| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near.
The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The Bears and offensive coordinator Mike Tice will have to work hard Sunday to mix Brandon Marshall's pre-snap alignments versus the Packers' 2-Man coverage. Think of matchups that target the two-deep, man-under defense and provide quarterback Jay...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:23 PM
The Bears offense has been having a difficult enough time hitting a fastball. And along come the Packers with a nasty curve.
Three-four defenses like the Packers use have been a problem for the Bears this year, in part because they are different....
| Nov 29, 2012
The Bears have been running up a down escalator on offense for so long, they apparently can't help but feel they're on the verge of reaching the top.
Maybe that explains the delusion of adequacy that prevented them from seriously upgrading the offensive...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The 49ers defeated the Bears every way a team can be beaten Monday night — power, speed and thought.
Almost no one on the team did his job well enough for the Bears to win.
Three aspects of the 49ers' victory stood out upon closer inspection....
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Watching the Bears open camp Thursday, I have some questions about player development, scheme and competition on Lovie Smith's roster. Here are 10 things to focus on through the exhibition schedule.
• There is no question Devin...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:39 PM
The initial exhibition game on the NFL schedule should be viewed as an extension of training camp in the evaluation process, a "scrimmage" in which established vets run their base schemes and rookies see the majority of the reps against pro competition...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Jay Cutler sat out the Bears' first exhibition game but did not look the least bit rusty in his debut Saturday night at Soldier Field.
The quarterback was comfortable and in command of the new offense against the Redskins, setting the tone early in a 33-...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Fourth in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Guards.
As many as five offensive tackles could be chosen in the first round, which might say more about the NFL's desperation for blockers than it says about the quality of talent in the...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:50 PM
When the Bears see the Vikings offense Sunday with Matt Kalil lined up at left tackle, they have to be envious.
The rookie has been playing great ball, Pro Bowl-level ball, and it appears the Vikings have found a long-term answer at one of the NFL's...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:29 PM
During the fourth quarter of Sunday's 28-10 victory over the Vikings at Soldier Field, Jay Cutler noticed left tackle J'Marcus Webb's loose shoelace.
Webb must have been too busy protecting Cutler's blind side to see his cleat had become untied. There...