| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Upon further review, the state of NFL officiating is a joke.
Jerry Markbreit only wishes he could laugh about it.
"I watched highlights on the NFL Network last night,'' the retired NFL official with 36 years' experience said Monday. "I saw referees with...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:50 AM
The start of the NFL season is around the corner and you know what that means: Bears sightings. Lots of them.
The Bears players who live elsewhere during the off-season have joined the teammates who live in the Chicago area year-round. Together, the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:03 PM
Those must have been two tremendous practices this week for Brian Urlacher.
Based on the bravado of Bears teammates, Urlacher quickly removed any doubts that he will return to top form against the Colts despite a left knee that has sustained two injuries...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Charles Tillman came to the Bears in the 2003 draft as a relative unknown. Nine years later he is a Pro Bowl cornerback, special teams ace, fan favorite and fumble-forcing master. RedEye spoke with him about his first opening day, his 10th opening day and...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:20 PM
Pardon me if I'm a smidge disjointed with this one. I have had no experience writing about a Bears offense with players at the skilled positions who are capable of taking a team to a Super Bowl.
And I have no memory of a Bears defense that appears to...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:34 PM
As an Arlington Heights native, Colts safety Tom Zbikowski remembers years of bland, rarely potent offenses from the Bears.
Standing in the mostly cleared-out visiting locker room at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, Zbikowski shook his head after the...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Can't rush the passer.
Weak sister to the offense.
Well, maybe the Bears defense isn't all that after all. At least not against the fresh meat the Colts served up on a glorious Sunday afternoon.
The defense might not look quite as spry...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Conan O’Brien has been easy to spot around Chicago -- and not just because he’s 6’4 and has hard-to-miss red hair. The Los Angeles-based talk show host has been out and about in the city while here filming “Conan” at the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Watching the Bears open camp Thursday, I have some questions about player development, scheme and competition on Lovie Smith's roster. Here are 10 things to focus on through the exhibition schedule.
• There is no question Devin...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:09 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Toting the football he caught Sunday for a 24-yard touchdown, Brandon Marshall headed toward the first row of seats behind the Bears bench with more purpose than any route he ran all game.
Marshall found his father, Freddie,...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:34 AM
GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
I'm trying to figure out Jay Cutler. I really am.
I can see the talent, the arm strength and the underrated athleticism Cutler shows with his ability to extend plays outside the pocket. He's physical. He's tough. And there isn't a route in the...