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Mike Ditka critical of proposal to eliminate kickoffs

Mike Ditka critical of proposal to eliminate kickoffs

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
Ever since Roger Goodell floated the idea proposed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano to eliminate kickoffs in a TIME magazine feature last week, many people have called the proposal ridiculous. Former Chicago Bears tight end and coach Mike…
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  • Bears place Robbie Gould, two others on injured reserve

    Bears place Robbie Gould, two others on injured reserve

    Olindo Mare is officially the new kicker for the Chicago Bears. The Bears placed Robbie Gould on injured reserve Tuesday, shortly after Mare won a competition over fellow veterans Billy Cundiff and Neil Rackers for the right to be the replacement should…
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  • Packers-Bears II: Futures in the balance

    Packers-Bears II: Futures in the balance

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    You know how we are around here. We don't like to live in the moment. We want to look ahead, to anticipate what's next, to project and speculate and prognosticate. When at all possible, we look for deep meaning and revealing symbolism in everyday events…
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  • NFC North chat alert

    NFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    Just five days separate us from perhaps the biggest game of the NFC North season. The Green Bay Packers could win the division with a victory Sunday over the Chicago Bears, and by all means, it's time to start chatting about it. I'll be over at SportsNa…
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Sports Columnists

  • Alabama's Nick Saban to Cleveland Browns doesn't add up

    Dec 11
    Having experienced the unique pressures of the NFL, why would Nick Saban vacate his Alabama throne for Cleveland?
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 14

    Dec 11
    Seattle is a great place to play if you want to grab a double latte or a Pyramid IPA. It's not a great place to play if you want to grab coast-to-coast NFL headlines.
  • Peter King: Tagliabue ruling points finger at Saints organization, coaches

    Dec 11
    In vacating the 31 games' worth of player suspensions and fines handed to four players over the Saints' bounty sanctions, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue today, in effect, slammed the Saints' coaching staff and organization for the existence of a…
  • Do not blame Roger Goodell for New Orleans Saints bounty scandal

    Dec 11
    Everything that's gone wrong for Saints is fault of man in charge during scandal, Sean Payton, writes Jeffri Chadiha.