| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Seven years. Seven! Years! That's the length of Jay Cutler's new contract with the Bears. Was it a good deal or bad deal for Chicago? Two RedEye contributors duke it out.
Smart Move, Bears
By Matt Lindner
Jay Cutler needs the Bears, but the Bears...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Expiring contracts: Josh McCown, Roberto Garza, Eben Britton, Dante Rosario, Jordan Palmer, Taylor Boggs, Jonathan Scott.
Hot topic: Jay Cutler can't win.
That's what the pro-Cutler camp keeps shouting. Here, the Bears have a quarterback who's 39-28...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:58 AM
A week after we learned the Bears had agreed to pay Jay Cutler as if he were a franchise quarterback instead of a guy with one playoff win, if I’m George McCaskey, I’m liking the seven-year, $126 million jackpot.
I wouldn’t be happy...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:23 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Blank stares. Hard swallows. Heads shaking, bobblehead style, side to side in utter disbelief.
Misery engulfed the visiting locker room Sunday at the Metrodome.
After a long and emotionally draining game that required overtime to...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 3:11 PM
The Bears weren’t ready to start the game. Again.
They were undisciplined. Again.
They were mistake-prone. Again.
They couldn’t stop the run. Again.
That’s on the coach. A lot of the Bears’ inexplicably awful performance in...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Jay Cutler was hurt. It was obvious. He was hobbling. Limping. His magically healed torn groin had to be some kind of issue.
Same goes for his hand, which was slammed on a blitz. And his ankle, which was rolled in the second quarter. Just say his entire...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Running back Matt Forte no doubt is pleased the Bears are bringing back cornerback Charles Tillman and he hopes defensive tackle Henry Melton will return too.
In any case, he has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:54 PM
Mike Ditka didn't bring the 1985 Bears defense with him down the red carpet to midfield at halftime Monday night.
Because of the 2013 offense, he didn't have to.
Backup quarterback Josh McCown accounted for five touchdowns, three before the Bears...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:35 PM
Not to diminish Josh McCown’s terrific game Monday night, but the Cowboys came in with the worst defense in the league.
Worse even than the Bears’.
Sure, McCown showed poise in finding open receivers downfield and even showed some shake in...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:01 AM
The decision to leave injured, inaccurate Jay Cutler in the game, a two-point conversion play that passed out of a run formation, a gift second-chance that ran out of a passing formation, going for it on fourth-and-1 in the first half of a tied game ---...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Jay Cutler's career with the Bears has been full of twists and turns. Unfortunately, most of those involve body parts.
The "signature" moment of Cutler's Bears career was shivering on the sidelines during the NFC championship game, leading everyone to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The Lions are coming to Chicago on Sunday, with both teams tied atop the NFC North at 5-3. For the Bears, 2013 has been a season in transition—they still have a star unit, but it's the offense, not the defense, that's turning heads.
So in honor of...