| Nov 7, 2011
| 10:08 PM
Jay Cutler wasn't particularly sharp as a passer against Philadelphia on Monday night.
But Jay Cutler was particularly brilliant when it came to being a quarterback. Being a leader. Being a winner.
Yeah, Cutler underthrew some deep passes. But when it...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 10:25 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — A national television audience got a good glimpse of the stout defense and volatile yet improving offense that has defined the first quarter of the Bears season.
The defense intercepted Tony Romo five times — with Charles...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Caleb Hanie was bad. Awful. Sometimes egregiously horrible.
But then, what’d you expect from a guy who hadn’t thrown a pass all season?
Hanie threw three interceptions and so many other bad passes against the Raiders. High, wide, low, you...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 6:12 AM
The Bears’ Devin Hester estimates he plays video games just about every day. He said it’s due in part to the free time he has and the fact that he feels he can’t go out in public much. His wife doesn’t mind — after all, it...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 7:37 AM
Lovie Smith almost never calls out a player. That’s a big reason his players love him. He always has their back.
So, when the Bears coach called out starting defensive tackle Henry Melton in advance of Monday night’s game in Philadelphia,...
| 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 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...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....