| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:28 AM
If Mike Tice leaves to coach the Oakland Raiders,the Bears would have all kinds of bad news.
Or, looking at it another way, the Bears would have all kinds of typical Bears news.
The Bears thought they were looking for just a passing game coordinator/...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Bears general manager Phil Emery and new head coach Marc Trestman celebrate birthdays just a day apart from one another. That's one of the nifty — dare we say synergetic? — connections between the two men. Sadly, they weren't born in late...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 6:44 PM
MOBILE, Ala. — "Relentless equals high velocity, nonstop."
That coaching slogan sure sounds like it could have come out of the Rod Marinelli book of wisdom.
But it didn't.
It is the motto of the new Bears defensive coordinator, not the old....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Did Jimmy Johnson tweet anything else today?
Hey, don’t laugh. There’s more information about the Bears coaching search coming off a houseboat in Miami than from the offices in Lake Forest.
But until we see white smoke coming out of...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Making a strong case for future Bears success like the trained lawyer he is, Marc Trestman methodically worked off note cards the longtime NFL assistant had prepared over the last two decades for this moment.
Never in 22 years of calling plays had...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Most of the players on the Bears roster were acquired by Jerry Angelo to be coached by Lovie Smith. Now that neither is part of the organization anymore, many of those players might not be feeling quite as secure.
The fates of many familiar faces in the...
| Dec 28, 2012
Forget Calvin Johnson versus Charles Tillman for a minute.
Let's pit Calvin Johnson against Brandon Marshall.
Viewed strictly on the field, who would you rather have?
Start here: Most teams in the NFL probably would love to have either.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Shea McClellin is hearing voices.
So are most NFL rookies during this point of training camp.
From their position coaches, coordinators, veteran teammates, friends, media, fans — everyone offers well-intended advice on how best to transition...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 6:10 PM
In the April draft, the Bears chose Shea McClellin in the first round and passed over Illinois' Whitney Mercilus.
On Sunday, during his first visit to Soldier Field, Mercilus would like to offer them a not-so-subtle reminder of that — perhaps by...
| Oct 3, 2012
The popular joke when the Bears traded for Jay Cutler in 2009 was that they fleeced the Broncos by including two first-round draft picks because such selections were worthless in Chicago. The trade simply spared the Bears the indignity of making even more...
| Oct 6, 2012
Most fans go to Bears summer training camp hoping to be entertained by spectacular offensive plays.
Jay Cutler lofts a deep pass to Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester or Earl Bennett and the crowd goes wild. Matt Forte bursts through a hole and races 35...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The Cover-2 defense is boring. And it lacks creativity.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard that about the two-deep scheme the Bears still lean on in their game plan.
Sure, they have become more "multiple" with coordinator Rod Marinelli in...