| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:50 PM
General manager Phil Emery was on the job for less than two months when he accomplished something Jerry Angelo failed to do in more than a decade — acquire a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.
The addition of Brandon Marshall in a trade with the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Brandon Marshall's hip problems have prevented him from participating much in offseason drill work for the Bears. Alshon Jeffery sat out minicamp with a hamstring injury. Devin Hester isn't even wearing the same-colored jersey as the receivers —...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 7:24 AM
I don’t think Darryl Drake meant to expose Devin Hester as mentally and emotionally weak, but the former Chicago Bears wide receivers coach just gave the Bears' fake wide receiver something else to mope about.
“The thing about Devin is,...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:45 PM
Ray Lewis III, the son of Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis II, took some time between the Super Bowl frenzy to sit down with Orlando Sentinel reporter Chris Hays on Wednesday in Orlando to talk about his dad’s fame and how he handles being...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:51 PM
On the last day of the NFL regular season, the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens lost for the fourth time in five games, and nothing about finishing 10-6 fueled their playoff drive with momentum.
On the same day, the Bears won their second straight...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Jay Cutler and Devin Hester: Can this marriage be saved?
That’s pretty much the soap opera we’ve been reading about the last week while that Super Bowl thing was taking place.
Some terrific reporting and interviewing by Trib colleague...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Around 10 a.m. on the first day of 2013, Bears general manager Phil Emery will appear at Halas Hall and declare the organization's New Year's resolution to change the way they chase Super Bowls.
Well, Emery likely won't use those exact words. But his...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Nearly as shocking as the firing of head coach Mario Cristobal was a month ago, was the hiring of his successor, Ron Turner, who was introduced Friday afternoon as Florida International University's third football coach since the program's inception in...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 6:56 AM
If the Bears are going to make the playoffs, or even win another game, it’s pretty basic:
Their stars have to play like stars.
I heard that idea from a hockey coach decades ago during the playoffs, except he phrased it, “Our best players...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
After another miserable performance against the Packers on Sunday, Brandon Marshall said everyone on offense must be accountable, “even if that means jobs.’’
A day after his team lost for the fifth time in six games, Bears coach...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:37 AM
If you have to ask what it will take to save Lovie Smith’s job, then haven’t you already answered the question?
And if you ask Smith what he believes he might need to change in order to keep that job, he gives you an answer that should...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...