| Apr 28, 2012
| 5:53 PM
On the field: The Bears have been in need of a pass-catching tight end since trading Greg Olsen last summer. Rodriguez is that, but the team hopes he also can block linebackers, seal the edge in the running game and be a vertical threat.
| Nov 27, 2011
| 7:18 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — If you're looking for a positive following the first NFL start by Caleb Hanie, it wasn't a meltdown like the Bears have seen before when they've turned to reserve quarterbacks.
It wasn't Todd Collins. Not even close. It wasn't...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Caleb Hanie was bad. Awful. Sometimes egregiously horrible.
But then, what’d you expect from a guy who hadn’t thrown a pass all season?
Hanie threw three interceptions and so many other bad passes against the Raiders. High, wide, low, you...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:18 AM
Caleb Hanie was understandably respectful Wednesday. Mike Martz knows better than he does, Hanie said of the plays he is asked to execute, three of which turned into interceptions.
Jay Cutler, meanwhile, was remarkably protective of the player...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:29 AM
I love the job Mike Tice has done --- has usually done --- but the offensive line coach's blocking schemes and players are absolutely useless against 3-4 schemes.
Or if it's not the schemes, then it's the way they're taught because the linemen don't...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 7:00 AM
It’s a good thing the Ravens aren’t looking for a pass-catching tight end in free agency because pickings are slim.
Jermichael Finley, the top free agent tight end in this year’s class, won’t hit the market as the Green Bay...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 9:07 PM
On his first chance in the exhibition season, Roy Williams dropped a third-and-10 pass that would’ve picked up 16. While he gets into football shape, can he also get into catching shape?
No, wait, I think one of the guys with a reputation for drops...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 9:58 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Be careful drawing much in the way of conclusions out of preseason play.
Remember, the Bears were 0-4 a year ago and played poorly in getting to that record.
But the offense clicked months ahead of the pace of a year ago and...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 5:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Last year, the Bears waited until their off week at midseason to have a meeting about how the offense was being run.
Is Week 3 a good time to schedule one for 2011?
Offensive coordinator Mike Martz brought one of his pass-happy...