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  • Josh McCown more focused on wins than Bears memories

    Josh McCown more focused on wins than Bears memories
    Josh McCown’s return to Chicago on Sunday as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback triggers all sorts of happy memories from a year ago. His 13-to-1 touchdown-to-interceptions ratio. His three wins in five starts in place of the injured Jay...
  • Lovie Smith's takeaway train not yet on track in Tampa

    The Chicago Bears have a chance to put together their first winning streak since September when they host the 2-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Soldier Field. Both teams are coming off much-needed wins. The Bears downed the Vikings 21-13 in Week 11...
  • Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week

    Bears defense stressed accountability in players-only meeting last week
    It wasn't really a mutiny of any kind. The suggestion, Jared Allen said, actually came from Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker himself. With the defense in need of resuscitation after humiliating losses to the Patriots and Packers, Bears defensive...
  • Sam Farmer's NFL Week 14 picks

    Sam Farmer's NFL Week 14 picks
    The Times' NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week's matchups. Lines according to Glantz-Culver (O/U = over/under). Last week's record 9-7 (.563); season 122-69-1 (.639). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the...
  • Bears teammates laud impact of Lance Briggs, whose season is over

    Bears teammates laud impact of Lance Briggs, whose season is over
    Defensive end Willie Young has been a member of the Bears for only 12 games, but that's long enough for Lance Briggs to have made an impact on him. After practice Sunday, Young recalled how Briggs reacted to the third play of the Bears' 21-13 win over...
  • April 2, 2009 to Wednesday: Jay Cutler's timeline with the Bears

    April 2, 2009: The Bears acquire Jay Cutler in a trade with the Broncos, sending quarterback Kyle Orton, two first-round draft picks and a third-rounder for him. Nov. 12, 2009: In a bumpy first season in Chicago, Cutler's worst game is a five-...
  • Florida's NFL teams in sad state

    Florida's NFL teams in sad state
    They say the NFL is the most popular game in America. Apparently, it's pretty cool. Sure would be nice to have pro football in Florida. What they are playing now in Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa can't be pro football. It's not even a good knock-...
  • Jameis Winston, like the Bucs, is on the clock

    Jameis Winston, like the Bucs, is on the clock
    The Tampa Bay Bucs are on the clock. And so is Jameis Winston. I doubt anyone thinks that Winston will be back for another year at FSU. In fact, it may be a amicable divorce, since there is a faction of FSU folks, at the very least, who would rather...
  • NFL coach firings: Marc Trestman, Rex Ryan, Mike Smith out

    NFL coach firings: Marc Trestman, Rex Ryan, Mike Smith out
    Black Monday is in the books, and four NFL coaches are heading off the books. Within 24 hours of the regular season concluding, four coaches and two general managers were dismissed by teams in the East, West, North and South. For the New York Jets,...
  • A Bill Polian-Jim Harbaugh combo could make the Bears special again

    If Bears Chairman George McCaskey has the slightest inkling 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh might have interest in reviving the team that drafted him in 1987, he needs to fire Marc Trestman first thing Monday morning. Delaying the inevitable until the...
  • Truth hurts, which is way it should be with McCaskeys

    Truth hurts, which is way it should be with McCaskeys
    Wise up, Bears fans. Raise your standards. Have some pride. Show some brains. Don’t be the fan who gives the McCaskeys the easy way out by justifying Jimmy Clausen’s performance against the Lions. This is not to bash Clausen. He had a...