| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:31 PM
MIAMI GARDENS — It's been a recruiting model that has won conference titles and national championships.
If there's a chance to cultivate and win with the talent at home, then do it. But if there's an opportunity for improvement, then go outside...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 3:43 PM
How amazing that Adam Vinatieri, 42, remains such an elite placekicker after all these years. It was way back in 1996 that Bill Parcells gave him a job with the Patriots that had been held by Matt Bahr. Later that season, Vinatieri was kicking in the...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Throughout this season, RedEye is picking the football brain of former Bears fullback Jason McKie. This week we asked him to reminisce about former teammate Lance Briggs, who because of an injury might not play for the Bears after this season. Here's what...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 10:29 PM
If you are conflicted on how to feel heading into Sunday's kickoff at Soldier Field and the dawning of a new Bears season, perhaps there's value in scanning through the 2013 highlights.
Cue up Brandon Marshall's pretzeling touchdown grab in the season...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Jared Allen knew the dysfunction had become irreversible, the drama too great to steer clear of.
Allen's team, which entered the season with Super Bowl aspirations, had hit a frustrating skid, the tension intensifying after each new failure.
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:24 PM
GREEN BAY — Get before your Ditka shrine and pray to the football powers that the Bears quit Sunday night at Lambeau Field.
The alternative is pondering the possibility they are miserably outclassed in talent when compared to the Packers, who...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:57 PM
With Oakland winning and Arizona losing — two of the oddities from Week 12 — about the only sure bet in the NFL these days is that the New England Patriots are going to come through. And come through big.
That was the case again Sunday, as...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The Chicago Bears (3-6) are adrift after their second straight non-competitive loss. The 55-14 drubbing by the Packers established a new low for the franchise in general manager Phil Emery’s tenure.
There were no coaching staff changes in the...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Coach Gregg Popovich understands that the San Antonio Spurs might be lacking a bit of energy and focus this season as they deal with the defense of their NBA title and the grind of another 82-game season.
It was different last season, when the Spurs...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Football in cold weather? Oh, I've been there in Buffalo and Green Bay.
"How cold was it, uncle Jerry?"
•It was so cold, reporters were becoming pickpockets just to keep their hands warm.
•It was so cold, chickens were volunteering at KFC....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Isn't it time to trade/cut Jay Cutler loose? The guy will always be maddeningly inconsistent and capable of the most boneheaded plays you can see in the NFL. It is time to rebuild. (Nine) years (in the NFL) is enough. Cutler is not suddenly going to...