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  1. Why Kaepernick trade would be unthinkable

    Bill Williamson

    Five years ago this week, an NFL rarity occurred - a young, rising starting quarterback was traded. Ending a swift feud between new coach Josh McDaniels and Jay Cutler, the Denver Broncos traded the quarterback to the Chicago Bears. The Bears paid...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Dallas loss helped 49ers' cause

    Bill Williamson

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers' chances of clinching an NFC playoff berth in Week 15 improved Monday night. Part of the 49ers' puzzle included a Dallas Cowboys loss at the Chicago Bears on Monday night and that's what happened. The...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  3. Chargers QB Philip Rivers a top-100 snub?

    Bill Williamson

    A few years ago, when asked my thoughts on San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers, I would give this stock answer: He's the best player in the NFL without a Super Bowl ring. Circa 2008-2010, that was not an unreasonable response. Rivers was on the cu...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Raiders have a long way to go

    Bill Williamson

    Here are some non-Terrelle Pryor thoughts on Oakland's 34-26 home loss to Chicago on Friday: Oakland clearly has a lot of problems. Its first team was totally manhandled in back-to-back games against the Saints and the Bears. Like last week, Oakla...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  5. Three things to watch: Bears at Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    Three keys for the Oakland Raiders in their home preseason game against Chicago on Friday. Kickoff is set for 10 p.m. ET: Hayden's debut: Rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden is set to play for the first time since November when he had to have life-threa...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  6. A case for Corey Liuget

    Bill Williamson

    In an Insider piece, Mike Sando thinks San Diego defensive end Corey Liuget is on the cusp of being one of the top 100 defensive players in the NFL . I think Liuget, the team's first-round pick in 2011, should already be on the list. He is a monst...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  7. San Diego offense shows familiar slop

    Bill Williamson

    Random thoughts on the San Diego Chargers' 33-28 loss at the Chicago Bears on Thursday night: There's no getting around it: San Diego's first-team offense was awful. It's the preseason and I have never been an August alarmist, but the problems ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  8. What to watch for: Chargers at Bears

    Bill Williamson

    A look at keys for the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night when they head to Chicago for their second game of the preseason. The game will be shown live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET: Stay healthy: There have been numerous injuries in the NFL this summer ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  9. Chargers to get a big dose of Boomer

    Bill Williamson

    Chris Berman is becoming the voice of the San Diego Chargers. Or, at least, it appears that way. Berman will be the play-by-play announcer and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer will be the analyst when the Chargers host Houston in the bottom ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  10. Catching up on the day

    Bill Williamson

    Note: Sadly, I lost my mother today. Thus, I have not been able to update the blog as quickly as I wish. Please bear with me during this time. Below are some thoughts on some of the bigger news that has developed Friday: Thank you: Overwhelmed by ...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  11. Bottom line for Russell, Tebow is the same

    Bill Williamson

    Friday, for the first time in nearly three years, JaMarcus Russell participated in NFL-related activities. He worked out for the Chicago Bears. The Bears are not expected to sign Russell at this point, but it is a start for him. He worked out for ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  12. KC's Reid has big supporter in Vermeil

    Bill Williamson

    Dick Vermeil and Andy Reid share a bond. Both men sat in the head-coaching chair in Philadelphia for years. Both led the Eagles to Super Bowl berths and have long been friends. Now they have another bond -- being head coach of the Kansas City Chie...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  13. Raiders not just looking for a QB

    Bill Williamson

    While the Oakland Raiders continue to work on their quarterback issues, they need to also figure out the cornerback position. Oakland has two starting spots open at the position. Take Terence Newman off the list. He has agreed to return to Cincinn...

    Blog | March 30, 2013
  14. Will Brian Urlacher end up in AFC West?

    Bill Williamson

    On Saturday, ESPN analyst John Clayton was discussing the options for free-agent linebacker Brian Urlacher on "SportsCenter." Two of the potential suitors Clayton mentioned reside in the AFC West -- the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. I...

    Blog | March 24, 2013
  15. D.J. Williams replaces Brian Urlacher

    Bill Williamson

    We have our AFC West Brian Urlacher connection. No, Urlacher is not close to signing with a team in the division. But a longtime AFC West figure is replacing him in Chicago. Longtime Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams has signed a one-year...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  16. Chiefs to move forward with Albert

    Bill Williamson

    As expected, Kansas City Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has signed his franchise tag, and the team can now trade him. There have been some talks, as the Chiefs would like to recoup the second-round pick lost in the Alex Smith trade. The team ma...

    Blog | March 21, 2013