| 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 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...