| Nov 28, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Lost in Wednesday's giggly revelation at Halas Hall that NFL players have been known to take Viagra for an edge was Brandon Marshall seriously embracing what gives the Bears offense its biggest boost.
"We understand that we are the focal points of the...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:51 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — For an NFL team, coming to the scouting combine can be a little like visiting an automobile showroom.
Flashy, pricey things are on display that catch eyes.
Many are veterans with expiring contracts. Many are players who will be...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 6:22 PM
There was bright sunshine at Soldier Field on Sunday, as much as we've seen at any game this year.
It was considerably darker in the bowels of the stadium in the back room where injured players are laid on tables and poked and prodded, tested, X-rayed...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A response was demanded.
A big response.
The Bears needed to answer a bad, weak effort in San Francisco with a solid, physical game against visiting Minnesota.
And they provided it in a tough and vicious game that required it.
After the usual...
| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:31 PM
I'm always amazed when fans can get Miami Dolphins executives to reveal something media members can't during the team's season-ticket holder conference calls.
That happened on Wednesday when General Manager Jeff Ireland was asked to outline the...
| 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...