| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The following are previews on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
REID DONS NEW CAP
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery.
After spending all of last season on the hot seat with the Philadelphia...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Those old jokes about Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown supposedly being a miser too cheap to spend what it takes to win no longer seem to apply.
Brown has spent a lot of money expanding his scouting department in recent years, and he made another...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
CINCINNATI — Defending Jay Cutler once seemed so easy to Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Burfict was a teenager growing up in Corona, Calif., whose family loved the Broncos. When Burfict played for Arizona State, he wore No. 7 in honor...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:23 AM
I'm on record predicting Super Bowl XLVIII will be nicknamed the Manning Bowl because Archie Manning's two sons will battle for NFL supremacy.
Peyton Manning's seven touchdown performance in the NFL opener against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:31 PM
On June 11, two days before the tournament began, Golf Channel's Rich Lerner labeled Merion the No. 1 story line for the U.S. Open.
It turns out, the Lehigh Valley native was prophetic.
Because it seemed to me the historic golf course, the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Cincinnati Bengals are in for some more "Hard Knocks."
The pro football team is opening up for the second time in four seasons for an all-access look in "Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals." It's the latest incarnation of HBO's...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Hauling logs with his father at sunrise while growing up in East Texas, Ravens veteran offensive guard Bobbie Williams built his beefy arms into formidable weapons.
Now, Williams plans on using them to inflict punishment on his old football team Monday...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Bengals 23, Ravens 17
Strategy: Believing that upgraded health in the postseason trumps building momentum, the Ravens rested injured players and key starters. And it worked as there were no serious injuries. The offense was run differently to...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Despite their many differences, the Ravens and Bengals can say they share one thing: their approach to Sunday's game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Reiterating their previous stances, the head coaches for both teams said their approach to the...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Upon further review, the state of NFL officiating is a joke.
Jerry Markbreit only wishes he could laugh about it.
"I watched highlights on the NFL Network last night,'' the retired NFL official with 36 years' experience said Monday. "I saw referees with...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 7:00 PM
The Ravens coaching staff might be a victim of the front office's success and its ability to draft or sign good players.
You never hear John Harbaugh mentioned as a possible NFL Coach of the Year. Brian Billick was never a serious candidate either, even...