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  • Bears defenders confident they can contain 49ers

    Bears defenders confident they can contain 49ers
    Before 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became a star and, along with several contemporary athletic quarterbacks, changed how his position can help a team's rushing attack, he made his first career start against the Bears on a Monday night in November...
  • Task at hand: Putting Bears back together

    Task at hand: Putting Bears back together
    "I would rather spend the weekend in jail than watch that game again." — former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, on his WSCR 670-AM postgame show last week. Patrick Mannelly knew he was in for a Monday unlike any he had experienced. For 16 seasons...
  • What should we do now that the Bears' season is over?

    What should we do now that the Bears' season is over?
    And so ends the Bears’ 2014 season. Thanks for coming, everybody. Jay Cutler stunk. Brandon Marshall stunk. The run defense stunk. The pass rush stunk. Against one of the worst teams you could imagine. At home. Beep, beep, drive home safely....
  • Tape won't lie: Bears defense looks the same

    Tape won't lie: Bears defense looks the same
    "We've got to watch the tape," was the common refrain in the Bears' locker room. So go ahead and pick one. The game tape from Sunday's 23-20 overtime letdown to the Bills, who came to Chicago and won for the first time ever, or choose one from the...
  • Urlacher: Briggs' day off 'not a big deal'

    Urlacher: Briggs' day off 'not a big deal'
    Brian Urlacher teamed with fellow linebacker Lance Briggs to form the core of a dominant defense that helped the Bears reach Super Bowl XLI under former coach Lovie Smith. Not surprisingly, Urlacher sees nothing wrong with good friend Briggs receiving...
  • Lance Briggs brushes off criticism of absence from practice

    Lance Briggs brushes off criticism of absence from practice
    Revelations into Lance Briggs’ Labor Day whereabouts surfaced Wednesday at Halas Hall with the standout linebacker explaining his Ferris Bueller-like escapades. The facts in a nutshell: Briggs took a day off Monday, missing Bears practice six days...
  • The hole in Trestman's thinking

    The hole in Trestman's thinking
    Everybody looked dumb. Marc Trestman and Lance Briggs talked about the linebacker’s ditching the first team practice with the 53-man roster for his restaurant opening in California, and everybody looked dumb. This wasn’t as bad as the...
  • Three-and-out: Allen's impact, Watkins' upside, Cain's arrival

    Three-and-out: Allen's impact, Watkins' upside, Cain's arrival
    In case you hadn’t heard, Lance Briggs’ California smokehouse is open for business with the longtime Bears standout having emceed the grand opening on Labor Day. Yet the debate surrounding Briggs’ Monday absence from practice for that...
  • Five make-or-break factors for Bears this season

    Five make-or-break factors for Bears this season
    In the NFL, where the smallest margins separate winners from losers, the Bears are stuck in the middle. They have come to be defined by mediocrity. They've finished within a game of .500 in five of the last seven seasons. And they have made the playoffs...
  • Bears' season-opening roster and depth chart

    Bears' season-opening roster and depth chart
    Starters in bold; *—rookie QUARTERBACKS (3): Jay Cutler, Jimmy Clausen, David Fales* Cutler has the security of a big contract and a talented supporting cast other quarterbacks would kill for. Anything short of excellence would be disappointing....
  • Bears will name their 5 captains game by game

     Bears will name their 5 captains game by game
    Bears coach Marc Trestman and his staff will name team captains on a game-by-game basis instead of selecting them to serve for the entire season. "We have a lot of guys deserving," Trestman said after practice Friday. "There are not only leaders, but...