| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:00 PM
I have seen the Bears' safety problem hang around for most of the post-Mike Brown era and now with the injuries to Brandon Hardin and Chris Conte. Could we see Peanut Tillman make the move to safety and have Kelvin Hayden slide into a starting...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:52 PM
GREEN BAY — It happened gradually, like a beard coming in on a teenager.
But now, this season, finally, it is all over his face: Aaron Rodgers is the leader of the Pack.
Really, at the ripe old age of 28, in his eighth NFL season, he is more...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Maybe it’s just me, but I was totally unimpressed with the Packers defense. Completely and absolutely unimpressed. It was bad last season. It looked bad to start this season.
The 49ers gashed the Packers for 186 yards rushing and 377 yards total,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 10:48 PM
GREEN BAY — Now would be a good time for Bears fans to tell their quarterback to please, please, please tone it down.
Like everybody else in Chicago, Jay Cutler got carried away by the Bears' 41-point performance against the Colts. When Cutler...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
I'm trying to figure out Jay Cutler. I really am.
I can see the talent, the arm strength and the underrated athleticism Cutler shows with his ability to extend plays outside the pocket. He's physical. He's tough. And there isn't a route in the...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 2:30 PM
There is little doubt that, on paper, the Bears have a highly talented team.
But how does their talent stack up against their competition?
With that in mind, the Tribune asked five personnel evaluators from different teams who have studied the NFC North...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:06 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—After a season in which 15 opponents were vanquished, some NFL teams might become self-congratulatory.
Big headed, even.
There has been none of that in Green Bay, however.
In fact, the talk in cheese country is all about...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:21 PM
PHOENIX — If you find the NFC North unrecognizable this fall, it's not because your binoculars need adjusting.
It's because the division has undergone some radical changes.
"Everybody in our division is getting better, and it already was the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Last year, Jay Cutler got a Pro Bowl receiver in Brandon Marshall and a newly signed Pro Bowl running back in Matt Forte.
This year, the Bears quarterback got an offensive-minded head coach known as a quarterback whisperer in Marc Trestman, and before...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Speaking to a small circle of reporters last week inside the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall, Bears coach Marc Trestman struggled to be heard by anybody not close enough to read the label on his glasses.
Trestman's voice didn't carry strongly...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Brian Urlacher's retirement is a surprise. A pretty big surprise. This is why: The middle linebacker still can play.
The Bears thought so. They legitimately wanted him back and offered him $2 million per season to return.
Urlacher thought so. He was...