| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:44 PM
For the past decade, the Bears were the team with great defense and special teams and juuuust enough offense to be competitive. This combo resulted in a couple of close calls, but no Super Bowl wins.
The recipe for NFL success changed, and we've...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
It has been anything but an uneventful seven weeks keeping tabs on the Bears. Whoever said there's nothing to be learned or nothing worth debating in preseason is a knucklehead.
We learned general manager Phil Emery's rookie class has talent. There...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The great experiment begins.
Can the Bears, always known for middle linebackers and running backs, evolve into a modern NFL franchise? One with an offensive-minded head coach, talented QB and modern-thinking GM?
Of course not. This is Chicago, and...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Now that the Bears have set their 53-man roster and are beginning their game prep for the Bengals on Sunday at Soldier Field, who are the players that must prove their value under new coach Marc Trestman?
After looking at the roster, here are the five I...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Bears coach Marc Trestman said earlier this week he wasn't ready to make any announcements about the rookies on the right side of his offensive line.
His decision Thursday night for the exhibition finale against the Browns at Soldier Field said it all....
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:37 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If Marc Trestman was hoping to find some rhythm on offense and something to build on for the Bears' final few days of training camp, he'll have to continue his search when the team gets back to Bourbonnais.
The offense has been...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:33 AM
At some point, Marc Trestman must tire of finding the upside in rebounding from a rocky beginning because if he doesn't the masses will tune him out.
It was a talking point the first-year Bears coach was able to refine with regular use in training...
| Aug 21, 2013
Growing up the son of a volunteer firefighter in tiny Napoleonville, La., Jordan Mills always wished he had more time to participate in father-son programs at the local station when his dad, O'Neal, asked.
But another dream kept getting in the way.
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:48 PM
There is nothing wrong with the Bears offensive line. Check that. There is nothing wrong with the offensive line that cloning wouldn't fix.
Absurd as it sounds after a single exhibition snapshot, Bears rookie offensive lineman Kyle Long needs to be on...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Whenever I see people booing athletes, it takes all my strength to not turn to them and yell THIS.
So last week, I wrote a column stating that sports fans should stop booing their own team. To which a colleague asked: "What should the fans do when...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 8:40 PM
It has been a jam-packed eight-plus months for the Bears since the departure of coach Lovie Smith and most of his staff. We're learning about new boss Marc Trestman and his lieutenants, several big free-agent acquisitions and a fresh crop of rookies....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Please join me as we bow our heads. We are acknowledging the close of the J'Marcus Webb era in Chicago.
Painfully inadequate, he made up for it by being a doofus off the field as well. Can't play left tackle, can't hide him at right tackle, we're out of...