| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
USC needs to answer two fundamental questions as it searches for a new football coach.
Question 1: Should it fall for the sentimental "That old gang of mine" yarn that only a former Trojan like Jack Del Rio or Jeff Fisher can come in and fix this mess?...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:51 PM
The Denver Broncos can actually make a defensive play every so often.
And Tony Romo is still Tony Romo.
Those two truths kept the Broncos undefeated Sunday, as Denver held on to win at Dallas, 51-48, thanks in large part to a crucial error down the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Never mind that old notion about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town.
In the NFL, backup quarterbacks are suddenly the busiest guys in town.
A rash of injuries around the league has teams scrambling to get their reserve signal-...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The NCAA has made it clear it isn't giving football scholarships back to USC, or presenting Matt Barkley with an honorary Rose Bowl participation plaque.
Being the NCAA means never having to say you're sorry. The governing body of college athletics...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:09 PM
Overcrowding, procrastination, people pushing and shoving for that one remaining item on the shelf…
Just the way the NFL had hoped the end of the season would go.
The league that once writhed when teams that had clinched early coasted into the...
| Dec 24, 2013
— Now everybody wants to know more about the Philadelphia Eagles.
At least that's NBC's assessment. The network is banking on it, actually, after following up the decision to make last Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears its own with a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:10 PM
— One thing rookie Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly might want to consider in trying to open things up for running back LeSean McCoy and his offense in general heading toward their stretch run is an extra deep threat.
They already have that...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:08 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Inside a stunned Bears locker room Sunday night after a disgraceful 54-11 loss to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, coach Marc Trestman approached Jay Cutler. Josh McCown joined them near the corner to form a quorum.
| 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...
| 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...