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Charles Tillman

Top 10 headlines from Bears' offseason

Top 10 headlines from Bears' offseason

Bears Chairman George McCaskey paused, looked down and gathered himself. On Dec. 30, a day after the Bears lost their fifth consecutive game to finish with their worst record (5-11) in a decade, McCaskey sat at a news conference called to announce a housecleaning at Halas Hall. Both general manager Phil Emery and Marc Trestman had been fired that day. And when McCaskey was asked how his then-91-year-old mother, Virginia, the franchise matriarch, was handling all of the Bears' failure, he responded with unbridled candor. "She's pissed off," McCaskey said, adding soon after, "She's fed up with mediocrity." That catalyst for change came 28 weeks ago. But...

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