| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Jay Cutler-J'Marcus Webb controversy may wind up being a bigger problem for the Rams than it has been for the Bears.
The key figures involved in last Thursday night's incident, celebrity quarterback Cutler and social media butterfly Webb, always...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:50 PM
It would be snobbish — not to mention cowardly — if I suggested we all park our opinions of the Bears and the NFL until there's more evidence to evaluate in a few weeks.
But pessimism over the 1-1 Bears is not a rush to judgment, a knee-jerk...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:27 PM
The fallout from the NFL's "bounty" scandal is centered on the Saints with coach Sean Payton banned for the year, interim coach gone for six games and general manager Mickey Loomis out for eight weeks.
The Saints — one of the hot picks to...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Minutes after chasing Bears receivers Sunday, Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan covered the most compelling angle from his team's 23-6 loss as accurately as anybody carrying a notepad or pen.
Asked in the Rams locker room what he thought of Bears...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:13 PM
The bench players that general manager Phil Emery added to the Bears in the offseason did more than improve depth.
They improved the front line too.
There is little doubt that more intense completion at cornerback, defensive end, defensive tackle,...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:24 AM
Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has opted to continue his solo tour as planned, including a stop at the House of Blues Saturday, after the unexpected death of his 25-year-old sister.
Leslie Carter Ashton died Jan. 31, reportedly from an apparent...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| 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-...