| Nov 22, 2013
Bears coach Marc Trestman and Josh McCown see room for improvement amid the euphoria of the quarterback's two victories this month as the starter in place of the injured Jay Cutler.
In particular, both are dissatisfied with the Bears' three empty...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:38 PM
The Bears already have two de facto sports talk stations in town. The daily dissections, not to mention overreactions, drive WSCR-AM 670 and WMVP-AM 1000 during the football season.
Now there's the prospect of another station. And it will be wall-to-...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Marc Trestman's arrival is supposed to signal a new era of responsibility and accountability for Jay Cutler.
If we understand the plan correctly, the relationship between coach and quarterback will determine Cutler's future with the Bears. Cutler isn'...
| Jul 28, 2013
Bears Chairman George McCaskey is adamant his family has no intention of ever stepping away from the franchise founded in 1920. But keeping control could be tricky.
George's mother, Virginia Halas McCaskey, 90, has controlled the team since 1983, when...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Phil Emery will hire the right head coach for the Bears.
Nobody can say so yet, of course. Nobody can draw a fair conclusion about Lovie Smith's successor until next season at the earliest.
But Emery gave the Bears every reason to believe that...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:08 PM
PHOENIX — Perhaps they should rename them the Chicago Vultures.
Somewhere along the way, the Bears have become scavengers, sustaining themselves on what other teams have left behind.
If you had to project the Bears' 2013 starting lineup in...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:42 AM
DETROIT — The Bears could spend between now and wild-card weekend counting the reasons they will be sitting at home with 10 wins.
A defensive meltdown in Week 13 against the Seahawks and a brutal loss at Minnesota the following week are good places...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near.
The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Suspense surrounded Halas Hall last year over who would take the fall for the Bears squandering a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs. Who besides Mike Martz, that is, because in retrospect we practically blamed Martz for everything from causing too many...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere.
Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:21 PM
In less than three weeks, there will be answers to all the questions being debated around water coolers from Milwaukee to Merrillville.
Many words have been devoted to Lovie Smith's future and the power structure in Lake Forest since the Bears tumbled...