| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Contrary to the convenient but lazy local narrative being retold all week, Bears 2008 first-round draft bust Chris Williams didn't get former general manager Jerry Angelo fired.
Not as much as Caleb Hanie did.
If Hanie had played as well replacing Jay...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:19 PM
With a smile he rarely shows on the field, Bears left guard Chilo Rachal revealed his first name comes from French Creole origins.
"It's CHI-low,'' Rachal said, accenting a hard consonant blend.
Naturally. Nothing about the veteran whom the Bears made...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:11 PM
Considering the Bears' No. 2 wide receiver couldn't play against the Lions on Monday night, you might be surprised to know the Bears were considerably more reliant on "11" personnel, or three receiver packages, than usual.
The Bears used 11 personnel...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:17 PM
The Bears can lean on the base running game inside of the red zone and attack the Panthers when they show a seven-man front Sunday at Soldier Field as a two-back power scheme will create a running lane for Matt Forte.
As shown here, the Bears have their...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:27 PM
If Bears general manager Phil Emery had put a spin on Mick Jagger during the course of the NFL draft, he might have sung, "You can't always get what you need. But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you want."
From the third round on,...
| 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....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Fifth in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Tight ends.
Waistlines aside, this is a thin class of guard. It is possible no guard will be selected in the first round, and only two in the first 64 picks. On the third day of the draft...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Now comes NFL free agency, or as it’s known at Halas Hall, “Where my offensive tackle?’’
Even before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. kickoff to free agency, the Bears were one of several teams mentioned in the Jake Long sweepstakes....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Heading into his fifth season with the Bears, Jay Cutler doesn't have a whole lot more to ask for at this point.
General manager Phil Emery continued to build around the quarterback Tuesday, making aggressive moves in the first three hours of free agency...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Speaking of streaks that interest Chicago, how many NFL quarterbacks in a row will sign a new contract and make Bears fans wonder how it affects Jay Cutler?
The number could reach 31 and my answer regarding Cutler would remain the same: Not. One. Bit....
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dan, do you see Marc Trestman replacing Johnny Knox with another speedy receiver in the draft? I really believe that he was a major missing piece of their offense since his catastrophic injury. I just don't think Trestman will find another one in free...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near.
The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...