Jack Del Rio in favor of coaches being able to challenge any call

At last year’s owners meetings, the league opted not to enact any proposals to alter the replay system to allow coaches to challenge a wider variety of calls made during games. The idea that coaches should be able to challenge everything is one supported by Patriots coach Bill Belichick and reportedly got increased support before…

San Diego stadium may ultimately hinge on only one hurdle: A November vote

When last we visited the mechanical aspects of a potentially new Chargers stadium in San Diego, it seemed that the powers-that-be had a pair of major hurdles: Securing public approval (via the ballot box) for taxpayer money and navigating the environmental approval process in a way that allows for any legal challenges to be resolved in…

As to cap space, the minimum means as much the maximum

The billion-dollar breathlessness already has begun regarding 2016 league year, which will feature unprecedented amounts of cap space and, presumably, unprecedented spending. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. The salary cap represents the most a team can spend. In any given year, teams can spend less, if they want. For 2011 and 2012, all teams…

Polls show it won’t be easy for Chargers to secure public funding in San Diego

The Chargers are committed to staying in San Diego. San Diego is still not committed to keeping the Chargers. Via Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com, a pair of polls funded by the Chargers show public support for taxpayer funding of at least $375 million to be in the neighborhood of roughly 33 percent. As Williams…

Derek Carr’s 53 TDs through two years second only to Marino

Here’s something to brighten up the mood of Raiders fans heading into the offseason: Derek Carr is really, really good. How good? When it comes to passing touchdowns in the first two seasons of his career, Carr is second only to Dan Marino. Marino had an incredible start to his career, passing for 20 touchdowns…

Mark Davis: Oakland A’s are holding up progress on new stadium

While the Raiders’ extending of their lease in Oakland for another year might have been a short-term relief, Mark Davis still has a long-term problem with his co-tenant in O.co Coliseum. The Raiders owner took aim at the Oakland A’s as an impediment in his quest for a new stadium in Oakland. The baseball team signed a…