| Dec 29, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Looking as devastated as every Bears fan felt early Sunday evening, safety Chris Conte slowly walked away from his locker declining comment on the biggest play of the season.
Conte's eyes were red and his head was down as he stared at the carpet....
| Nov 16, 2013
| 2:15 PM
The Bears and Josh McCown have to expect extreme pressure from the Ravens defense in third-down situations. That means multiple fronts, overload concepts and creative looks that put stress on both the quarterback and the protection scheme.
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Kansas City hasn't lost. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay haven't won. Everybody else in the NFL has done a little of both.
Heading into the midway point of the regular season, 19 of 32 teams are at .500 or below.
That doesn't necessarily spell curtains for...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:37 PM
Believe it or not, the biggest decision Marc Trestman ever made that played out in Cleveland had nothing to do with which Bears quarterback to start Sunday against the Browns.
Back in 1988, Trestman was the Browns quarterback coach and was out...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:52 PM
One week, Marc Trestman the football savant offers a 590-word explanation to defend preserving timeouts in the final minute against the Ravens, citing research that revealed NFL teams starting drives at the 16-yard line scored touchdowns 13 percent of the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:44 PM
This season always has been about Jay Cutler. Sunday’s game against the Browns certainly was all about Cutler.
Especially about Cutler.
After missing four games because of injuries and then regaining his starting position after Josh McCown&...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Tyrann Mathieu was a third-round gamble. Nobody wanted Vontaze Burfict. Josh McCown's career as a journeyman NFL quarterback was ostensibly over, and he was coaching high school football in North Carolina. And Danny Woodhead? He's been overlooked forever....
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:17 PM
CLEVELAND — The Jay Cutler we don't see started winning Sunday's 38-31 game against the Browns last Tuesday morning.
Cutler started approaching his offensive linemen to gauge their reaction to him replacing Josh McCown, the NFL's hottest...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 6:20 PM
LANDOVER, Md. — After Bears quarterback Jay Cutler stayed on the ground for five seconds Sunday at FedEx Field, left tackle Jermon Bushrod knew.
"Usually he gets right back up," Bushrod said.
But on first-and-10 from the Bears' 45 with 9...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Considering their alternatives, the Bears appear to have made a reasoned decision to lock up Jay Cutler with a seven-year, $126 million deal.
Now that Cutler has moved into the general financial arena of some of the highest-paid quarterbacks, long-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:56 PM
For the 12th time in the last 35 games Monday night, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will miss a start because of injury.
Alas, the condition of the sod hasn't been the only thing to warrant constant worry at Soldier Field the past few seasons.