| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:13 PM
The bench players that general manager Phil Emery added to the Bears in the offseason did more than improve depth.
They improved the front line too.
There is little doubt that more intense completion at cornerback, defensive end, defensive tackle,...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 4:55 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — In a telling fit of frustration appropriate for Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Vikings, Bears wide receiver Devin Hester followed up a failed late fourth-down conversion by throwing his helmet against the turf of Mall of America Field....
| Dec 2, 2012
| 2:59 PM
This might not be a full-blown disaster, but you can see it from here.
The Chicago Bears let a rookie quarterback on one of the worst road teams in the league go 97 yards on 12 plays late in the fourth quarter to blow what should’ve been an easy...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:25 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Lovie Smith stood in the middle of the cramped visitors locker room Sunday afternoon with his hands on his hips waiting for the rest of his team to assemble.
A week after melting down in the final minutes and overtime against the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The 49ers defeated the Bears every way a team can be beaten Monday night — power, speed and thought.
Almost no one on the team did his job well enough for the Bears to win.
Three aspects of the 49ers' victory stood out upon closer inspection....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:09 PM
BOURBONNAIS — If resiliency is a critical trait in a cornerback, Tim Jennings has an edge that distinguishes him.
The player who was benched late last season and given the cold shoulder in free agency now enters Bears training camp as the most...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Watching the Bears open camp Thursday, I have some questions about player development, scheme and competition on Lovie Smith's roster. Here are 10 things to focus on through the exhibition schedule.
• There is no question Devin...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:06 PM
My advice for Phil Emery days before running his first NFL draft as Bears general manager is to address the receiver issue before anything else.
The receiver on Emery's telephone, that is. Make sure it works and everybody in the draft room knows who's...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:35 PM
With the kind of viciousness Chicago would support if he were a Bear, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh violently slammed Jay Cutler into the Soldier Field sod hard enough Monday night to shake a football city's fan base.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:48 PM
The Bears were facing one of the best special teams units in the NFL on Sunday, but special teams played a significant role in the Bears' victory.
On the blocked punt that Corey Wootton returned for a touchdown, the Bears surprised the Titans by sending...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 5:37 PM
Can't rush the passer.
Weak sister to the offense.
Well, maybe the Bears defense isn't all that after all. At least not against the fresh meat the Colts served up on a glorious Sunday afternoon.
The defense might not look quite as spry...