| Jul 28, 2012
| 2:30 PM
There is little doubt that, on paper, the Bears have a highly talented team.
But how does their talent stack up against their competition?
With that in mind, the Tribune asked five personnel evaluators from different teams who have studied the NFC North...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 8:27 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Brandon Marshall and Shea McClellin are not the only notable newcomers to the Bears' offensive and defensive meetings rooms.
There is an elephant in the offensive meeting room — the contract situation of Jay Cutler.
| Jan 21, 2013
| 11:12 PM
Tennis--Australian Open, same-day tape, 1 p.m. (ESPN2), 8 and 2:30 a.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling--Tour Down Under, Stage 1, same-day tape, 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Men’s College Basketball--Iowa at Ohio State, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network);...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:33 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Create matchups. Work the ball inside of numbers. Target the inside vertical seams.
Those are some of the opportunities you have in the passing game when the tight end plays a role in the game plan.
This Bears offense has a new...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:39 PM
The initial exhibition game on the NFL schedule should be viewed as an extension of training camp in the evaluation process, a "scrimmage" in which established vets run their base schemes and rookies see the majority of the reps against pro competition...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:18 PM
The Bears decided to keep their new offense mostly under wraps until the second week of the exhibition schedule.
Quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte were held out of Thursday's opener at Soldier Field against the Broncos, perhaps to...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine.
But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Jay Cutler sat out the Bears' first exhibition game but did not look the least bit rusty in his debut Saturday night at Soldier Field.
The quarterback was comfortable and in command of the new offense against the Redskins, setting the tone early in a 33-...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Bears’ passing game? Just like big-boy offenses.
The Bears’ running game? Looks like third-and-1 is no longer their version of clown college.
The Bears’ pass rush? Look at you, Israel Idonije, finally racking up sacks the way...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
On a Sunday when the sprinklers accidentally went off at Sun Life Stadium, dousing the Seattle Seahawks and Miami Dolphins, playoff-minded teams all over the NFL were treated to a cold, harsh splash of reality.
The New Orleans Saints, who had clawed...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:50 PM
When the Bears see the Vikings offense Sunday with Matt Kalil lined up at left tackle, they have to be envious.
The rookie has been playing great ball, Pro Bowl-level ball, and it appears the Vikings have found a long-term answer at one of the NFL's...