| Oct 16, 2011
| 10:29 PM
The Bears had hoped to find out what kind of team they were a week ago in Detroit.
The discovery wasn't one they enjoyed. Given another chance — there aren't many remaining with the hole the team has dug itself in the NFC North — the Bears...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 10:10 PM
DETROIT — A fan base that has had little to cheer about for the past decade came with swagger Monday night when Ford Field rocked like it hasn't before.
The Lions faithful were far rowdier than the crowd for Super Bowl XL when Steelers fans took...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:44 PM
If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed.
Too bad a holding penalty...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:58 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Mike Martz’s end-around to Dane Sanzenbacher with the game still in doubt or Mike Martz’s bootleg for Jay Cutler with the game already decided?
But wait, other than those two curious calls, I...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Basketball-FIBA Americas Tournament, delayed tape, 4 a.m. (ESPN2), Gold Medal Game, 7 p.m. (ESPN2), Third Place Game, same-day tape, 11 p.m. (ESPN2)
NFL Football-Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs, Noon (CBS); Atlanta Falcons at Chicago...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...