| Dec 18, 2011
| 8:10 PM
A week after being Tebowed, the Bears managed to get T-Jacked with their fragile season hanging in the balance.
Minus quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte, the Bears admitted their defense needed to step up and carry them. Brian Urlacher...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 5:53 PM
On the field: The Bears have been in need of a pass-catching tight end since trading Greg Olsen last summer. Rodriguez is that, but the team hopes he also can block linebackers, seal the edge in the running game and be a vertical threat.
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:07 PM
On his first chance in the exhibition season, Roy Williams dropped a third-and-10 pass that would’ve picked up 16. While he gets into football shape, can he also get into catching shape?
No, wait, I think one of the guys with a reputation for drops...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 9:58 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Be careful drawing much in the way of conclusions out of preseason play.
Remember, the Bears were 0-4 a year ago and played poorly in getting to that record.
But the offense clicked months ahead of the pace of a year ago and...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Last year, the Bears waited until their off week at midseason to have a meeting about how the offense was being run.
Is Week 3 a good time to schedule one for 2011?
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz brought one of his pass-happy...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 2:07 PM
The Bears’ offense had one -- count it, one -- drive. It came on their second possession.
After that, pffft.
Fifty-one minutes of pffft.
Last season kind of pffft.
I thought the Bears had learned something this year. I thought they had it...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:12 AM
The Bears’ Devin Hester estimates he plays video games just about every day. He said it’s due in part to the free time he has and the fact that he feels he can’t go out in public much. His wife doesn’t mind — after all, it...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 7:20 PM
You didn’t have to wait until my Monday column to hear Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari went out on a date over the weekend. The once-private Cutler tweeted his plans to his 150,000 followers Friday.
“Dinner date night with @KristinCav,&...
| Nov 21, 2011
The quarterbacks didn't want to make it into their duel but that's what Sunday's meeting at Soldier Field came down to — Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers squaring off in a showdown of gunslingers.
After the Bears prevailed 31-20 over Cutler's former...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 5:18 AM
There’s no denying Romeo Santos can sing bachata, but the lead singer of Aventura, the self-proclaimed “Kings of Bachata,” claims dancing it is another story.
“I’m not a dancer,” Santos told me at the Park Hyatt...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 7:18 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — If you're looking for a positive following the first NFL start by Caleb Hanie, it wasn't a meltdown like the Bears have seen before when they've turned to reserve quarterbacks.
It wasn't Todd Collins. Not even close. It wasn't...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Caleb Hanie was bad. Awful. Sometimes egregiously horrible.
But then, what’d you expect from a guy who hadn’t thrown a pass all season?
Hanie threw three interceptions and so many other bad passes against the Raiders. High, wide, low, you...