| Feb 4, 2013
In hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith, Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears must hope that his reputation as a quarterback guru pays off with Jay Cutler.
The soon-to-be 30-year-old quarterback – his birthday is in April – is...
| Feb 5, 2013
For the first time since the 1985 season, the Bears landed two defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl as Julius Peppers and Henry Melton were selected as all-stars.
Peppers led the defense with 111/2 sacks, his most since joining the club in 2010, and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:50 PM
General manager Phil Emery was on the job for less than two months when he accomplished something Jerry Angelo failed to do in more than a decade — acquire a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.
The addition of Brandon Marshall in a trade with the...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:04 PM
There is no need for Phil Emery to be locked into hiring a head coach with an offensive background.
But there is an overwhelming need for him to be locked into hiring someone who has foolproof answers on how to fix the offense.
And that probably means...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:41 AM
If Mike Holmgren is interested in coaching, then Phil Emery had better be interested in talking to him.
Holmgren told ESPN.com that he indeed would consider returning to the sideline, but isn’t aggressively seeking a job. If a guy says he wants to...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In 2009, the Cubs selected a strong, 6-foot-4-inch power pitcher named Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of the amateur baseball draft.
So in some ways Kaepernick's right arm always seemed destined to disappoint Chicago one day....
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:50 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — On a golf cart long ago after Notre Dame football practice, when Lou Holtz could be at his philosophical best, the coach wistfully recalled the time adversity reinforced what Holtz considered his career destiny.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:01 AM
Isn’t this where we came in with the Bears almost six months ago?
Brian Urlacher was coming back from a knee injury suffered in the final game of last season. His status and abilities were in question as he missed chunks of training camp reps....
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:01 PM
Is Jay Cutler really going to get up after that hit? That's exactly what I was thinking after the shot the Bears' quarterback took from the Lions' Ndamukong Suh on Monday night.
There he was, face down in the Soldier Field turf. The season, the hot...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 6:37 AM
If you have to ask what it will take to save Lovie Smith’s job, then haven’t you already answered the question?
And if you ask Smith what he believes he might need to change in order to keep that job, he gives you an answer that should...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Pointless only applies to the Blackhawks this season when debating whether they or the Miami Heat are the best team in sports.
There is no right answer. There is no wrong answer. There are, apparently, some loud answers.
The Blackhawks' Catch-22 of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:04 AM
For a guy who comes across as a button-down football conservative, Bears general manager Phil Emery continues to take bold risks that defined his first year on the job. For such a humble man, Emery sure seems intent on proving he is the smartest guy in...