| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.
More than just a change on the depth chart, the quarterback switch figures to...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:26 AM
The Tampa Bay Bucs are on the clock.
And so is Jameis Winston.
I doubt anyone thinks that Winston will be back for another year at FSU. In fact, it may be a amicable divorce, since there is a faction of FSU folks, at the very least, who would rather...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Amid a parade of lead characters in the Bears' 2014 season meltdown, maybe the most believable thing uttered Thursday was coach Marc Trestman's clear declaration the decision to bench Jay Cutler was his alone.
The club didn't hatch some plan to put...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:52 PM
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NFL Team Report - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - INSIDE SLANT
Two critical decisions coach Lovie Smith made as soon as he was offered the Bucs job simply didn't work out the way he planned. He chose former Cal coach Jeff Tedford as his...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:06 PM
The Bears' game plan for quarterback Jimmy Clausen's first start won't be as comprehensive as what they customarily installed for deposed starter Jay Cutler, coach Marc Trestman said Friday.
"Probably not the quantity of plays because we haven't had...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Mike Shanahan, who drafted Jay Cutler while with the Broncos in 2006 and reiterated his belief in the Bears quarterback during an appearance Sunday on ESPN, shapes up as a potential candidate to succeed Marc Trestman if, as expected, the Bears coach is...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 1:25 PM
TAMPA, Fla. -- The Green Bay Packers' offense bounced back just enough to help them clinch a playoff spot as they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-3 on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
The Packers rebounded from a 21-13 loss at Buffalo last week but did...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:48 PM
If the McCaskey family has a referendum on Phil Emery, quarterback Jay Cutler surely will be a topic of debate.
Given the money involved, it's difficult to imagine ownership was thrilled with Marc Trestman's decision to bench Cutler last week and it's...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This tells you all you need to know about the Bears' miserable 2014 season: The only real question remaining isn't where it all went so wrong, but rather how far will the cleanup go?
It's impossible to imagine Marc Trestman and his coaching staff...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The fix is in — and it's working.
Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Bears are in disarray at the end of coach Marc Trestman's second season and general manager Phil Emery's third. At 5-10, they must beat the Vikings on the road Sunday to avoid their worst record since 2004 — but their problems are deeper than...