| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:29 PM
When the Bears line up to play the Vikings at the Metrodome, they may be getting a look into the 2013 season.
They will be without Brian Urlacher, who has a hamstring pull. And being without him next season is a possibility.
| Dec 9, 2012
The Vikings and quarterback Christian Ponder can use play action Sunday to target the middle of the Bears defense without Brian Urlacher on the field. Think of vertical concepts in the red zone that put stress on Nick Roach as he moves inside to middle...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Suspense surrounded Halas Hall last year over who would take the fall for the Bears squandering a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs. Who besides Mike Martz, that is, because in retrospect we practically blamed Martz for everything from causing too many...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — In a telling fit of frustration appropriate for Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Vikings, Bears wide receiver Devin Hester followed up a failed late fourth-down conversion by throwing his helmet against the turf of Mall of America Field....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere.
Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:04 PM
NBA Basketball--Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks, 7 p.m. (TNT); San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NFL Football--Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
High School Basketball--Teams...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:42 AM
DETROIT — The Bears could spend between now and wild-card weekend counting the reasons they will be sitting at home with 10 wins.
A defensive meltdown in Week 13 against the Seahawks and a brutal loss at Minnesota the following week are good places...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:21 PM
In less than three weeks, there will be answers to all the questions being debated around water coolers from Milwaukee to Merrillville.
Many words have been devoted to Lovie Smith's future and the power structure in Lake Forest since the Bears tumbled...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Israel Idonije doesn't wear a helmet or absorb punishing blocks while performing his side job as a comic book creator. Yet the former Bears defensive lineman insists that developing his superhero title "The Protectors" has been more difficult than...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:41 AM
It’s this simple: If Brian Urlacher can play, then the Bears should sign him. If he can't, then they shouldn’t. Any questions?
The reality appears to be the Bears don’t believe their Hall-of-Fame-bound middle linebacker can play. OK....
| Mar 21, 2013
If a career falls in Lake Forest and no one around cares to hear it …
Brian Urlacher's extraordinary career with the Bears ended with a resounding whimper Wednesday as an afternoon news release confirmed what long has been expected — that...
| May 22, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Dec. 11, 1999: The New Mexico product finishes 12th in Heisman Trophy voting.
February 2000: At NFL scouting combine, Urlacher bench presses 225 pounds 27 times and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.57.
April 15, 2000: Bears draft him ninth overall.