| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:16 PM
NFL midseason reports usually are written after eight games—ya know, at midseason. But with seven games in the books and injuries piling up, the 2013 Bears have reached a crossroads. No time like the present, then, to distribute awards and look at...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:33 PM
I was sitting at the Blue Line Bar watching the Bears eek out a loss to New Orleans when two Bears veterans made horrible plays. People were rolling off the train and lining up to watch Cutler and the offense march and march and march. The Bears were...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:37 PM
The Bears host the Giants on Thursday in what should be a great game. And it should be a track meet, as the Bears are beaten up on defense and the Giants defense has been nonexistent. Which means both teams could have fantasy game changers.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:58 PM
What do you think about Chip Kelly as the next head coach for the Bears? Would his offense work in the NFL? I hope you'll agree with me on this -- whoever the next head coach is, it absolutely must be an offensive coach. -- Alex Dovzhenko, Beardstown
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:56 AM
If the Bears are going to make the playoffs, or even win another game, it’s pretty basic:
Their stars have to play like stars.
I heard that idea from a hockey coach decades ago during the playoffs, except he phrased it, “Our best players...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Any chance the Bears go after Plaxico Burress? -- @chifan4life, from Twitter
There is a chance, but it's slightly better than an ice cube's chance in Death Valley. The Bears have had multiple opportunities to sign Burress going back to 2005, when he left...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:07 PM
What we learned in Arizona on Sunday was the Chicago Bears are back to beating stiffs and the defense is back to scoring.
I don’t know what the Cardinals do for a living, but playing football isn’t it.
It’s true the Bears could...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Isn’t this where we came in with the Bears almost six months ago?
Brian Urlacher was coming back from a knee injury suffered in the final game of last season. His status and abilities were in question as he missed chunks of training camp reps....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:11 AM
My issue isn’t that Bears General Manager Phil Emery has fewer draft picks than he has positional needs. Every GM has fewer picks than he has needs. Just ask them.
But for those of you keeping score at home, Tribune football guru Dan Pompei did...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Jay Cutler was asked to explain his NFL-best fourth-quarter ability.
“I don’t know.’’ Cutler said Wednesday. “I’m getting lucky, I guess.’’
No, you’re getting behind, and that has to stop right now....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:25 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Lovie Smith stood in the middle of the cramped visitors locker room Sunday afternoon with his hands on his hips waiting for the rest of his team to assemble.
A week after melting down in the final minutes and overtime against the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Minutes after Brandon Marshall said everyone involved with the Bears offense should be held accountable, he darted out of the Soldier Field locker room, leaving behind his sad-looking Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
There will be no NFC North crown...