| Apr 13, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Bears won't look game-ready this week when they open up their first mini-camp under new coach Marc Trestman. That's understandable in April while practicing in shorts and helmets. Jobs won't be won or lost as the new coaching staff installs the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
NFL Network Thursday Night Football 2012 schedule Click here to get a FREE printable 2012 NFL TV Schedule! NFL Network gets an expanded 13-game schedule of Thursday Night Football this season, and it kicks off on Sept. 13 with an old-school NFC North...
| 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 25, 2012
On Monday, what stood out about the Bears' performance on Sunday is the pass protection held up both in terms of recognition and execution against an aggressive, accomplished blitzing team.
Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton sent more than four...
| 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...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:45 PM
The problem with the Bears offense in Thursday night's 23-10 loss to the Packers wasn't that pass rushers outnumbered pass protectors.
It was that the rushers were superior to the protectors, and the extra blockers often were not where they were needed....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
It's rare that a game's first play from scrimmage is the most critical, but it sure seemed that way in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Many Bears had a chance to stop or at least slow Adrian Peterson on his 51-yard run.
Defensive end Corey Wootton had...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback.
The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:31 PM
This will not take another stab at analyzing last week's antics of your favorite Chicago boor.
This will not quote another Hall of Fame player or Bears teammate criticizing Jay Cutler for comportment unbecoming a franchise quarterback.
This will not...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Phil Emery will hire the right head coach for the Bears.
Nobody can say so yet, of course. Nobody can draw a fair conclusion about Lovie Smith's successor until next season at the earliest.
But Emery gave the Bears every reason to believe that...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:18 PM
It didn't take Aaron Rodgers long to notice Tim Jennings wasn't playing.
The Packers quarterback went at Jennings' replacement at left cornerback, Kelvin Hayden, and Hayden's replacement at nickel back, D.J. Moore, repeatedly. Neither made a play in...