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Mike McCoy. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Chargers To Name McCoy Head Coach

The 40-year-old McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Report: Lovie Smith Interviewing With Chargers Today

Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith will interview with the San Diego Chargers Friday, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seven Head Coaches Get Gate; Most For Good Reason

While it basically comes down to winning and losing, there are specific reasons each of the seven coaches were dismissed.

CBS Chicago–01/02/2013

Norv Turner. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Chargers Fire Coach Norv Turner, GM A.J. Smith

The San Diego Chargers have fired general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner after missing the playoffs for the third straight season.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2012

Adrian Peterson. (Photo by Andy King/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 16 NFL Picks

Huge games in Seattle and Baltimore, and Adrian Peterson steps closer to history. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action will shake out.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

Aaron Rodgers. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Durkin: Week 15 NFL Picks

It’s officially crunch time in the NFL, and Week 15 is chock-full of crucial games with playoff implications. Four current playoff teams in the NFC square off and there’s a potential Super Bowl preview in Foxboro. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action will shake out.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Nick Lachey. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Tide)

Nick Lachey Gets Kicked Out Of NFL Game

When he’s not acting as the front man for 98° or divorcing Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey is actually a pretty big Bengals fan.

670 The Score–12/03/2012

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 11 NFL Picks

With Week 11 upon us, contenders are starting to separate themselves from pretenders. There are a few heavyweight bouts in the Sunday and Monday night games, featuring four very physical teams. Here’s my take on how this weekend’s action is going to play out.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Eli Manning. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 10 NFL Picks

Week 10 features some intriguing matchups, none larger than the Sunday Night match-up at Soldier Field featuring two 7-1 squads.

670 The Score–11/09/2012

Jay Cutler

Durkin: Week 8 NFL Picks

The NFL is looking to create parity across the league, but 2012 is starting to look a lot like 2011.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2012

Philip Rivers talks with head coach Norv Turner. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Photo: Smoking Philip Rivers

Ask and you shall receive.

670 The Score–10/16/2012

Phil Mickelson.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson To Attempt $1 Million Shot On ‘Monday Night Football’

During the Broncos-Chargers game in Denver on Monday night, Mickelson will attempt his first public shot on a football field.

670 The Score–10/15/2012

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)k

Durkin: Week 4 NFL Picks

Here’s my take on how Week 4 will shake out.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Aaron Rodgers.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Durkin: Week 1 NFL Picks

Football fans, rejoice, the NFL is back! Week 1 features a few intriguing divisional matchups, as well as a heavyweight bout between two elite NFC teams. Here’s my take on how all of this weekend’s action will shake out.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

LaDainian Tomlinson

Silverman: Legendary Tomlinson Illustrates Bears’ Dilemma With Forte

Which brings us to Matt Forte. The Bears’ primary running back has been a good-to-excellent back through his first four years in the league. He is currently engaged in a nasty bit of gamesmanship with the team.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Tommie Harris

Pompei: Bears Should Consider Bringing Harris Back

Harris spent 2011 with the Chargers, and now one Bears expert thinks the team should consider bringing Harris back in a back-up role.

670 The Score–05/10/2012

Junior Seau. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wisch: Would You Let Your Son Play Football?

When the news of Junior Seau’s tragic death by apparent suicide broke on Wednesday afternoon, the tweets about the potential perils of playing pigskin started flowing soon after.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Junior Seau Found Dead; Cops Suspect Suicide

Former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau was found dead at his Oceanside, Ca. home Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Ryan Leaf

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf Arrested Twice In 4 Days

Two days after posting bail for drug and burglary charges, former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been arrested a second time in Montana.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Tommie Harris

Former Bears DT Tommie Harris’ Wife Dies At 29

It is a tragic morning for former Bears Pro-Bowler Tommie Harris, as his wife died Sunday in Oklahoma.

02/13/2012

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