| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
As early as his college days at Wayne State in his native Detroit, Bears general manager Phil Emery got paid to help determine who stays and who goes.
Emery worked as a bouncer at Coral Gables, a bustling nightclub where crowds up to 1,000 gathered to...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:43 AM
No, Marc Trestman, wrong answer.
You don’t say the demotion of J’Marcus Webb was part of the plan to look at other players. You say the demotion was performance-based and Webb’s performance in the opener was unacceptable.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Jon Bostic may never be all that Brian Urlacher was. Or all that Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus or Bill George were.
But the Bears, in the worst way, need him to be more than Dante Jones or Tom Hicks were.
It's true there are no meager expectations...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Jerry Rice is a Hall-of-Fame receiver, the greatest ever. Some people would argue he’s the greatest football player, period.
That’s not the point of this piece, but Rice’s credentials, which include the most touchdowns in NFL history...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Aug 28, 2013
Here is a fun game to play with friends: Name the best or deepest position on the Bears. Where are they at their best? Is it their depth at defensive line or running back or in the secondary, perhaps?
"Cornerback,'' cornerback Tim Jennings said....
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Marc Trestman's arrival is supposed to signal a new era of responsibility and accountability for Jay Cutler.
If we understand the plan correctly, the relationship between coach and quarterback will determine Cutler's future with the Bears. Cutler isn'...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:29 PM
BOURBONNAIS — In the 2003 preseason, a Bears rookie linebacker pressed into the starting lineup for the first exhibition game because of injury graded lower than any other player in his position group with a 66.
Ten years later, everybody can...
| Aug 4, 2013
— In the NFL, your secondary should dictate the flow of the game.
Whether that is the ability to take away the deep ball, win on third down or show up in the run front, the secondary can be the difference between a team competing in the postseason...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Bears coach Marc Trestman said earlier this week he wasn't ready to make any announcements about the rookies on the right side of his offensive line.
His decision Thursday night for the exhibition finale against the Browns at Soldier Field said it all....
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:33 PM
It bears repeating on the first Monday of September that one Friday night in August hardly suggests an NFL team will play on a super Sunday in February.
The Bears generally looked good in preseason, but not that good — and Mike Ditka can't stop by...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Now that the Bears have set their 53-man roster and are beginning their game prep for the Bengals on Sunday at Soldier Field, who are the players that must prove their value under new coach Marc Trestman?
After looking at the roster, here are the five I...