| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Life is short in the NFL. Like the old coach Jerry Glanville once famously said, the league's initials stand for "Not For Long." Whether it's a college star going undrafted, a player getting released for the final time, or a coach getting fired even after...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Looking at my notebook from a practice session last week in Bourbonnais, I had wide receiver Joe Anderson's name circled with my take on his speed, route-running ability and change-of-direction skills scribbled down all along the margins.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:10 PM
This is a tough league, and guys are going to get hurt during camp.
Look around the NFL right now: blown-out knees, snapped tendons, broken bones, pulled muscles and beaten-up bodies. Every day it seems another player is put on the shelf for weeks or...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Bears returner Devin Hester believes he has done enough in his NFL career to have "one foot in" the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Nonetheless, he has contemplated life beyond the Bears, saying, "I don't think they are going to let me go," of his 2013...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Hard to believe, but we have ourselves a football game Friday. Normally the first preseason game is an opportunity for the Bears to roll out the same old same old, but darn it, this year is different.
The first thing is, it's OK to admit you're not...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Jay Cutler is going to have the best year of his NFL career in 2013. Whether you love the Bears quarterback or love to hate him, Jay does not care. (DOOOOOOOOESN'T CAAAAAAAARE.) But what's happened around Cutler is what's important in forecasting his near...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Ninth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp
Never mind his secret to punching the ball out. Teammates seeking advice from Charles Tillman instead should inquire about keys to maintaining a high level of play deep into a career as he'...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
When it comes to blending excitement with gloom over sports teams, no place does it better than Chicago.
So our town is in somewhat of a frenzy over the start of Bears' camp Friday at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, which most apparently expect to...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:14 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — There has been much speculation about offensive linemen and the Bears.
Mock drafters have prognosticated the Bears will draft offensive tackles, guards, middle linebackers and tight ends.
There has been nary a word about...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 10:05 PM
The Bears informed nickel back D.J. Moore that he is no longer in the team's plans, Moore told the Tribune Monday night.
Such a move was expected with Moore set to become a free agent March 12. He lost his job to Kelvin Hayden last season.
Moore had two...