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  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    Who is your choice for the biggest surprise of the season so far? Would I be in the running if I said Tim Jennings? -- Chuck Durante, Guiling, China There are a number of candidates. Tim Jennings is a good one, seeing he was benched at the end of last...
  • Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener

    Bears light on stars in 31-3 loss in exhibition opener
    The Bears decided to keep their new offense mostly under wraps until the second week of the exhibition schedule. Quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte were held out of Thursday's opener at Soldier Field against the Broncos, perhaps to...
  • Bears position analysis: Defensive line

    Bears position analysis: Defensive line
    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...
  • Cutler KO'd as Bears fall 13-6 to Texans

    Cutler KO'd as Bears fall 13-6 to Texans
    The Bears made Jason Campbell one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL for situations just like this. They have to be hoping they won't need Campbell's services for an extended period after starter Jay Cutler was knocked out of Sunday...
  • 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...
  • What it's like to sack Aaron Rodgers

    What it's like to sack Aaron Rodgers
    NFL plays are over in seconds, but you might not believe what goes on in players' heads in that short time. With that mind, RedEye brings takes you Inside the Helmet. During the first quarter of Thursday's Bears-Packers game, both offenses were locked...
  • Watch this: Cutler to Marshall

    Watch this: Cutler to Marshall
    I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine. But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' exhibition opener

    Biggs: 10 thoughts on Bears' exhibition opener
    Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener: 1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
  • Bears big problem isn't Urlacher's injury

    Bears big problem isn't Urlacher's injury
    Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer. Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
  • If this isn't a complete Bears disaster, it's close

    If this isn't a complete Bears disaster, it's close
    This might not be a full-blown disaster, but you can see it from here. The Chicago Bears let a rookie quarterback on one of the worst road teams in the league go 97 yards on 12 plays late in the fourth quarter to blow what should’ve been an easy...
  • Bears need a do-over

    Bears need a do-over
    There's a ton of optimism attached to the NFL Draft, regardless of the situation your favorite team is in. Whether that translates into success on the field is another story. For example, the Bears—under both Mark Hatley and Jerry Angelo at...
  • Hey, look! An offensive line worse than the Bears'

    Hey, look! An offensive line worse than the Bears'
    You know what’s worse than the Bears’ offensive line? The Cowboys’ offensive line, that’s what. Hard to believe, I know. It’s not often the Bears' offensive line stinks less than the opponent’s, but just look: The...