| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:44 PM
The ball had just spiraled into Alshon Jeffery's hands when ESPN color analyst Jon Gruden let out a stream of consciousness that summarized an entire night.
"You've got to be kidding me," Gruden bellowed, still trying to process the circus catch...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 7:30 PM
DETROIT — The Bears emerged from their week off in early November with an explicit desire to achieve a better balance between the run and pass. The opposite occurred in their 34-17 loss to the Lions.
The Bears had a franchise-low eight rushes...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:31 AM
It was open season Monday night on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
It is hard to remember the last time ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” crew went after a player harder and with such intensity. Then again, Cutler gave them plenty of...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:38 AM
This is where it gets ugly. Or awkward. Or uncomfortably tense. Or all of the above.
The Chicago Bears are 5-8. Their playoff hopes have been blown to smithereens. And the direction of the organization is under heavy scrutiny with everyone from the head...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Jay Cutler's relationship with offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer went under the microscope Friday. But the quarterback was also asked about his rapport with receiver Brandon Marshall, who went on the radio earlier in the week and added to the 2014 Cutler...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Maybe the biggest revelation in a bombshell day Friday at Halas Hall was the admission by Jay Cutler that with extreme scrutiny on the future of coach Marc Trestman and his coaching staff, he cannot be certain about his own status.
"That's a fair...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 7:33 PM
DETROIT — Get away from playing last-place teams. Get back to the reality of this Bears season.
A modest two-game winning streak against the down-and-out Buccaneers and scuffling Vikings was extinguished in the second quarter Thursday when the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Phil Emery left no room for ambiguity. When the Bears general manager was asked on Oct. 27 why the offense could not sustain drives or consistently make big plays, he asserted where the problem lay.
"The key is we have to achieve a better run-pass...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:22 PM
Jay Cutler seemed to spend more time chatting with Drew Brees on the field than he did with the local media after the Bears' 31-15 loss to the Saints on Monday night at Soldier Field.
"We were just talking about family and kids," Brees confided. "We get...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The Bears’ 41-28 loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night at Soldier Field was the team’s sixth defeat this season by 10 points or more and the third in which they fell behind by at least 28. Still, Bears coach Marc Trestman asserted Friday...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford came to his postgame news conference Thursday with a comfortable smile and a spring in his step, looking like a man with his confidence restored.
After a three-game November stretch in which his offense totaled only 35...