| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Jay Cutler said the new offense will take three years to learn, but he only gets two max if he underperforms, right? -- @DreddRunner, from Twitter
I think if Cutler underperforms, I think he gets one year, no more. And really that’s all Marc...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:02 PM
As far as apologies go, Evan Rodriguez's mea culpa Sunday after the second alcohol-related, offseason arrest for the Bears fullback sounded like a guy with experience expressing regret.
It included all the requisite remorse and necessary nattering about...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:45 PM
There's a ton of optimism attached to the NFL Draft, regardless of the situation your favorite team is in. Whether that translates into success on the field is another story.
For example, the Bears—under both Mark Hatley and Jerry Angelo at...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Don't let an NFL rookie tell you he isn't nervous about reporting to his first pro training camp. Don't even entertain the idea. In fact, laugh it off.
He's lying to you.
This stuff is no joke. Make it through minicamp and OTAs? Big deal. That's a walk-...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Shea McClellin is hearing voices.
So are most NFL rookies during this point of training camp.
From their position coaches, coordinators, veteran teammates, friends, media, fans — everyone offers well-intended advice on how best to transition...
| 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 10, 2012
| 7:30 PM
There is no feeling quite like the anticipation and then the rush of adrenaline football players experience under game conditions.
Even in Thursday night's Bears-Broncos preseason game at Soldier Field, players said they felt "jitters" and "nervousness."...
| 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-...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The Bears’ passing game? Just like big-boy offenses.
The Bears’ running game? Looks like third-and-1 is no longer their version of clown college.
The Bears’ pass rush? Look at you, Israel Idonije, finally racking up sacks the way...