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A STRONG FOUNDATION

November 11, 2019 | George Johnson
Nate Holley tenaciously hunting down a ball carrier as if the guy had just lifted his wallet. Cory Greenwood, same. Reggie Begelton’s laser-light breakout show. An often-changing offensive front ...

“LOSING’S DISAPPOINTING. IT SUCKS.’

November 10, 2019 | George Johnson
As one man made the rounds of a room that he’s come to regard as a second home, going player-to-player to offer thanks and support, a hand-clasp or a hug, that end-of-an-era feeling reverberated ...

WELCOME BACK, KJ!

November 9, 2019 | George Johnson
Forgive Kamar Jorden if he looks and sounds like a guy who’s just realized the winning lottery ticket is tucked away in his jeans, landed a date with the high-school prom queen and has some ...

RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

November 8, 2019 | George Johnson
Creator of chaos. Harbinger of havoc. Disrupter of dreams. “Willie Jefferson? He’s a freak of nature, man,’’ the Bonecrusher, Derek Dennis, whistles admiringly. “A force. A good friend of mine ...

“THIS IS A BIG TIME GAME”

November 7, 2019 | George Johnson
A best-of-one coin flip. Cut the deck, high card wins. The entire stack of chips, all in, one number, riding on a single spin of the roulette wheel. Broken bank. Or broken hearts. Over three ...

FAMOUS AMOS

November 6, 2019 | George Johnson
The nickname dates back to his first year trying out for the Manchester High School Lancers in Midlothian, Va. “The ritual is, when you’re a new guy coming in and nobody knows you, they put your ...

SINGLETON STILL ROOTING FOR THE STAMPS

November 5, 2019 | George Johnson
Back home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., enjoying a few days of R&R on a bye week for his Philadelphia Eagles, Alex Singleton is lapping up the rays. The temperature this Tuesday reads 89 degrees ...

“HE’S AS DYNAMIC AS THEY GET”

November 4, 2019 | George Johnson
As interest began to percolate, Dexter McCoil was back home in Gonzalez, Louisiana, hours filled by the non-profit foundation for disadvantaged youth he’s established – G4WYW, short for ...

BETTER THAN EVER

October 31, 2019 | George Johnson
The ‘Better Than Ever’ tag is, naturally, purely a relative thing when you’re already acknowledged as the best. “There are times on the field right now,’’ Bo Levi Mitchell confesses, “where Dave ...

BEGELTON HAS COME A LONG WAY

October 30, 2019 | George Johnson
They are, as the weeks fly by like countryside out the windows of a bullet train, becoming ever more simpatico. “I’m not much of a vocal guy,’’ Reggie Begelton is confessing, post closed-door ...
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