| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the West divisions:
Now that they have their quarterback in Alex Smith, the Kansas City Chiefs need...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Every quarterback needs a best buddy, right? The guy he can count on even when his offensive line flops worse than LeBron James. Well, three QBs on some of the best teams in the NFL—Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady—look like they...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:50 PM
It was as intriguing as it was maddening. It was head-scratching. It was ugly. And we're talking about the offense of the winning team.
The big question going into Thursday night was who would Tom Brady target? How often? And what would happen when he...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 4:40 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As New England Patriots fans descended on the ProShop adjacent to Gillette Stadium Saturday, their Aaron Hernandez jerseys were folded neatly, crumpled up in a ball, wedged under their arms or stuffed into a bag - and then handed over...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 2:01 PM
There are moments during practice where Brandon Gibson's head is spinning faster than the football he's supposed to catch.
In the span of seconds the Miami Dolphins' new receiver must decipher if he's facing zone or man coverage, and adjust his route...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Representing Dunbar High with a maroon suit and maroon tie, Tavon Austin strolled into Radio City Music Hall around 7 p.m. Thursday night to see his lifelong dream fulfilled.
At 7:34 p.m., he and 22 other top prospects were introduced to the crowd....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:37 PM
One of my favorite assignments in the past year or so was the feature I did this week on former Dunbar and West Virginia star Tavon Austin, who for weeks has had talent evaluators in NFL organizations and in the media salivating about what he might do...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Here's a look at what national media are saying about the St. Louis Rams drafting former Dunbar star Tavon Austin with the No. 8 pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
** SI.com's Don Banks says the Rams gave up a lot to get Austin, but the West Virginia wide...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 8:25 PM
What's the sound when perfection goes poof?
Sunday, it was a thud, as New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer batted away a fourth-down pass by the Atlanta Falcons, who were two yards away from a touchdown that would have kept them undefeated.
From 8-0 to 9...