| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears opened preseason Friday with a 34-28 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field.
1. Bring up the topic of Jimmy Clausen with Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera and he’s instantly interested.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:36 AM
I don’t know every criteria by which Marc Trestman is judging his backup quarterbacks, but Jimmy Clausen won.
I think it’s over and Clausen has won the spot behind Jay Cutler. Premature? Maybe. But ultimately true. You watch. Clip & save....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:42 AM
What are the chances of the Bears getting Kyle Orton back and what do you think of David Fales making the roster? -- @Fuzzy_Green from Twitter
If Orton wants to play football in 2014, I would imagine he will have multiple offers. It’s not a matter...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:11 PM
BOURBONNAIS—Here are some thoughts and observations from the Bears’ practice on Friday morning, which ended 30 minutes earlier than usual because of forecasted inclement weather.
1. Safety Adrian Wilson turned his body to get in position...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:54 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito.
That doesn't mean, however, that the Buccaneers have closed the door on...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:49 PM
David Fales knows better now. That's the beauty of exhibition games for rookies such as the Bears' sixth-round quarterback. Each failure offers a lesson.
So when Eagles rookie Jaylen Watkins intercepted Fales near the Bears' sideline Aug. 8, it was as...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Now that Bill Redell is back as coach at Oaks Christian, you can always count on him to come forth with some interesting comments.
His latest is that he coached two teams that could compete with this year's 16-0 St. John Bosco team.
"I think the 1986...
| May 9, 2013
After participating in Washington Redskins minicamp last weekend, Matt McGloin heads to Charlotte this weekend to try out for the Carolina Panthers. The former Penn State quarterback told the Scranton Times-Tribune (read it here) and the Wilkes-Barre...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:00 AM
The scouting combine and most pro day workouts have been completed, and with the NFL draft just a few weeks away, there has been a significant amount of shuffling in my third NFL mock draft of the offseason.
It all starts at the top, where a pair of...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:19 AM
The first round of the 2011 NFL draft takes place in New York City next Thursday with plenty of uncertainty and intrigue -- and indifference from some disenchanted fans -- as the football freeze unthaws for draft weekend.
It will be interesting to see...
| May 19, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had a fine season in 2010, passing for 3,622 yards and 25 touchdowns. He led the Ravens to another playoff win, but he literally caved under pressure in the 31-24 loss to the Steelers in the AFC divisional round. Flacco was...