| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:46 AM
If you ever want to learn about how a team REALLY feels about a quarterback ask a defender who trusts you to be honest.
That's one of the tricks to this trade I discovered early in my tenure as a football analyst, and it has never failed me. At least...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
What a difference a (pro) day makes.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout...
| May 4, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Please allow me to explain why I selected Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles in Sam Farmer's LA Times beat writer's mock, which you can check out here.
What had happened was....
1. The other beat writer ravished my draft board. All the elite...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the South divisions:
In a division with Cam Newton and Drew Brees, there's even more of a premium in...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Next week is the final exam for the Miami Dolphins players.
The Dolphins will hold its three-day minicamp Tuesday through Thursday, giving the players and coaches a final run of the offense and defense they've installed this offseason.
It is the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Former UCF star Blake Bortles is now officially an NFL quarterback.
Bortles signed his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars early Wednesday morning.
The four-year deal is worth a reported fully-guaranteed $20.6 million, including a $13.3...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Photo by Al Diaz
When the National Football League finally put an end to the drawn-out lockout this summer, the first thing that popped into my mind was that the embarrassment was over. There would be no more talk of negotiating from NFL Commissioner...
| Jan 26, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech football's three new staff members arrive with a Super Bowl ring, national championship bling and Tom Brady's cell number, respectively. They appear to be smart, affable and demanding.
Now we'll see if they can coach....
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The biggest storyline of free agency, one that will send ripples throughout the rest of the 2012 offseason, is the fate of Peyton Manning, who could be released by the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise that Manning quarterbacked to a Super Bowl title in...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 8:34 PM
Lions will surprise
I think the Lions and Rams go to the playoffs in the NFC this season, but I like the Lions as biggest surprise because they play in a tougher division and have been down longer.
Coach Jim Schwartz has...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 10:20 PM
How often do Miami Dolphins fans vent about the team’s woes to Darius Rucker, who sang “I’m such a baby ‘cause the Dolphins make me cry” on the 1995 Hootie & the Blowfish hit “Only Wanna Be With You”?