| 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....
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 2:28 PM
In pursuit of the NFL's toughest running back to tackle, Brian Urlacher reached for Adrian Peterson and hung on for dear life as any self-respecting linebacker would after his left hand latched onto the back of Peterson's shoulder pads.
| Dec 1, 2012
| 2:15 PM
With the 15th pick of the NFL draft in April, the Seahawks chose defensive end Bruce Irvin. Four picks later, the Bears chose defensive end Shea McClellin.
If the Bears had picked 15th and the Seahawks 19th, it's possible Irvin would be a Bear and...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Lovie Smith was wrong.
About being wrong, that is.
The situation: The Bears had a seven-point lead and were faced with a fourth-and-half-a-yard to go on the Seahawks' 15 on their first possession of the second quarter.
To the delight of the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Does the revenge factor exist in the NFL? An eye-for-an-eye type of deal?
Kind of. Well, sort of, because football isn't a street fight, no matter how much we try to portray the violence of the pro game.
Two weeks ago, Vikings defensive end Jared...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 4:27 AM
After the season, the Bears plan to begin expanding Halas Hall, but they might need to build out the training room now.
In what resembled a last-man-standing battle, they beat the rival Vikings 28-10 on Sunday at Soldier Field, but the badly needed...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Soccer -- Premiere League, Liverpool at Swansea, 7:15 a.m. (ESPN2).
National Football League -- Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, noon (FOX); Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, noon (CBS); San Francisco 49ers at New...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:45 PM
The player most responsible for keeping Jay Cutler clean Sunday was Jay Cutler.
The quarterback did a number of things well. What he did best was avoid pressure.
Cutler moved in the pocket before throwing six times. Cutler also rolled out four times....