| Jul 28, 2014
| 2:39 PM
For a two-time Super Bowl champion, Eli Manning enters his 11th season with the New York Giants with as much to prove as almost any quarterback in the NFL.
He has plenty of football left in him at just 33 years old, but Manning is being challenged to...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Right guard is the easiest position to play on the offensive line, and Kyle Long is the Bears' best offensive lineman. It would be ludicrous to waste his talent at right guard. The Bears said they planned to move him to tackle at some point. If they...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Perhaps the only Bears playmaker who has made fewer plays against the Packers than quarterback Jay Cutler has been running back Matt Forte.
Which is not good news for a team that doesn’t have Cutler -- for this week, at least, depending on who you...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:13 AM
The NFC features some of the NFL's best defenses, which includes the Seattle Seahawks, the reigning Super Bowl champions.
This conference also features a couple of teams - Philadelphia, Chicago, Carolina, Arizona - that appear to be on the rise, and a...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Dan, do you see Marc Trestman replacing Johnny Knox with another speedy receiver in the draft? I really believe that he was a major missing piece of their offense since his catastrophic injury. I just don't think Trestman will find another one in free...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Now comes NFL free agency, or as it’s known at Halas Hall, “Where my offensive tackle?’’
Even before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. kickoff to free agency, the Bears were one of several teams mentioned in the Jake Long sweepstakes....
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:41 PM
As Julius Peppers entered the locker room, he spoke for nearly everyone in the organization and probably its fan base when he exclaimed, "Winning ugly."
It trumps the alternative -- being on the losing side of an ugly win. The Bears rebounded from a...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 2:34 PM
The Bears were supposed to beat the dogbreath Panthers.
They weren’t supposed to play dogbreath themselves in doing it.
What a miserable come-from-behind win.
It counts, sure. It makes the Bears 6-1. But it was aggravating to watch and, worse,...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Sunday’s season opener was supposed to signal a new era for the Bears.
A new head coach with a big offensive portfolio. A new offense built to maximize the myriad talents the Bears have amassed. Some new, important players, young and experienced....
| Nov 11, 2012
| 10:45 PM
The Bears made Jason Campbell one of the highest-paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL for situations just like this.
They have to be hoping they won't need Campbell's services for an extended period after starter Jay Cutler was knocked out of Sunday...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 9:58 PM
You go into a game with the chance to own a piece of the best record in the league, and you come out of it with a concussed starting quarterback.
A concussed quarterback with a history of concussions, don’t forget.
Oh, and a self-inflicted loss at...