| Jan 28, 2012
| 4:04 PM
The question was one Hunter Hillenmeyer didn't want to answer.
It was 2010, and the Bears had just placed him on injured reserve after the third publicly documented concussion of his eight-year career. After meeting with reporters at Halas Hall, he was...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery as their new general manager.
Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004. He replaces Jerry Angelo, who was fired after an injury-riddled 8-8 season.
| Jan 29, 2012
| 5:39 PM
To the delight of Navy football players, the blizzard of 1996 had blanketed their campus in Annapolis, Md., with 2 feet of snow.
Everything shut down — except Phil Emery. In case Emery, then Navy's inexorable strength and conditioning coach,...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 1:46 PM
Phil Emery’s honeymoon period beganwith a lot of talk about, well, talk.
The Bears’ new general manager talked about processes and talked about moving forward. I’m all for the moving forward stuff. Moving forward is what the Bears need....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Phil Emery got so revved up that he forgot reality.
No, wait, Emery didn’t get revved up at his introductory news conference. Emery seems incapable of getting revved up.
So, maybe Emery was just so focused on offering snappy catchphrases about...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Maybe it’s just me, but I was totally unimpressed with the Packers defense. Completely and absolutely unimpressed. It was bad last season. It looked bad to start this season.
The 49ers gashed the Packers for 186 yards rushing and 377 yards total,...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 2:44 PM
We have nine days to debate if the Bears offense can be as bad as Thursday night's debacle in Green Bay would lead one to believe.
I'm going with yes, it can.
For the record, I've not been pushing Lake Forest propaganda. Of the nine-man Tribune...
| Sep 26, 2012
Dallas is as good a place as any to burst through the growing frustration surrounding the Bears stalled offense.
"We can't be up and down like a roller coaster,'' wide receiver Devin Hester said. "We have to get a winning streak going — at least...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Bears’ passing game? Just like big-boy offenses.
The Bears’ running game? Looks like third-and-1 is no longer their version of clown college.
The Bears’ pass rush? Look at you, Israel Idonije, finally racking up sacks the way...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Matt Forte still does not have the long-term contract he is seeking, but the Bears have ensured that the Pro Bowl running back will return in 2012.
In a move that was no surprise, the club placed the franchise tag on Forte on Friday, tendering him a one-...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
My advice for Phil Emery days before running his first NFL draft as Bears general manager is to address the receiver issue before anything else.
The receiver on Emery's telephone, that is. Make sure it works and everybody in the draft room knows who's...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:44 PM
On a 20-acre farm off Chicken Dinner Road in Marsing, Idaho, Shea McClellin developed the work ethic that made him into a first-round NFL draft pick.
McClellin helped the grandparents who raised him care for animals that roamed their land: goats,...