| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Conspiracy theorists thinking the Bears exaggerated Jay Cutler's sprained ankle to mask his groin injury suffered a blow Thursday when the quarterback showed up at the Walter Payton Center wearing a hard cast below his left knee.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:20 PM
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?...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Killing the fun notion that the Bears had hired a football facsimile of life coach Tony Robbins, Jay Cutler kidded that Marc Trestman has yet to ask him to fall blindly backward to prove he would catch the quarterback.
"He hasn't said, 'Hey, this is a...
| 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...
| 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 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.
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When Henry Melton insisted on driving himself home in the wee hours of Monday morning after returning from Pittsburgh, coach Marc Trestman exchanged texts with the injured Bears defensive tackle like a parent checking on his child.
When Melton showed up...
| Oct 4, 2013
In February 2007, Marc Trestman was an unemployed football coach teaching for an on-line sports training company when he arrived at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis for a corporate speaking engagement.
Trestman did more profound listening than...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...