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Phil Emery

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  • Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders

    Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders
    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...
  • Bears finally loaded at key positions

     Bears finally loaded at key positions
    Here is a fun game to play with friends: Name the best or deepest position on the Bears. Where are they at their best? Is it their depth at defensive line or running back or in the secondary, perhaps? "Cornerback,'' cornerback Tim Jennings said....
  • Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears beat Giants

    Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears beat Giants
    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...
  • Loss of Cutler hurts, loss of dependable defense worse

    Loss of Cutler hurts, loss of dependable defense worse
    LANDOVER, Md. — After Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stayed on the ground for five seconds Sunday at FedEx Field, left tackle Jermon Bushrod knew. "Usually he gets right back up," Bushrod said. But on first-and-10 from the Bears' 45 with 9...
  • Acting like a pro has been a plus for Cutler

    Acting like a pro has been a plus for Cutler
    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...
  • Memo to Emery: Draft starters. Plural.

    Memo to Emery: Draft starters. Plural.
    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...
  • Bears' McCown stays sharp in case number is called

    Bears' McCown stays sharp in case number is called
    Last year when the Bears faced the Lions at Soldier Field, Jay Cutler emerged bruised, battered and concussed after Ndamukong Suh sacked and buried the Bears quarterback in the second quarter. Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown knows that he could...
  • Bears rookies pacing themselves in minicamp

    Bears rookies pacing themselves in minicamp
    Rookie minicamp should be viewed as an introduction to the NFL for the Bears' top draft picks. It's a sampling of the pro-style practices under coach Marc Trestman that players might define as up-tempo and fast. There are no pads, no contact and —...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss

    Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss
    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...
  • 6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line

    6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line
    The most frustrating part of watching Bears games this season comes when they're on defense, a 180 from every year in recorded history. More specifically, the weak spot is the very center of the defense. Season-ending injuries to tackles Henry Melton...
  • Bears' victory could trigger bad decisions

     Bears' victory could trigger bad decisions
    In a simpler time — when we were wide-eyed and fresh-faced — all that mattered was seeing our team win. Kids don't engage in conversations about "buyers or sellers." They don't root for their team to lose so it improves its draft position or...
  • 5 Bears under the spotlight

    5 Bears under the spotlight
    Now that the Bears have set their 53-man roster and are beginning their game prep for the Bengals on Sunday at Soldier Field, who are the players that must prove their value under new coach Marc Trestman? After looking at the roster, here are the five I...