| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Last Monday, the Eagles made their assistant coaches available to the media. Apologies for the delay in posting my notes, but here were the most interesting nuggets that I was able to catch: • Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur thought it......
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Getting rid of Lovie Smith does not make the Bears a better team.
Only replacing him with a better coach would.
Jon Gruden? Hearing he's not coming down from the press box.
Bill Cowher has gotten too comfortable wearing makeup.
Mike Holmgren? He...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:46 PM
Don't expect the New York Giants (2-2) to look past the winless Cleveland Browns (0-4) at MetLife Stadium in Sunday's 1 p.m. contest.
The luster is off the moniker of "defending Super Bowl Champion" for the Giants after a humble 0-2 start in the NFC East...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The most curious NFL news Sunday was that the league is investigating the San Diego Chargers for using Stick 'em, the glue-like goop that helps players hang on to the football. The Fox report said an equipment manager was concealing the substance on...
| Oct 23, 2012
All around the NFL, this figures to be a landmark week for the men who carry clipboards and draw up Xs and O's.
Joe Vitt has returned to the New Orleans Saints as interim coach, his six-game suspension behind him.
Carolina's Ron Rivera is facing...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Lots of talk these days about swing states and which way they're leaning.
So it's fitting that the most intriguing NFL stories are those teams and players that are in a dramatic state of swing.
Take the Indianapolis Colts, for instance. At the end of...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 7:24 PM
— Whether this strange, new, puzzling mix of assistant coaches under Chip Kelly winds up being the staff that takes the Philadelphia Eagles where they've never been is still obviously open to serious debate.
What cannot be argued is how well...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:14 PM
— Could Chip Kelly's Read Option have more of a Reid Option flavor to it next season?
Based on Monday's rather surprising turn of events at Philadelphia Eagles headquarters, it's possible. The new coach's decision to bring back Michael Vick, the...
| Feb 14, 2013
In Week 2 of the NFL season. Michael Vick passed for 371 yards and rushed for a touchdown in the final two minutes to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 24-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Little did we know. Little did we know that Baltimore would...
| Dec 31, 2012
Two thousand steps forward.
Two big steps back.
On a Sunday when Minnesota's Adrian Peterson became the seventh NFL player to run for 2,000 yards — coming within nine of breaking Eric Dickerson's season rushing record — two teams backpedaled...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:47 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers remain convinced they’re a tweak or two away from another Super Bowl run. The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, are ready to start all over. Again.
There’s nothing stopping them now.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:05 PM
It's commonly known as Black Monday around the NFL; the day after the regular season, when Head Coaches and General Managers are generally let go, or resign.
The biggest one so far in the midwest is the firing of Romeo Crennel by the Kansas City Chiefs....