| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:33 PM
While the Cincinnati Bengals coaching staff has made plenty of headlines this postseason for its defections, one of the lesser-talked-about moves was a job change that may be just as impactful.
Earlier this month, the Bengals announced that former...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Tyrann Mathieu was a third-round gamble. Nobody wanted Vontaze Burfict. Josh McCown's career as a journeyman NFL quarterback was ostensibly over, and he was coaching high school football in North Carolina. And Danny Woodhead? He's been overlooked forever....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:34 PM
As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know.
We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Over 32 long years of coaching for 17 bosses in 10 different cities, Marc Trestman had prepared for an opportunity like this, to be an NFL head coach who makes a singular decision that dictates an outcome.
Trestman made key calls as head coach of the...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Bears will open their 2013 season Sunday by hosting Cincinnati at Soldier Field. With kickoff nearing, here’s this week’s “Hurry-Up,” a flurry of notable odds and ends on the Bengals.
The Bears’ offensive line...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 3:23 AM
I'm on record predicting Super Bowl XLVIII will be nicknamed the Manning Bowl because Archie Manning's two sons will battle for NFL supremacy.
Peyton Manning's seven touchdown performance in the NFL opener against the Super Bowl champion Baltimore...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
CINCINNATI — Defending Jay Cutler once seemed so easy to Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Burfict was a teenager growing up in Corona, Calif., whose family loved the Broncos. When Burfict played for Arizona State, he wore No. 7 in honor...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The following are previews on area athletes and coaches in the National Football League for the 2013 season.
REID DONS NEW CAP
Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery.
After spending all of last season on the hot seat with the Philadelphia...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 4:41 PM
BOURBONNAIS — If you are keeping score at home, give the Bears defense the win on Sunday as Marc Trestman's team put on full pads for the first time in training camp.
Surprised? Don't be. In fact, you should expect a defense that is led by Lance...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:30 PM
HAMPTON — Mike Tomlin's annual homecoming produced the expected result: mobilizing the local chapter of Steelers Nation and providing a celebrity boost for a favorite cause.
Tomlin, the Peninsula native and Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach,...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 8:24 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been named to the NFL's competition committee.
Commissioner Roger Goodell named Tomlin to the committee on Tuesday. Tomlin will replace former Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:31 PM
On June 11, two days before the tournament began, Golf Channel's Rich Lerner labeled Merion the No. 1 story line for the U.S. Open.
It turns out, the Lehigh Valley native was prophetic.
Because it seemed to me the historic golf course, the...