| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:12 AM
It’s not so much that the Chicago Bears parted ways with Brian Urlacher, a surefire Hall of Famer robbed of his greatest asset by injuries.
No, it was the sloppy, squirrely, deceitful manner the Bears went about it.
It might be too much to say...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Jerry Angelo used to be a centerpiece this time of year, but now he's living in exile and self-imposed silence.
Bill Polian, like Angelo a guy who lost his job after the season, gets to broadcast his thoughts on ESPN. People want to hear from Polian....
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:42 PM
The Bears may appear to be going nowhere, but that doesn't mean Lovie Smith is headed anywhere.
Smith effectively can seal another contract with a victory over the Packers on Sunday. Beating the Packers is important to Bears ownership, and Smith could...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Another three-and-out? Another stalled drive? Time to run the punt team back onto the field and get ready to play defense again.
That’s frustrating from a player’s perspective. You grab your helmet, drop a couple of colorful words under...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:18 PM
It didn't take Aaron Rodgers long to notice Tim Jennings wasn't playing.
The Packers quarterback went at Jennings' replacement at left cornerback, Kelvin Hayden, and Hayden's replacement at nickel back, D.J. Moore, repeatedly. Neither made a play in...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 7:03 PM
Trust what you see, read your keys and play ball.
Sometimes it can be that simple when you are superior on one side of the ball, as the Bears defense was Sunday in a 28-13 win against a lifeless Cardinals offense.
Sure, Larry Fitzgerald made a...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The Bears are a 4-1 team, a good one that has produced expected results over the first five weeks of the season.
Outside of the loss in Green Bay when the Bears suffered a complete offensive meltdown, Lovie Smith's team beat the Colts in Andrew Luck's...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Even the most pessimistic types have to tip the cap to the Bears for the big splash they made as free-agency season opened this week.
Martellus Bennett has a chance to be more of a difference-maker at tight end than the Bears have had since Mike Ditka....
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In 2009, the Cubs selected a strong, 6-foot-4-inch power pitcher named Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of the amateur baseball draft.
So in some ways Kaepernick's right arm always seemed destined to disappoint Chicago one day....