| Oct 7, 2013
On the first play of the Bears' 26-18 loss Sunday to the Saints, running back Matt Forte let a soft toss slither through his fingers for a 10-yard loss.
It set the perfect tone for a day defined by the Bears dropping the ball, literally and...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:08 PM
When quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears move the ball into the red zone Sunday against the Saints, they should prep for some combination man looks (bracket coverage) from Rob Ryan's defense.
Using the All-22 coaches film, let's breakdown how Falcons...
| Oct 4, 2013
In February 2007, Marc Trestman was an unemployed football coach teaching for an on-line sports training company when he arrived at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis for a corporate speaking engagement.
Trestman did more profound listening than...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Watching the Baltimore Ravens offense was troubling, disturbing, if not frustrating.
Not because of anything the Ravens do, or did. But because of how the offense operates, even when not at full strength.
In my opinion the closest receiver in the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:01 PM
|HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ TENNIS|
Aberdeen Roncalli at Sioux Falls Quadrangular, 10 a.m.
Eastern South Dakota Conference at Pierre, 9 a.m.
|HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY|
Aberdeen Central at Watertown Invitational, 4 p.m.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:29 PM
As the Bears prepare for the Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field, Jay Cutler and the offense should expect to see plenty of Cover-2 looks from Leslie Frazier's club.
Using the All-22 coaches tape from the Week 1 victory over the Bengals, let's examine...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:39 PM
In terms of adversity, the Bears' 2013 season is akin to an airline losing your luggage on a trip to Hawaii. You can sulk away a day or two in a luxury resort, or break down and buy a few items at the gift shop and get on with paradise.
In other words,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 7:43 PM
Over 32 long years of coaching for 17 bosses in 10 different cities, Marc Trestman had prepared for an opportunity like this, to be an NFL head coach who makes a singular decision that dictates an outcome.
Trestman made key calls as head coach of the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:34 PM
DETROIT — Theo Spight wears a Lions hard hat, a jersey numbered "00" and after every touchdown scored by the home team at Ford Field, he grabs a microphone behind the end zone, and thrusts his deep voice into "Gridiron Heroes," the Lions' fight...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Filming for the new "Transformers" movie has been blowing up Chicago, much like the Bears had done for the first three weeks of the NFL season. On Sunday they put their undefeated record on the line in Detroit, home of automakers and star receiver...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:24 PM
If you ask the old-timers, they will regale you with stories about numerous nasty confrontations between the Bears and Lions.
Legend has it that the Dick Butkus-era Bears regarded the Lions every bit as loathsome as the Packers and Vikings.
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:10 PM
PITTSBURGH – Henry Melton's concerned teammates closed their eyes and took a knee Sunday night in the fourth quarter of the Bears' 40-23 victory over the Steelers as medical personnel signaled for a cart to take the injured defensive tackle off...