| Sep 14, 2012
GREEN BAY — It's one thing to block the Colts, without Dwight Freeney and with the comforts of playing at home.
It's quite another to block the Packers, with Clay Matthews and the thunder that some 70,000 lathered-up Cheesies can create.
| Sep 15, 2012
| 10:19 PM
In 143 starts over 12 NFL seasons, former Bears right tackle James "Big Cat'' Williams never saw anything like it.
When Williams witnessed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler bump left tackle J'Marcus Webb during a sideline rant in Thursday night's 23-10...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Jay Cutler-J'Marcus Webb controversy may wind up being a bigger problem for the Rams than it has been for the Bears.
The key figures involved in last Thursday night's incident, celebrity quarterback Cutler and social media butterfly Webb, always...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:34 AM
I want to believe Jay Cutler.
I want to believe IN Jay Cutler.
Problem is, both feel impossible when it’s important.
I want to believe the Bears quarterback when he said he “can’t put a definite reason on why’’ he...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:50 PM
It would be snobbish — not to mention cowardly — if I suggested we all park our opinions of the Bears and the NFL until there's more evidence to evaluate in a few weeks.
But pessimism over the 1-1 Bears is not a rush to judgment, a knee-jerk...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 10:19 PM
I asked Jay Cutler and Mike Tice a question regarding offensive strategy last week before the Green Bay game, and their answers surprised me.
I wanted to know if they would be mindful of controlling time of possession with their play-calling to keep the...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:20 PM
The last time the Bears were without Matt Forte, as they will be Sunday against the Rams, they went 1-3.
"Forte is such a dynamic and versatile player who accounted for such a significant amount of the Bears production in the past that losing him will...
| Sep 26, 2012
Dallas is as good a place as any to burst through the growing frustration surrounding the Bears stalled offense.
"We can't be up and down like a roller coaster,'' wide receiver Devin Hester said. "We have to get a winning streak going — at least...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Minutes after chasing Bears receivers Sunday, Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan covered the most compelling angle from his team's 23-6 loss as accurately as anybody carrying a notepad or pen.
Asked in the Rams locker room what he thought of Bears...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:30 PM
NFL players don't have many allies outside the locker room.
Maybe an assistant trainer or one of the guys in the equipment room who will throw you some gear to give to your little brother at the next home game.
Besides that, well, you are pretty much on...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:38 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Briefly forget the breakthrough cure for denial Lovie Smith discovered in the 52 days since the last time he spoke publicly about the Bears.
Soon enough we can address Smith changing his tune to finally acknowledge the need to part...