| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:18 PM
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...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:25 AM
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?...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 7:33 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NFL schedule 2013 release will be analyzed in a two-hour SportsCenter Special: NFL Schedule Release on Thursday, April 18, on ESPN2. Also on Thursday, several top NFL Draft prospects visit the ESPN campus, and former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith...
| 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 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...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Ninth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp
Never mind his secret to punching the ball out. Teammates seeking advice from Charles Tillman instead should inquire about keys to maintaining a high level of play deep into a career as he'...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Twelve years ago, the Chicago Bears staged a statewide hunt for their new summer home.
They traveled to Charleston, site of Eastern Illinois University, to meet with the mayor. They drove five hours south to Carbondale to check...
| 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...