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Mike Ditka, Ron Jaworski Agree: Tom Brady Sits Atop All-Time QB Heap

HOUSTON — In some people’s minds, Tom Brady’s status as the greatest quarterback of all time is still up for debate. Mike Ditka and Ron Jaworski, both greats in their own rights, have no such doubt. The Hall of Fame coach and quarterback said unequivocally that the New England Patriots signal-caller is indisputably the best ever. Equally important to them is how Brady has...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the New Orleans Saints

Dating back to their founding as an expansion team in 1967, the New Orleans Saints have had 16 coaches in NFL franchise history. This list includes three Hall of Fame players, one Hall of Fame coach and one coach who lead the team to a Super Bowl victory. How many of the leaders of the Saints can you name?Clue: Years ActiveNote: The current coach had his tenure interrupted for a...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ditka has old school outlook on 'overblown' Deflategate drama

Iron Mike has no time for Deflategate. Mike Ditka recently was asked by Sporting News whether he believes the New England Patriots’ ball pressure scandal was overblown, and the legendary NFL player/coach put his foot down with an old school anecdote that suggests he’s not a fan of the drama. “I think it’s overblown but that’s only my opinion,” Ditka said, per Sporting...
Via NESN.com
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka: Kids should try golf instead of football

There have been plenty of current and former NFL players who stick to their old-school views when it comes to the relationship between brain disease and playing football, but legendary Bears coach Mike Ditka is not one of them. In a recent feature from Jared S. Hopkins of The Chicago Tribune, Ditka discusses the passing of Bears legend and friend Mike Pyle, who suffered from CTE...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Butkus: Today’s NFL rules could have added 10 years to career

Imagine if the 1985 Chicago Bears, one of the most dominant Super Bowl winners of all-time, had Dick Butkus. If the NFL had the same rules when Butkus played that it has today, it would have come close to happening. That’s the way Butkus sees it. According to Sporting News, the Bears’ Hall of Fame linebacker said at a luncheon in Charlotte, North Carolina Friday that he could...
Via The Sports Daily
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka would not want his young son playing football

By Steve DelVecchio Mike Ditka can easily be considered one of the faces of football. Da Coach won a total of three Super Bowls — two as an assistant coach with the Dallas Cowboys and one as head coach of the Chicago Bears — and was a five-time All-Pro tight end. So when Ditka says he would not want his son playing football, it definitely gives you pause. Ditka has three sons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka turned Bears game off in first half

The Chicago Bears have gotten so bad that Mike Ditka can’t even watch anymore. On Tuesday, Ditka told the Chicago Sun-Times that he is unable to give a full assessment of what went wrong during Monday night’s blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints because he shut the game off. “I’ll tell you what, I watched until it was 14-0, then I turned the game off,” Ditka said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Andy Richter shares funny Ditka cigar story

Andy Richter, who is best known for being Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, once worked with Chicago Bears legend Mike Ditka for a Peak antifreeze back in the late 1980s. That was when Ditka was still coaching in Chicago and at the height of sunglass-wearing, cigar-smoking career. The latter piece of information is most important here. On...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Ditka Has Some Harsh Thoughts About Chicago Bears Defense

In his most recent segment of Four Downs With Ditka, Da Coach had some nasty things to say about the Chicago Bears defense. Known for his brutally honest opinion, Ditka didn’t hold back when asked about his thoughts on the 2014 unit. “Looks like they still have the same old problem. I know they played a lot of different people, but the defense doesn’t look very good.” Ranked...
Via Sports Mockery
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ditka Thinks Chicago Bears on Verge of Greatness

Chicago Bears News- Not even a week after the Seattle Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka is already betting on his team to win next year’s championship. [RELATED: NFL Votes Chicago Bears Players Future Analysts] In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, “Da Coach” made it very clear that the Bears are on the verge...
Via Sports Mockery
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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