| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2012
The inexplicable months of delay between Brian Urlacher's left knee injury and an arthroscopic procedure to reduce pain and swelling a little more than a week ago is pretty difficult to understand.
Why would the Bears and Urlacher gamble waiting for...
| Sep 12, 2012
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...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:57 PM
It somehow is appropriate Andrew Luck begins his career on a field opposite Jay Cutler.
The Bears quarterback can offer his Colts counterpart a bit of advice about following a legend when the teams hook up Sunday at Soldier Field. Hopefully, it will be...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:15 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:32 PM
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,...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:30 PM
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....
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:18 PM
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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:07 PM
If the Bears can inflict as much punishment on opponents as they seem to on the psyche of their fans, it could be one memorable year. The soundtrack thus far has deteriorated from fast-fingered Spanish guitar to a slow and painful Merle Haggard song....
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Jay Cutler-J'Marcus Webb controversy may wind up being a bigger problem for the Rams than it has been for the Bears.
The key figures involved in last Thursday night's incident, celebrity quarterback Cutler and social media butterfly Webb, always...
| Sep 26, 2012
Dallas is as good a place as any to burst through the growing frustration surrounding the Bears stalled offense.
"We can't be up and down like a roller coaster,'' wide receiver Devin Hester said. "We have to get a winning streak going — at least...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:43 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Jeremy Bates is new to the Bears, but he's totally at home in training camp. The team's new quarterbacks coach can measure his life in yard markers, tackling dummies and two-a-day practices.
"When I was 5 years old at Texas Tech I was...