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  • Packers winning methodically

    Packers winning methodically
    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....
  • The grudge report: Benson drops the ball again

    The grudge report: Benson drops the ball again
    Funny thing from Cedric Benson. You remember him, right? Former Bears No. 1 draft pick, taken fourth overall in 2005. You’ll see him Thursday night. He’s the Packers’ new starting running back, and get this: He told the Green Bay...
  • Trestman's big problem: Cutler isn't the only big problem

    Trestman's big problem: Cutler isn't the only big problem
    Is Marc Trestman the right guy to coach the Bears? Who knows? I mean, the Bears still don’t know if Emery is the right guy to be general manager, especially after the Bears retarded Emery’s plan by forcing him to keep Lovie Smith as coach....
  • Bears closing talent gap

    Bears closing talent gap
    When general manager Phil Emery was hired to replace Jerry Angelo in the offseason, team President Ted Phillips said the move was made to close the "talent gap" between the Bears and their division rivals, the Packers and Lions. Emery wasn't supposed...
  • Losing Tillman wouldn't be biggest loss for Bears defense

    Losing Tillman wouldn't be biggest loss for Bears defense
    Coming off a game in which he forced an incredible four fumbles, Charles Tillman’s absence Sunday night against Houston would be a big loss -- bigger still considering he has forced seven fumbles in eight games and returned two interceptions for...
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense." For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
  • Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches

    Naming names: Changing the loser ways of Bears coaches
    In trying to pare down the list of coaches who should replace Lovie Smith, I have two top choices, and neither is Bill Cowher. It’s not that I don’t like or respect Cowher, it’s that I’m looking for the Bears to make a...
  • The best and worst of Lovie Smith

    The best and worst of Lovie Smith
    THE BEST Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
  • Fans' love of Urlacher is unrequited

    Fans' love of Urlacher is unrequited
    To the men in the graying goatees who pull those ridiculous-looking navy No. 54 jerseys over slight paunches every Sunday, and the women who proudly wear the pink model, you don't matter to the Bears franchise player. To young kids across Chicagoland...
  • In Emery we must trust

     In Emery we must trust
    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...
  • Bears offense neglected for far too long

    Bears offense neglected for far too long
    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...
  • Rosenbloom: Bears must aggressively pursue Holmgren

    Rosenbloom: Bears must aggressively pursue Holmgren
    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...