| Aug 28, 2013
Here is a fun game to play with friends: Name the best or deepest position on the Bears. Where are they at their best? Is it their depth at defensive line or running back or in the secondary, perhaps?
"Cornerback,'' cornerback Tim Jennings said....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:57 AM
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.’’...
| Mar 21, 2013
If a career falls in Lake Forest and no one around cares to hear it …
Brian Urlacher's extraordinary career with the Bears ended with a resounding whimper Wednesday as an afternoon news release confirmed what long has been expected — that...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Last year, Jay Cutler got a Pro Bowl receiver in Brandon Marshall and a newly signed Pro Bowl running back in Matt Forte.
This year, the Bears quarterback got an offensive-minded head coach known as a quarterback whisperer in Marc Trestman, and before...
| 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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:20 AM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Twitterwas launched in 2006, six years after the Bears selected Brian Urlacher with the ninth overall pick in the 2000 draft.
Jack Dorsey, the Twitter creator has said the name was chosen because he ran across a definition of the word that was a perfect...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Brian Urlacher revolutionized the middle linebacker position in the NFL.
Yeah, he was that good, that rare an athlete. He was a special talent with a uncommon combination of size and speed. At 6 foot 4 and 250-plus pounds Urlacher had the footwork and...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:49 PM
The future does not necessarily portend prologue, but the history of first-year Bears coaches warrants concern.
As Marc Trestman assumes the leadership reigns for his first season in Chicago, the Bears have not had a first-year coach finish with a...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 1:44 PM
The Bears wrapped up their first minicamp of 2013 last week under new coach Marc Trestman. And while it is tough to evaluate and breakdown the pro game in shorts and helmets, here are five observations I took from the up-tempo practice sessions at Halas...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Unable to find the remote control recently in my Brooklyn hotel room between Bulls playoff games, I took it as a sign to educate myself on Thursday's NFL draft by watching a show about the Bears that popped on the television.
Well, technically, the TV...