Josh McCown

Weekend Notes
Worst to First? The Buccaneers Believe It
Worst to First? The Buccaneers Believe It
Forget about rebuilding or taking it slow. Tampa Bay's new general manager Jason Licht says his team is ready to win now. Can coach Lovie Smith, QB Josh McCown and company really compete for an NFC South division title in 2014?
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Questioning the Practice
Questioning the Practice
The 2011 CBA was negotiated to reduce mileage on players in the offseason. Coaches hate it, players want access to the facilities, but the time away may make teams better ... plus, a ChuckStrong update and Greg Hardy’s legal woes
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Chicago Bears: Blown Out, But Not Blown Away
Chicago Bears: Blown Out, But Not Blown Away
Losing by six touchdowns in a game where a playoff spot could have been clinched? No big deal, say the Bears, who quickly turned the page on a 54-11 loss in Philly to focus on a do-or-die Week 17 showdown against the Packers
By Jenny Vrentas
Weekend Notes
Flagged as Contenders
Flagged as Contenders
A game up on the Bears and Packers, the Lions control their own destiny in the NFC North. It will all come down to their defensive line, and keeping their emotions in check ... plus, Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick in the pocket, a preseason pick that wasn't horrendous, the A.J. Green-Joe Haden rematch and words I never expected to hear going into Week 11
By Greg A. Bedard
Game Plan
So Happy Together
So Happy Together
The Saints' offense is getting overlooked in the team's 2013 revival, as most focus on Rob Ryan and the defense. But the reunited pairing leading a revitalized attack, the symbiotic coach and quarterback, are having just as much of an impact
By Peter King