| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:44 AM
Today's Hyde5 blog:
1. Jon Gruden was asked if the Dolphins look like like they're on the way to .500 again this year. He got right to the meat of the issue, as far as I'm concerned: Does this line let Ryan Tannehill decide where this season goes?...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:32 PM
TAMPA — The Marketing Plan is all Lovie-Dovie.
Lovie Smith is the next-man-up trying to make Tampa Bay relevant in the NFL. The Bucs have made the playoffs since 2007, when Jon Gruden had that Chuckie vibe going on the sidelines.
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Raising the big blue flag is tradition for the Seattle Seahawks.
Causing the little yellow ones to drop could be tradition too.
As the Seahawks head into Thursday night's season opener against the Green Bay Packers — the festivities start with...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:35 PM
More than ever, NFL owners are long on expectations and short on patience with new coaches.
And can you blame them?
Consider the success last year's new coaches had, with Philadelphia's Chip Kelly, Kansas City's Andy Reid and San Diego's Mike McCoy...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Sports fans in general and football fans in particular are a unique breed when it comes to their views on commentators.
Everybody thinks the national guys are rooting for the other team and against theirs. Often they have no basis for their feelings...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:23 PM
In each of the last six NFL seasons, at least one rookie quarterback has started an opener.
That trend appears likely to continue this season — but the Oakland Raiders are taking the suspense down to the wire.
Using the whole play clock before...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Disney World embraced the D. That is, they made a little bit of history as Super Bowl XLVIII MVP and Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Malcolm Smith visited the Magic Kingdom today to make good on his postgame promise of "I'm Going to Disney World."...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:59 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Matt Barkley hasn't even played in his first NFL exhibition game, and already the Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback has his ring.
It's made of black rubber, and he wears it on his left hand, a temporary wedding band Barkley...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 6:10 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Chip Kelly's star receiver at the University of New Hampshire had a standard comeback when a defensive player talked trash.
Recalled record-breaking pass catcher David Ball: "Whenever they would chirp, the only thing I would say...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:10 PM
USC's next football coach could be....Chad Morris?
I get paid to know who he is, but what about you?
Morris is a 9-1 favorite to be the coach who replaces Lane Kiffin according to odds released by Las Vegas-based website Bovada.
The list basically...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:50 PM
In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?"
Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...