| Sep 28, 2008
| 10:50 PM
There was no need for an impromptu pep talk from Mike Brown or Brian Urlacher, no need for Lovie Smith to be anything but his typically reserved self.
The Bears' defense knew what was at stake as their grasp on a four-point lead Sunday night started to...
| Oct 5, 2008
| 6:36 PM
Defensive end Alex Brown wanted to clarify for those who figured the Bears didn't miss Tommie Harris on Sunday.
"I wouldn't go that far," Brown said of his suspended teammate. "You don't find a guy with Tommie's ability every day. You can't just walk...
| Oct 12, 2008
| 8:41 PM
In a season already marked by some excruciating losses in which leads were given away, this one hurt the most. You could hear it in the Bears' voices and see it in their eyes.
"This one is tough. To trail the whole game and our offense made just a huge,...
| Oct 19, 2008
| 7:55 PM
Mike Brown has been to the playoffs with three different Bears teams and to a Super Bowl with one of them. Two of those three teams had better records than the 2008 Bears after seven games. The 2005 edition, which moved Brown to his famous "We suck"...
| Nov 2, 2008
| 7:28 PM
Playing alongside Matt Forte in a game situation only verified what Rex Grossman thought about the rookie running back all along.
"Beyond his physical ability, he's extremely smart, one of the smartest guys on the team," Grossman said. "He knows the...
| Nov 9, 2008
| 7:05 PM
As much as Brad Maynard wanted to block it out of his mind, the reality of punting deep in his own territory all day eventually took a toll.
"Yeah, I think I was kicking from down there every single time," Maynard said. "And I felt like there wasn't much...
| Jun 26, 2008
| 2:37 PM
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And away we go with this traditional matchup between your Chicago Cubs and the Baltimore Orioles, with whom as a child I had a strange infatuation. But only because of the orange jerseys. The same reason...
| Dec 6, 2007
| 10:56 PM
Never mind that Rex Grossman had been knocked out of the game in the first quarter with a serious injury to his left leg. The Bears needed all of 1 yard to alter the outcome of Thursday night's 24-16 loss to the Redskins at FedEx Field.
| Dec 13, 2007
| 6:33 PM
Inside the locker room Thursday at Halas Hall, defensive tackle Matt Toeaina took a few minutes during his first full day as a Bear to introduce himself to new teammates.
Fellow defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy, practically a veteran in comparison having...
| Dec 17, 2007
| 11:17 PM
This was looking like the Bears' defense of the old, reminiscent of the one that paved the way to the Super Bowl last season.
Guys swarmed to the ballcarrier. They dusted off their old punishing hits. And "opportunistic" became part of their vocabulary...
| Dec 23, 2007
| 1:09 PM
It means virtually nothing to the Bears this season other than sardonically costing them a little higher NFL draft choice.
But the Bears' 35-7 victory Sunday over Green Bay before a weather-battered Soldier Field crowd of 55,419, the sixth in eight games...
| Dec 27, 2007
| 4:39 PM
Kyle Orton . . . gunslinger?
Drew Brees used that word to describe his successor at Purdue, where quarterbacks practically are issued a holster and ammo clip with their playbooks.
But in the NFL, the Bears have yet to equip Orton with any schematic...