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  • Who fills the Urlacher void? Cutler, that's who

    Who fills the Urlacher void? Cutler, that's who
    If Brian Urlacher can’t play this season, then Jay Cutler ends up with even more pressure, and I’m not talking about another missed block by J’Marcus Webb. This Bears offseason was all about the offense. I mean, just look: Cutler was...
  • Watch this: Cutler to Marshall

    Watch this: Cutler to Marshall
    I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine. But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' exhibition opener

    Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' exhibition opener
    Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener: 1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
  • Emotions ran high for Bears against Broncos

    Emotions ran high for Bears against Broncos
    There is no feeling quite like the anticipation and then the rush of adrenaline football players experience under game conditions. Even in Thursday night's Bears-Broncos preseason game at Soldier Field, players said they felt "jitters" and "nervousness."...
  • Bears big problem isn't Urlacher's injury

    Bears big problem isn't Urlacher's injury
    Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer. Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
  • So much good stuff, and then there are the Bears safeties

    So much good stuff, and then there are the Bears safeties
    The Bears’ passing game? Just like big-boy offenses. The Bears’ running game? Looks like third-and-1 is no longer their version of clown college. The Bears’ pass rush? Look at you, Israel Idonije, finally racking up sacks the way...
  • Bears take McClellin No. 19 overall in NFL draft

    Bears take McClellin No. 19 overall in NFL draft
    The last time the Bears used a first-round pick on a defensive player from a small town in the West, they did pretty well. Brian Urlacher still is roaming the middle of the field for the franchise, 12 years later. No one is suggesting Shea McClellin will...
  • New math: Better Bears offense + worse Packers defense = revenge

    New math: Better Bears offense + worse Packers defense = revenge
    Maybe it’s just me, but I was totally unimpressed with the Packers defense. Completely and absolutely unimpressed. It was bad last season. It looked bad to start this season. The 49ers gashed the Packers for 186 yards rushing and 377 yards total,...
  • Cutler talks big, plays small vs. Packers

    Cutler talks big, plays small vs. Packers
    GREEN BAY — Now would be a good time for Bears fans to tell their quarterback to please, please, please tone it down. Like everybody else in Chicago, Jay Cutler got carried away by the Bears' 41-point performance against the Colts. When Cutler...
  • Packers beat Bears 23-10

    Packers beat Bears 23-10
    GREEN BAY — At least the on-field camera for this nationally televised game didn't capture Jay Cutler shouting vulgarities at his offensive coordinator. That's maybe the only way progress can be judged for the Bears, who were looking to make a...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' loss

    Biggs: 10 thoughts on the Bears' loss
    GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
  • 3 R's for Cutler: Respectable, reasonable, responsible

    3 R's for Cutler: Respectable, reasonable, responsible
    In 143 starts over 12 NFL seasons, former Bears right tackle James "Big Cat'' Williams never saw anything like it. When Williams witnessed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler bump left tackle J'Marcus Webb during a sideline rant in Thursday night's 23-10...