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Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics, and crime. He moved into sports writing when he joined The Washington Times in 1992. He moved to The Washington Examiner as a sports columnist in 2009 and returned to The Washington Times in 2013, where he is currently the lead sports columnist.

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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 1991, file photo, New York Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick, center, goes over the defensive game plan with other coaches as they prepare for Super Bowl 25 against the Buffalo Bills, in Tampa, Fla. The Giants defeated the Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl 25 on Jan. 25, 1991. The top "D" almost always prevails against the top "O," going 5-1 so far when those teams meet to determine a champion _ even though each offense was led by a quarterback who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (or, in the most recent case, is expected to be). (AP Photo/File)

Belichick has an answer for the Falcons -- he always does

The question this week will be: How can Bill Belichick and the Patriots defense possibly stop Matt Ryan and the potent Falcons' offense? Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly can point to the answer: It's enshrined in Canton. Published January 29, 2017

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden rubs his eyes during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Cousins' contract a referendum on Gruden, too

If Kirk Cousins, after two years, 54 touchdown passes, 9,083 yards passing and a 17-14-1 record, is not the Redskins quarterback for 2017, we'll know how much power and influence Jay Gruden has in the organization. Published January 26, 2017

LOVERRO: 25 dark years since Redskins's last Super Bowl

There are franchises that have never had what the Redskins had with Joe Gibbs. Take for example, the Atlanta Falcons, who will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The Falcons came into existence in 1966. This will be their second Super Bowl game. Published January 24, 2017

New York Giants' Odell Beckham (13) cannot make a catch during the second half of an NFC wild-card NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

LOVERRO: Blowouts, bad calls and dropped balls

After three games with lopsided scores, lack of drama and the continuous story that has plagued the NFL of poor officiating, the Green Bay Packers' future Hall of Fame quarterback reminded everyone that the playoffs are supposed to feature the best the league has to offer. Published January 8, 2017

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

LOVERRO: Cousins with Redskins in 2017? God knows

Of course Kirk Cousins harbors resentments about his time in Washington -- including his second-class citizenship in the organization while sitting behind Robert Griffin III. But understanding Cousins starts with reading what he wrote and reading what he reads. Published January 5, 2017