| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Through two weeks of the season, the Rams defense has leaned on coverage schemes in third-and-7-plus situations to take away vertical concepts. Sunday at Soldier Field, the Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler can attack the Rams secondary running deep,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:31 AM
It was not a performance that offered conclusive answers when it comes to Jay Cutler, his line and the Bears offense.
But the Bears are in no position to worry themselves with style points.
Ten days after a meltdown of more than just the offense at...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 2:42 PM
In the middle of a contentious week, Jay Cutler was saying there is criticism even when you win.
And this is that.
Cutler started badly, reached mediocrity, then sort of stayed there -- 17 of 31, 183 yards and an interception, finishing with a lousy 58....
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:13 PM
The bench players that general manager Phil Emery added to the Bears in the offseason did more than improve depth.
They improved the front line too.
There is little doubt that more intense completion at cornerback, defensive end, defensive tackle,...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Perception became reality for Jay Cutler when he arrived in Chicago three years ago as the anointed savior of a Bears franchise bereft of a big-boy quarterback for ages.
Cutler initially was seen as aloof, condescending and generally unapproachable....
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:18 PM
If you're a fantasy football fanatic then the Miami Dolphins have one of the worst receiver units in the NFL.
The production over the years hasn't been gaudy, and the names aren't sexy. The only receiver that has any sizzle is Chad Ochocinco, and he's 34...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near.
The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...
| 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...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
After another miserable performance against the Packers on Sunday, Brandon Marshall said everyone on offense must be accountable, “even if that means jobs.’’
A day after his team lost for the fifth time in six games, Bears coach...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:00 PM
The Bears should expect multiple blitz packages from the Cardinals on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals use a 3-4 attacking defense that will bring inside pressure to target protection schemes and force the quarterback to unload the ball.
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:54 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — They're alive.
Only because they faced an offense far more disjointed than their own were the Bears able to withstand another lethargic start. Jump-started by two defensive touchdowns — their first since Week 9 —...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Based on the heat Mike Tice has been feeling, you would think he has been the one who has been giving up the sacks, committing false starts, throwing the interceptions, running the wrong routes and plowing into the backs of blockers.
The Bears offense...