| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:51 AM
The Green Bay Packers have released veteran safety Nick Collins because of lingering concerns over a neck injury he suffered seven months ago.
Collins suffered a season-ending neck injury Sept. 18 while trying to make a tackle against Carolina. The...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Sitting there listening to Marc Trestman elucidate at his introductory news conference at Halas Hall, the vision appeared.
Jay Cutler, career year in 2013.
Yes, I saw it. Of that I am certain.
OK, so I've seen purple elephants before. Trestman wasn'...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Instead of watching the Packers in a wild-card playoff game Saturday night, you could have been watching the Bears.
All the Bears needed to still be playing was for the Packers to beat the Vikings on Sunday when they were three-point favorites.
| Jan 6, 2013
| 8:40 PM
LANDOVER, Md. -- Each of the four teams that emerged victorious from wild-card weekend — Houston, Green Bay, Baltimore and Seattle — ranked among the top 10 in scoring during the regular season.
But in their first tests of the postseason, it...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:29 PM
— Andy Reid on Sunday emerged from the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field the same way he always has, with security personnel at his side, a slow, purposeful stride toward the sideline and little fanfare.
He departed about three hours later the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Three years ago, the 14-0 Indianapolis Colts pulled Peyton Manning in the middle of their 15th game, and, instead of trying for a perfect season, coasted into the postseason with back-to-back losses.
It was a prime example of the mail-it-in attitude...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:48 PM
You never heard anybody at Halas Hall call Packers general manager Ted Thompson an idiot.
Nor will you, no matter how voluble or volatile the Bears-Packers rivalry became this week. That would be disparaging the man whose plan the Bears want to copy....
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The NFL’s best — minus the players for the New England Patriots and the New York Giants who are participating in Super Bowl XLVI and any other players who have to withdraw due to “injury” — head to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Another day, another award for Central Catholic senior Brendan Nosovitch. Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski announced on Wednesday morning that the Vikings' record-breaking quarterback has been selected as the MFC's 27th Jim Henry Award winner....
| Jan 23, 2011
| 7:02 PM
A season in which the Bears benefitted from playing against third-string quarterbacks couldn't be saved by their own No. 3.
But Caleb Hanie's gutsy performance in relief of an injured Jay Cutler and an ineffective Todd Collins was a reason why the...