| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
It's rare that a game's first play from scrimmage is the most critical, but it sure seemed that way in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Many Bears had a chance to stop or at least slow Adrian Peterson on his 51-yard run.
Defensive end Corey Wootton had...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:51 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — For an NFL team, coming to the scouting combine can be a little like visiting an automobile showroom.
Flashy, pricey things are on display that catch eyes.
Many are veterans with expiring contracts. Many are players who will be...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The game against the Lions on Sunday could have been the last one for a Bear who has been around forever and has his name listed prominently in the team record books.
But the Bears decided they wanted him back.
Whether or not the Bears will take the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Obituaries this week: It's hard thinking of something substantial to write about every team in the NFC every week, and it's even tougher writing their obituaries. And so, I'd like to personally thank Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan, who basically......
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:26 PM
Obituaries this week: None. The Graveyard: Life Support: None Hierarchy: The Bears have lost 5 of their last 6 games after starting 7-1. There's an excellent chance they are going to miss the playoffs for the 5th time in 6......
| Dec 7, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Story: Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher told the Tribune the NFL fined him $21,000 for his horse-collar tackle on running back Leon Washington during Sunday's overtime loss to the Seahawks. QB Jay Cutler was fined the other week for taunting --......
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:35 PM
It doesn't look like a fair fight. The Bears, fresh off an explosive blowout victory over the Cowboys on the national stage, against the Jaguars, who've been outscored 54-17 at EverBank Field and are 1-3.
I'm going to spare the "any given Sunday"...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 3:43 PM
Missing training camp and the preseason had different consequences for the face of the Bears and the face of the Jaguars.
For Maurice Jones-Drew, who sat out in a contract dispute, missing time was a benefit.
"I might be a little fresher, not taking...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:08 PM
When the Lions and their fans look at how dominating the Bears defense and its scheme has been, they have to think, "That should have been us."
In 2006, Matt Millen hired Rod Marinelli as head coach of the Lions.
Then in 2008, the Lions became the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Considering the Bears' No. 2 wide receiver couldn't play against the Lions on Monday night, you might be surprised to know the Bears were considerably more reliant on "11" personnel, or three receiver packages, than usual.
The Bears used 11 personnel...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:56 PM
I can't describe how spectacular the Bears defense was in nearly shutting out the Lions. I don't know if anybody can. But running down that unit's heroics Monday night should be stunning enough.
In the first quarter, with the Lions third-and-1 at their...