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  1. Jennings not a slam dunk signing for Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Perhaps he can truly play, but a couple of early reviews concerning new Chicago Bears safety M.D. Jennings don't inspire much confidence in him becoming an impact contributor in 2014. Jennings, 25, started all 16 games last se...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Mock draft: Matthews makes sense, but ...

    Nick Wagoner

    ST. LOUIS -- Everything about Todd McShay's selection of Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews for the St. Louis Rams in his initial 2014 mock draft makes sense. But that doesn't make it a slam dunk. Premier tackles can be hard to find, and alt...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  3. Five thoughts: Redskins coaching situation

    John Keim

    A day after an ESPN.com report detailed the possible instability surrounding Mike Shanahan's future in Washington, I've come up with five thoughts on the situation: It's not a slam dunk that Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder will fire coach M...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. Sunday notes: Geno, EJ rate 'very close'

    Rich Cimini

    Some quick thoughts and observations on the Jets as we head into Week 3: 1. Arms race: The perception that Geno Smith was the Jets' slam-dunk quarterback preference going into the 2013 draft isn't accurate. Smith and EJ Manuel, whom they face Sund...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  5. Jon Robinson ranks the best sports video games of all-time.

    Jon Robinson

    Jon Robinson ranks the best sports video games of all-time. (Part 2)

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  6. Parcells' HOF induction long overdue

    Ian O'Connor

    The two-time Super Bowl winning coach will finally be welcomed into Canton.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2013
  7. NFL retirement board ruling seems like slam dunk for players, but...

    Lester Munson

    The logic seems inevitable: If an NFL disability board decided 12 years ago after a contested hearing that concussions cause serious damage, the NFL should be legally required to admit now and forever that concussions cause serious damage.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  8. Revis status still uncertain

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darrelle Revis' return to the lineup this week isn't a slam dunk. "I don't think we can assume that," Rex Ryan said Monday. "To the NFL standards, he has to pass tests. He looks to be doing well, so hopefully he'll be playing...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  9. Leinart has competition for Oakland gig

    Bill Williamson

    Apparently, Matt Leinart is not a slam-dunk to sign with the Oakland Raiders as their backup quarterback. The Associated Press is reporting Jim Sorgi will have a workout with the Raiders on Tuesday. Leinart is considered a favorite to land the job...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  10. Chat wrap: A star-studded slam dunk

    Paul Kuharsky

    Behold the power of Twitter. I didn't have a chance to do a post previewing our Thursday chat. But a tweet about it just as we started was a sufficient reminder and draw to get the questions flowing. We covered a lot: Arrows for each AFC So...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. Poll results: Steelers predicted tailback

    Jamison Hensley

    The AFC North blog posed the question last week in a SportsNation poll: Who will be the Steelers' starting running back in the 2012 season opener? The response was a slam dunk: backup Isaac Redman. Despite two career starts, Redman was the overwhe...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  12. NFL hits, MLB postseason and the dunk contest

    Jemele Hill

    Jemele Hill digs into the mailbag to respond to criticism about her columns on NFL bounties and hits, the expanded MLB postseason and the NBA slam dunk contest.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  13. Mike & Mike on ESPN Radio: Show in Review February 27

    • ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler dishes on why stars have been shying away from the Slam Dunk Contest, LeBron James' pass in the final seconds of the All-Star Game, Dwight Howard's future, whether he still expects Miami and Oklahoma City to meet i...

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  14. W roundtable: Debating the appeal of all-star games

    espnW

    From the NBA's slam dunk contest to the MLB's Home Run Derby, which league puts on the best all-star showcase? Our writers weigh in with their picks in the latest W roundtable.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  15. Around the NFC West: Alex Smith's appeal

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' decision to re-sign quarterback Alex Smith heading into the 2011 season made sense for a lot of reasons. It was not a slam dunk, however. New coach Jim Harbaugh needed to know a few things about Smith first. The more he...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  16. Revisiting Cam Newton vs. Andy Dalton

    Pat Yasinskas

    Just about two weeks ago, I wrote a column on how I see Carolina quarterback Cam Newton as a slam-dunk winner for offensive rookie of the year. While giving due respect to Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton and Dallas running back DeMarco Murray, ...

    Blog | November 30, 2011