| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:09 PM
DETROIT — The Bears' season met a sudden, stunning death when Blair Walsh's 29-yard field goal sailed over the upright in the Vikings' victory over the Packers.
But really, the Bears' season had been dying one incompletion at a time.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:09 PM
There is an undercurrent of ambition to the firing of Lovie Smith.
Winning isn't enough anymore in Chicago. Winning 10 games isn't enough, anyway. A new standard has been set. It may have taken nine years to figure it out, but Lovie Smith was deemed...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:54 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — They're alive.
Only because they faced an offense far more disjointed than their own were the Bears able to withstand another lethargic start. Jump-started by two defensive touchdowns — their first since Week 9 —...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:09 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — From miles away in the sprawling Arizona landscape that surrounds it, visitors can spot the massive steel marvel of technology and design that is the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Around the NFL, observers consider the home of...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense has game-planning options Sunday at Arizona versus rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley. By showing different looks at the line of scrimmage, the Bears can roll the secondary, bring zone pressure and try to steal one in third-down passing...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:30 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — After losing their way at some point on their 16-game journey, the Bears might have found themselves Sunday in the desert.
They dismissed the Cardinals with a victory that looked the way a 2012 Lovie Smith victory is supposed...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:48 PM
Following a similar trend that we saw during Phil Emery's first draft in 2012, the Bears general manager once again targeted rookie prospects over the weekend that bring size, speed and strength measurables to the NFL.
The Bears are projecting talent at...
| 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....
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Israel Idonije doesn't wear a helmet or absorb punishing blocks while performing his side job as a comic book creator. Yet the former Bears defensive lineman insists that developing his superhero title "The Protectors" has been more difficult than...
| Apr 17, 2013
NFL quarterbacks won't like this class of pass rushers, but NFL general managers will like it very much. It's a strong group, both in terms of high-end talent and in terms of depth. As many as 10 defensive ends could be taken in the first two rounds.
| May 12, 2013
| 5:28 PM
As the Bears have navigated their way through the offseason workout program, the voluntary minicamp and the rookie camp, they have started to become a team.
A new team.
When they convene at Halas Hall on Monday for the first of 10 scheduled OTA...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:01 PM
If Khaseem Greene can do for the Bears what he did for Rutgers, he soon will be in a group that includes Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Julius Peppers and Henry Melton.
Because what Greene did was make plays, as his new teammates have.
In fact, you...