| May 2, 2015
| 7:48 PM
The most bizarre and disturbing story of the NFL draft entered a new phase Saturday when Louisiana State tackle La'el Collins, a week ago considered a first-round prospect, went undrafted.
Collins essentially was deemed untouchable when reports surfaced...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 7:44 AM
The day the Philadelphia Eagles’ schedule came out, a fellow fan walked into my office with the newspaper to run through the likely wins and losses.
I’m thinking the same kind of thing was going on this week in homes and offices with...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 5:53 PM
Five probable new starters on defense, at least three on offense, including quarterback and running back, and a reconfigured wide receiver corps best describes the product the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to put on the field in September.
| Mar 3, 2015
| 6:38 AM
Many of you are aware of how the Bears follow my every suggestion, and you’re welcome for the firing of general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman.
But as much as the Bears always have looked to me for guidance and help, I’m here...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Not many people would have predicted that Sunday's game between Miami and Detroit would be the kind of splashy matchup it is, between two erstwhile also-rans riding three-game winning streaks.
And who could have guessed San Francisco at New Orleans...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:42 PM
One small stomp for man, one giant gulp for the Detroit Lions.
The NFL on Monday suspended Detroit center Dominic Raiola one game for stomping on the ankle of Chicago defensive tackle Ego Ferguson the day before.
That means the Lions will be without...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 7:03 PM
The New England Patriots got out of the Northeast on Monday before the blizzard hit, and flew directly into the eye of a different storm.
While football fans from every corner of the map have already grown weary of "Deflategate," New England coaches and...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The fix is in — and it's working.
Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't put up his typical gaudy numbers Sunday. He didn't throw four touchdown passes or roll up 400 yards. He did something better.
He did the Lambeau Limp.
Rodgers, carted off in the first half with a calf injury,...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Show Me State . . . just did.
It was misery in Missouri on Sunday for the teams in last season's Super Bowl. Seattle lost at Kansas City, and Denver fell at St. Louis.
The Chiefs moved into a two-way tie for first in the AFC West by virtue of...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Strange days indeed.
After starting the season 0-10, the Oakland Raiders finally got a win . . . by beating the scorching-hot Kansas City Chiefs, who had won seven of their previous eight games.
The first-place Atlanta Falcons at 4-6 will play host...