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  • Bears should let nature take course with Bostic

    Bears should let nature take course with Bostic
    BOURBONNAIS — In the 2003 preseason, a Bears rookie linebacker pressed into the starting lineup for the first exhibition game because of injury graded lower than any other player in his position group with a 66. Ten years later, everybody can...
  • Change to Trestman could bode well for Bears

    Change to Trestman could bode well for Bears
    There is good reason why compact fluorescent light bulbs last longer than some NFL head coaches. NFL owners keep replacing them knowing that new coaches like Marc Trestman can light up a room in a hurry. In the 10 years before this offseason, NFL...
  • Whole lotta love for the 1-0 Bears

    Whole lotta love for the 1-0 Bears
    Welcome to the new age, Bears fans. The previous regime was all right; it’s not as if Lovie Smith’s 10-6 record in 2012 was a disaster. But when it’s Super Bowl or bust, you need a nuclear-powered offense or defense—or both—...
  • Smith's shadow still looms over Tucker

    Smith's shadow still looms over Tucker
    Asked which Bears defensive lineman graded highest against the Bengals, Mel Tucker didn't let anybody see the scores but did offer a revealing peek at his mental notes. "Stephen Paea did a nice job, Shea (McClellin) gave us some good reps, Nate Collins,...
  • Urlacher's game of legends

    Urlacher's game of legends
    Full marks to the Arizona Cardinals. You don’t hear that very often, do you? But they deserve it for this tweet in the wake of Brian Urlacher’s announcing his retirement Wednesday: “You were who we thought you were.’’...
  • Urlacher's greatness x 2

    Urlacher's greatness x 2
    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...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    Jay Cutler said the new offense will take three years to learn, but he only gets two max if he underperforms, right? -- @DreddRunner, from Twitter I think if Cutler underperforms, I think he gets one year, no more.  And really that’s all Marc...
  • Muhsin Muhammad: Skee ball wizard

    Muhsin Muhammad: Skee ball wizard
    From 2005-07, Muhsin Muhammad starred as the Bears' No. 1 receiver on teams that won two division titles and played in one Super Bowl. He spoke with RedEye about his time on the Bears, locker room games and his infamous quote about receivers in Chicago....
  • Broadcasters eager to jump on Bears bandwagon

    Broadcasters eager to jump on Bears bandwagon
    OK, Bears fans, you asked for it. High expectations, Super Bowl predictions, national preseason acclaim. Bearszzzz! Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Brian Urlacher … all of the playmakers are in place,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Haugh: Soft Bears offense needs to muscle up

    Haugh: Soft Bears offense needs to muscle up
    Smash-mouth football, once an offensive trademark of the NFL’s charter franchise that produced the great Walter Payton, died before its time last week in Chicago after a recent bout with negligence. It was ageless. On fourth-and-1 against the...