| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:27 PM
As Phil Emery prepares for his second Bears draft, he would be wise to study his predecessor Jerry Angelo. The Bears will pick in the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of the 2013 draft. RedEye takes a look at Angelo's best and worst from...
| 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
| 2:45 PM
There's a ton of optimism attached to the NFL Draft, regardless of the situation your favorite team is in. Whether that translates into success on the field is another story.
For example, the Bears—under both Mark Hatley and Jerry Angelo at...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:21 PM
In less than three weeks, there will be answers to all the questions being debated around water coolers from Milwaukee to Merrillville.
Many words have been devoted to Lovie Smith's future and the power structure in Lake Forest since the Bears tumbled...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:50 PM
General manager Phil Emery was on the job for less than two months when he accomplished something Jerry Angelo failed to do in more than a decade — acquire a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.
The addition of Brandon Marshall in a trade with the...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:32 PM
The franchise of Walter Payton, Gale Sayers and Red Grange could become the attack of Kahlil Bell, Armando Allen and maybe even Harvey Unga on Sunday at Detroit.
Unga is on the practice squad and Bell has already been signed off the street and moved...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:01 PM
Going into his ninth season with the Bears, lean and healthy Lovie Smith sure appears to have staying power.
If he wins this season — which he should — Smith is likely to last at least as long as Mike Ditka as head coach of the Bears....
| Nov 14, 2012
There is nothing wrong with hoping Jay Cutler is held out of Monday night's game against the 49ers in San Francisco. Concussions are serious business and Cutler has a life to live beyond football.
But what's wrong with hoping Cutler doesn't play...
| Sep 12, 2012
When general manager Phil Emery was hired to replace Jerry Angelo in the offseason, team President Ted Phillips said the move was made to close the "talent gap" between the Bears and their division rivals, the Packers and Lions.
Emery wasn't supposed...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Phil Emery will hire the right head coach for the Bears.
Nobody can say so yet, of course. Nobody can draw a fair conclusion about Lovie Smith's successor until next season at the earliest.
But Emery gave the Bears every reason to believe that...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Jerry Angelo used to be a centerpiece this time of year, but now he's living in exile and self-imposed silence.
Bill Polian, like Angelo a guy who lost his job after the season, gets to broadcast his thoughts on ESPN. People want to hear from Polian....