| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:21 PM
In an unusual appearance Sunday night on WGN-AM 720's "The Dinner Party'' hours after the Bears' season-ending loss to the Packers, general manager Phil Emery offered food for thought regarding his offseason decision-making process.
"In my role, a...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:14 AM
What does Phil Emery know about defense?
Other than his top draft picks in his first two years apparently can’t play it, I mean.
What does Marc Trestman know about defense?
Other than his choice of defensive coordinator can’t teach it to...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Dec 25, 2013
'Tis the season to believe. What better way to drive home that point than a Bears victory Sunday against the Packers at Soldier Field in a winner-take-all showdown for the seemingly unwanted NFC North title?
Mad as the idea seems, the Bears have one...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Three Bears fans walk into a bar. Let's call them Trusty, Scaredy and Doubty:
Trusty: So, Jay Cutler should start Sunday, right?
Scaredy: Absolutely! Did you see that arm strength in the Cleveland game? He fits the football into windows that Josh...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:23 PM
Before leaving Soldier Field shortly after midnight Monday, a Bears employee with a wry sense of humor — and the moment — cracked wise in a way that summed up the Josh McCown mania sweeping the city.
"Since we said No. 89 is the last...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 2:43 PM
The NFL broke a leaguewide scoring record last week, as all 32 teams combined for 859 points. And the gaudiest quarterback stat line wasn't put up by Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or Drew Brees.
34-year-old Josh McCown, the man with five other NFL teams...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 8:06 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:56 PM
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.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:09 PM
When putting together the list of grievances surrounding the 2013 Bears, it's important to remember the forgotten unit.
Amid compulsory second-guessing over confounding tactical decisions on offense and growing public resentment over inept defense,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:52 PM
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...