| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:02 AM
There cannot be a player on offense who is more excited about the new Chicago Bears coaching staff than Matt Forte.
Forte always has considered himself a dual threat out of the backfield and new coach Marc Trestman has a proven track record for making...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:05 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — As a West Coast guy, Steve Fairchild can't tell you much about the good barbecue spots along Tobacco Road. He actually had a hard time remembering the last time he was even in the state of Virginia when he was asked Tuesday...
| Feb 15, 2013
New coaches sell change the way politicians sell hope.
It is their snake oil, and they often find desperate customers in their teams' executive offices as well as in the stands of the stadiums they call home.
It is what new coaches do because that's...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
In Tom O’Brien’s six seasons as Virginia’s offensive coordinator, 1991-96, the Cavaliers never ranked below 38th nationally in scoring. Their high was 12th, in 1992, their average 26th.
Steve Fairchild’s none-too-easy job:...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:48 AM
While the Blackhawks were working their way back to the Stanley Cup Final at the end of last week, there was some Jay Cutler news.
No, not the item that the Bears quarterback married actress-slash-baby-mama Kristin Cavallari.
That just proves Cutler...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:54 PM
We can wonder if Marc Trestman can be a dynamic leader of one of this league's founding franchises in the country's second-largest NFL market.
We can question if he will get through to Jay Cutler.
We can ask if doing whatever he did to make Canadian...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 7:25 PM
Sitting there listening to Marc Trestman elucidate at his introductory news conference at Halas Hall, the vision appeared.
Jay Cutler, career year in 2013.
Yes, I saw it. Of that I am certain.
OK, so I've seen purple elephants before. Trestman wasn'...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Interesting sales job for Phil Emery: The head coach chosen by the general manager to lead the Chicago Bears into the modern NFL hasn’t coached in the modern NFL for eight seasons
Interesting sales job for Marc Trestman: Convincing Jay Cutler that...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:26 PM
When the Packers effectively took away Brandon Marshall last week, Plan B was big rookie Alshon Jeffery.
Jay Cutler threw to Jeffery nine times, including in the end zone from the 1-yard line on fourth down. The Bears didn't have a single completion...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Ask the 10 biggest Bears fans you know: Would they rather the Bears beat the Lions on Sunday to make the playoffs or lose to increase the chances of a coaching change? See if they answer quicker than Jay Cutler feels the pass rush on third-and-long....