials but, instead of coming back to the game, the credits begin to roll for "Heidi: The Untold Story," staring Miley...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 9:50 PM
UMES' Boozer, Brown among HOF candidates
Former running back Emerson Boozer and lineman Roger Brown of Maryland State, now UMES, are among 25 finalists for the Black College Football Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday. The finalists...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:05 PM
It is late under Sun Life Stadium, and the Dolphins locker room is still crowded with players and media and excitement and enough energy to light big hopes for the first time in more than a decade.
Maybe an hour has passed since Dolphins quarterback...