Steve Silverman

Andy Reid.
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Silverman: A Look At The NFL Coach Of The Year Candidates

There are five candidates that have the best shot at the honor.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

Patrick Kane s is challenged by Sidney Crosby during the ice hockey men's gold medal game between USA and Canada. (Credit: Harry How, Getty)

Silverman: Blackhawks May Be Lighting It Up, But Olympics Could Cause Big Problems

The Blackhawks have been rolling, but there is a problem looming. It’s called the Olympic Games.

670 The Score–12/14/2013

Matthew Stafford. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lions Will Falter & Give Bears Their Opportunity

The Chicago Bears are going to have an opportunity to make the playoffs as the NFC North champions.

670 The Score–12/13/2013

Russell Wilson and Pete Carroll. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Silverman: Weaknesses Abound As NFL Stretch Run Beckons

As the season heads down the home stretch, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos appear to be on a collision course to play in the Super Bowl Feb. 2 at (snow-covered) MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

670 The Score–12/11/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bears Simply Don’t Have Nasty Defensive Approach Without Briggs

A couple of years ago, it looked like the only thing that mattered in the NFL was having a dynamic passing game.

670 The Score–12/07/2013

Mark Dantonio.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: Spartans Hoping They Can Unleash Defense Against Favored Buckeyes

Ohio State and Michigan State are the two dominant teams in the Big Ten and they deserve to be playing for the Big Ten championship.

670 The Score–12/05/2013

Mike Shanahan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Logic Takes A Vacation As Officials Mar Giants-Redskins Game

NFL officials are supposed to have a full and complete understanding of the rulebook.

670 The Score–12/03/2013

Andrew Shaw celebrates scoring a goal against Devan Dubnyk  of the Edmonton Oilers  (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Silverman: Superior Performance On Road Trip Means Blackhawks Are In Position To Roll Once Again

The circus road trip could have been a huge sinkhole for the Chicago Blackhawks. Instead, they have staked their claim to being the best team in the NHL once again.

670 The Score–11/30/2013

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: First-Year Coaches Must Cater To Media In Order To Gain Longevity

Bill Belichick shocked the football world – and his own players – when he decided to give the football to Peyton Manning at the start of overtime at windy Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Sunday night.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.  (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Silverman: MVP Race Starting To Tighten Up In The NFL

As the season turns for the home stretch, Manning is still the frontrunner for that award

670 The Score–11/23/2013

Manny Pacquiao. (Photo credit should read PAUL BERNALDEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pacquiao’s Chin Is The Key To His Chance For Redemption

Manny Pacquiao is about to find out the truth.

670 The Score–11/21/2013

Manny Pacquiao

Silverman: Pacquiao At Crossroads As He Prepares For Hard-Hitting Bam-Bam

It’s easy to define a career and identify all the key moments once it’s over.

670 The Score–11/19/2013

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against Osi Umenyiora of the Atlanta Falcons  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Silverman: Seahawks, Chiefs Show Winning NFL Gameplan Has Changed In Just Two Years

It was just two years ago that the passing game was everything in the NFL.

670 The Score–11/16/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Silverman: Give Cutler Short-Term Deal, Draft A QB

As hard as it may be to swallow, the jury is still out on Jay Cutler.

670 The Score–11/14/2013

Jay Cutler.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Common Sense Missing From Trestman’s Coaching

Rushing Cutler back before he was ready was the mark of an insecure and immature coach.

670 The Score–11/12/2013

Nick Leddy defends against Eric Tangradi  of the Winnipeg Jets (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blackhawks Must Clean Up The Penalty Kill If They Want To Win Central Division

The Chicago Blackhawks appear to be in a solid position to make a run at their third Stanley Cup in five years and their second in a row.

670 The Score–11/09/2013

Jim Schwartz. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lions Simply Can’t Win On Road Vs. Divisional Opponents

Talk about an inferiority complex.

670 The Score–11/07/2013

Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Role-Playing Free Agents Can Help White Sox, Cubs In 2014

You don’t need to fill your team with superstars acquired through free agency in order to turn things around.

670 The Score–11/05/2013

Nikolai Khabibulin. (Credit:  Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Silverman: Blackhawks Fooling Themselves With Khabibulin As Backup

The Chicago Blackhawks have a problem on their hands that’s going to get worse.

670 The Score–11/02/2013

Ben Cherington and John Farrell.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Red Sox Show Cubs, White Sox The Way To Rebuild

This should give hope to both the White Sox and Cubs.

670 The Score–10/31/2013