| Sep 1, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Brian Urlacher may play on opening day. He may not.
He may run like the Urlacher of old. He may not.
The uncertainty of Urlacher's situation makes the certainty of Lance Briggs' situation all the more comforting.
Briggs answered the bell consistently...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Here’s the thing about Jay Cutler’s throw that was sort of aimed at Devin Hester during yet another miserable Cutler performance in yet another aggravating loss to the Packers:
It was so bad and such a turning point that even Lovie Smith,...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:56 PM
On a mild, but damp Christmas Eve day in 2000, our team bus rolled through the streets of New Orleans. The city that was alive the night before was quiet as we pulled up to the Louisiana Superdome.
After a 6-0 start with the best offense I ever have...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:53 PM
GREEN BAY — Although the Bears have failed repeatedly to hold down the Packers, the rest of the league believes the Bears know how to do it.
So this season, almost every Packers opponent has borrowed the Cover-2 pages from the Bears' playbook....
| Jan 7, 2013
The workplace is a lot like football. I say that not because it's true, but because it's a handy way to justify the hours I spend watching football. Also, it allows me to write off nachos as a business expense.
But this week, the football-workplace...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Getting rid of Lovie Smith does not make the Bears a better team.
Only replacing him with a better coach would.
Jon Gruden? Hearing he's not coming down from the press box.
Bill Cowher has gotten too comfortable wearing makeup.
Mike Holmgren? He...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
| 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 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...
| 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 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Phil Emery will hire the right head coach for the Bears.
Nobody can say so yet, of course. Nobody can draw a fair conclusion about Lovie Smith's successor until next season at the earliest.
But Emery gave the Bears every reason to believe that...