| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
If you're one of those fans who watched Monday's Bears-Packers game simply to pass the time before the release of "Call of Duty: Ghosts" on Tuesday, well, that's understandable.
However, you might not have realized Marc Trestman's team strikes a...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Quarterbacks are the most protected players in the NFL. The league revolves around them.
Running backs are the least protected players. Even helmet-to-helmet hits are legal against them.
In a read-option offense, a scheme rapidly gaining popularity in...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
The AFC has the Lombardi Trophy.
The NFC has everything else.
That is, the NFC boasts last season's most valuable player, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson; offensive rookie of the year, Washington's Robert Griffin III; defensive rookie of the year,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Never mind that old notion about the backup quarterback being the most popular guy in town.
In the NFL, backup quarterbacks are suddenly the busiest guys in town.
A rash of injuries around the league has teams scrambling to get their reserve signal-...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:10 PM
The Green Bay Packers might be forced to shuffle their renovated offensive line after starting left tackle Bryan Bulaga reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury during a weekend scrimmage.
Only three months ago, Coach Mike McCarthy moved Bulaga...
| 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,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The Green Bay Packers made a commitment to the future of their running game in April when they drafted two running backs -- former UCLA standout Johnathan Franklin and ex-Alabama star Eddie Lacy. However, only one of them is making big headlines out of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
JaMarcus Russell, Trent Edwards and Jordan Palmer aren't the only quarterbacks with recognizable names parading through Halas Hall these days.
CFL quarterback Anthony Calvillo recently worked with Jay Cutler and the other Bears quarterbacks.
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Of all the noise surrounding the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday, general manager Phil Emery easily could ignore the pregame chatter that revealed his team as one unable to back up big talk.
Emery could tune out telling boos from a fed-up fan...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The idea is undeniably intriguing: Oregon Coach Chip Kelly in the NFL, bringing his up-tempo offense to the highest level.
Sure, it could be a flop of Steve Spurrier-like proportions, a star college coach watching his Saturday system fizzle in such a...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Obituaries this week: None The Graveyard: Life Support: 10) Ever since RB DeMarco Murray went down with an injury 7 games ago, the Cowboys have not been able to run the ball. Here is what they have gotten from their......
| Oct 5, 2012
Their passes might sail high, but three NFL quarterbacks have landed far short of expectations.
Kansas City's Matt Cassel, Seattle's Russell Wilson, and the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez aren't the only starting quarterbacks who are struggling —...