Robert<br />Klemko
•staff writer•

Robert
Klemko

Super Bowl 49
Where Does It Come From?
Where Does It Come From?
This idea, that he can accomplish anything he wants on the gridiron. We traced Russell Wilson's roots, from Richmond to Raleigh to Madison to Seattle, to figure out just how he willed himself to the top of the football world
By Robert Klemko
Super Bowl 49
A Conversation with the Legion of Boom
A Conversation with the Legion of Boom
After an almost unfathomable comeback win in the NFC championship, we joined up with Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Byron Maxwell, Jeremy Lane and, of course, Richard Sherman as they prepared for a Sports Illustrated cover shoot, and for the Patriots. Here’s what they had to say about teamwork, where they stand in history and, oh yeah, Tom Brady
By Robert Klemko
1Q Interview
Jon Ryan, What’s It Like to be the Second Canadian to Throw an NFL Postseason Touchdown Pass?
Jon Ryan, What’s It Like to be the Second Canadian to Throw an NFL Postseason Touchdown Pass?
By Robert Klemko
Super Bowl 49
A Very Special Win
A Very Special Win
The inside story of how Seattle's third unit—special teams—sparked the Seahawks' come-from-behind victory in the NFC title game
By Robert Klemko
Going Long
A Football Sunday With Richard Sherman
A Football Sunday With Richard Sherman
After a big divisional-round win on Saturday—and a random drug test the next morning—the All-Pro cornerback settled himself on the couch and began scouting the Seahawks’ next opponent. A day at Sherman’s lair reveals why, win or lose, he may ask Aaron Rodgers to swap jerseys after the NFC Championship Game
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Andy Dalton Still Hasn’t Earned His Stripes
Andy Dalton Still Hasn’t Earned His Stripes
It’s hard to pin the Bengals’ wild-card loss on their quarterback, but Dalton did little to win the game as his postseason record dropped to 0-4. As fans grow even more restless, coaches and teammates are quick to his defense
By Robert Klemko
NFL Draft
A Casualty of the NFL Draft
A Casualty of the NFL Draft
After careful consideration, Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith forwent his senior season and declared for the 2014 draft. Unclaimed and unable to go back to school, his journey highlights a broken process the league is trying to fix
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Redskins: Right or Wrong?
Redskins: Right or Wrong?
Another season has passed, and the fight continues in Washington over the football team’s nickname. Some find the name offensive and racist; others see it as a harmless, long-standing tradition. And there’s not much room in the middle
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Why the AFC North is Football’s Crown Jewel
Why the AFC North is Football’s Crown Jewel
A year ago, the NFC West was put on a pedestal as the NFL’s best division. But the aggressive, intelligent and opportunistic teams in the AFC North are changing the discussion. (You just have to ignore Manziel’s performance last Sunday)
By Robert Klemko
Going Long
A Marshawn Kind of Way
A Marshawn Kind of Way
A prodigious back known as Beast Mode, Marshawn Lynch is many things to many people: quiet, ornery, a thug and a jerk. But those who know him best say he’s an introvert who won’t conform—and the best teammate they’ve ever had
By Robert Klemko