| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:54 AM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — They're alive.
Only because they faced an offense far more disjointed than their own were the Bears able to withstand another lethargic start. Jump-started by two defensive touchdowns — their first since Week 9 —...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:40 PM
The Bears have to brace themselves for the possibility of Brian Urlacher missing at least the rest of the regular season.
Multiple sources told the Tribune that Urlacher won't play for the next three games at a minimum after suffering a Grade 2 right...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:14 AM
"Change isn’t always bad," Jay Cutler was saying Monday shortly after the Chicago Bears whacked Lovie Smith.
Wait, Cutler said that? Cutler said change isn’t always bad? The guy who seemed annoyed that he has had a different offensive...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:41 AM
If Mike Holmgren is interested in coaching, then Phil Emery had better be interested in talking to him.
Holmgren told ESPN.com that he indeed would consider returning to the sideline, but isn’t aggressively seeking a job. If a guy says he wants to...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:53 AM
Bears coach Lovie Smith can be a spinner of fairy tales at times.
Devin Hester is a No. 1 receiver. Remember that one?
I also recall Smith proclaiming that the Bears’ victory in Minnesota last January actually was their first win of this season,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:12 AM
It’s not so much that the Chicago Bears parted ways with Brian Urlacher, a surefire Hall of Famer robbed of his greatest asset by injuries.
No, it was the sloppy, squirrely, deceitful manner the Bears went about it.
It might be too much to say...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:11 AM
My issue isn’t that Bears General Manager Phil Emery has fewer draft picks than he has positional needs. Every GM has fewer picks than he has needs. Just ask them.
But for those of you keeping score at home, Tribune football guru Dan Pompei did...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback.
The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The Chicago Bears' season is over. Same goes for Lovie Smith’s run as Bears coach. Has to be.
Smith has to be fired.
Get on with it. If the Bears are serious about winning the Super Bowl, there’s no other choice.
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Listen up, it only matters if Brian Urlacher misses a real game.
What’s more, it doesn’t really matter if he misses the first real game.
In fact, I’d suggest he do exactly that and I’ll explain later on.
But first, the Bears...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...