| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Asked which Bears defensive lineman graded highest against the Bengals, Mel Tucker didn't let anybody see the scores but did offer a revealing peek at his mental notes.
"Stephen Paea did a nice job, Shea (McClellin) gave us some good reps, Nate Collins,...
| 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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When Henry Melton insisted on driving himself home in the wee hours of Monday morning after returning from Pittsburgh, coach Marc Trestman exchanged texts with the injured Bears defensive tackle like a parent checking on his child.
When Melton showed up...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:16 PM
The difference in the Bears' strength program at this point is noise.
There is more of it.
That's the noise that comes from big plates crashing to the ground after an explosive lift. And the guttural sounds men make when they try to move heavy...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 5:35 PM
It doesn't look like a fair fight. The Bears, fresh off an explosive blowout victory over the Cowboys on the national stage, against the Jaguars, who've been outscored 54-17 at EverBank Field and are 1-3.
I'm going to spare the "any given Sunday"...
| Oct 6, 2012
Most fans go to Bears summer training camp hoping to be entertained by spectacular offensive plays.
Jay Cutler lofts a deep pass to Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester or Earl Bennett and the crowd goes wild. Matt Forte bursts through a hole and races 35...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 10:35 PM
With the kind of viciousness Chicago would support if he were a Bear, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh violently slammed Jay Cutler into the Soldier Field sod hard enough Monday night to shake a football city's fan base.
| May 9, 2012
| 5:22 PM
In your opinion, is this the most talented post-Super Bowl 41 Bears roster? -- Chris Jensen, from Twitter
Yes, it is. I thought the previous most-talented Bears roster post-2006 was the roster from last year. And the 2012 roster is better still,...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:40 PM
The Bears weren't able to add help at defensive tackle during the draft, so they found some on the street.
An NFL source told the Tribune the team agreed to terms Thursday night with John McCargo, a former first-round draft pick of the Bills, and DeMario...
| 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....