| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Looking at my notebook from a practice session last week in Bourbonnais, I had wide receiver Joe Anderson's name circled with my take on his speed, route-running ability and change-of-direction skills scribbled down all along the margins.
| Jul 4, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The Bears' rookies have some big shoes to fill.
With training camp only three weeks away, new coach Marc Trestman will have a lot of tough decisions as he tries to lead the Bears to the playoffs. Brian Urlacher's departure, rebuilding the offensive...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:51 PM
We are going to get to sports, pinky swear, but you certainly do not need to read my grade for the Magic draft ("OK, I guess, but what do I know?") and not much else is going on — so this looks like an opening to talk about:
You know, the...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Tight end in today's NFL is about matchups, formation flexibility and route concepts that target or expose the middle of the field.
You want to beat Cover-2, work over a safety in man-coverage or challenge the secondary on the seam route? Then find a...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Now comes NFL free agency, or as it’s known at Halas Hall, “Where my offensive tackle?’’
Even before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. kickoff to free agency, the Bears were one of several teams mentioned in the Jake Long sweepstakes....
| May 21, 2013
| 5:48 PM
You have to be cautious about what you see from a football team when buds still are on the trees and pads still are in the lockers.
But if there is one of the Bears you should know about who's mostly unknown, it's Fendi Onobun.
There is no question...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Dan, what is going on at Halas Hall? Why after years of having a stable scouting staff are there so many changes? People jumping ship? -- @chibob57, from Twitter
We have to look at each situation individually to understand what happened. Chris...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:40 PM
If you want to know why the Bears used their first-round draft pick on a guard for the first time in 52 years, cast your gaze in the vicinity of Bourbon Street.
In New Orleans, where the Saints play a level of offense only dreamed about in Chicago,...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:37 PM
If the Bears had been picking 32nd instead of 20th, no one would have said boo about them selecting Kyle Long. But they were picking 20th, and they caught a lot of people by surprise.
Based on my pre-draft research, I thought Long would be a second-...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Just say no. There’s your answer, Phil Emery.
Just say no to the brain-addling drug known as Tim Tebow.
The Jets released him Monday, two days after the draft ended. The Bears did not draft a quarterback over the weekend. Although the Bears...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Martellus Bennett makes perfect sense for the Chicago Bears as their primary free-agent signing and automatically makes their offense more potent.
The beauty of Bennett -- who has reached an agreement in principle with the Bears, a source told the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Free agency is full of false hope and flimsy promise.
That said, the parade honoring the Bears for winning the first day of free agency should be scheduled for noon Wednesday on Michigan Avenue.
Let the confetti fall and the band play. Free agency...