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  • Bears may need quick passing game

    Bears may need quick passing game
    The Bears offense under Marc Trestman could have to lean on basic West Coast passing concepts Sunday at Soldier Field to minimize the talented Bengals defensive line. Think of three-step routes for Jay Cutler to get the ball out with a quick read...
  • Bears' show a hit on road too

    Bears' show a hit on road too
    PITTSBURGH — Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker vaguely explained his position Wednesday when he was asked whether he would call more blitzes to jump-start a sputtering pass rush. "We'll blitz when we need to, and when we want to," he said....
  • Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss

    Mistakes pile up in Bears' 1st loss
    DETROIT — Theo Spight wears a Lions hard hat, a jersey numbered "00" and after every touchdown scored by the home team at Ford Field, he grabs a microphone behind the end zone, and thrusts his deep voice into "Gridiron Heroes," the Lions' fight...
  • Loss of Cutler hurts, loss of dependable defense worse

    Loss of Cutler hurts, loss of dependable defense worse
    LANDOVER, Md. — After Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stayed on the ground for five seconds Sunday at FedEx Field, left tackle Jermon Bushrod knew. "Usually he gets right back up," Bushrod said. But on first-and-10 from the Bears' 45 with 9...
  • As NFL teams open camps, questions abound about NFC clubs

    The AFC has the Lombardi Trophy. The NFC has everything else. That is, the NFC boasts last season's most valuable player, Minnesota's Adrian Peterson; offensive rookie of the year, Washington's Robert Griffin III; defensive rookie of the year,...
  • Pick an area, and the Bears stunk

    Pick an area, and the Bears stunk
    OK, so it wasn’t going to be easy for the Bears this season, but yeesh, did it have to be this awful? The Bears lost both lines of scrimmage, lost the ball, lost control of things the second quarter, and that’s how you lose an ugly...
  • Bears players applaud Trestman's gutsy decisions

    Bears players applaud Trestman's gutsy decisions
    Over 32 long years of coaching for 17 bosses in 10 different cities, Marc Trestman had prepared for an opportunity like this, to be an NFL head coach who makes a singular decision that dictates an outcome. Trestman made key calls as head coach of the...
  • Kaepernick leads 49ers past Packers; Saints turn back Falcons

    Kaepernick leads 49ers past Packers; Saints turn back Falcons
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Anquan Boldin's sensational San Francisco debut helped keep the 49ers on quite a roll against Green Bay. And Vernon Davis did his part in a prolific passing game led by Colin Kaepernick in a 34-28 victory over the Packers on Sunday....
  • Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders

    Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders
    OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum. 1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
  • A sign of Cutler's growth (maybe, hopefully, perhaps)

    A sign of Cutler's growth (maybe, hopefully, perhaps)
    You couldn’t miss Jay Cutler’s spreading the ball around in the Bears’ first-half vivisection of the Oakland Raiders on Friday. I mean, he threw to three different tight ends in the first quarter alone, or two tight ends and the...
  • Bears finally loaded at key positions

     Bears finally loaded at key positions
    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....
  • Bears win battle of inept defenses

    Bears win battle of inept defenses
    After each of his two touchdown receptions Thursday night at Soldier Field against the Giants, an exultant Brandon Marshall dropped to his knees in the end zone, extended his arms and looked toward the sky. Under those circumstances, Bears coach Marc...