| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:28 PM
Ryan Pace's moment of truth arrived Wednesday when John Fox landed in Chicago to interview with the Bears' new general manager.
Hire Fox as coach and Pace will illustrate early in his tenure an ability to adapt quickly and close a deal, not to mention...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:41 PM
Peggy Kusinski made a conscious decision during the end of the Lovie Smith era. Unless the Bears coach said something particularly newsworthy — a rarity — she wasn't going to air soundbites from him during WMAQ-5 newscasts.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:46 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Todd Bowles is coming home and taking over as the New York Jets' head coach.
The Jets hired the Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Wednesday to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with general manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:52 PM
NEW YORK — Todd Bowles is coming home and taking over as the New York Jets' head coach.
The Jets hired the Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Wednesday to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with general manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:41 PM
They say the NFL is the most popular game in America.
Apparently, it's pretty cool.
Sure would be nice to have pro football in Florida.
What they are playing now in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa can't be pro football.
It's not even a good knock-...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 10:27 PM
Nobody left Halas Hall on Friday vowing to remember this day in Bears history.
Nobody walked out saying, "Wow." But nobody exited going, "Uh-oh,'' either.
Nobody left knowing exactly what to think after the Bears introduced new general manager Ryan...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:38 PM
If there's one thing I've learned about the NFL in my eight seasons covering professional football it is that who you know is far more important than what you know.
Connections and endorsements determine who rises up the ranks more than a person's...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:24 PM
Now all the Bears need is a coach.
OK, so clearly the organization needs a lot more than that. However, they crossed a major item off their checklist Thursday when they hired Ryan Pace as their new general manager.
Pace has been with the New Orleans...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:30 AM
1. Last week, I wrote a column that began with a story about H. Wayne Huizenga wanting to replace Dave Wannstedt after the 2003 season.
The problem was he couldn't find a good candidate to replace him. So Wannstedt returned and the problems didn't go...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:39 AM
If Rod Marinelli had Marc Trestman ranked as the third option for head coach in 2013, what swayed Phil Emery to select Marc Trestman? Was Jay Cutler an influence? -- @HalasBearReport from Twitter
I’m amused that there is an idea out there that...