| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:46 AM
The Tampa Bay Bucs feel the love for Lovie Smith.
They didn’t wait for anybody else to come courting with lots of cash and fancy perks. They got their man on New Year’s Day. They are currently crossing t’s and dotting I’s on a...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:56 PM
For 96 minutes of football therapy Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman transparently testified about their team as if they had raised their right hands and taken oaths.
Emery and Trestman ranged from sounding...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Quick post from the road this week: I watch every football game except the Super Bowl on digital delay -- how anyone can sit through all three-plus hours of yammering for roughly half an hour of interesting TV is beyond......
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:16 PM
For the record, there was crying in Tampa, Fla., on the day they formally introduced Lovie Smith as the next Buccaneers head coach.
But not from Bucs fans who feared for their team's offense under Smith.
"That's my grandson,'' Smith told reporters...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a deal to make Lovie Smith their next head coach, according to a report by Fox's Jay Glazer.
Smith, fired by Chicago after the 2012 season, was a linebackers coach in Tampa from 1996-2000 before becoming defensive...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:42 PM
Kecoughtan High graduate Morocco Brown, the Washington Redskins’ director of player personnel, interviewed Friday for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ general manager job, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:33 AM
People get so busy bad mouthing the Miami Dolphins, and expecting the worst from South Florida's NFL franchise, they have lost some perspective on the team's ongoing general manager search.
There are only two vacant GM jobs out there in the NFL. TWO!...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:06 PM
You don't need to be a football lifer or have the eye of a scout to determine Jay Cutler is a superior athlete to Josh McCown with a much stronger arm.
Similarly, you don't need to have an analytics background to determine the offense scores more points...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Welcome to the new age, Bears fans. The previous regime was all right; it’s not as if Lovie Smith’s 10-6 record in 2012 was a disaster. But when it’s Super Bowl or bust, you need a nuclear-powered offense or defense—or both—...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Asked which Bears defensive lineman graded highest against the Bengals, Mel Tucker didn't let anybody see the scores but did offer a revealing peek at his mental notes.
"Stephen Paea did a nice job, Shea (McClellin) gave us some good reps, Nate Collins,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Warning: Far too much love being shown in this column.
Disclaimer: It's early, things are still good. Now, the column.
Let's just keep our emotions in check. It's only one game.
But baby, let's dream anyway! The Bears should be 2-0 after this week....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:44 PM
For the past decade, the Bears were the team with great defense and special teams and juuuust enough offense to be competitive. This combo resulted in a couple of close calls, but no Super Bowl wins.
The recipe for NFL success changed, and we've...