| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:49 PM
The Ravens aren't officially at the halfway point of the 2013 season, but they face a "must win" situation Sunday in Cleveland against the Browns.
Few like to use the phrase so early in the season, especially in a league where scenarios change like...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:24 PM
When Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman broke his left collarbone in the second game of the 1998 season, he missed five Cowboys games over the next 50 days.
The wait was excruciating, even between owner Jerry Jones' news conferences.
"The pain was...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 2:14 PM
The Bears will see some Cover-4 from the Packers defense inside the red zone and that creates opportunities for quarterback Jay Cutler to target wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on the post route off the "dino" stem.
As shown here, the Bears have their...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Bears weren’t ready to start the game. Again.
They were undisciplined. Again.
They were mistake-prone. Again.
They couldn’t stop the run. Again.
That’s on the coach. A lot of the Bears’ inexplicably awful performance in...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 6:57 PM
At some point, an NFL head coach must save an injured player from himself and his team from that player.
At some point, he must vow not to let the machismo attitudes that rule so many locker rooms mar his own judgment. He must keep a level head amid...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 and the NFL's only undefeated team.
But how good are they, really?
We'll know a lot more Sunday when the Chiefs play at Denver in a pivotal AFC West showdown.
None of the teams the Chiefs have beaten have a winning...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 7:09 PM
We interrupt Groin Injury Awareness Week in Chicago to bring attention to four college quarterbacks from the area who mean as much to their teams as Jay Cutler does to the Bears.
At Notre Dame, America's most unappreciated quarterback made history...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Nobody ever has accused the NFL of failing to make a profit.
But you can't help wonder if the league finally has gone too far and maximized television exposure over competitive integrity. The decision to flex the Bears-Eagles game to NBC's "Sunday Night...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Jay Cutler was hurt. It was obvious. He was hobbling. Limping. His magically healed torn groin had to be some kind of issue.
Same goes for his hand, which was slammed on a blitz. And his ankle, which was rolled in the second quarter. Just say his entire...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Marc Trestman sounded optimistic that Jay Cutler would start Sunday.
One question, of course, is whether Cutler would finish the game.
The doctors cleared Cutler to practice at full speed and Trestman planned to put him through a full-speed workout...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Locker clean-out days always have a somber tone around the NFL. But Monday morning at Halas Hall, a day after the Bears narrowly missed out on a playoff berth with a 33-28 loss to the Packers, the uncertainty was more prevalent than usual.
As has been...