| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The great experiment begins.
Can the Bears, always known for middle linebackers and running backs, evolve into a modern NFL franchise? One with an offensive-minded head coach, talented QB and modern-thinking GM?
Of course not. This is Chicago, and...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:33 PM
It bears repeating on the first Monday of September that one Friday night in August hardly suggests an NFL team will play on a super Sunday in February.
The Bears generally looked good in preseason, but not that good — and Mike Ditka can't stop by...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Now that the Bears have set their 53-man roster and are beginning their game prep for the Bengals on Sunday at Soldier Field, who are the players that must prove their value under new coach Marc Trestman?
After looking at the roster, here are the five I...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:39 PM
CINCINNATI — Defending Jay Cutler once seemed so easy to Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict.
Burfict was a teenager growing up in Corona, Calif., whose family loved the Broncos. When Burfict played for Arizona State, he wore No. 7 in honor...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:00 PM
PHOENIX — Even though Bears players are scattered across the country, their new offense has begun to take shape.
Coach Marc Trestman provided a snapshot of what that offense might look like during a media breakfast Wednesday at the NFL meetings....
| 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 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...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The Chicago Bears' season is over. Same goes for Lovie Smith’s run as Bears coach. Has to be.
Smith has to be fired.
Get on with it. If the Bears are serious about winning the Super Bowl, there’s no other choice.
| Feb 4, 2013
| 7:50 AM
You know what the worst thing is about watching the Super Bowl?
Yes, that wretched spinach-artichoke dip that always looks as if someone scraped used tissues into an over-safe serving dish, but that’s not what I’m talking about here.
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Now comes NFL free agency, or as it’s known at Halas Hall, “Where my offensive tackle?’’
Even before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. kickoff to free agency, the Bears were one of several teams mentioned in the Jake Long sweepstakes....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Free agency is full of false hope and flimsy promise.
That said, the parade honoring the Bears for winning the first day of free agency should be scheduled for noon Wednesday on Michigan Avenue.
Let the confetti fall and the band play. Free agency...