April 21, 2015 |
Zach Ertz's quest for greatness led him to three of the NFL's all-time best as mentors this offseason. But his search for one wouldn't have happened had he not met Ronnie Lott. A mutual friend brought Lott to dinner one day in January. Ertz, of course, knew of the former 49ers defensive back. He grew up in the San Francisco area and attended Stanford, but he had never met arguably the best safety of all time. Lott also knew of Ertz. He was familiar with the Eagles tight end and his promising first two seasons, but also that something was missing.
October 18, 2010
DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles, concussion Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers, left ankle Jon Ryan, P, Seahawks, ribs Kelly Jennings, CB, Seahawks, hamstring Malcolm Floyd, WR, Chargers, hamstring Brady Poppinga, LB, Packers, knee Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots, concussion Zack Follett, LB, Lions, neck and head Shaun Hill, QB, Lions, broken left arm DeMeco Ryans, LB, Texans, torn left Achillies' ...
September 13, 2010
Line: Jets by 21/2. The skinny: The Ravens are a hot choice to go far this year. They have bulked up their offense by bringing in receivers Anquan Boldin and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, joining versatile running back Ray Rice, dependable wideout Derrick Mason, and healthy-at-last tight end Todd Heap. Their defense always is formidable. Some observers would say the Jets are doing everything the right way, adding stars such as LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Santonio Holmes, and Antonio Cromartie to their lineup.
August 24, 2005 |
Alex Smith will begin his first NFL season on the San Francisco bench. After struggling in both of his preseason starts, Smith was told yesterday by coach Mike Nolan that Tim Rattay will open the season at quarterback against St. Louis. "I know how this works," said Smith, the top overall pick in this year's draft. "This is a team game. This isn't all about me. I think the team wants to win now. We expect to win now, and as of right now, this looks like the right decision.
August 29, 2014 |
Dwayne Allen, Colts: Until either Allen or Coby Fleener emerges, there's no fun in being involved in a tight-end-by-committee. Shame too, because Indy has the look of being very pass-heavy. Jordan Cameron, Browns: Don't let Cleveland's uncertainty at quarterback be too big of an influence. Cameron caught seven touchdowns last year - from four different guys. Vernon Davis, 49ers: Those 15 TDs from a year ago are attractive, but don't reach too highly here. His numbers sagged slightly when wide receiver Michael Crabtree rejoined the lineup.
November 16, 2009
Donovan McNabb's 35 com- pletions tied his career high. His previous 35-completion game also came against the Chargers, in 2005. The Eagles have committed just one turnover in the first half all season. DeSean Jackson, who had a career-high eight receptions, had 16 passes targeted for him. He had had more than five passes thrown his way in just one of the Eagles' previous five games. The Eagles have scored on their first possession just four times in nine games.
October 27, 2007 |
Chased from their homes and practice fields by deadly wildfires, the San Diego Chargers headed home last night and will play the Houston Texans at Qualcomm Stadium tomorrow as scheduled. "That's the best news I've heard since this happened," running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. "I never thought I'd feel so good just going home. " The team worked out for a final time at the Arizona Cardinals' facility in Tempe yesterday afternoon, then boarded buses to the airport for the flight to San Diego.
January 8, 2005 |
Tonight at 8 Television: Channel 6 Line: San Diego by 7 N.Y. JETS (10-6) AT SAN DIEGO (12-4) Prediction: Chargers 21, Jets 20 Over-under: 43 1/2 Coaches: For New York, Herman Edwards, 50 (fourth season, 64-35 overall, 1-2 postseason). For San Diego, Marty Schottenheimer, 61 (third season, also Cleveland, Kansas City and Washington, 177-117-1 overall, 5-11 postseason). Weather watch: Rain is forecast for the San Diego area. The day's high is expected to be 61 degrees.