| Mar 19, 2013
PHOENIX — At the 2010 NFL meetings at the Ritz Carlton in Orlando, the Bears front office was represented in part by Chairman Michael McCaskey, President Ted Phillips, general manager Jerry Angelo and coach Lovie Smith.
At the 2013 NFL annual...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Strength and conditioning in the NFL is radically different from what it was 28 years ago, when Rusty Jones first started working for the Bills.
Jones, the Bears' retiring director of physical development, is a big reason.
He was the first NFL...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:12 PM
Be it positive or negative — and I expect more of the latter — there will be a handful of over-the-top reactions to Phil Emery's choice as the Bears new head coach once the GM finally pulls the trigger.
I'm going to do my best to avoid the...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Most of the players on the Bears roster were acquired by Jerry Angelo to be coached by Lovie Smith. Now that neither is part of the organization anymore, many of those players might not be feeling quite as secure.
The fates of many familiar faces in the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Suspense surrounded Halas Hall last year over who would take the fall for the Bears squandering a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs. Who besides Mike Martz, that is, because in retrospect we practically blamed Martz for everything from causing too many...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 7:48 PM
You never heard anybody at Halas Hall call Packers general manager Ted Thompson an idiot.
Nor will you, no matter how voluble or volatile the Bears-Packers rivalry became this week. That would be disparaging the man whose plan the Bears want to copy....
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 7:33 AM
Will we look back at the Bears’ embarrassing home loss to the road-pathetic Seahawks and identify it as the game that marked the beginning of Lovie Smith’s end as coach?
Smith is under contract for next season and Sunday’s galling...