| Nov 20, 2011
| 7:30 PM
For years, middle linebacker Ray Lewis has helped bail the Ravens out of situations just like the one they faced late in Sunday's game. At times, he's done it with his pure ability. Other times, the Ravens have leaned on his will or his words.
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:34 AM
Jerry Angelo famously said he wanted a few solutions, and Tuesday, the Bears finally opted for one of the smartest: firing Angelo.
Yes, the man who spent a second-round pick on legendary Dan Bazuin is out.
Maybe Angelo ultimately gets to color it as a...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Here is a question that the Ravens will have to answer in the coming weeks: Will they be comfortable going into the season without an experienced backup behind Ray Rice?
Currently, the three top guys behind Rice on the running back depth chart –...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 11:00 AM
I was invited to a VIP reception for the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award winners held at the Tremont Plaza Hotel last night, but I arrived an hour or so late because I was waiting for a phone call from Ken Rosenthal. When I finally arrived at the event,...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Two days before the start of the NFL draft, there's no telling what way the Chicago Bears will go Thursday night.
Popular thinking is the team will look to trade down from No. 29 and into the second round, but wanting to move down and finding an...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Anthony Allen’s first emotion was disappointment.
He had grown up idolizing Ricky Williams. As a high school running back from Florida, Allen watched Williams’ every move during his time with the Miami Dolphins. One of the best parts about...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Free agency began four weeks ago today (though after waiting days and days and days for the Ravens to make moves, it feels like it started four months ago). The Ravens lost three starters during the first week of free agency and a few reserves. But they...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:30 AM
In the meeting rooms that the Ravens defense has huddled this week, a certain amount of attention has been paid to Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson and wide receivers A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson.
But that doesn’t mean that they...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:08 PM
There was a time, and it really wasn't that long ago, when there wasn't a running back in the league who could make the Ravens defense look mortal. For the better part of a decade, Baltimore went after ball carriers like a pack of hungry lions,...