| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:57 PM
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Vikings, 34, Redskins 27
MINNEAPOLIS -- The battered, bruised, beneficent Minnesota Vikings defense finally made a stand at Mall of America Field on Thursday night, in the most dramatic way possible.
After falling into a 13-point...
| Oct 9, 2013
Among the many horrible beatings Jay Cutler has taken as quarterback of the Bears, the worst came in New York against the Giants in 2010. Cutler was sacked an NFL record nine times in a single half before being knocked out.
That's knocked out as in...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:39 PM
In terms of adversity, the Bears' 2013 season is akin to an airline losing your luggage on a trip to Hawaii. You can sulk away a day or two in a luxury resort, or break down and buy a few items at the gift shop and get on with paradise.
In other words,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Killing the fun notion that the Bears had hired a football facsimile of life coach Tony Robbins, Jay Cutler kidded that Marc Trestman has yet to ask him to fall blindly backward to prove he would catch the quarterback.
"He hasn't said, 'Hey, this is a...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:44 PM
For the past decade, the Bears were the team with great defense and special teams and juuuust enough offense to be competitive. This combo resulted in a couple of close calls, but no Super Bowl wins.
The recipe for NFL success changed, and we've...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
It has been anything but an uneventful seven weeks keeping tabs on the Bears. Whoever said there's nothing to be learned or nothing worth debating in preseason is a knucklehead.
We learned general manager Phil Emery's rookie class has talent. There...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The great experiment begins.
Can the Bears, always known for middle linebackers and running backs, evolve into a modern NFL franchise? One with an offensive-minded head coach, talented QB and modern-thinking GM?
Of course not. This is Chicago, and...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Now that the Bears have set their 53-man roster and are beginning their game prep for the Bengals on Sunday at Soldier Field, who are the players that must prove their value under new coach Marc Trestman?
After looking at the roster, here are the five I...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Bears coach Marc Trestman said earlier this week he wasn't ready to make any announcements about the rookies on the right side of his offensive line.
His decision Thursday night for the exhibition finale against the Browns at Soldier Field said it all....
| Aug 10, 2013
| 4:37 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If Marc Trestman was hoping to find some rhythm on offense and something to build on for the Bears' final few days of training camp, he'll have to continue his search when the team gets back to Bourbonnais.
The offense has been...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 10:33 AM
At some point, Marc Trestman must tire of finding the upside in rebounding from a rocky beginning because if he doesn't the masses will tune him out.
It was a talking point the first-year Bears coach was able to refine with regular use in training...