| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:20 AM
ST. LOUIS It's that time of year again at Rams Park time for playing out the string. Three games to play and nowhere to go. And unlike college football, there are no consolation prizes in the form of a zillion bowl games.
With many bodies aching and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:44 PM
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12/10/2013 NFL Note - New York Giants Jacobs, Brandon
RB Brandon Jacobs was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury that has sidelined him the past two games.
Jacobs finishes the 2013 season with 238 rushing...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:38 AM
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Report: Texans not interested in Gruden, Shanahan
The Houston Texans will not pursue ESPN analyst Jon Gruden or Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan -- if he gets fired -- the Houston Chronicle reported.
The Texans are...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:50 PM
BEREA, Ohio A week ago, Caleb Hanie was cramming turkey into his face. Now he's cramming the Browns' playbook into his memory in case he's summoned to start at quarterback Sunday against the New England Patriots.
"One week, you're sitting at home...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ 23-20 loss in overtime Sunday to the Minnesota Vikings in their final trip to the Metrodome.
1. Flip it around. Go worst-case scenario.
That is what Bears coach Marc Trestman used as justification Sunday for...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
| Oct 10, 2013
Forgive Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer for not knowing what real panic in the streets looks like from his vantage point, traditionally one of the hottest seats in town.
He's new here.
"We're seventh in the league in yards per carry and sixth...
| Oct 9, 2013
Among the many horrible beatings Jay Cutler has taken as quarterback of the Bears, the worst came in New York against the Giants in 2010. Cutler was sacked an NFL record nine times in a single half before being knocked out.
That's knocked out as in...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:08 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — As a guy with three decades of coaching experience on his resume, Steve Fairchild knew what kind of situation he was walking into last year with the San Diego Chargers.
He's been around long enough to get a feel for the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:27 PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —
A Purdue wide receiver ran a simple slant pattern during practice Wednesday and the only thing that reached him quicker than offensive coordinator John Shoop was the football.
"Great route!" Shoop shouted as he sprinted...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:55 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Standing alone at the 5-yard line before Friday night's exhibition opener at Bank of America Stadium between the Bears and Panthers, jumpy coach Marc Trestman bounced up and down several times like someone trying to loosen his...