| 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,...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Brian Urlacher retires as two of the greatest linebackers in NFL history.
He will receive the one customary bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame when the time comes, but he deserves another, and here’s why:
He was asked to completely change his...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Jay Cutler was speaking honestly. Maybe that’s why it was so jarring.
On the first “Jay Day’’ of the regular season, Cutler stepped to the podium at Halas Hall on Wednesday and said, yeah, the Bears have all kinds of shiny new...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Bears coach Lovie Smith can be a spinner of fairy tales at times.
Devin Hester is a No. 1 receiver. Remember that one?
I also recall Smith proclaiming that the Bears’ victory in Minnesota last January actually was their first win of this season,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Is Marc Trestman the right guy to coach the Bears?
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....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:54 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:50 AM
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...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Lovie Smith has to go.
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....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 6:36 AM
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...