| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Just another five-touchdown day for Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who led his team Sunday to a 35-17 rout of Buffalo in New Orleans.
Pleased as he was to pick up a victory, Brees was disappointed with his team’s mental mistakes, among them a...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Saints coach Sean Payton will have a game plan designed to target and expose the Bears' Cover-2 defense inside the red zone. Based on personnel and alignment, look for Payton to use his matchup players to give quarterback Drew Brees scoring opportunities....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 2:02 PM
Do you have moments when you expect a public outcry but nothing happens? It happened to me last Sunday when fans were evacuated in the first quarter of a Soldier Field game between home Chicago Bears and visiting Baltimore Ravens. The important words in...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Congratulations! You are reading this, which means you got home after Black Friday.
You understand the meaning of Black Friday, right? It is a cultural ceremony that serves two purposes: (1) It reduces stock that companies couldn't give away on any...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:05 PM
The Denver Broncos are smarting in the aftermath of their collapse at New England.
But are they smarter?
"I think that's the test of football teams," quarterback Peyton Manning said in the wee hours of Monday morning on the East Coast, after the...
| Oct 7, 2013
On the first play of the Bears' 26-18 loss Sunday to the Saints, running back Matt Forte let a soft toss slither through his fingers for a 10-yard loss.
It set the perfect tone for a day defined by the Bears dropping the ball, literally and...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Having a marquee tight end in fantasy football is important to win your league. One would think you need one of the big names—Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski (when healthy), Jason Witten or Tony Gonzalez. But this year it's a different story. Most of...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:15 PM
How does someone become a urine-sample collector anyway?
Is there a test?
Do you need a college degree and, if so, which one?
How much does it pay? I think a million dollars a week sounds fair.
Been thinking about this (gross!) since the story...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 4:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS – It doesn't mean watch out, Denver, if the Dolphins win Monday to start 4-0 for the first time since 1995. It doesn't mean they're a mortal lock to host a playoff game or you move them into the Super Bowl discussion.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS the New Orleans had a bad year on the football field when it comes to their 7-9 record, Drew Brees broke more NFL records and continued to throw tons of touchdowns. The Super Bowl XLIV MVP has served as an ambassador for the...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Getting an edge on Peyton Manning in three easy steps:
1. Draw up a comprehensive list of blitzes and pressure packages.
2. Put those on a card and laminate it.
3. Feed that play sheet into the shredder.
If there are blitzes that work against...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:54 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Late Monday night, as rivers of happy Saints fans left the Superdome, a group shrieked and whistled their way down a hallway near the Dolphins' locker room.
"Shhh, quiet,'' one fan said, pointing to Dolphins officials standing...