| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback.
The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Bears coach Lovie Smith likes to say that Kellen Davis can do all the things the good tight ends can do.
Except catch passes.
And hold on to the ball.
And stand up.
This is a bad week for all of that to seem true. A loss on Monday...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Obituaries this week: None. The Graveyard: Life Support: There is almost no reason for optimism left for this team, other than the notion that the rest of the NFC East isn't good (or in the Giants' case, not good lately).......
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Obituaries this week: A list of 13 key Eagles players that unquestionably underachieved this season: Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek, Clay Harbor, Demetress Bell, Danny Watkins, Todd Herremans, Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Mychal Kendricks, Nnamdi...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:00 PM
By comparison to the quarterback class of 2012, the class of 2013 is lackluster. There is no prospect who is rated anywhere near as highly as Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III were ranked one year ago, and every quarterback prospect this year has some...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Some people say the worst thing you can call a football player is soft.
The Bears were soft against San Francisco.
Soft and unprepared. Soft and unresponsive. Soft and stupid. They met the 49ers’ toughness with all manner of embarrassing...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 7:17 AM
How long before the Bears offense finally punishes an opponent for the insulting squib kicks?
I’ll hang up and listen for my next three-and-out.
A couple weeks after the Panthers dared the Bears with that strategy, the Texans did it Sunday,...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Jay Cutler won't play for the Bears Monday night at San Francisco, and fans should be glad. After suffering a concussion on Sunday, he clearly shouldn't exposed himself to risk again so soon. But the Cutler episode only shows that the current way of...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:26 AM
One good thing about Jay Cutler’s near-Super-Bowl-dream-ending injury: The Super Bowl dream remains alive, even if it now might be wrapped in Kevlar and popping Vicodin.
Just because Jason Campbell is not Caleb Hanie -- I believe he’s legally...
| Mar 15, 2012
Just two days before the Bears made official a trade to acquire him, Brandon Marshall found himself in a familiar situation -- the wrong place at the wrong time.
Perhaps that is how the talented yet often troubled wide receiver can best explain what...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:07 PM
Not long after the Bears acquired Jay Cutler three years ago, he began lobbying the front office for a wide receiver.
Text messages were sent. Cutler wanted help. Maybe even a go-up-and-get-it guy.
Help arrived Tuesday when the team kicked off the start...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:25 PM
I doubt anybody describes Bears general manager Phil Emery as dull today.
This is how a new GM gets his point across clearly, by pulling off the type of trade that drops jaws and potentially changes the balance of power in the NFC. This is when you can...