| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Charles Tillman's departure from the 2013 season feels like the final, wretched piece in an unnatural, reverse transformation. Think of a butterfly rewinding backward into a larvae or caterpillar state until you have the pupa that is the Bears devolved...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:35 PM
If the excitement of an early NFC North showdown in Detroit doesn't make Bears fans tremble, then certainly fear should do the trick.
The Lions long have been a punch line in the NFL, but these days there seems to be a grimly purposeful malice to the...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:06 PM
PITTSBURGH — Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker vaguely explained his position Wednesday when he was asked whether he would call more blitzes to jump-start a sputtering pass rush.
"We'll blitz when we need to, and when we want to," he said....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:10 PM
PITTSBURGH – Henry Melton's concerned teammates closed their eyes and took a knee Sunday night in the fourth quarter of the Bears' 40-23 victory over the Steelers as medical personnel signaled for a cart to take the injured defensive tackle off...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:50 PM
It's time to change the fight song. Well, at least the version of "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" that everybody has grown used to — the one that blasts out in Soldier Field after every score for the home team. Keep the song, but maybe try a Muzak...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:57 PM
When an outsider suggests a football team lacks heart, the opinion typically results in a player or coach questioning the credentials of the critic. Did he ever play the game, they scoff.
But when the implication comes from a seven-time Pro Bowl...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The Bears -- They seem to be good enough to tantalize us this season -- to keep us interested and fantasizing about post-season glory, but not good enough to get past the first round of the playoffs, especially now that......
| Sep 27, 2013
| 11:21 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Chelsea at Tottenham, 6:40 a.m. (NBCSN); Premier League, Manchester City at Aston Villa, 8:55 a.m. (NBCSN); Premier League, Arsenal at Swansea City, 11:30 a.m. (NBC)
College Football--South Carolina...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The Bears defense has produced in its blitz schemes throughout the first three weeks of the season. However, with a matchup versus Calvin Johnson and the Lions, the Bears may choose to play some Cover-2 to limit the deep ball in Detroit.
As shown here,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:35 PM
There were no trumpets or bright lights welcoming the seventh pick of the 2008 draft when he unassumingly walked out to minicamp practice wearing a gray, long-sleeved T-shirt Wednesday.
The expectations for Sedrick Ellis with the Bears are not what they...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Asked which Bears defensive lineman graded highest against the Bengals, Mel Tucker didn't let anybody see the scores but did offer a revealing peek at his mental notes.
"Stephen Paea did a nice job, Shea (McClellin) gave us some good reps, Nate Collins,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Julius Peppers wasn’t on the Bears injury report, so we have to trust that nobody is lying and that Peppers is healthy.
If so, then that narrows the options to one: Peppers was just plain bad in the win over the Bengals.
It wasn’t as if he...