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  1. NFL: Former USC Trojans linebackers standing out as rookies

    Len Pasquarelli

    Houston's Brian Cushing is a leading contender for defensive rookie of the year honors. He's not the only former USC linebacker making a strong impression in Year 1, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2009
  2. Belichick heads field of quality coach of the year contenders

    Len Pasquarelli

    There have been so many outstanding head coaching jobs done this season, Bill Belichick might discover it was easier to claim a fourth Super Bowl title than to be cited as the league's best mentor.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2007
  3. Plummer for MVP?

    Len Pasquarelli

    With Jake Plummer managing the game and not making mistakes, the Broncos are 6-2 and look like legitimate contenders.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2005
  4. Steelers stymie Bengals' offense, run wild in win

    Len Pasquarelli

    In a "statement game" for Cincy, the Steelers delivered a message that they're the team to beat in the AFC North.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2005
  5. Castillo underrated star of coaching staff

    Len Pasquarelli

    Among the reasons for Philly's continued success are the continuity of the coaching staff and development of the DBs.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2005
  6. Clements played QB at Notre Dame in '70s

    Len Pasquarelli

    ESPN.com has confirmed that Buffalo Bills coordinator Tom Clements, a former Notre Dame quarterback, will meet on Thursday night with Irish officials about the school's head coaching vacancy.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2004
  7. Every team is not a viable contender

    Len Pasquarelli

    Who will become the latest team to miss the playoffs one year and go to the Super Bowl the next?

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2004
  8. Health status of playoff contenders varies

    Len Pasquarelli

    Heading into the final month, the Eagles and Chiefs are in top health, while the Vikings and Broncos look sick.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2003
  9. Eagles now on top of NFC

    Len Pasquarelli

    After seven straight wins, the Eagles look like a good bet to make their third straight conference championship.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2003
  10. Davis: Don't misinterpret Couch's preseason start

    Len Pasquarelli

    Browns coach Butch Davis said Friday that incumbent Tim Couch will start the team's first preseason game at Tennessee on Saturday evening.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2003
  11. Offseason troubles will test Titans

    Len Pasquarelli

    Randall Godfrey's unpopular release is the latest offseason incident that could test Tennessee's strong leadership.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2003
  12. Improving porous defenses a priority in NFC West

    Len Pasquarelli

    In order to be more competitive in 2003, NFC West teams will have to make drastic improvements on defense.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2003
  13. NFC South: Bucs should contend again

    Len Pasquarelli

    Even though there are areas to address on both offense and defense, the Bucs should be Super Bowl contenders next year.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2003
  14. Blank blocks Thomas' move to Cincinnati

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Falcons blocked the plans of the Cincinnati Bengals to hire assistant coach Emmitt Thomas.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2003
  15. Cowboys: Surprise contenders?

    Len Pasquarelli

    Drew Bledsoe's arrival has things looking up in Buffalo and expectations soaring.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | July 16, 2002
  16. Claymores defender Davis headed for Cincy

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Bengals signed Pernell Davis, one of the few unfettered prospects from NFL Europe, to a two-year contract.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2002