| Jul 18, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Congratulations, you've almost made it to football season.
To get you through the last stretch of unwatchable baseball, I'm going to tease you with a special "visions of the future" column because the present is unbearable.
WARNING: The future will...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Eighth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp .
The departure of tight end Greg Olsen on the eve of training camp in 2011 had more to do with the Bears' decision not to invest in the position for the long haul than it did with offensive...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The Bears offense under Marc Trestman could have to lean on basic West Coast passing concepts Sunday at Soldier Field to minimize the talented Bengals defensive line. Think of three-step routes for Jay Cutler to get the ball out with a quick read...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:51 PM
In music, tempo is measured in beats per minute. In football, tempo may be measured in drops of sweat per minute.
The reason Bears have been practicing fast is they want to play fast, with tempo.
Their sequence of their plays will be paced more like...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Nobody can tell much about a team based on the first minicamp practice of a coach's tenure held indoors five months before the season opener.
But one thing jumped out immediately after watching the Bears usher in the Marc Trestman era Tuesday at the...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Who's the best edge rusher in the draft? RaiderNation4Life, from Twitter
It’s Georgia’s Jarvis Jones. Forget about his slow 40 time. He has the burst to defeat a blocker, and he can close on the quarterback. He fits better in a 3-4 as an...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:51 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Tradition dictates that the day the Bears report for training camp at Olivet Nazarene University includes plenty of floppy hats and flimsy subject matter.
So it came as no surprise when general manager Phil Emery began his remarks...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Smart man, Tom Thayer.
As the Bears radio analyst, he’s football Steve Stone with the way he diagnoses plays before the snap and breaks them down later. He’s also football Ron Santo, grunting his dismay at his former team’s failure,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
When it comes to blending excitement with gloom over sports teams, no place does it better than Chicago.
So our town is in somewhat of a frenzy over the start of Bears' camp Friday at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, which most apparently expect to...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Guess what day it is! Guess what day it is!
Training Camp Day is here. First day of practice-open to the public at 9 a.m. Denim shorts and tube socks are both ready!
Congratulations, you survived the summer and even saw the start of the Junior Lake...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:00 PM
PHOENIX — Even though Bears players are scattered across the country, their new offense has begun to take shape.
Coach Marc Trestman provided a snapshot of what that offense might look like during a media breakfast Wednesday at the NFL meetings....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 5:20 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay.
And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Colin Kaepernick in a 34-28 victory over the Packers on Sunday....