| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Maybe now that the Super Bowl is less than a week away it's time to get some serious answers about The Game.
We'll continue to hear about all the other issues again this week. How much has the announced retirement of Ray Lewis lifted the Ravens? Which...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:22 PM
How many times have you returned from Las Vegas with more money than when you left?
I didn't think so. It seems so un-American to head home with "house money" in your pocket.
On the heels of the elusive prosperous season of NFL investing, I'm in a go-...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why my little party's just beginning."
— Wicked Witch of the West, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
The Wicked Witch never invites me to her parties. When you can't get an invitation from...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 11:12 PM
NEW ORLEANS — It began with the light of the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary school, saved children singing "America the Beautiful" in tiny voices that moved the soul.
It was then pitched into 34 minutes of a murky darkness, the power out, the...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Super Bowl XLVII had a little something for everyone, including a blackout segment and a sequel to The Crying Game.
It seems that the meany wuf didn't call a holding penalty against Baltimore, which allowed the Ravens to sneak out of New Orleans with...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 2:50 PM
The 49ers can build off the Read Option look and create play-action opportunities Sunday for quarterback Colin Kaepernick against the Falcons in the NFC championship game at the Georgia Dome. Three-level route schemes will target the Falcons' Cover-3...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Last week in parenthesis
1. Broncos (1): In their last four games, no team has come within 13 points of them, and in their 11 game winning streak they have only trailed in the fourth quarter once.
2. Packers (2): Despite the fact they lost Sunday,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The 49ers defeated the Bears every way a team can be beaten Monday night — power, speed and thought.
Almost no one on the team did his job well enough for the Bears to win.
Three aspects of the 49ers' victory stood out upon closer inspection....
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Are you tough?
That's what guys want to know in the NFL. You want to really compliment a pro ballplayer? Call him "tough." It is the highest degree of praise you can receive in my opinion.
Forget stats here. Passing yards? Touchdowns? Sacks? Nah....
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:28 PM
The 49ers will lean on their Tank personnel (one wide receiver, two tight ends, two backs) to establish the run and set up their play-action passing game. Look for schemes that will target the Bears' eight-man defensive fronts Monday night and test the...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 6:49 PM
What more can this Bears defense do to carry the ballclub?
The Bears rank fifth in total defense and first in interceptions with 19. They have returned seven interceptions for touchdowns.
With Jay Cutler out with a concussion, the already stout and...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Following NFL Network's coverage of the NFL Draft, the network debuts this year's countdown of the best players in the NFL with the 11-epsiode series The Top 100: Players of 2012. Beginning Saturday, April 28, at 8pm ET, each episode of The Top 100 will...