| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears made too many mistakes in losing the season opener to the Buffalo Bills 23-20 in overtime Sunday at Soldier Field .
1. The storyline has been promoted practically all year, since Jan. 3 anyway, the day the Chicago...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
As the opening of NFL training camps creeps closer, so does confrontation with critical concerns on top teams. The outcome of these issues will have a major impact on the drama and results of the 2013 season.
Some of the teams expecting to contend for...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 10:22 AM
There are eight -- and there's one active NFL player who will be a shoo-in -- Heisman Trophy winners in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Can you name them?
Two are running backs who won the Heisman as college football's best player in the 1980s. Two...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Michael Huff can relate to the immediate expectations with which rookie safety Matt Elam is dealing. He was once a first-round draft pick who had to help replace a perennial Pro Bowl defensive back who had left town. So Huff has taken it upon himself to...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Smart man, Tom Thayer.
As the Bears radio analyst, he’s football Steve Stone with the way he diagnoses plays before the snap and breaks them down later. He’s also football Ron Santo, grunting his dismay at his former team’s failure,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The dirt path, narrow and steep, snakes about 500 yards up a severe hillside in Danville, Calif., and beckons Maurice Jones-Drew each week. He and his trainer consider it their Saturday morning exclamation point, the grueling capstone for their week of...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 8:08 AM
Lions' Johnson, Vikings Allen lead All-Pro voting.
Lions wide receiverCalvin Johnson and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen garnered the most votes for the 2011 NFL All-Pro team announced Friday.
Johnson and Allen each received 49 of 50 possible votes...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The NFL offseason heats up on Tuesday when the free agency period begins and the NFL draft will take place next month. In anticipation of those events, blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will look at six key positions the Ravens might address in free agency...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Ndamukong Suh had the knockdown of the night when he rocked Jay Cutler on a sack in the second quarter.
But the Bears recovered to win the decision Monday night.
The hope is the quarterback isn't too sore after he was diagnosed with bruised ribs...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:41 PM
As Julius Peppers entered the locker room, he spoke for nearly everyone in the organization and probably its fan base when he exclaimed, "Winning ugly."
It trumps the alternative -- being on the losing side of an ugly win. The Bears rebounded from a...
| Dec 14, 2011
The moment when Robert Griffin III stepped to the podium Saturday night to receive the Heisman Trophy, greeted by a contingent of past winners, the Baylor quarterback automatically became eligible for membership in another sort of club.
Not that he wants...