| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| 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.
| Mar 21, 2013
If a career falls in Lake Forest and no one around cares to hear it …
Brian Urlacher's extraordinary career with the Bears ended with a resounding whimper Wednesday as an afternoon news release confirmed what long has been expected — that...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Henry Melton wants to stay in Chicago, and the Bears want the Pro Bowl defensive tackle to anchor the line for years to come.
But will the sides come to a long-term deal before the start of the next season? Friday was the first step in the process....
| Feb 5, 2013
For the first time since the 1985 season, the Bears landed two defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl as Julius Peppers and Henry Melton were selected as all-stars.
Peppers led the defense with 111/2 sacks, his most since joining the club in 2010, and...
| Sep 21, 2012
Sacks have been the source of much consternation at Halas Hall this season. But they also have been the source of much consternation in the offices of every Bears opponent.
It hasn't gotten much airtime, but the Bears can give nearly as good as they...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:33 PM
As a rule, the Bears' defensive scheme may be the most predictable in the NFL. But coordinator Rod Marinelli and the boys stepped out of character a bit Monday.
They blitzed on nearly 23 percent of Tony Romo's dropbacks, mostly in the first half. It was...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 1:33 PM
A little more than a month after the Bears professed to be re-emphasizing the draft, they likely are about to make it rain in free agency.
But that's good because this is an unusual year in free agency. Typically, the market mostly offers players who are...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Roger Goodell just gave the Bears a season.
No, the NFL Commissioner didn’t send out a press release. And no, he did not appear on NFL Network to explain how and why. But when Lord Roger Voldemort sent his Death Eaters to New Orleans in the wake of...
| 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 16, 2012
| 4:43 AM
6th in a 10-part series
Charles Tillman could not say his ninth NFL season was his best and it very well might not be. After a while, they're hard to sort through when you've been a consistent performer.
But the veteran cornerback was selected to the...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:57 PM
What will teams do now to exploit the loss of Brian Urlacher? Physically not a huge threat but ability to change formations a key loss. -- @Tquille, from Twitter
I've heard a lot of talk this season about how Urlacher can't move anymore. Understand...