| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Four awkward seconds of silence Thursday at Halas Hall summed up everything you need to know about the sorry state of the Bears.
Asked if it would be accurate to say Bears general manager Phil Emery supported his decision to bench quarterback Jay Cutler...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Every Friday, offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak hands Joe Flacco his play sheet for the Ravens' upcoming game and asks the quarterback to review it and rank the plays that he likes.
Flacco usually does far more than that.
"Joe likes to talk, so he'...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 11:34 AM
As a fan, you want your team to be confident. So you want to believe the Bears when they told the NFL Network’s Michael Silver they believed new starting quarterback Jimmy Clausen would “light it up” against Detroit.
Eh, not quite. The...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Bears wrapped up their home schedule and I finished my season of football shooting on dull, gray day at Soldier Field.
The home team showed some life after benching Jay Cutler and starting backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen, but the defense...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
While many Chicago fans were wringing their hands over Wrigley Field renovations or trying to to dissect the White Sox's bullpen problems, the Sky were busy reaching the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Then again, someone certainly...
| 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...