| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:37 AM
The Sports Xchange
By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange
AFC Battles of Week: Trench warfare gets a nod
With NFL training camps entering their final phase, the incessant hype surrounding quarterbacks and other big name players is being trumped by...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Former Miami quarterback Stephen Morris didn't sugarcoat his disappointment late last week when he spoke to our Paul Tenorio about his NFL Draft experience.
"It was tough seeing all the quarterbacks getting taken," he said. "In my head, I'm just like,...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:30 PM
NEW YORK — Johnny Manziel turned out to be a dropback passer after all.
The zig-zagging Texas A&M quarterback slid Thursday from the top of the NFL draft, where many people thought he'd be picked, all the way to the 22nd spot where the Cleveland...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:04 AM
A little after 8 o'clock tonight, the NFL Draft will begin. Sometime soon after that, former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will learn the next stop in his career.
Just where that may be, nobody quite knows. Not even the experts.
We may not be able...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles and the Jacksonville Jaguars are already becoming a match made in marketing heaven.
The Jags purchased three electronic billboard advertisements in Orlando with the message "welcome to the family" and player images...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Next week is the final exam for the Miami Dolphins players.
The Dolphins will hold its three-day minicamp Tuesday through Thursday, giving the players and coaches a final run of the offense and defense they've installed this offseason.
It is the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Former UCF star Blake Bortles is now officially an NFL quarterback.
Bortles signed his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars early Wednesday morning.
The four-year deal is worth a reported fully-guaranteed $20.6 million, including a $13.3...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
What a difference a (pro) day makes.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the South divisions:
In a division with Cam Newton and Drew Brees, there's even more of a premium in...
| May 4, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Please allow me to explain why I selected Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles in Sam Farmer's LA Times beat writer's mock, which you can check out here.
What had happened was....
1. The other beat writer ravished my draft board. All the elite...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:46 AM
If you ever want to learn about how a team REALLY feels about a quarterback ask a defender who trusts you to be honest.
That's one of the tricks to this trade I discovered early in my tenure as a football analyst, and it has never failed me. At least...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:55 AM
As speculation swirls around the No. 1 overall draft choice and the top three quarterbacks available in this year’s NFL Draft – UCF’s Blake Bortles, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater – some...