| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:54 PM
The rich irony for the Bears on Friday at Halas Hall was that Jay Cutler never has looked better, and it had nothing to do with his play on the field.
It was a magnificent trick. The team found a way to make the embattled quarterback with the $126.7...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Josh McCown’s return to Chicago on Sunday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback triggers all sorts of happy memories from a year ago. His 13-to-1 touchdown-to-interceptions ratio. His three wins in five starts in place of the injured Jay...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:58 PM
Jay Cutler fired his first pass against the Saints on Monday night into the Bears' sideline, a bailout on a doomed play. His next throw, on the ensuing snap, ended up in the hands of diving cornerback Patrick Robinson.
That's to say it was business as...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:21 PM
The Bears on Tuesday signed return specialist Marc Mariani to a two-year contract. Mariani hasn’t played in a regular-season game since 2011. He was the AFC’s return specialist in the Pro Bowl after the 2010 season as a member of the Titans....
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:57 AM
SANTA CLAUS, Ind. — The jolly, chubby, bearded man leans back and lets out a belly laugh so deep it shakes the stuffed elves hanging on the nearby tree.
He's sitting in a large red armchair beside a fireplace at the back of the Christmas Store...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The Bears' beleaguered defense surrendered 31 points in Monday night's loss to the Saints, a disappointing total by just about any standard. However, coach Marc Trestman indicated he was relatively pleased by their performance, at least compared to an...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:49 PM
Mike Shanahan wants to be a head coach again, and the Bears' vacancy happens to come equipped with a certain maligned quarterback he once helped elevate to a Pro Bowl appearance.
The Bears shouldn't disproportionately account for Jay Cutler during the...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:01 PM
With Ryan Pace officially hired Thursday as the Bears' new general manager, his first order of business will be accelerating the team's search for a new head coach.
Then Pace and his hand-picked coach will have to begin digging into their analysis of...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:02 PM
April 2, 2009: The Bears acquire Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos, sending quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks and a third-rounder for him.
Nov. 12, 2009: In a bumpy first season in Chicago, Cutler's worst game is a five-...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:15 AM
Why hasn't there been any discussion of Josh McDaniels (from the Patriots) as the next head coach? Is there a better mentor than Bill Belichik? – Geoffrey, Chicago, from email
McDaniels’ name seems to be getting hot again after his rough time...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 12:03 PM
The Chicago Bears have not consistently established their vertical passing game this season, as opponents have prioritized taking that away and testing quarterback Jay Cutler’s willingness to check down.
Stretching the defense figures to be a...