| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:50 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — The Bears understand Shea McClellin’s importance to their defensive rebuilding project. Maximizing their 2012 first-round pick’s production seems a necessity and a reasonable expectation for a unit that set a club record...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Just when you thought the Bears defense couldn’t humiliate itself any worse, there was Sunday’s final minute against the Packers.
The defense had been a mess all season. A joke. An embarrassment. One humiliation after another.
And that was...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:47 PM
It shouldn’t be that hard to beat a team that came in 0-5, but then, there are a lot of shouldn’ts with the Bears.
And the most painful and obvious is the defensive line.
This is getting ridiculous with the front four. Or what they call...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:33 AM
Julius Peppers talked about making a simple Bears defense simpler.
OK. Fine. But what’s simpler than assigning one player one gap?
I’ll hang up and listen for another explosive play.
It only takes one player failing to do his job to...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:24 PM
If you're one of those fans who watched Monday's Bears-Packers game simply to pass the time before the release of "Call of Duty: Ghosts" on Tuesday, well, that's understandable.
However, you might not have realized Marc Trestman's team strikes a...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 AM
If you were watching TV on Sunday night looking to find hope for the Bears on Monday night at Lambeau field, sorry, people. The Packers' went to Minnesota and gave the Bears a TV preview that was rated "M" for "Mommy Make It Stop." Aaron Rodgers is...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
You might think the Bears don’t have much of a team after what you saw in Washington.
They lost to a bad team and lost their captains on both side of the ball. Dire, if not terminal.
Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks you’re wrong.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Remember how you feared former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo drafting offense?
Watch out, because now it looks like Phil Emery is having the same effect on the once-proud unit known as the Bears defense.
I guess that Halas Hall seat comes with...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Julius Peppers wasn’t on the Bears injury report, so we have to trust that nobody is lying and that Peppers is healthy.
If so, then that narrows the options to one: Peppers was just plain bad in the win over the Bengals.
It wasn’t as if he...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:55 AM
OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line?
Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox.
I’ve heard that the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 10:07 AM
The most frustrating part of watching Bears games this season comes when they're on defense, a 180 from every year in recorded history. More specifically, the weak spot is the very center of the defense.
Season-ending injuries to tackles Henry Melton...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I know the NFL is a passing league. I know the NFL has rigged it to be so.
But still, if I were the Bears this week, I’d commit to the running game.
Matt Forte can run, catch and pick up the blitz. He can and should be the centerpiece of this...