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  • In defensive coordinator comparison, Ravens' Ryan gets nod

     
    OK, I realize that the Ravens' Rex Ryan and the Raiders' Rob Ryan are not matched up coaching against each other this coming Sunday when Oakland comes to Baltimore. Obviously, both are defensive coordinators.But it is interesting to see how......
  • List of NFL coaches in peril is long

     
    I know it may seem a little early to start burying NFL head coaches but realistically, this could be a record year for coaching vacancies come the end of the season. Already two coaches have been replaced and by a......
  • Baltimore Colts timeline: anatomy of a move

    March 30, 1976: Four years after he bought the team, Robert Irsay acknowledged he had received "an attractive offer" to move the club to Phoenix. Jan. 9, 1977: During Super Bowl XI, Irsay said he'd been approached by Indianapolis about plans to move...
  • Raiders pick speedy Heyward-Bey

    Raiders pick speedy Heyward-Bey
    First came the euphoria for Darrius Heyward-Bey, then the sucker punch. When the Oakland Raiders made Heyward-Bey the seventh pick - and first wide receiver - of the draft Saturday, a group of 30-plus close friends and family exploded in delirium. Scant...
  • Better to lose with grace than to win with deceit

    One guy was among the greatest losers in the history of politics, the other, one of the biggest winners in all of sports. They were unalike men who shared little except recent headlines. But there was, in that brief juxtaposition, an object lesson for...
  • It's never too early to talk about Toub's head-coaching prospects

    It's never too early to talk about Toub's head-coaching prospects
    Sherrick McManis came off the end to block a punt and Corey Wootton came up the middle to return it for a touchdown in Tennessee, and I’m thinking, Dave Toub might be one more Devin Hester touchdown return away from getting a head coaching job. The...
  • NFL buzz good for Penn State, O'Brien

     
    In his book "Paterno," Joe Posnanski writes of the many NFL owners who tried to hire Joe Paterno from Penn State to coach their teams. The Steelers' Art Rooney and the Raiders' Al Davis were among them. But, according to......
  • NFL Combine 2013 TV schedule

     
    NFL Combine 2013 TV schedule on NFL Network Feb. 21-27 includes more than 60 hours of programming and a roster of 24 analysts, hosts and reporters. NFL Network and NFL.com have more than 60 hours of programming of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine Presented...
  • Week 7 HS football picks: Why do they have to play baseball playoffs on Friday nights?

     
    Fall Friday nights belong to the high school kids. Doesn't Major League Baseball understand that? Once again we have a big Friday night of local football and baseball playoffs going on at the same time. That means either some people will stay at home to...
  • Todd Christensen on Matt Millen: "One of the luckiest SOBs in the history of the NFL"

     
    Todd Christensen, the former Raiders' Pro Bowl tight end, was a teammate of Whitehall High's Matt Millen on two Super Bowl champion teams in the 1980s. Christensen is in the Lehigh Valley to work the Colgate-Lehigh game on Saturday at Goodman Stadium...
  • Marcus Allen: An insider's view of football

    Marcus Allen: An insider's view of football
    The college football season just kicked off, and L.A. still has to cheer for any pro team but its own. Running back Marcus Allen was a standout in college and the pros: a Heisman Trophy winner at USC, then a record-setter with the Kansas City Chiefs after...
  • Florida Gators preview: Will Muschamp needs time to bring back the Gators

    Florida Gators preview: Will Muschamp needs time to bring back the Gators
    Eight is enough. Eight would be great. And with apologies to Al Davis: “Just win eight, baby!” That is what the Florida Gators should be shooting for this season: The Magic 8 Ball. As much as UF's royally spoiled fans don't want to hear...