| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Now that’s an offseason.
It took a while, but Phil Emery finally got the pass rusher the Bears needed.
None of this Willie Young stuff. If he could get only three sacks while playing on a Lions line with the best tandem of defensive tackles in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Is Phil Emery going to surprise us all and go offense in the first round? -- @fronczak68 from Twitter
You need to learn to never say never in the NFL but I don’t know how the Bears will accomplish remaining work needed for the defense by going...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 12:36 PM
The official introduction came Monday afternoon at Halas Hall: Jared Allen, newest member of the Chicago Bears.
Five days after the five-time Pro Bowl defensive end agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the organization, Allen arrived for his...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Absolutely, Jared Allen said.
And he’s absolutely right.
“Absolutely, I think the Bears are closer to winning a Super Bowl than people think,’’ Allen said, and yeah, it’s true because of Allen.
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The first question is whether the Bears can address any of their many defensive problems as the free-agency signing period opens Tuesday.
The second question is whether Phil Emery can say no.
Both questions involved Michael Bennett.
The brother of...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:31 AM
Jared Allen has recorded double-digit sacks in each of the last seven seasons. That’s a right defensive end the way it oughta be.
The way Julius Peppers used to be.
The way the Bears need one to be.
Even before introducing new defensive end...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
General manager Phil Emery entered free agency this week on a mission to find two starting defensive ends to fortify the Bears’ beleaguered front.
He completed that task Thursday morning when he signed Willie Young to a three-year, $9 million...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Running back Matt Forte no doubt is pleased the Bears are bringing back cornerback Charles Tillman and he hopes defensive tackle Henry Melton will return too.
In any case, he has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:51 PM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears held on for a 27-21 victory over the New York Giants Thursday at Soldier Field, improving them to 4-2 on the season.
1. The arrival of the Giants represented an opportunity for the Bears to get the dormant pass...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
| 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...