| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:37 AM
Five thoughts from the Dolphins workout against Atlanta Friday night:
1. A contrarian thought to Friday night's opening night touchdown drive: Did offensive coordinator Bill Lazor show too much? He rolled out some interresting formations and plays that,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:42 PM
BOURBONNAIS — For a minute, Bears defensive lineman Lamarr Houston has a Mr. Miyagi thing going, calmly working through a series of martial arts moves with brief but specific explanations of each.
Here's the side scissors with Houston slashing...
| Aug 4, 2014
— Conspicuous by his absence from live drills during Sunday's Philadelphia Eagles practice, cornerback Cary Williams first told reporters as he walked off the field that he wasn't hurt.
"They just need me for other days," he said, only adding to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:23 AM
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed Monday's practice, but it was a scheduled rest day at the outset of joint workouts with the Washington Redskins in Ashburn, Va.
Head coach Bill Belichick said there was no setback for Gronkowski, who...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:35 PM
As each hour passes in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, it gets more difficult to imagine Roger Goodell's keeping his job as NFL commissioner. The latest blow: the Associated Press reported Wednesday that the NFL was provided a copy of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:24 PM
Last week: 11-5 (11-5 against the spread).
Dolphins (1-0) at Bills (1-0)
Dolphins by 1 (O/U 43)
The Dolphins proved a lot with their victory over the Patriots, especially on defense. The Bills defensive line will test the Miami...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:45 PM
The Times’ NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 11-5 (.688). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:03 PM
SEATTLE — It's time for the NFL to kick the extra point to the curb.
In a league where the pinnacle is Super, the point after touchdown is entirely superfluous.
What play, other than the clock-killing kneel down, is so virtually automatic? There...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:05 PM
RENTON, Wash. — No San Francisco? Check.
No New England? Check.
No hard feelings? Well ...
There were ruffled feathers and bruised feelings from coast to coast Monday in the aftermath of the NFL's conference title games.
In Seattle, the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Tom Brady was nowhere to be seen Wednesday when the New England Patriots held their first major practice ahead of Sunday's AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the star quarterback missed practice...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:06 PM
If I hear one more time in a talk-radio discussion that Peyton Manning's legacy will be tainted if he can't win another Super Bowl, my head might explode.
Peyton Manning has nothing left to prove. Period. His legacy is established at least as one of the...