| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:09 PM
When Brian Urlacher first established himself as the Bears' middle linebacker, he was playing between pretty solid players in Rosevelt Colvin and Warrick Holdman.
The trio had a good bond. Young and not yet savvy to the realities of the business side of...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 7:03 PM
If you ask me, the days of "nerds versus jocks" are long gone. These days it's very hard to make a distinction between the two factions, because the line that seperates them has blurred to the point of being non-existent. Consider this: two prominent...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Charles Tillman says he sucks at video games. Fortunately for him, excelling at virtual combat is not a prerequisite for surviving Bears training camp, which opens Wednesday at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.
RedEye spoke with the All-Pro...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Ninth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp
Never mind his secret to punching the ball out. Teammates seeking advice from Charles Tillman instead should inquire about keys to maintaining a high level of play deep into a career as he'...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
When the Bears retired Mike Ditka's old No. 89 in May, they announced that his would be the team's final retired number. And no wonder: their 14 retired numbers is the most in the NFL. Among the great players whose jerseys will not be removed from...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Twelve years ago, the Chicago Bears staged a statewide hunt for their new summer home.
They traveled to Charleston, site of Eastern Illinois University, to meet with the mayor. They drove five hours south to Carbondale to check...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
For 10 seasons, Lance Briggs was the right-hand man to future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher.
Briggs was the Robin to Urlacher's Batman, the Luca Brasi to Urlacher's Don Corleone.
Urlacher took the Arizona alum under his wing, taught him the ins and...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Playing video games online against strangers is fun, and controlling your favorite athletes through video games is fun too. But what if the stranger you played against was also your favorite athlete? Retired Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer is the co-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:26 PM
On the first day of Bears's minicamp, I watched Jay Cutler rear back and fire a pass to a monstrous, sleek, big-handed receiver wearing the jersey No. 83. "Holy god!" I thought to myself. "Who the hell is THAT?"
I scanned the player guide the team had...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:36 AM
I only interviewed Brian Urlacher once last season, but it was a good one. It was Nov. 9, a Friday, two days before the Texans game. The Bears were 7-1 and winners of six straight. They’d just mollywomped the Titans in Nashville 51-20, a game in...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Did Jimmy Johnson tweet anything else today?
Hey, don’t laugh. There’s more information about the Bears coaching search coming off a houseboat in Miami than from the offices in Lake Forest.
But until we see white smoke coming out of...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:25 AM
You can question the decision by Lovie Smith to go for it on fourth-and-1 in the second quarter and pass on a field goal, something the coach did himself.
But following the collapse Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field in a 23-17 overtime loss to the...