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  • Emotions aside, Bears must say bye to Mel Tucker

    Emotions aside, Bears must say bye to Mel Tucker
    In an unusual appearance Sunday night on WGN-AM 720's "The Dinner Party'' hours after the Bears' season-ending loss to the Packers, general manager Phil Emery offered food for thought regarding his offseason decision-making process. "In my role, a...
  • Cutler's big deal

    Cutler's big deal
    Seven years. Seven! Years! That's the length of Jay Cutler's new contract with the Bears. Was it a good deal or bad deal for Chicago? Two RedEye contributors duke it out. Smart Move, Bears By Matt Lindner Jay Cutler needs the Bears, but the Bears...
  • Bears getting very little bang for big defensive bucks

    Bears getting very little bang for big defensive bucks
    Charles Tillman's departure from the 2013 season feels like the final, wretched piece in an unnatural, reverse transformation. Think of a butterfly rewinding backward into a larvae or caterpillar state until you have the pupa that is the Bears devolved...
  • Holding Peppers back

    Holding Peppers back
    Nobody at Halas Hall came out and directly questioned the design of the Bears' pass rush, a misnomer so far. But if you listened closely the other day, you heard doubt. "We've stunted our defensive linemen a lot on passing downs, where we didn't...
  • With Jay Cutler secure, defense becomes paramount

    With Jay Cutler secure, defense becomes paramount
    For 96 minutes of football therapy Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman transparently testified about their team as if they had raised their right hands and taken oaths. Emery and Trestman ranged from sounding...
  • Loss of Cutler hurts, loss of dependable defense worse

    Loss of Cutler hurts, loss of dependable defense worse
    LANDOVER, Md. — After Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stayed on the ground for five seconds Sunday at FedEx Field, left tackle Jermon Bushrod knew. "Usually he gets right back up," Bushrod said. But on first-and-10 from the Bears' 45 with 9...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss

    Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field. 1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
  • Ready for the Josh McCown show?

    Ready for the Josh McCown show?
    Ouch. And double ouch. The football gods dropped the hammer on Bears Nation on Monday, as quarterback Jay Cutler is out at least four weeks with a torn groin muscle and linebacker Lance Briggs is out four to six weeks with a shoulder fracture. Which...
  • Bears' death-spiral defense loses only guy who tackles

    Bears' death-spiral defense loses only guy who tackles
    You might think the Bears don’t have much of a team after what you saw in Washington. They lost to a bad team and lost their captains on both side of the ball. Dire, if not terminal. Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks you’re wrong. You...
  • Optimism for Bears a tough sell

    Optimism for Bears a tough sell
    As far as Mondays at Halas Hall go, surely the Bears have experienced ones that sucked the life out of a football city more than the day after their 45-41 loss to the Redskins did. But none immediately come to mind. Rare is the occasion when an NFL...
  • Bad weather, bad offense, bad defense ... good Bears win

    Bad weather, bad offense, bad defense ... good Bears win
    Of course there was overtime Sunday. The Bears-Ravens experience just wasn’t long enough. Tornadic conditions. Driving rain. A delay of nearly two hours. The Soldier Field tar pit. Thirteen Bears penalties. No offensive touchdowns until the...
  • Does Emery know how to draft a defense?

    Does Emery know how to draft a defense?
    Remember how you feared former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo drafting offense?  Watch out, because now it looks like Phil Emery is having the same effect on the once-proud unit known as the Bears defense. I guess that Halas Hall seat comes with...