| May 27, 2015
| 12:32 PM
The Houston Texans have one of the biggest defensive stars in the NFL, a former No. 1 overall draft pick still looking to justify that status, an aging running back hoping his 2014 comeback was no fluke, and a possible quarterback controversy.
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:50 PM
Everyone agrees the top two quarterbacks in the NFL draft are Jameis Winston of Florida State and Marcus Mariota of Oregon, and both are regarded as quality NFL prospects.
But opinions are split on whether this is a good quarterback class overall....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:17 AM
Thank goodness for NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock providing context for the confused and reason for the unreasonable.
Thank goodness for Mayock offering serious, sober-as-a-line-judge football insight on the Bears quarterback situation, which too...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:41 PM
Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi. Terry Bradshaw and Chuck Noll. Joe Montana and Bill Walsh.
Great quarterbacks make great coaches.
Or maybe it's the other way around.
Regardless, stroll through the busts in Canton and, with few exceptions, the NFL's...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 3:26 PM
Sorry, folks, but I'm not biting on DeflateGate. The whole thing is asinine and overblown. It would be three paragraphs on Page B6 if it didn't involve the Patriots and their dastardly coach, that sneaky repeat offender Bill Belichick, leading into...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Matt Moore was a good (if expensive) insurance policy for the Dolphins. He could win if called on. He was supportive of Ryan Tannehill. He was very well liked within the locker room, meaning he could lead the team, if necessary. He cost $5.5 million...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Last week in parentheses.
1. Patriots 7-2 (1): Tom Brady says key to his success at this point in his career is an early bed time.
2. Cardinals 8-1 (2): Drew Stanton 2-1 as a starter already this season so no reason to believe this heads south with...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:52 PM
Thanksgiving is behind us, and now the real NFL season begins.
This is the homestretch, when the story is either the favorites maintaining their momentum, or written-off teams rising to the challenge, then getting hot in the playoffs, the way the New...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Last week: 6-8 (2-12 against the spread)
Season: 102-58-1 (83-78 against the spread)
Buccaneers (2-8) at Bears (4-6)
Noon Sunday, FOX-32
Bears by 6 (O/U 46.5)
Watching tape of Mike Evans has to give the Bears chills. But the Buccaneers don't...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 10:51 PM
The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 8-5 (.615); season 96-50-1 (.658). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:27 PM
These quarterback audibles aren't about deception. They're about desperation.
With the clock winding down on the NFL regular season, several teams are being forced to make a change at the most pivotal position.
It's a case of next man up . . . and...