| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:11 AM
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...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:25 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Lovie Smith stood in the middle of the cramped visitors locker room Sunday afternoon with his hands on his hips waiting for the rest of his team to assemble.
A week after melting down in the final minutes and overtime against the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Minutes after Brandon Marshall said everyone involved with the Bears offense should be held accountable, he darted out of the Soldier Field locker room, leaving behind his sad-looking Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
There will be no NFC North crown...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 8:50 PM
General manager Phil Emery was on the job for less than two months when he accomplished something Jerry Angelo failed to do in more than a decade — acquire a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver.
The addition of Brandon Marshall in a trade with the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Jay Cutler was asked to explain his NFL-best fourth-quarter ability.
“I don’t know.’’ Cutler said Wednesday. “I’m getting lucky, I guess.’’
No, you’re getting behind, and that has to stop right now....
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:09 PM
Sixth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp.
Mike Groh was at a coaching clinic in Dallas in mid-February when he received a call from the Bears.
Was he interested in the team's wide receivers job?
Groh didn't know there was an...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Twelve years ago, the Chicago Bears staged a statewide hunt for their new summer home.
They traveled to Charleston, site of Eastern Illinois University, to meet with the mayor. They drove five hours south to Carbondale to check...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:31 AM
It was not a performance that offered conclusive answers when it comes to Jay Cutler, his line and the Bears offense.
But the Bears are in no position to worry themselves with style points.
Ten days after a meltdown of more than just the offense at...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 2:42 PM
In the middle of a contentious week, Jay Cutler was saying there is criticism even when you win.
And this is that.
Cutler started badly, reached mediocrity, then sort of stayed there -- 17 of 31, 183 yards and an interception, finishing with a lousy 58....
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:55 AM
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....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
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...