| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:51 AM
If Brian Urlacher can’t play this season, then Jay Cutler ends up with even more pressure, and I’m not talking about another missed block by J’Marcus Webb.
This Bears offseason was all about the offense. I mean, just look:
| Nov 10, 2012
| 7:11 PM
On the day after the Texans beat the Bengals last Jan. 7 in the AFC wild-card round for the franchise's first postseason victory, the Web site http://www.FireGaryKubiak.com came down as promised.
"We always said if they won a playoff game we'd go away...
| Nov 21, 2012
In retrospect the question was more rhetorical than anything, a reaction that popped into my head late Monday night as Lovie Smith tried processing the punishment the 49ers had just inflicted on the Bears.
What makes you think the offensive line will...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:17 PM
If everybody is honest about it, Lovie Smith's disregard for the public aspect of his job can make it hard to say nice things about him.
But his football team makes it harder not to.
The Bears enter their off week 4-1 and rightfully considered one of...
| May 13, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Alshon Jeffery was brought to Chicago to help take Jay Cutler's game to a place it has never been.
And Jeremy Bates was brought to Chicago to take Cutler's game to a place it once was.
If Cutler was not playing the best football of his life last fall,...
| May 15, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Jay Cutler apparently is fed up with being run down. And thrown down. And beaten down and beaten up.
And if the Bears quarterback had to pants his head coach to make things better, then fine, Cutler will offer cold-eyed honesty that ought to embarrass...
| May 16, 2012
| 5:56 PM
When the quarterback talks in the NFL, the rest of the locker room should listen up. Like it or not, they are natural leaders in the pro game because of the position.
And when they raise the bar, as Jay Cutler did with his offensive line earlier this...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:06 PM
The standard job description for an NFL offensive coordinator does not include: "Must possess self-deprecating humor, unfailing flexibility and honest self-assessment."
Yet those qualities seem evident in the Bears workplace for Mike Tice as he modulates...
| 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...