| Sep 14, 2013
| 1:48 PM
The Bears defense can generate pressure and create turnover opportunities in third down situations against the Vikings with zone blitz concepts out of their nickel sub package.
As shown here, the Bears have their base nickel defense on the field (five...
| Aug 4, 2013
— In the NFL, your secondary should dictate the flow of the game.
Whether that is the ability to take away the deep ball, win on third down or show up in the run front, the secondary can be the difference between a team competing in the postseason...
| Aug 28, 2013
Here is a fun game to play with friends: Name the best or deepest position on the Bears. Where are they at their best? Is it their depth at defensive line or running back or in the secondary, perhaps?
"Cornerback,'' cornerback Tim Jennings said....
| Dec 25, 2012
On Monday, what stood out about the Bears' performance on Sunday is the pass protection held up both in terms of recognition and execution against an aggressive, accomplished blitzing team.
Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton sent more than four...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:21 PM
If Manti Te'o drops to the Bears do you take him? Also, if Matt Barkley drops to the second round do you take a gamble on him to groom him for the future? -- Tim Miller, Endwell, N.Y.
I would consider Te'o if I were the Bears, without a doubt, and take...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The franchise of Walter Payton, Gale Sayers and Red Grange could become the attack of Kahlil Bell, Armando Allen and maybe even Harvey Unga on Sunday at Detroit.
Unga is on the practice squad and Bell has already been signed off the street and moved...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 1:05 AM
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' HOCKEY
Aberdeen Cougars vs. Huron, Odde Ice Center, 8 p.m.
Aberdeen Wings at Austin Bruins, 7:15 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Aberdeen Central vs. Rapid City Stevens, Golden Eagles...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 1:44 PM
The Bears wrapped up their first minicamp of 2013 last week under new coach Marc Trestman. And while it is tough to evaluate and breakdown the pro game in shorts and helmets, here are five observations I took from the up-tempo practice sessions at Halas...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:47 PM
CLEVELAND — You might have yawned at the proceedings Thursday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Maybe you switched back and forth to the broadcast of the Republican National Convention.
Perhaps you chose "Glee."
Or played some Angry Birds on...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback.
The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:33 PM
As a rule, the Bears' defensive scheme may be the most predictable in the NFL. But coordinator Rod Marinelli and the boys stepped out of character a bit Monday.
They blitzed on nearly 23 percent of Tony Romo's dropbacks, mostly in the first half. It was...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:01 PM
The Bears will show some Cover-2 "deep" inside the red zone Thursday night, rushing four, dropping seven into coverage and trying to force the ball underneath to the flat.
To counter that, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will align players out of position...