Robert<br />Klemko
•staff writer•

Robert
Klemko

Open Field
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
Training Camp 2014
For Matt Schaub, It’s Already Third-and-Long
For Matt Schaub, It’s Already Third-and-Long
The Raiders’ new QB is doing and saying the right things, but the preseason opener left plenty of questions as to whether he’s “over” the baffling problems that ruined him in Houston
By Robert Klemko
Training Camp 2014
The Next Great Coach
The Next Great Coach
He’s obsessive in the film room, and his defense embarrassed Peyton Manning on the game’s biggest stage. But what really has Seattle coordinator Dan Quinn on the fast track is the trusting relationships he builds with players
By Robert Klemko
Training Camp 2014
Chargers Report: The Word of the Day is ‘Confidence’
Chargers Report: The Word of the Day is ‘Confidence’
They're a playoff team returning intact and healthy. A stacked division might be the only thing that holds the Chargers back
By Robert Klemko
Training Camp 2014
Cowboys Report: A D in Disarray
Cowboys Report: A D in Disarray
There’s stability on offense but still plenty to sort out on the other side of the ball—and not a lot of time to do it
By Robert Klemko