| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:50 AM
The start of the NFL season is around the corner and you know what that means: Bears sightings. Lots of them.
The Bears players who live elsewhere during the off-season have joined the teammates who live in the Chicago area year-round. Together, the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:03 PM
Those must have been two tremendous practices this week for Brian Urlacher.
Based on the bravado of Bears teammates, Urlacher quickly removed any doubts that he will return to top form against the Colts despite a left knee that has sustained two injuries...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Strength and conditioning in the NFL is radically different from what it was 28 years ago, when Rusty Jones first started working for the Bills.
Jones, the Bears' retiring director of physical development, is a big reason.
He was the first NFL...
| 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 31, 2012
| 6:09 PM
There is an undercurrent of ambition to the firing of Lovie Smith.
Winning isn't enough anymore in Chicago. Winning 10 games isn't enough, anyway. A new standard has been set. It may have taken nine years to figure it out, but Lovie Smith was deemed...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 12:33 PM
It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months.
Hudson was recently...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Three days later, Brandon Marshall understandably felt compelled to elaborate on Sunday's emotional postgame comments demanding accountability, strong words about threatened jobs that carried all the way into the Bears front office.
"Maybe that was a...
| 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...
| 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 28, 2012
| 2:30 PM
There is little doubt that, on paper, the Bears have a highly talented team.
But how does their talent stack up against their competition?
With that in mind, the Tribune asked five personnel evaluators from different teams who have studied the NFC North...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...