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  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    if Lovie Smith gets fired, how long after the purge will it take the Bears to have a winning season? -- @joshohmart, from Twitter No matter what happens the rest of the way this season, I would say the chances of the Bears being worse next season would...
  • Urlacher's greatness x 2

    Urlacher's greatness x 2
    Brian Urlacher retires as two of the greatest linebackers in NFL history. He will receive the one customary bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the time comes, but he deserves another, and here’s why: He was asked to completely change his...
  • Saluting the Bears defense

    Saluting the Bears defense
    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...
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense." For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
  • Bears' idea of respecting Urlacher looks disingenuous, deceitful

    Bears' idea of respecting Urlacher looks disingenuous, deceitful
    It’s not so much that the Chicago Bears parted ways with Brian Urlacher, a surefire Hall of Famer robbed of his greatest asset by injuries. No, it was the sloppy, squirrely, deceitful manner the Bears went about it. It might be too much to say...
  • The grudge report: Benson drops the ball again

    The grudge report: Benson drops the ball again
    Funny thing from Cedric Benson. You remember him, right? Former Bears No. 1 draft pick, taken fourth overall in 2005. You’ll see him Thursday night. He’s the Packers’ new starting running back, and get this: He told the Green Bay...
  • Hoping Bears play 'What's My Line?' in free agency

    Hoping Bears play 'What's My Line?' in free agency
    Now comes NFL free agency, or as it’s known at Halas Hall, “Where my offensive tackle?’’ Even before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. kickoff to free agency, the Bears were one of several teams mentioned in the Jake Long sweepstakes....
  • NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 15 in the books

     
    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......
  • NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 9 in the books

     
    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......
  • Fine idea not a fine idea

     
    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 --......
  • Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener

    Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener
    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...
  • Cutler KO'd as Bears fall 13-6 to Texans

    Cutler KO'd as Bears fall 13-6 to Texans
    The Bears made Jason Campbell one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL for situations just like this. They have to be hoping they won't need Campbell's services for an extended period after starter Jay Cutler was knocked out of Sunday...