| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Most of the players on the Bears roster were acquired by Jerry Angelo to be coached by Lovie Smith. Now that neither is part of the organization anymore, many of those players might not be feeling quite as secure.
The fates of many familiar faces in the...
| Dec 21, 2012
The big-picture stuff going on in Lake Forest is juicier than it has been in years. To my delight, that's not going to change for many weeks.
Who coaches the Bears in 2013 is a much more meaningful, more layered conversation than if Lovie Smith's...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
After another miserable performance against the Packers on Sunday, Brandon Marshall said everyone on offense must be accountable, “even if that means jobs.’’
A day after his team lost for the fifth time in six games, Bears coach...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:09 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — From miles away in the sprawling Arizona landscape that surrounds it, visitors can spot the massive steel marvel of technology and design that is the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Around the NFL, observers consider the home of...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Based on the heat Mike Tice has been feeling, you would think he has been the one who has been giving up the sacks, committing false starts, throwing the interceptions, running the wrong routes and plowing into the backs of blockers.
The Bears offense...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Inside the locker room during their last trip to the University of Phoenix Stadium one night six years ago, ecstasy made Bears players oblivious.
They didn't realize somebody let reporters into their inner sanctum quicker than usual after the Bears...
| 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....
| Dec 9, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Lovie Smith has to go.
If I'm Phil Emery, I wouldn't have let him on the plane home after that 21-14 disaster in Minnesota.
Smith’s team wasn't ready to start a must-win game. Smith's defense wasn’t ready to start a must-win game....
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The Bears and offensive coordinator Mike Tice will have to work hard Sunday to mix Brandon Marshall's pre-snap alignments versus the Packers' 2-Man coverage. Think of matchups that target the two-deep, man-under defense and provide quarterback Jay...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Smash-mouth football, once an offensive trademark of the NFL’s charter franchise that produced the great Walter Payton, died before its time last week in Chicago after a recent bout with negligence. It was ageless.
On fourth-and-1 against the...