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  • 49ers pound Bears

    49ers pound Bears
    SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback. The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
  • Ugly win a welcome result for Bears

    Ugly win a welcome result for Bears
    As Julius Peppers entered the locker room, he spoke for nearly everyone in the organization and probably its fan base when he exclaimed, "Winning ugly." It trumps the alternative -- being on the losing side of an ugly win. The Bears rebounded from a...
  • You can fire Lovie right now

    You can fire Lovie right now
    Lovie Smith has to go. Now. If I'm Phil Emery, I wouldn't have let him on the plane home after that 21-14 disaster in Minnesota. Smith’s team wasn't ready to start a must-win game. Smith's defense wasn’t ready to start a must-win game....
  • 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...
  • Rosenbloom video: No Super Bowl in sight with Lovie

    Rosenbloom video: No Super Bowl in sight with Lovie
    Chicago Tribune sports columnist Steve Rosenbloom on how the road to the Super Bowl is not coming through Chicago with Lovie Smith on the sidelines.
  • Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener

    Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener
    The Bears decided to keep their new offense mostly under wraps until the second week of the exhibition schedule. Quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte were held out of Thursday's opener at Soldier Field against the Broncos, perhaps to...
  • It's Lovie's list, so, it's Lovie's failure

    It's Lovie's list, so, it's Lovie's failure
    The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Lovie Smith’s recent teams in December or Lovie Smith’s recent teams against the Packers? That’s some coaching Smith has done the last two years, huh? Coaching when it mattered, huh?...
  • The Cutler Rule: Winning is the only thing and anything goes when you do

    The Cutler Rule: Winning is the only thing and anything goes when you do
    As long as the Bears win, Jay Cutler can do what he wants. As long as Cutler throws for 300 yards and two or three touchdowns, he can stiff any coach he likes. That’s what I’m getting in my emails and on my Twitter account. That’s what...
  • When do we start blaming Cutler?

    When do we start blaming Cutler?
    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,...
  • Bears position analysis: Quarterback

    Bears position analysis: Quarterback
    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...
  • Bears position analysis: Defensive line

    Bears position analysis: Defensive line
    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...
  • Bears position analysis: Wide receiver

    Bears position analysis: Wide receiver
    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...