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  • This might be a good time to see if Campbell's an answer

    This might be a good time to see if Campbell's an answer
    There is nothing wrong with hoping Jay Cutler is held out of Monday night's game against the 49ers in San Francisco. Concussions are serious business and Cutler has a life to live beyond football. But what's wrong with hoping Cutler doesn't play...
  • Bears closing talent gap

    Bears closing talent gap
    When general manager Phil Emery was hired to replace Jerry Angelo in the offseason, team President Ted Phillips said the move was made to close the "talent gap" between the Bears and their division rivals, the Packers and Lions. Emery wasn't supposed...
  • Is Urlacher's injury end of era?

    Is Urlacher's injury end of era?
    The dark cloud settling over this Bears season grew even more ominous Tuesday with news that middle linebacker Brian Urlacher likely will miss three of the team's final four games with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. It's possible Urlacher could miss the...
  • Given history, Smith might be best fit for Bears

    Given history, Smith might be best fit for Bears
    The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere. Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
  • Roster mismanagement could be Bears' downfall

    Roster mismanagement could be Bears' downfall
    The franchise of Walter Payton, Gale Sayers and Red Grange could become the attack of Kahlil Bell, Armando Allen and maybe even Harvey Unga on Sunday at Detroit. Unga is on the practice squad and Bell has already been signed off the street and moved...
  • What will it take for Bears offense to take off?

    What will it take for Bears offense to take off?
    It's understandable if the hype of a potential Super Bowl matchup one week, followed by a prospective NFC championship showdown the next, seems highly relevant midway through a season. But really, it's only hype. Getting to the real NFC championship...
  • The blame stays the same

    The blame stays the same
    Jerry Angelo used to be a centerpiece this time of year, but now he's living in exile and self-imposed silence. Bill Polian, like Angelo a guy who lost his job after the season, gets to broadcast his thoughts on ESPN. People want to hear from Polian....
  • Emery's master plan should start to unfold soon

    Emery's master plan should start to unfold soon
    Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near. The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...
  • With this line, an uphill climb

    With this line, an uphill climb
    The Bears have been running up a down escalator on offense for so long, they apparently can't help but feel they're on the verge of reaching the top. Maybe that explains the delusion of adequacy that prevented them from seriously upgrading the offensive...
  • Loss will be lamented little

    Loss will be lamented little
    If a career falls in Lake Forest and no one around cares to hear it … Brian Urlacher's extraordinary career with the Bears ended with a resounding whimper Wednesday as an afternoon news release confirmed what long has been expected — that...
  • Some Bears great, but not Hall of Fame worthy

    Some Bears great, but not Hall of Fame worthy
    Somewhere between Brian Urlacher pushing Charles Tillman for Defensive Player of the Year and Jon Gruden hailing a group of All-Time Bears currently on the defense, the thought occurred that something important is missing from the franchise. No, not...
  • Pressure will build on Cutler, offense

    Pressure will build on Cutler, offense
    It's a tribute to the skill of Jay Cutler — as opposed to, say, generations of previous Bears quarterbacks — that the interpretation of his leadership ability now includes fluency in body language, facial expression recognition and, of course,...