| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:02 AM
There cannot be a player on offense who is more excited about the new Chicago Bears coaching staff than Matt Forte.
Forte always has considered himself a dual threat out of the backfield and new coach Marc Trestman has a proven track record for making...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:26 PM
When the Packers effectively took away Brandon Marshall last week, Plan B was big rookie Alshon Jeffery.
Jay Cutler threw to Jeffery nine times, including in the end zone from the 1-yard line on fourth down. The Bears didn't have a single completion...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 5:07 PM
What we learned in Arizona on Sunday was the Chicago Bears are back to beating stiffs and the defense is back to scoring.
I don’t know what the Cardinals do for a living, but playing football isn’t it.
It’s true the Bears could...
| 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 25, 2011
| 8:45 PM
If the NFL really wanted to back up all its big talk about parity, it would’ve made Josh McCown quarterback the Packers.
Sorry, but I wasn’t impressed, no matter what the final yardage was. McCown threw two interceptions when it mattered, and...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:06 PM
At one point or another, the Bears decided they preferred Rex Grossman, Chad Hutchinson, Brian Griese, Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell over Kyle Orton.
Since drafting Orton in the fourth round in 2005, the Bears have had a history of trying to get a...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Perhaps the reason Matt Forte is so sensitive to sharing the meeting room, shower area and backfield with Michael Bush is he knows Bush can be more than just his caddie.
Bush is a fine fit as the Bears' No. 2 running back in part because he is the...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 6:21 PM
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sunshine has not been difficult to find at the oceanfront site of the NFL meetings, but Lovie Smith brought more of it Wednesday in a breakfast with the media.
The Bears coach was particularly optimistic about the addition of...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Football never has an offseason, and there’s always a way to make it about the Bears, whether the news comes from drugs, fashion or potential litigation.
F’rinstance, Bill Parcells coming to the NFC North.
That was the story from the New...
| Apr 13, 2012
Second in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Tight ends.
There is not an abundance of elite running back talent in the draft, but there is some decent depth. That plays into the trend of teams finding backs later in the draft. Look for...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 10:09 PM
GREEN BAY — It wasn't too long ago, back when the Bears were trying to make a go of it with Rex Grossman, that a high-ranking team official said just wait, the balance of power in the NFC North would shift once Brett Favre retired.
Well, the future...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:39 AM
One way that I heard the question was, Did Kahlil Bell run Matt Forte out of a franchise tag with his performance against Green Bay on Sunday night?
The question completely bypassed the idea of Forte’s getting a long-term deal and was already...