| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
— Beating two winless teams in a row with the help of a defense that saved its best for last in both weeks was maybe the most encouraging sign the Philadelphia Eagles provided on Sunday.
The unit came through with its lone takeaway to squelch...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Three games in, there should be no doubts remaining about the schematic effectiveness of new Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly's offense. The stuff he draws up almost always provides the potential for not only a first down, but huge gains......
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:13 AM
As Jakob Johnson watched his idol Bjoern Werner making tackles for FSU last season, he could see visions of his future.
Johnson would watch American football games from his home in Stuttgart, Germany, thinking one day he might follow in his countryman...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I joked last week about Eagles Coach Chip Kelly and the Hall of Fame in the wake of the team's exhilarating Monday night win over the Redskins. Reality arrived Sunday afternoon, in the form of a 33-30 home defeat at......
| Oct 19, 2013
| 6:32 PM
— One of the first major free-agent acquisitions of the Chip Kelly era was tight end James Casey. Stanford's Zach Ertz came soon after, in the second round of the NFL Draft.
By then, even before his Philadelphia Eagles hit the field for their...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:10 PM
— One thing rookie Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly might want to consider in trying to open things up for running back LeSean McCoy and his offense in general heading toward their stretch run is an extra deep threat.
They already have that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:22 AM
More distressing than the game-by-game results in which the Eagles have grown decreasingly competitive each week under a head coach with no NFL experience is the manner in which they have lost: with the back end of their defense not......
| Oct 22, 2013
| 8:15 PM
The NCAA has made it clear it isn't giving football scholarships back to USC, or presenting Matt Barkley with an honorary Rose Bowl participation plaque.
Being the NCAA means never having to say you're sorry. The governing body of college athletics...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:53 PM
More than a handful of NFL teams will be looking for quarterback help in 2014.
Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are just a few of the teams...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Rankman's pipe dream of Stanford and Northwestern meeting in the BCS title game at the Rose Bowl is over. Gone is the utopian idea two schools with integrity and academic standards might also compete on football's grandest stage. We're left now with a No....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:57 PM
USC needs to answer two fundamental questions as it searches for a new football coach.
Question 1: Should it fall for the sentimental "That old gang of mine" yarn that only a former Trojan like Jack Del Rio or Jeff Fisher can come in and fix this mess?...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:51 PM
The Denver Broncos can actually make a defensive play every so often.
And Tony Romo is still Tony Romo.
Those two truths kept the Broncos undefeated Sunday, as Denver held on to win at Dallas, 51-48, thanks in large part to a crucial error down the...