While the NFL has made great strides to protect its players from head injuries, it must remain diligent in minimizing risks. Jane McManus says adding an independent neurologist to the sideline is a necessary next step.
In a game full of ugly plays and ugly coaching decisions, none was uglier than Jay Cutler's baffling knee injury. Melissa Jacobs weighs in on an NFC Championship Game that was more about defense than quarterback greatness.
Of course we were all about the NFL playoffs, but there was plenty of hoops action worthy of attention this weekend, including another win by an NBA team with a record that was supposed to be reserved for some threesome in Miami.
If you read Melissa Jacobs' NFL wild-card weekend preview and, ahem, predictions, she doesn't blame you for giving this column a Marshawn Lynch stiff-arm and running away. But for those who are jazzed up about divisional weekend, read on.
Some people are arguing that Bears coach Lovie Smith's decision to play his starters in an essentially meaningless season finale in Green Bay was just plain stupid. Though I understand their point, I don't join them in criticizing the move.
With only three weeks left in the NFL regular season, you would think that all the talk would be about the playoffs. But this week's biggest storyline comes from Washington, D.C., and no politicians will be involved.