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  • Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener

    Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener
    The Bears decided to keep their new offense mostly under wraps until the second week of the exhibition schedule. Quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte were held out of Thursday's opener at Soldier Field against the Broncos, perhaps to...
  • Smith future remains mystery

    Smith future remains mystery
    In less than three weeks, there will be answers to all the questions being debated around water coolers from Milwaukee to Merrillville. Many words have been devoted to Lovie Smith's future and the power structure in Lake Forest since the Bears tumbled...
  • Fading Bears need change -- the sooner the better

    Fading Bears need change -- the sooner the better
    Of all the noise surrounding the Bears' 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday, general manager Phil Emery easily could ignore the pregame chatter that revealed his team as one unable to back up big talk. Emery could tune out telling boos from a fed-up fan...
  • The Cutler Rule: Winning is the only thing and anything goes when you do

    The Cutler Rule: Winning is the only thing and anything goes when you do
    As long as the Bears win, Jay Cutler can do what he wants. As long as Cutler throws for 300 yards and two or three touchdowns, he can stiff any coach he likes. That’s what I’m getting in my emails and on my Twitter account. That’s what...
  • Bears offense as advertised, defense opening eyes

    Bears offense as advertised, defense opening eyes
    The Bears are a 4-1 team, a good one that has produced expected results over the first five weeks of the season. Outside of the loss in Green Bay when the Bears suffered a complete offensive meltdown, Lovie Smith's team beat the Colts in Andrew Luck's...
  • Bears position analysis: Running back

    Bears position analysis: Running back
    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...
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    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...
  • Nothing low voltage about Watt

    Nothing low voltage about Watt
    One winter night three years ago inside the Kohl Center on the Wisconsin campus, the Badgers football team gathered for a bonding exercise that included a basketball shooting contest. Former backup quarterback Nate Tice, son of the Bears offensive...
  • When do we start blaming Cutler?

    When do we start blaming Cutler?
    Here’s the thing about Jay Cutler’s throw that was sort of aimed at Devin Hester during yet another miserable Cutler performance in yet another aggravating loss to the Packers: It was so bad and such a turning point that even Lovie Smith,...
  • What will it take for Bears offense to take off?

    What will it take for Bears offense to take off?
    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...
  • Forte forsaken

    Forte forsaken
    Lost in Wednesday's giggly revelation at Halas Hall that NFL players have been known to take Viagra for an edge was Brandon Marshall seriously embracing what gives the Bears offense its biggest boost. "We understand that we are the focal points of the...
  • Attention, Bears offense: This is your last bad defensive foe this year

    Attention, Bears offense: This is your last bad defensive foe this year
    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....