| 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...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:07 PM
The wide receivers took the bows and the cornerbacks got the high-fives, but the Bears won their opener Sunday because they beat the Colts in the trenches.
The play of the Bears offensive line was particularly eye-opening. And no one played better on...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Truth be told, not much is revealed about a football team in padless practices in May and June.
About 75 percent of what your eyes tell you is an outright lie. And another 20 percent is half truth.
But one thing the eyes are not deceiving us about is...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:44 AM
GREEN BAY — At least the on-field camera for this nationally televised game didn't capture Jay Cutler shouting vulgarities at his offensive coordinator.
That's maybe the only way progress can be judged for the Bears, who were looking to make a...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:21 PM
The Bears didn't need Jay Cutler to be on his game to win Sunday, and it's a good thing.
Cutler usually is a pretty accurate passer, but his throws frequently were not where they should have been against the Rams. He completed 54.8 percent of his...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 2:30 PM
There is little doubt that, on paper, the Bears have a highly talented team.
But how does their talent stack up against their competition?
With that in mind, the Tribune asked five personnel evaluators from different teams who have studied the NFC North...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Jay Cutler sat out the Bears' first exhibition game but did not look the least bit rusty in his debut Saturday night at Soldier Field.
The quarterback was comfortable and in command of the new offense against the Redskins, setting the tone early in a 33-...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Bears’ passing game? Just like big-boy offenses.
The Bears’ running game? Looks like third-and-1 is no longer their version of clown college.
The Bears’ pass rush? Look at you, Israel Idonije, finally racking up sacks the way...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 2:28 PM
In pursuit of the NFL's toughest running back to tackle, Brian Urlacher reached for Adrian Peterson and hung on for dear life as any self-respecting linebacker would after his left hand latched onto the back of Peterson's shoulder pads.
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The 49ers defeated the Bears every way a team can be beaten Monday night — power, speed and thought.
Almost no one on the team did his job well enough for the Bears to win.
Three aspects of the 49ers' victory stood out upon closer inspection....
| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:01 PM
After the way the 49ers manhandled the Bears on Monday night in San Francisco, Lovie Smith's defense should prep for the Vikings to feature Adrian Peterson in the running game Sunday at Soldier Field. It will face downhill schemes that test the gap...