| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:18 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Forte hasn’t spoken to Jay Cutler since it was revealed last month that Cutler and fiancee Kristin Cavallari are expecting, but Forte did make sure to congratulate his Bears teammate.
“I sent him a text congratulating...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 9:00 AM
I presume that the Bears’ new so-called general manager watched the Super Bowl, as the Bears traditionally have done for 44 of the previous 46 years.
And so, I presume that Phil Emery told Lovie Smith that his defensive line is nowhere close to...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| 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 13, 2012
| 7:15 AM
Stephen Paea is injured. Of course he is. It’s what he does, occasionally finding a spasm of health and talent to rush the passer.
Paea had a bad knee last season, then underwent arthroscopic surgery and looked like a player during the early...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:04 PM
NBA Basketball--Los Angeles Lakers at New York Knicks, 7 p.m. (TNT); San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers, 9:30 p.m. (TNT)
NFL Football--Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
High School Basketball--Teams...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:40 PM
The Bears have to brace themselves for the possibility of Brian Urlacher missing at least the rest of the regular season.
Multiple sources told the Tribune that Urlacher won't play for the next three games at a minimum after suffering a Grade 2 right...
| 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 24, 2012
| 2:01 PM
After the way the 49ers manhandled the Bears on Monday night in San Francisco, Lovie Smith's defense should prep for the Vikings to feature Adrian Peterson in the running game Sunday at Soldier Field. It will face downhill schemes that test the gap...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:45 PM
The player most responsible for keeping Jay Cutler clean Sunday was Jay Cutler.
The quarterback did a number of things well. What he did best was avoid pressure.
Cutler moved in the pocket before throwing six times. Cutler also rolled out four times....