October 13, 2011
Rest of the season Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune One of the reasons it took a while for Broncos coach John Fox to listen to the Tebow chants is it will be difficult to turn back to Kyle Orton now. Barring injury, it makes sense for the team to stick with Tim Tebow the rest of the way. The Broncos are 1-4 and going nowhere anyway. What they need to do is find out if Tebow can play, and the only way to do that is to give him an extended look. It might mean living with some rough performances.
October 24, 2005
Key Play SCORE: 0-0 QUARTER: First, 25 seconds remaining SITUATION: Bears' ball, second-and-seven at the Ravens' 9-yard line PLAY: The Bears had driven from their 22-yard line, with running back Thomas Jones accounting for 36 yards on five carries. After a Ravens timeout, Bears quarterback Kyle Orton (18) faked the handoff to Jones (20) going right, and Orton rolled back to his left. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) went for the fake, leaving fullback Marc Edwards (49) uncovered in the flat.
December 28, 2011
Is this a trick question? Steve Svekis Sun Sentinel This is like trying to select the valedictorian of summer school. I'm taking Orton if my idea of success is unspectacular but decent production, enough to get a team to 9-7. If I want to put fans in the seats, go with Tebow, despite the disconcerting transformation of his Broncos-propelled crystal carriage into a smashed pumpkin the past 10 days. Poor John Elway and John Fox are in a no-win situation Sunday.
October 31, 2005
STANDING TALL RB Tiki Barber was one of Wellington Mara's favorite Giants. Yesterday, five days after the Giants' owner died of cancer, Barber rushed for a career-high 206 yards with runs of 57 and 59 yards against the Redskins. PROLIFIC PANTHER The Panthers' Steve Smith continued to be a one-man wrecking crew, notching his fifth 100-yard receiving game in seven outings. He rolled up 201 yards on 11 catches, including his eighth touchdown reception of the season, in a 38-13 rout of the Vikings.
July 30, 2011
Free agency officially opened Friday, and the Eagles wasted no time making an enormous splash by signing cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The five-year deal with the former Raider is worth a reported $60 million, including $25 million guaranteed. Asomugha, 30, a four-time All-Pro selection during eight years with the Raiders, was considered the top free agent available. Asomugha has recorded just three interceptions in the last four seasons, but opposing quarterbacks rarely challenge him. "He'll be a great addition to our cornerback corps," Eagles coach Andy Reid told NFL.com.
September 5, 2008
CHICAGO - This is what 24 hours in the life of Michael Phelps look like these days: (These days being the aftermath of the Beijing Olympics, in which Phelps went from a very good swimmer whom few knew to an even better swimmer whom the country has made the celebrity du jour.) The Rodgers Forge native flew from New York to Chicago on Tuesday night on a six-passenger jet loaned to him by CitationShares, a company that sells fractional ownership in aircraft. He spent Tuesday night in an Imperial Suite at the Hilton Chicago.