| 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...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Jay Cutler sat out the Bears' first exhibition game but did not look the least bit rusty in his debut Saturday night at Soldier Field.
The quarterback was comfortable and in command of the new offense against the Redskins, setting the tone early in a 33-...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Jay Cutler and Devin Hester: Can this marriage be saved?
That’s pretty much the soap opera we’ve been reading about the last week while that Super Bowl thing was taking place.
Some terrific reporting and interviewing by Trib colleague...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:31 AM
The more Bears receivers who go down with injuries and struggle to return, the more embarrassing Lovie Smith looks with his Kellen Davis nonsense.
Truth is, even with a full complement of receivers, Smith looks embarrassing with his Davis nonsense....