| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
This season always has been about Jay Cutler. Sunday’s game against the Browns certainly was all about Cutler.
Especially about Cutler.
After missing four games because of injuries and then regaining his starting position after Josh McCown&...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you wonder why the Lions have been such a flaming failure for the last, oh, five decades, you have to start at the top -- right at the top of Bill Ford Jr.’s pinhead.
Speaking at the team’s annual Courage House dinner, the Lions vice-...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:52 PM
The Bears are prepared to get the run-around from the Saints on Sunday at Soldier Field.
Should they blitz Drew Brees constantly, knowing full well he gets rid of the ball quickly and has multiple receiving weapons?
Should they back off and play it...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:07 PM
In a simpler time — when we were wide-eyed and fresh-faced — all that mattered was seeing our team win.
Kids don't engage in conversations about "buyers or sellers." They don't root for their team to lose so it improves its draft position or...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The Bears defense will have to be disciplined with their run-pass keys against quarterback Robert Griffin III to limit the multiple play-action concepts in the Redskins game plan off the read-option backfield action.
As shown here, the Redskins have...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:20 PM
LANDOVER, Md. — After Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stayed on the ground for five seconds Sunday at FedEx Field, left tackle Jermon Bushrod knew.
"Usually he gets right back up," Bushrod said.
But on first-and-10 from the Bears' 45 with 9...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
You might think the Bears don’t have much of a team after what you saw in Washington.
They lost to a bad team and lost their captains on both side of the ball. Dire, if not terminal.
Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks you’re wrong.
| Oct 22, 2013
As far as Mondays at Halas Hall go, surely the Bears have experienced ones that sucked the life out of a football city more than the day after their 45-41 loss to the Redskins did.
But none immediately come to mind.
Rare is the occasion when an NFL...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:48 PM
It's sad when it ends like this.
I am talking about the Bears season, but I'm also speaking of the great Bears defense.
So many years. So many wins. So many pick-sixes, forced fumbles, great players.
It had to end sometime and it has ended …...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Have the Bears thought about playing Shea McClellin at linebacker? He played it in college and he isn't making an impact at end. Obviously, there is a need there and the Bears could plug someone else in who would be effective at end. Maybe he would make a...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:57 PM
When an outsider suggests a football team lacks heart, the opinion typically results in a player or coach questioning the credentials of the critic. Did he ever play the game, they scoff.
But when the implication comes from a seven-time Pro Bowl...