| Apr 20, 2013
| 4:34 AM
A season after just two Gators were selected, Florida will have a major presence during this week's NFL draft.
The 2013 draft class will not be as impressive as the 2010 group, which included three first-round picks (Joe Haden, Maurkice Pouncey, Tim...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Percy Harvin's first touch as a Florida Gator was a 3-yard hook-up with quarterback Chris Leak for a forgettable first down on the initial series of a 34-7 win against Southern Miss to open the 2006 season. But Harvin's next five touches – for 11,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:26 PM
Obituaries this week: None The Graveyard: Life Support: 11) One more Saints loss or Seahawks win, and I'll finally feel comfortable shutting this team down. The Saints have dropped two straight games now, against the 49ers and Falcons. Before that,......
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback.
The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:01 PM
The Bears will show some Cover-2 "deep" inside the red zone Thursday night, rushing four, dropping seven into coverage and trying to force the ball underneath to the flat.
To counter that, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will align players out of position...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:33 PM
As a rule, the Bears' defensive scheme may be the most predictable in the NFL. But coordinator Rod Marinelli and the boys stepped out of character a bit Monday.
They blitzed on nearly 23 percent of Tony Romo's dropbacks, mostly in the first half. It was...
| Dec 25, 2012
On Monday, what stood out about the Bears' performance on Sunday is the pass protection held up both in terms of recognition and execution against an aggressive, accomplished blitzing team.
Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton sent more than four...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Jay Cutler was sacked six times Sunday, which usually is grounds for putting the offensive line in solitary confinement with no visitation privileges.
But a review of the tape revealed the big boys didn't play all that poorly. In fact, the linemen...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
It's rare that a game's first play from scrimmage is the most critical, but it sure seemed that way in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Many Bears had a chance to stop or at least slow Adrian Peterson on his 51-yard run.
Defensive end Corey Wootton had...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In 2009, the Cubs selected a strong, 6-foot-4-inch power pitcher named Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of the amateur baseball draft.
So in some ways Kaepernick's right arm always seemed destined to disappoint Chicago one day....