| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:24 PM
When we first met Bears general manager Phil Emery, he considered Jay Cutler a “franchise quarterback.’’
And now Emery is betting more than $50 million of the Bears franchise’s money on it.
Hope this works out better than...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Seven years. Seven! Years! That's the length of Jay Cutler's new contract with the Bears. Was it a good deal or bad deal for Chicago? Two RedEye contributors duke it out.
Smart Move, Bears
By Matt Lindner
Jay Cutler needs the Bears, but the Bears...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Considering their alternatives, the Bears appear to have made a reasoned decision to lock up Jay Cutler with a seven-year, $126 million deal.
Now that Cutler has moved into the general financial arena of some of the highest-paid quarterbacks, long-...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:11 PM
Help me. I can't make up my mind.
When you realize that the 12-4 San Francisco 49ers have to play their opening playoff game Sunday in Green Bay, home of the 8-7-1 Packers, there's only one word for that: "Unfair."
But I have always sneered at...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The Chris Conte who covers NFL receivers rather than local news chuckled uncomfortably recalling how surreal it was to see stories about the Nashville TV reporter with the same name receiving death threats on Twitter intended for the Bears safety....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:16 PM
For the record, there was crying in Tampa, Fla., on the day they formally introduced Lovie Smith as the next Buccaneers head coach.
But not from Bucs fans who feared for their team's offense under Smith.
"That's my grandson,'' Smith told reporters...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 5:00 PM
CHICAGO -- Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears, 33-28, to capture the NFC North title.
Back after missing seven games with a broken left collarbone, Rodgers...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Will an Arctic chill play into the weather-worn hands of the Green Bay Packers?
The forecast calls for bitter cold Sunday afternoon when the Packers play host to San Francisco in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that doesn't...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Two weeks after Mel Tucker’s defense couldn’t communicate or play till the whistle, Tucker learned he was going to keep his job.
Marc Trestman decided Tucker’s joke of a defense was Tucker’s fault. But the Bears still needed a...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:55 PM
When Jim Caldwell was hired Tuesday as the head coach of the Detroit Lions, the Ravens accelerated the process of finding their third offensive coordinator in just over 13 months.
Team officials have been coy about potential candidates but they are...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Jay Cutler took care of the men who took care of him this season.
The Bears' quarterback treated his offensive line and running back Matt Forte to dinner at Chicago Cut Steakhouse Dec. 30 -- the day after the Green Bay Packers ended the Bears’...