| Oct 19, 2013
| 6:32 PM
— One of the first major free-agent acquisitions of the Chip Kelly era was tight end James Casey. Stanford's Zach Ertz came soon after, in the second round of the NFL Draft.
By then, even before his Philadelphia Eagles hit the field for their...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:13 AM
As Jakob Johnson watched his idol Bjoern Werner making tackles for FSU last season, he could see visions of his future.
Johnson would watch American football games from his home in Stuttgart, Germany, thinking one day he might follow in his countryman...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:29 PM
A little bird tells me what offense Will Muschamp will run next year to try and save his job as the head coach of the Florida Gators.
That little bird is called common sense.
And common sense says Muschamp has one year to flip the field and make UF...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
— Beating two winless teams in a row with the help of a defense that saved its best for last in both weeks was maybe the most encouraging sign the Philadelphia Eagles provided on Sunday.
The unit came through with its lone takeaway to squelch...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:32 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Eagles fans once threw snowballs at Jimmy Johnson at the Vet.
On Sunday, they threw bouquets, figuratively speaking, at Chip Kelly as the Eagles coach ran off the field following the Eagles' stunning 34-20 come-from-behind win over...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: (In last week's Washington-Stanford game) What did you think of all the injuries on defense? And how Stanford's medical staff healed them so quickly?
Answer: We've already been through this. Stanford...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
TAMPA — The Buccaneers officially reached the lows of NFL misery on Sunday. All you had to do was look up in the sky:
A "Tebow to Tampa" banner fly over Raymond James Stadium before Tampa Bay played the Philadelphia Eagles after the Bucs' bye week...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:35 PM
— Greg Schiano won seven games as a rookie head coach just one year ago. This, after Chip Kelly turned the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down to remain at the University of Oregon.
Now, as Schiano continues down what has become an increasingly slippery...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:41 PM
— They fell like dominoes in a strange and fascinating reboot of the entire Philadelphia pro sports scene.
In a 10-month span, down went Eagles coach Andy Reid, 76ers coach Doug Collins, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel and Flyers coach Peter...
| Dec 3, 2013
The Cleveland Browns have yet to say who will start at quarterback for them Sunday. Same goes for the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers.
As for the Philadelphia Eagles?
Coach Chip Kelly, tongue firmly planted in cheek, said Monday that Nick...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:27 PM
E. RUTHERFORD — Something momentous always seems to happen when the Eagles play the Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Three years ago, it was the "Miracle at the New Meadowlands" when the Eagles rallied from 21 points down with under eight minutes left...