| 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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:13 PM
From the locker room at Halas Hall, you take a left, then a quick right, push through some double doors and head approximately 55 steps to the eighth door on the left. A small plate hangs at the entrance — navy background, white lettering —...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:16 AM
The Bears are in disarray at the end of coach Marc Trestman's second season and general manager Phil Emery's third. At 5-10, they must beat the Vikings on the road Sunday to avoid their worst record since 2004 — but their problems are deeper than...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:15 PM
There was a time not all that long ago when Marc Trestman's day-after-game news conferences carried the feel of a stimulating college lecture. Trestman would settle in at the dais in the Halas Hall media room and dive into the details of the previous day....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Jay Cutler normally isn't publicly introspective. Josh McCown, though, can bring that out in people.
Cutler stood before dozens of guests at Halas Hall on May 6 to accept the Bears' Brian Piccolo Award on his friend's behalf. McCown had left the Bears...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The fix is in — and it's working.
Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Chicago Bears safety Ryan Mundy was announced Thursday morning as the 2014 recipient of the Good Guy Award, presented by the Chicago chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America.
Mundy was given the honor based on his professionalism, courtesy and...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Amid a parade of lead characters in the Bears' 2014 season meltdown, maybe the most believable thing uttered Thursday was coach Marc Trestman's clear declaration the decision to bench Jay Cutler was his alone.
The club didn't hatch some plan to put...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:48 PM
If the McCaskey family has a referendum on Phil Emery, quarterback Jay Cutler surely will be a topic of debate.
Given the money involved, it's difficult to imagine ownership was thrilled with Marc Trestman's decision to bench Cutler last week and it's...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:06 PM
The Bears' game plan for quarterback Jimmy Clausen's first start won't be as comprehensive as what they customarily installed for deposed starter Jay Cutler, coach Marc Trestman said Friday.
"Probably not the quantity of plays because we haven't had...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:09 PM
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't put up his typical gaudy numbers Sunday. He didn't throw four touchdown passes or roll up 400 yards. He did something better.
He did the Lambeau Limp.
Rodgers, carted off in the first half with a calf injury,...