| Jun 24, 2012
The Miami Dolphins have come a long way since I joined the beat in late February.
The turnaround has been rather remarkable from my perspective.
Now that minicamp has ended and there will be weeks of nothing but to countdown to training camp, which...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 7:37 PM
We have all had 3 days to give sober reflection and contemplation to the mind boggling collapse of the New Orleans Saints defense Saturday night in their playoff loss to San Francisco. After 3 days I have concluded that it stinks as bad today as it did...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 9:00 PM
Remember back to the dispiriting offseason of locked out players and no transactions in the NFL.
Relive the anxiety and angst surrounding whether there would be a season at all (although I wrote repeatedly it would all work out).
Recall the two...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 2:15 PM
From literally one side of the country to another, the path of the first Super Bowl in Indianapolis is being decided.
In New England, it was the Patriots who were the first to clinch a spot for the big game and a trip to the Hoosier state. Later on...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:45 PM
As an orthopedic surgeon, David Joyner said he learned to "compartmentalize" exterior forces to prevent them from distracting him in the operating room. He expects to translate that skill set in hiring a new football coach at Penn State.
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:18 AM
The New York Giants again proved their resilience on the road by reaching the Super Bowl with a 20-17 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the National Football Conference championship game.
A 31-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes at...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
What I learned about the Bearsfrom the Giants-Niners NFC Championship Game:
The Niners reminded me of the Bears who went to Super Bowl 41 and lost to Indianapolis.
The 2006 Bears had a quarterback who could kill you as quickly as he could win a game for...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 2:42 PM
As the Saints prepare for the playoff match against San Francisco, some 49ers are complaining about the way they were treated when they came to the Superdome for a pre-season game last August. They say the Saints blitzed too much and didn't give them a...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Disgraced defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, suspended indefinitely by the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal, urged his players to take shots at the head, knees and ankles of specific San Francisco 49ers before a playoff game...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 12:57 AM
The Ravens defense was ferocious on Thanksgiving Night, gobbling up San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Alex Smith like he was a turkey leg on their holiday plate. Baltimore sacked Smith nine times and harassed him the times they didn't throw him to the...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 5:12 PM
David Akers kicked four field goals, including the game-winning 39-yarder late in the fourth quarter to push the San Francisco 49ers past the Seattle Seahawks, 19-17 at CenturyLink Field.
Akers' now has 42 field goals made this season, establishing a...