| 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 14, 2012
| 5:34 AM
GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:23 PM
NFL plays are over in seconds, but you might not believe what goes on in players' heads in that short time. With that mind, RedEye brings takes you Inside the Helmet.
During the first quarter of Thursday's Bears-Packers game, both offenses were locked...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Sometimes the will is more important than the skill.
Sunday was one of those times for the Bears.
They didn't provide NBC's "Football Night in America" with many highlights. They failed to take advantage of what the Rams were giving their offense....
| 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...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:18 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Forte hasn’t spoken to Jay Cutler since it was revealed last month that Cutler and fiancee Kristin Cavallari are expecting, but Forte did make sure to congratulate his Bears teammate.
“I sent him a text congratulating...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:00 AM
I presume that the Bears’ new so-called general manager watched the Super Bowl, as the Bears traditionally have done for 44 of the previous 46 years.
And so, I presume that Phil Emery told Lovie Smith that his defensive line is nowhere close to...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine.
But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer.
Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:04 PM
NBA Basketball--Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks, 7 p.m. (TNT); San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NFL Football--Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
High School Basketball--Teams...