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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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  • Cornerback Brandon McDonald returns to thin Bucs secondary

    Cornerback Brandon McDonald returns to thin Bucs secondary

    tampabay.com Dec 11, 2012
    Maybe Brandon McDonald can’t solve all the many problems of the Tampa Bay secondary, but his re-signing by the Bucs today sure can’t hurt. With the worst pass defense in the NFL, the Bucs can use all the help they can get. Before he was released on No
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  • Gary Shelton: Paul Tagliabue's Bountygate ruling puts Roger Goo…

    Gary Shelton: Paul Tagliabue's Bountygate ruling puts Roger Goodell in his place

    tampabay.com Dec 11, 2012
    By Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist Tuesday, December 11, 2012 If you did not know better, you might wonder if someone took out a bounty on Roger Goodell.Man, did he get blindsided by Paul Tagliabue.As the announcers say during the replays, that one…
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  • Triplets' blitz bring joy to Bucs quarterback Dan Orlovsky, wif…

    Triplets' blitz bring joy to Bucs quarterback Dan Orlovsky, wife

    tampabay.com Dec 11, 2012
    By Stephen F. Holder, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, December 11, 2012 TAMPAAs an NFL quarterback, Dan Orlovsky goes to work each day to confront the complexities of hot routes and zone blitzes, handling each task with aplomb. • But at home, where the tabl
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  • Where they rank on offense, defense

    Where they rank on offense, defense

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    The latest NFL statistics, which include the Monday night game, are out and the New Orleans Saints continue to have the league’s worst defense. The Saints are No. 32 in total defense. They also are No. 32 against the run. They’re No. 30 against the pa
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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.