| May 26, 2012
| 2:09 PM
If you want to know what Mike Tice's Bears offense will look like in the fall, it isn't a crystal ball you need.
It's a time machine. Set at 2003 or so.
From 2002 to 2005, Tice was head coach of the Vikings. He didn't coordinate the offense or call...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Jay Cutler was asked to explain his NFL-best fourth-quarter ability.
“I don’t know.’’ Cutler said Wednesday. “I’m getting lucky, I guess.’’
No, you’re getting behind, and that has to stop right now....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Though nobody requested one, coach Lovie Smith said he wasn't about to offer an apology after his Bears rallied to stave off the Panthers for their fifth straight victory.
I'm wondering if the coach is listening to his team's critics more than he ever...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
If Mike Tice went home last Sunday night looking for consolation after a game-winning two-minute drive saved the day for his sleep-inducing offense in a victory over the Panthers, he didn't find it from his wife.
"Like Diane said, 'What did you do in...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:18 PM
It's understandable if the hype of a potential Super Bowl matchup one week, followed by a prospective NFC championship showdown the next, seems highly relevant midway through a season. But really, it's only hype. Getting to the real NFC championship...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Contrary to prevailing thought, the Bears offensive tackle who represents the key to protecting Jay Cutler this season does not write poetry.
He tells story problems.
"We had an all-out blitz,'' Gabe Carimi recalled Monday of a play against the...
| Sep 5, 2012
The NFL is back and you can hear cash registers ringing throughout TV land.
That's because the NFL means business. Big business.
After a record-breaking season for viewership, culminating with Super Bowl XLVI being the most-watched program in the...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Mike Tice probably is more popular than any offensive coordinator in Bears history.
Of course that could change Sunday on the Bears' first possession against the Colts, which also will be Tice's first chance in the job.
Though the Bears don't have a...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:35 PM
If the Bears had a sense of humor they would pass out 61,500 pairs of blue-and-orange 3-D glasses Sunday at Soldier Field to symbolize the new way of watching football in Chicago.
Behold, Bears fans: Your team finally caught up to the modern NFL. But I...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:03 AM
It still makes no sense that the Bears ignored their starting offensive line in the first phase of free agency or the draft.
It makes less sense when you believe the Bears are a Super Bowl contender the way I believe.
It’s even more mind-...
| Mar 29, 2012
Sunshine has not been difficult to find at the oceanfront site of the NFL owners meetings, but Lovie Smith brought more of it Wednesday in a breakfast with the media.
The Bears coach was particularly optimistic about the addition of wide receiver Brandon...
| Mar 15, 2012
Just two days before the Bears made official a trade to acquire him, Brandon Marshall found himself in a familiar situation -- the wrong place at the wrong time.
Perhaps that is how the talented yet often troubled wide receiver can best explain what...