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Phil Emery

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  • McClellin to compete at strong, middle LB

    McClellin to compete at strong, middle LB
    INDIANAPOLIS — The Bears understand Shea McClellin’s importance to their defensive rebuilding project. Maximizing their 2012 first-round pick’s production seems a necessity and a reasonable expectation for a unit that set a club record...
  • On second thought, Trestman has stubborn streak

    On second thought, Trestman has stubborn streak
    One week, Marc Trestman the football savant offers a 590-word explanation to defend preserving timeouts in the final minute against the Ravens, citing research that revealed NFL teams starting drives at the 16-yard line scored touchdowns 13 percent of the...
  • Smug Cutler still Bears' best choice

     Smug Cutler still Bears' best choice
    Nobody in the Bears organization offered anything but high acclaim for backup quarterback Josh McCown the past month as he became Chicago's darling and one of the NFL's best stories. Until Jay Cutler returned to the Bears lineup and the lectern Thursday...
  • Bears' Conte poised to bounce back from bad game

    Bears' Conte poised to bounce back from bad game
    Deer roaming around hunting blinds in the Wisconsin woods won't be targeted Monday as much as safety Chris Conte expects to be in the Bears secondary at Lambeau Field. When it comes to big-game experience, suffice to say Packers quarterback Aaron...
  • Bears enter modern era of quarterback pay

     Bears enter modern era of quarterback pay
    Considering their alternatives, the Bears appear to have made a reasoned decision to lock up Jay Cutler with a seven-year, $126 million deal. Now that Cutler has moved into the general financial arena of some of the highest-paid quarterbacks, long-...
  • Cutler and Bears an uneasy but necessary fit

    Cutler and Bears an uneasy but necessary fit
    For the 12th time in the last 35 games Monday night, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will miss a start because of injury. Alas, the condition of the sod hasn't been the only thing to warrant constant worry at Soldier Field the past few seasons. To...
  • Biggs: Bears more productive with McCown at QB

    Biggs: Bears more productive with McCown at QB
    You don't need to be a football lifer or have the eye of a scout to determine Jay Cutler is a superior athlete to Josh McCown with a much stronger arm. Similarly, you don't need to have an analytics background to determine the offense scores more points...
  • Bears' Bass is opening eyes

     Bears' Bass is opening eyes
    Watching a grainy high school videotape that made it tough to see anything but a guy in dreadlocks dominating, Missouri Western State football coach Jerry Partridge reacted the same way five years ago many Bears fans did Sunday. Who is this David Bass?...
  • Payoff on fourth-down call may be Trestman's buy-in moment

    Payoff on fourth-down call may be Trestman's buy-in moment
    In a tunnel inside Lambeau Field before the Bears changed their season by beating the Packers on Monday night, coach Marc Trestman succinctly answered a question that explained a lot about what would happen over the next couple of hours — and...
  • Signing Jay Cutler solidifies Bears offense

    In today's NFL, the quarterback is king. The Bears and general manager Phil Emery reminded us of that Thursday when they announced a seven-year deal for quarterback Jay Cutler that reportedly includes more than $50 million in guaranteed money. Hey,...
  • Trestman faces a credibility issue

    Trestman faces a credibility issue
    One month, Bears coach Marc Trestman is saying defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is doing an “amazing’’ job. Next month, Trestman is leaving Tucker’s continued employment a question. Thanks for all the support, boss....
  • Bears need more than Jay Cutler to beat Packers

    Bears need more than Jay Cutler to beat Packers
    At the risk of making my computer wonder if it was hacked, duty compels me to report Jay Cutler connected logically during a news conference Thursday at Halas Hall. Barely anybody noticed. The focus understandably centered on how Cutler behaved...