| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:50 PM
It would be snobbish — not to mention cowardly — if I suggested we all park our opinions of the Bears and the NFL until there's more evidence to evaluate in a few weeks.
But pessimism over the 1-1 Bears is not a rush to judgment, a knee-jerk...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:28 PM
The Seahawks defense vs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: The Seahawks’ No. 6-ranked defense has been pretty good at forcing opposing quarterbacks to do something other than what the play called for this season, especially in the second...
| 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...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Shea McClellin wasn't born wearing shoulder pads, but he plays like it.
That's why the Bears general manager Phil Emery made him his first draft pick ahead of Whitney Mercilus, Nick Perry, Chandler Jones, Courtney Upshaw or any other defensive end who...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:34 PM
Before Kenan Thompson ended his silly impression of Ray Lewis on Saturday Night Live before Super Bowl 47 the comic said what he would do if the Ravens beat the 49ers.
He said he would go to the 50-yard line of the Superdome, kneel down and ascend...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:08 PM
CureDuchenne, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that funds research into a form of muscular dystrophy, is auctioning off two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, courtesy of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
The package, which is valued at $5,000,...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With defensive back Charles Woodson returning from injury, the Packers will have opportunities to pressure Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder on Saturday night in their NFC wild-card game. Think of zone blitz schemes that force the young quarterback...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Suspense surrounded Halas Hall last year over who would take the fall for the Bears squandering a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs. Who besides Mike Martz, that is, because in retrospect we practically blamed Martz for everything from causing too many...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The 49ers defeated the Bears every way a team can be beaten Monday night — power, speed and thought.
Almost no one on the team did his job well enough for the Bears to win.
Three aspects of the 49ers' victory stood out upon closer inspection....
| Nov 21, 2012
In retrospect the question was more rhetorical than anything, a reaction that popped into my head late Monday night as Lovie Smith tried processing the punishment the 49ers had just inflicted on the Bears.
What makes you think the offensive line will...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Rams LT Wayne Hunter vs. Seahawks DE Chris Clemons: Hunter, who played for the Seahawks in 2003, has a sore knee that limited him in practice on Wednesday and Thursday and then prevented him from practicing on Friday. But as he said...