| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Chris Williams never was going to be the next Jim Covert. But he didn't have to be the next Stan Thomas, either.
He could have been the next Ted Albrecht. And given the fact that he is big, relatively young at 27, bright, hard working and moderately...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Even the most pessimistic types have to tip the cap to the Bears for the big splash they made as free-agency season opened this week.
Martellus Bennett has a chance to be more of a difference-maker at tight end than the Bears have had since Mike Ditka....
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Inside the locker room during their last trip to the University of Phoenix Stadium one night six years ago, ecstasy made Bears players oblivious.
They didn't realize somebody let reporters into their inner sanctum quicker than usual after the Bears...
| May 19, 2012
| 10:07 PM
Sometimes it seems the closer the Bears get to training camp, the further they are from signing Matt Forte to a new contract.
In fairness, negotiations have been hush-hush, so we really don't know where the sides are. But the outward signs are not...
| Mar 21, 2013
If a career falls in Lake Forest and no one around cares to hear it …
Brian Urlacher's extraordinary career with the Bears ended with a resounding whimper Wednesday as an afternoon news release confirmed what long has been expected — that...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Getting rid of Lovie Smith does not make the Bears a better team.
Only replacing him with a better coach would.
Jon Gruden? Hearing he's not coming down from the press box.
Bill Cowher has gotten too comfortable wearing makeup.
Mike Holmgren? He...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:17 AM
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Contrary to the convenient but lazy local narrative being retold all week, Bears 2008 first-round draft bust Chris Williams didn't get former general manager Jerry Angelo fired.
Not as much as Caleb Hanie did.
If Hanie had played as well replacing Jay...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
Not that long ago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau stood at a podium after a rare lousy performance and implored players in his own inimitable way.
"Do. Your. Job.'' Thibodeau barked in his baritone voice April 16 after the Bulls lost at home to the Wizards....
| May 3, 2012
| 7:26 AM
The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs:
Bulls players faced adversity in the third quarter of Game 2 of their playoff series against Philadelphia --- the first time they faced a hard playoff test coming at them since Derrick...
| May 23, 2012
| 6:54 PM
All that was missing was a Shanahan and a view of the Rocky Mountains.
Short of raising the Halas Hall practice field to a higher altitude, the Bears have done virtually everything possible to recreate the Denver experience for quarterback Jay Cutler....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:20 PM
Pardon me if I'm a smidge disjointed with this one. I have had no experience writing about a Bears offense with players at the skilled positions who are capable of taking a team to a Super Bowl.
And I have no memory of a Bears defense that appears to...