Dan Durkin joined The Score’s columnist community after finishing runner-up in the 2011 Pepsi Max Score Search. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he was a member of the men’s football team (despite his best efforts to join the women’s team). Dan is a longtime Scorehead, known as Dan in Wicker Park – even though he no longer resides in Wicker Park – who will be sharing NFL analysis and opinions. You can follow Dan on Twitter @djdurkin.
It’s here. It’s finally here. The NFL is back!
Here’s my preseason prediction of how the 2013 NFL season will shake out.
The Cincinnati Bengals are the NFL equivalent of a “butterface.”
Today’s playbook topic focuses on zone and man blocking schemes, two different approaches to achieve a common goal of sealing off defenders to create running lanes.
During an NFL broadcast you’re assured of hearing commentators reflexively dropping phrases like “gap integrity,” “run fits,” “alignments,” and “fronts,” assuming their audience is following along.
Baseball is considered America’s pastime, but more accurately, it’s America’s past time. From whatever prism you view it through – ratings, revenue, popularity – the NFL undeniably rules the land of American sports.
Here are some of my observations and impressions from the second-to-last practice in Bourbonnais.
Trestman’s objective is simple: coordinate an offense that puts the talent in position to make plays.
After reviewing several of Wilson’s game tapes, here’s my summary of what impressed me, what didn’t impress me, areas for improvement, and what his prospects are for the 2013 season.
In a passing league, a defense can never have too many pass rushers.
Mills won’t be a starter in 2013, but he adds quality, young depth to a group that desperately needs it. Looking down the road, Mills projects as a right tackle or guard prospect.
After reviewing several of Greene’s game tapes, here’s my summary of what impressed me, what didn’t impress me, areas for improvement, and what his prospects are for the 2013 season.
Replacing a once-in-a-generation talent like Brian Urlacher is virtually impossible.
It’s rare for a prospect with only a handful of collegiate starts to end up as the 20th overall selection in the NFL draft, yet that’s exactly where Kyle Long found himself this past April 25th.
There was a collective groan among Bears fans when Roger Goodell announced the selection of Shea McClellin with the 19th pick in the 2012 draft. The position wasn’t being scrutinized, the player was.
This is the second in a two-part series, taking a look at the Bears defensive roster by position group.
Mandatory minicamp kicks off for the Bears today, yet another sign that football is right around the corner. This is the first in a two-part series, taking a look at the Bears roster by position group. Offense is up first.
Hard to believe, but Bears training camp starts next month. We’re just 50 days away from the inaugural Camp Trestman, and 95 days away from the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
By Dan Durkin (CBS) Rookie minicamp kicks off Friday at Halas Hall, providing the coaching staff their first glimpse of the newest crop of Bears on the practice field. Off the field, Bears chief contract negotiator [...]
In 2012, the NFC North was the only division in football with three double-digit win teams. On the surface, every team sensibly addressed need positions. However, there are always surprises, both good and bad, and expectations unmet, but in some instances exceeded.