| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:44 PM
On a 20-acre farm off Chicken Dinner Road in Marsing, Idaho, Shea McClellin developed the work ethic that made him into a first-round NFL draft pick.
McClellin helped the grandparents who raised him care for animals that roamed their land: goats,...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:08 PM
When the Lions and their fans look at how dominating the Bears defense and its scheme has been, they have to think, "That should have been us."
In 2006, Matt Millen hired Rod Marinelli as head coach of the Lions.
Then in 2008, the Lions became the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Hard to imagine Lovie Smith going toe to toe with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli at halftime of an important Bears game.
Of course, Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan famously had to be separated in the locker room at halftime of the...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions 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...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 6:49 AM
Remember last year when it was all about accountability at Halas Hall?
It was public and loud and demanded like never before. Guys were getting cut all the time, even after wins, I believe.
Then the Bears lucked their way to the NFC Championship Game...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense took one look at the new and improved Falcons’ offense, and then destroyed it.
The Bears sized up quarterback Matt Ryan and his new rookie receiver and his established star on the other side, and blew them up.
Blew up all the...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 9:08 PM
It took the Bears just more than a week of training camp to name the starting offensive line.
We will see if one exhibition game is all it takes to send the coaching staff back to the drawing board.
There probably will not be a knee-jerk reaction...
| 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...
| 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...