Jim Trotter

Jim Trotter

All Jim Trotter Stories

Nov 30, 2009

Fear Factor

Chicago expected Jake Cutler to excel in the clutch, but the brash QB is struggling—and perhaps losing his confidence

Sep 05, 2011



Sep 01, 2008

1 Seattle SEAHAWKS

A ground game that ran out of gas last year is overhauled from the top down. New plan, new backs—old dominance?

Nov 28, 2011


Don't fret about the Packers' porous defense. It's the points that count

Nov 03, 2008

Etched in Steel

The reigning champion Giants made a lasting impression with a hard-hitting, come-from-behind victory in hostile Pittsburgh

Oct 11, 2010

Open Season

San Diego's Antonio Gates has had plenty of room to work this year—and opponents are paying the price

Apr 02, 2012

A Free-for-all

The football news has come fast and furious over the past two weeks—and it's not all Manning, Tebow and the Saints

Feb 23, 2009

Market Forces

The economy and the looming prospect of no salary cap will suppress spending on free agents below the marquee level

Sep 03, 2012

4 ST. LOUIS: Rams

Steven Jackson leads the charge again. The difference? This time he has a coach with pedigree calling the shots

Sep 07, 2009

4 Oakland Raiders

Structure and discipline? With this team? Those are the watchwords for a new staff that's going back to basics

Oct 05, 2009


In the never-ending mind game between QB and DB, the pump-fake is the passer's secret weapon

Apr 14, 2008

Leap of Faith

Josh Johnson put up mind-boggling numbers against small-time opponents. How much does that mean to the NFL?

Mar 11, 2013

Spend It Wisely

The Niners control a 15-pick bounty in the April draft. But history says quantity doesn't equal quality

Feb 15, 2010

Secondary Matters

The ball-hawking Saints defense outsmarted the NFL's most cerebral quarterback