Le’Veon Bell’s Holdout has reached Point of Career-Damaging Consequences

Le’Veon Bell’s holdout from the Steelers, an illogical, costly and self-induced absence that’s a major misjudgment of potential market value by the player and his agent, is one of the most ludicrous in NFL history. I saw a lot of holdouts during my NFL contract negotiating days and was a party to many. But the Pittsburgh running back, whose holdout dragged on through the preseason and is now into the third…

September 23, 2018

The Guy Rangers Fans Would Like to be Their Manager Won’t be, Perfect Fit Aside

ARLINGTON — Sometimes the best man for the job isn’t necessarily the right one for the job. We bring this up in the wake of Friday’s firing of Jeff Banister because the press released hadn’t even been disseminated and a question about his possible successor was already on the cyber tongues of Rangers fans. Namely: “Will it be Michael Young?” Alas, no, it will not. Based on the current trend…

September 22, 2018

Jerry Jones on why Cowboys cut Dan Bailey, what he Thinks of Nike Partnering with Colin Kaepernick

A day after Jason Garrett gave his reasons for the Cowboys to keep Brett Maher over Dan Bailey, Jerry Jones shared his during a Tuesday morning radio interview. The Cowboys owner and general manager said there were several reasons, but in the end, just felt they could get similar production for less money. “I think we got real comfortable with how Maher was kicking, what kind of offseason he had,” Jones said…

September 4, 2018

As Jason Garrett embraces youth with tough roster decisions, will one be made on him?

  Jason Garrett has been criticized for a lot of things during his seven-plus years as coach of the Dallas Football Cowboys, as he likes to say. He’s a clapper. He talks too much about the process. Game management has often left a lot to be desired. But give Garrett for one thing: he has never been afraid to make the tough decision on starting spots and roster decisions. And while…

September 4, 2018

‘Jim-bo! Jim-bo!’ Aggies Rejoice Fisher’s Arrival, but are Texas A&M Fans Celebrating too Early?

COLLEGE STATION – Once Texas A&M hung up its 35th point of the first half Thursday, the Kyle Field faithful officially welcomed their $75 million coach to Texas A&M. “Jim-bo . . . Jim-bo . . .” Which was nice, I suppose, but getting fat on little Northwestern State, 59-7, is one thing, and surviving Clemson quite another. Jimbo Fisher has 10 days to figure out how to better protect his…

September 1, 2018

Jimbo Fisher Makes His Debut with Texas A&M Thursday. Is He Confident in Aggies?

Coach Jimbo Fisher makes his debut at Texas A&M on Thursday night against Northwestern State in what will be his team’s only tuneup before a huge test against second-ranked Clemson. Fisher left Florida State for a 10-year, $75 million contract with the Aggies that comes with the expectation that he’ll elevate Texas A&M into college football’s elite. The Aggies haven’t reached double-digit wins since Johnny Manziel helped them to an…

August 30, 2018

The New Age of College Football: Why Coaches are Waiting Longer to Select Their Starting Quarterbacks

Jimbo Fisher named Kellen Mond his starting quarterback Monday at Texas A&M, beating his old boss, Nick Saban, and Kliff Kingsbury, who apparently will reveal their quarterbacks only at the point of a bayonet or kickoff, whichever comes first. Welcome to the new age of college football, where coaches will do anything possible to keep quarterbacks from transferring. Because the longer they wait to make a call, the less likely…

August 29, 2018

The Dallas Cowboys offensive line has been affected by injury. How will they adjust?

By Gillia Baattai The Dallas Cowboys offensive line has been affected by injury. But is there an adjustment that can keep the offense moving? The Dallas Cowboys have lost two offensive linemen to injury and do not know when the starting unit will play together again. With rookie left guard Connor Williams still getting acclimated to the NFL, the team’s strength and identity is being questioned. With the interior of the line not…

August 26, 2018

OSU’s Urban Meyer Mess a Product of College Sports’ Code of Silence

So much can be said about so many things that went wrong  the last few years regarding Ohio State’s handling of domestic abuse allegations against former assistant coach Zach Smith. But it was a recent call to silence by football coach Urban Meyer that defined the failure of leadership in the athletics department and Buckeyes’ football office. From Ohio State’s official report, delivered to media after the university announced Meyer and athletic director…

August 25, 2018

What the Dallas Cowboys’ Offense Needs Now, More Than Ever, is Earl Thomas

FRISCO — As of 10:30 Thursday morning, when Jerry Jones was last seen in front of a microphone, the best-case scenario for Travis Frederick had yet to be rendered by the Eternal Optimist. And the fact that Jerry demurred, even under duress, should tell you something about the gravity of the situation. What it means is you should prepare for Joe Looney as the Cowboys’ starting center against Carolina and…

August 24, 2018