| Oct 23, 2012
| 6:29 AM
Ndamukong Suh had the knockdown of the night when he rocked Jay Cutler on a sack in the second quarter.
But the Bears recovered to win the decision Monday night.
The hope is the quarterback isn't too sore after he was diagnosed with bruised ribs...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:44 PM
The Bears have been pretty good, probably better than most expected.
But remaining as good as they have been won't be good enough.
As the season moves on and the stakes get higher, the challenges will be steeper, and obstacles are sure to be placed in...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:03 PM
Trust what you see, read your keys and play ball.
Sometimes it can be that simple when you are superior on one side of the ball, as the Bears defense was Sunday in a 28-13 win against a lifeless Cardinals offense.
Sure, Larry Fitzgerald made a...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 7:06 PM
Jay Cutler was sacked six times Sunday, which usually is grounds for putting the offensive line in solitary confinement with no visitation privileges.
But a review of the tape revealed the big boys didn't play all that poorly. In fact, the linemen...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:42 PM
There was thunder and lightning at Soldier Field on Thursday night, but none of it was created by big-name quarterbacks.
You could understand why the Bears wanted to keep Jay Cutler in bubble wrap. Cutler had nothing to gain by playing Thursday.
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:01 PM
The Bears will show some Cover-2 "deep" inside the red zone Thursday night, rushing four, dropping seven into coverage and trying to force the ball underneath to the flat.
To counter that, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will align players out of position...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The Bears are a 4-1 team, a good one that has produced expected results over the first five weeks of the season.
Outside of the loss in Green Bay when the Bears suffered a complete offensive meltdown, Lovie Smith's team beat the Colts in Andrew Luck's...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In 2009, the Cubs selected a strong, 6-foot-4-inch power pitcher named Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of the amateur baseball draft.
So in some ways Kaepernick's right arm always seemed destined to disappoint Chicago one day....
| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:49 PM
You could make the argument that every one of us is in a race against time, but it might be a little more difficult to sustain that view of the Bears defense these days.
From aging and slowing to experienced and eminent, the revival of the franchise's...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:33 PM
As a rule, the Bears' defensive scheme may be the most predictable in the NFL. But coordinator Rod Marinelli and the boys stepped out of character a bit Monday.
They blitzed on nearly 23 percent of Tony Romo's dropbacks, mostly in the first half. It was...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense has game-planning options Sunday at Arizona versus rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley. By showing different looks at the line of scrimmage, the Bears can roll the secondary, bring zone pressure and try to steal one in third-down passing...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...