| 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...
| 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......
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Sunday Night Football on NBC Nov. 11 features one of the season's best games as the 7-1 Houston Texans visit the 7-1 Chicago Bears. It’s irresistible force vs. immovable object at Soldier Field on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8:20pm ET as the 7-1 Houston...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:29 AM
There’s a lot of vitriol aimed at the Bears offense after Lovie Smith’s team embarrassed itself against a bad Minnesota bunch. I get it. Mike Tice’s offense ranks worse than Mike Martz’s, and how stupid is that?
Heck, the offense...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 6:42 PM
For a team whose makeshift offense begs for a makeover, the Bears signing free-agent defensive end Mario Williams would be like a guy buying a big-screen plasma TV to watch from the futon in his studio apartment.
The Bears would be better off spending...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 8:34 PM
We all should be so disrespected that our employer pays us $7.7 million.
Poor Matt Forte.
Because of the NFL franchise tag guaranteeing Forte such a paltry salary next season, the pouty Bears running back might not have enough money to pay his team of...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:05 AM
College Football-Military Bowl, Toledo vs. Air Force, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN); Holiday Bowl, California vs. Texas, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Men's College Basketball-Northwestern at Ohio State, 4:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Southern Methodist at Oklahoma State,...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Now the hard work begins.
The Bears ended a five-game losing streak that crippled a promising season, edging the NFC North cellar-dwelling Vikings 17-13 on Sunday at the Metrodome and setting the stage for a pivotal offseason....
| Jan 1, 2012
| 5:45 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — On the play Chicagoans will remember most from the Bears' season-ending 17-13 victory Sunday over the Vikings, safety Major Wright nearly made it a meaningful game after all.
Wright leaped to break up a pass intended for Vikings...
| 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 13, 2012
| 2:49 PM
You could make the argument that every one of us is in a race against time, but it might be a little more difficult to sustain that view of the Bears defense these days.
From aging and slowing to experienced and eminent, the revival of the franchise's...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The Cover-2 defense is boring. And it lacks creativity.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard that about the two-deep scheme the Bears still lean on in their game plan.
Sure, they have become more "multiple" with coordinator Rod Marinelli in...