In hindsight, maybe expecting Khalil Mack's 2019 encore to match his show-stopping '18 debut wasn't entirely realistic. Then again, it was at least partially based on sidekick Leonard Floyd picking up where he left off rushing the passer late in his …
Ryan Pace’s trademark aggressiveness has resulted in a mixed bag as Bears general manager over the past five years, with one division title, no postseason victories and a 34-47 record.
At the end of the day when it comes to the NFL Draft, there are no good drafts or bad drafts in terms of the quality of the prospects, only good evaluations and misevaluations.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur — who was irked by his players' lack of urgency in Sunday's loss to the 49ers in the NFC title game — met with Mike Pettine on Wednesday and told the defensive coordinator he will return next season.
In large part, the decision as to whom will be the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints in 2020 will rest with the player who has been the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints since 2006.
MOBILE, Ala. — Mobile during Senior Bowl week can provide some great stories. We told one yesterday in the form of Dayton TE Adam Trautman, a player looking to erase the “asterisk” next to his name denoting a lower level of competition. But Trautman …
MOBILE, Ala.— With our baseline day behind us, it was time to let the QB evaluation process truly unfold Wednesday at the Senior Bowl.
The Bears began the 2019 season with what many believed to be the best ILB corps in the NFL, and finished it with a career backup and journeyman street free agent starting next to each other with little behind them in reserve.
Coach Matt LaFleur, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the unit have plenty of room for self-reflection.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, nose tackle Kenny Clark and outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith were named to the Pro Bowl roster as injury replacements, the NFL announced Tuesday.
MOBILE, Ala. — It is difficult to declare someone the “winner” of the media portion of the Senior Bowl. Not only are there some new faces being introduced to the world, such as OL Ben Bartch from Division III school St. John’s (more on him later in t…
With the countdown to Super Bowl LIV officially on, it's hard not to think of the new developments 2020 could bring for the NFL's quarterback market – and therefore the Cowboys.
It's unlikely there will be a more stable room inside Halas Hall this offseason than the DL room, overseen by the Bears' longest-tenured assistant coach, Jay Rodgers.
The NFL’s annual free agent spending bonanza and trading season kicks off on Mar. 18, and we're setting the stage now for the start of what promises to be another explosive offseason, if not one for the ages.
The team will have 15 unrestricted free agents, a group that includes three of the four players remaining from the 2010 team that won Super Bowl XLV: right tackle Bryan Bulaga, kicker Mason Crosby and cornerback Tramon Williams.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sophomore Owen Savory stopped 25 of 26 shots he faced to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Brown University, on Friday night at Meehan Auditorium. With the win, the Engineers improve to 10-11-1 overall (7-6-1 ECAC Hocke…
Whether it was justified or not, there was optimism that the offensive line could be a strength of the Bears in 2019. Instead, it was a problem all season long.
In the end, the message was clear. The Packers made great strides this season under first-year coach Matt LaFleur and showed they can compete with every other team in the NFC, but they're not in the 49ers' league. Not yet, anyway.
With the Green Bay defense failing to lay a hand on 49ers running back Raheem Mostert for much of the first half and the Aaron Rodgers-led offense committing two turnovers and failing to convert a third down yet again during a scoreless first 30 minutes, the Packers dug themselves a 27-0 halftime deficit on their way to a demoralizing 37-20 loss.
Aaron Rodgers doesn’t know how many more years he has left, and he doesn’t know how many more times he’ll be within one victory of the Super Bowl. But the Packers' 36-year-old, two-time NFL MVP quarterback does know this: The 2019 season meant a lot to him.
State Journal columnist Tom Oates grades the Green Bay Packers' performance in their 37-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC title game Sunday night at Levi's Stadium.
Get the latest analysis, injury reports and highlights as Green Bay takes on San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday night at Levi's Stadium.
San Francisco simply outmuscled Green Bay in its 37-8 win in November. If that happens again this very interesting Packers season will come to a sudden end.
CLIFTON PARK, NY − When a team remains undefeated for a long stretch of time, the natural reaction is that they are going to be a postseason favorite.
The Packers are one win away from a berth in Super Bowl LIV in large part because of the moves general manager Brian Gutekunst has made, both large and small.
EAST GREENBUSH, NY − The Shen Girls' momentum has been building and building over the last week, now with a win over Columbia, the Plainsmen haven't put themselves on cruise control.
There will be plenty of local connections for Bears fans in action this Sunday in the NFL’s conference title games, perhaps giving you an extra rooting interest depending on what part of the city or state you’re from, and possibly aggravating you jus…
Feel free to debate whether the Bears were too fast and loose to start the 2019 season believing in their tight ends room, where Trey Burton was coming off surgery, Adam Shaheen hadn't come on at all and Bradley Sowell's position switch from swing OT…
The Packers defense has been stout since being picked apart by the 49ers in a 37-8 rout in November.
The Bears aren’t in bad shape at wide receiver. In fact, if Anthony Miller makes a complete recovery from his second straight offseason surgery on his left shoulder and picks up exactly where he left off this season, along with Allen Robinson the Bea…
For the past 22 years and 11 months I have had the privilege of filling space in The Saratogian family of newspapers, The Saratogian, The Troy Record, The Pink Sheet and The Community News.
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – A solid first half by the Columbia boys basketball team, taking advantage of bad passing by Ballston Spa gave way to a second half battle with the Scotties keeping the Blue Devils at arm’s length, but couldn’t pull any closer in a rare Monday night Suburban Council tilt, 78-66.
“I’d like to think that we’ve improved throughout the course of the season, especially the last six weeks,” said Packers coach Matt LaFleur, whose team is 6-0 since the 37-8 loss to the 49ers on Nov. 24.
Elusive Russell Wilson was outstanding in leading Seattle's second-half comeback from an 18-point deficit, but it was Aaron Rodgers who ruled the day with a superlative effort that showed he is still the king among NFC quarterbacks.
The 36-year-old Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are now one victory away from a Super Bowl LIV berth, thanks to a 28-23 victory over the never-give-up Seattle Seahawks Sunday night at Lambeau Field.
In the aftermath of the Packers’ 28-23 NFC Divisional playoff victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night at Lambeau Field, Aaron Rodgers acknowledged that his connection with Davante Adams has reached a new level.
Get the latest analysis, injury reports and highlights as the Green Bay Packers take on the Seattle Seahawks in an NFC divisional playoff matchup Sunday night at Lambeau Field.
CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Coaches will often include in their game plan a surprise for their opponents, something to catch them off guard, put them on their heels and gain an advantage.
TROY, NY − Halfway through the second period of Friday night's matchup between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Cornell, RPI Head Coach Dave Smith decided to pull starting goalie Linden Marshall despite Marshall showing any sign of wear.
TROY, NY − The La Salle Hockey team has not had quite the start to the new year that they would have liked. In their first two games of 2020, they lost to Burnt Hills 7-1 and then handed the Niskayuna/Albany/Schenectady/Amsterdam Mohawks their first win of the season 3-2.
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – There are some matches that are memorable with coaches and wrestlers cherishing for years to come. Then there are some that the two combatants can never shake off due to the losses they suffered on the same night.