| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Lions 21, Bears19
Strategy: The Bears offense has a different look to it under new coach Marc Trestman, who was known as an offensive innovator in the CFL. The Bears use a vertical passing attack to take advantage of strong-armed quarterback Jay...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:29 AM
The Ravens snapped a three-game losing streak last week, but many of the same issues lingered in their overtime win, none more critical than the running game. They have topped 100 yards on the ground just once, but my crystal ball tells me that their 2.8-...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:29 PM
NFL Team Report - Dallas Cowboys - INSIDE SLANT
Rather than make headlines with high-profile signings to kick off free agency Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was instead discussing the release of seven-time Pro Bowl pass rusher DeMarcus Ware....
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:55 PM
NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT
Defensive end Jared Allen signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Chicago Bears, who were not known to be in the bidding for one of the NFL's most productive pass rushers.
Allen, 31, is the third...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 1:41 PM
A busy offseason with more twists than Phil Emery could have predicted leaves the Bears in an interesting position with the NFL draft less than three weeks away.
Depending on how things shake out, the Bears have signed or re-signed as many as seven...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Football has always been a game of blocking and tackling.
But the updated NFL version features the three Ps: pass, protect and pressure.
The quest of every NFL team is to find a franchise quarterback. When you find one, you must protect him because he'...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Former Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and a Texas bar owner have dropped their lawsuits against each other, according to a Dallas Morning News report quoting Melton's attorney.
No money was exchanged as part of the agreement to drop the suits,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The lead-up to the NFL draft will be a little slower and a little more unusual this year than it typically has been.
With draft weekend pushed back to May 8-10, that still leaves a full three weeks of build-up and analysis before the Houston Texans go...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:31 AM
A busy offseason overhauling the defense isn’t yet complete, with the Chicago Bears needing to find additional pieces via the NFL draft. The question is where those pieces will fit in the puzzle.
General manager Phil Emery has signed or re-signed...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The NFC features some of the NFL's best defenses, which includes the Seattle Seahawks, the reigning Super Bowl champions.
This conference also features a couple of teams - Philadelphia, Chicago, Carolina, Arizona - that appear to be on the rise, and a...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:29 PM
The Bears have done a lot of work to build the roster since the end of the regular season and in free agency. What about an extension for wide receiver Brandon Marshall who is entering the final year of his contract? Is that in the cards for Phil Emery?...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:24 PM
What a difference a (pro) day makes.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a great one, consistently hitting his receivers in stride. Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater did not, struggling with his timing and accuracy in a choreographed on-campus workout...