January 24, 2013 |
The former NFL linebacker stands in the front of a school auditorium at the UIC Woodlawn Charter School on the South Side in his New Orleans Saints jersey and tells a packed house of high-schoolers about a life full of ups and downs. The lowest low? The linebacker was a youth, following his friends into a house to rob it. They thought no one was home. They heard footsteps. They heard gunshots. The future NFL linebacker scurried out of the house and ran like hell. One friend was killed.
September 5, 2013 |
Life is short in the NFL. Like the old coach Jerry Glanville once famously said, the league's initials stand for "Not For Long. " Whether it's a college star going undrafted, a player getting released for the final time, or a coach getting fired even after a successful season, eventually the game extinguishes all but a few. And then, of course, there are injuries. When the Bears take the field against Cincinnati to start the season, one man who will not be running out of the tunnel is cornerback Kelvin Hayden, a Chicago native and alum of...
January 3, 2013 |
Being that Marquis Teague is a big Indianapolis Colts fan and the NFL playoffs start this weekend, RedEye put the Bulls rookie's prognostication skills to the test. His unshakable loyalty is, of course, understandable. - B.C. AFC WILD CARD ROUND Cincinnati vs. Houston Teague's pick: Texans (Citing the "Jimmy Butler effect") Indianapolis vs. Baltimore Teague's pick: Colts (Naturally) Results: NFC WILD CARD ROUND Minnesota vs. Green Bay Teague's pick: Vikings...
August 4, 2013 |
If Bears fans had any questions about first-round draft pick Kyle Long's mobility, they were answered Thursday at training camp in Bourbonnais. Near the end of an Armando Allen run, when most players had believed the play to be dead, safety Brandon Hardin popped the ball loose and began sprinting the other way. Trailing a step behind him was Long, who charged after Hardin like his job was on the line. Hardin eventually pulled away, but for a bit there it looked as if Long would catch him. RedEye caught up with the 6-foot-6, 311-pound offensive lineman our of Oregon after...
October 16, 2013 |
Each week, RedEye's prognosticating pooch, Whizzer, goes paw to paw with Rob Cressy's miniature schnauzer, Callie, to see who picks NFL games more accurately. Callie went 1-4 in Week 10 while Whizzer was 2-3. Overall, Callie is 27-23 and Whizzer is 32-18. Here are their picks for Week 11. CALLIE Bears vs. Baltimore: Ravens Kansas City at Denver: Broncos New England at Carolina: Panthers San Francisco at New Orleans: 49ers Green Bay at N.Y. Giants: Giants ...
March 13, 2012 |
The Bears finally have that No. 1 wide receiver fans have been asking for year. On Tuesday, the Bears traded two third-round draft picks for Brandon Marshall, quarterback Jay Cutler's former Denver Broncos teammate. The move was met with near unanimous cheers. Marshall, 27, is 6-foot-4 and gives Cutler a big target and playmaker. So, why is Marshall such a big deal? Check him out vs. the Bears' top receivers. 81 Number of receptions Marshall had last season, 10th in the NFL. 52 Number of receptions Matt...