Robert<br />Klemko
•staff writer•

Robert
Klemko

Open Field
The Lions’ New Breed
The Lions’ New Breed
With the new spread-heavy offenses of the NFL, defenses have begun to utilize a new kind of linebacker. Meet DeAndre Levy
By Robert Klemko
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Due Process and Double Standards
Due Process and Double Standards
Why are the Vikings treating Adrian Peterson differently than they did Chris Cook, Caleb King, A.J. Jefferson and Erin Henderson? Because you’ve probably never heard of them
By Robert Klemko
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And Then Sunday Happened …
And Then Sunday Happened …
A lack of offseason activity gave many the impression that the Panthers had regressed, but a road win over the Buccaneers has everyone wondering what’s possible when Cam Newton returns from injury
By Robert Klemko
3Q Interview
‘In Seattle we might have thrown 15-20 times… I prefer what we have in Detroit’
‘In Seattle we might have thrown 15-20 times… I prefer what we have in Detroit’
New Lions WR Golden Tate discusses Calvin Johnson, new coach Jim Caldwell and the reason he prefers Detroit to Seattle
By Robert Klemko
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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Working with a new head coach and throwing to a rookie wideout, Philip Rivers completed nearly 70% of his throws while boosting touchdowns and limiting interceptions in 2013. A decade into his career, it was all a matter of timing
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Football in Ferguson
Football in Ferguson
Amid the turmoil tearing through this small Missouri town, a high school team prepares for its season opener, and a coach helps his players make sense of the madness around them. The first game is scheduled for Friday
By Robert Klemko
Behind the Face Mask
‘When They Don’t Know Who You Are, All You Are Is Black’
‘When They Don’t Know Who You Are, All You Are Is Black’
Bears defensive end David Bass, who grew up in St. Louis County, says harassment and racial profiling are a way of life for young African-American men in Ferguson and places like it
By Robert Klemko
Unplugged
Romo on Romo
Romo on Romo
The Cowboys quarterback on coming back even stronger from a second back surgery, getting the opportunity to finally play behind a reliable offensive line, and what the future holds for 2014 and beyond
By Robert Klemko
3Q Interview
‘What was a problem for the Bills really shouldn’t have been’
‘What was a problem for the Bills really shouldn’t have been’
49ers wideout Stevie Johnson on the criticism he faced in Buffalo, going back home to the Bay area and what separates Colin Kaepernick from E.J. Manuel
By Robert Klemko
Training Camp 2014
Packers Report: Spiced Up With Peppers
Packers Report: Spiced Up With Peppers
Green Bay added an unusual free-agent splurge, signing Julius Peppers to shore up a defense that was among the worst at stopping the run in 2013. But is the 34-year-old defensive end the answer?
By Robert Klemko