| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:59 PM
The Bears needed a quarterback whisperer. Marc Trestman, your table was ready.
Or at least, your laboratory was.
Now was when Trestman had to show his unique ability to speak fluent backup, journeyman quarterback.
He had done it before with the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Ouch. And double ouch.
The football gods dropped the hammer on Bears Nation on Monday, as quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks with a torn groin muscle and linebacker Lance Briggs is out four to six weeks with a shoulder fracture.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
You might think the Bears don’t have much of a team after what you saw in Washington.
They lost to a bad team and lost their captains on both side of the ball. Dire, if not terminal.
Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks you’re wrong.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:37 PM
I've been playing fantasy football for longer than many RedEye readers have been alive, and there's been one constant in all that time: You build a great fantasy team with running backs.
Not anymore. If you want to have a great fantasy team these days,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:10 PM
The New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter is normally working around this time every year, but due to his team’s failure to make the playoffs, “The Captain” had time to visit Chicago this week.
Jeter was spotted Wednesday having lunch at...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Blake Bortles has won at Penn State and Louisville as the quarterback of a nationally ranked UCF team pointed squarely at a BCS bowl.
He has pundits praising his game, and pro draft scouts eyeballing his 6-foot-4, 230-pound frame.
And he could be...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:55 PM
The Bears and Redskins have played many "statement" games over the years.
Whether it was George Halas' 1940 Bears extracting revenge over outspoken Redskins owner George Preston Marshall with a 73-0 shellacking in the NFL championship game or the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:31 PM
It's called a confidence interval in statistics and a safety calculation in engineering. In professional football it's a less formal computation of the number of stupid mistakes you can make while still managing to win a game. Welcome to the fascinating...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Jay Cutler and the Bears offense should expect multiple fronts and creative blitz schemes from Dick LeBeau's Steelers defense. It's a unit that will disguise and roll coverage while using zone pressures to attack the quarterback.
As shown here, the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:04 PM
A versatile athlete, senior Nathan Dobersztyn followed in his siblings’ footsteps on the Andrew High School track team. Dobersztyn was a member of two conference champion relay teams and earned second place in the long jump. Head coach Mike Dwyer...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Eighth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp .
The departure of tight end Greg Olsen on the eve of training camp in 2011 had more to do with the Bears' decision not to invest in the position for the long haul than it did with offensive...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:51 PM
Marc Trestman’s play-calling looked scared in the second half Sunday. The Bears' rookie coach looked like he was hoping and praying the clock would run out while his team still had the lead against the desperate Steelers.
This from a coach who has...