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  • Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2

    Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2
    Jay Cutler and the Bears can take some shots down the field to target the top of the Buccaneers Cover-2 defense by creating vertical opportunities out of a 3-by-1 formation on the "Seattle" concept. As shown here, the Bears have their Posse/11 personnel...
  • NFL moves Bills game out of snowy Buffalo, dodging another odd 'fog bowl'

    Football in cold weather? Oh, I've been there in Buffalo and Green Bay. "How cold was it, uncle Jerry?" •It was so cold, reporters were becoming pickpockets just to keep their hands warm. •It was so cold, chickens were volunteering at KFC....
  • He won't show it, but you know it: beating Bears big deal for Lovie Smith

    He won't show it, but you know it: beating Bears big deal for Lovie Smith
    You can believe Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith when he says Sunday's return to Soldier Field to play the Bears, who employed him for nine respectable years, represents nothing more than another game. But one of Smith's closest friends since childhood in...
  • Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time

    Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time
    Thanksgiving week often is packed with drama, football-fueled or otherwise. The Bears gave Chicago a jump-start on that emotional roller coaster Sunday. Sure, the matchup against old coach Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay was a scheduling coincidence, but it...
  • Strong halftime message helps Bears beat Lovie Smith at his own game

     Strong halftime message helps Bears beat Lovie Smith at his own game
    Showing urgency the opportunity required, Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke to his team inside the locker room at halftime Sunday with a voice that rose above its usual professorial tone. Trestman spoke like a guy who realized the Bears couldn't lose to a...
  • Has Cutler finally scared the offense out of Trestman?

    Has Cutler finally scared the offense out of Trestman?
    The Lions' defense is vulnerable. But not necessarily to the Bears' offense. Not if Marc Trestman is as afraid of his quarterback’s game- and coach-killing mistakes as he seems to be. Not if Trestman is as inept at coaching ball security and...
  • Lovie Smith takes his mansion off the market

     Lovie Smith takes his mansion off the market
    Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith this week took his 13-room Lake Forest mansion off the market. It had been listed for little less than three months at $1.99 million. It's not known if Smith, who is head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, just...
  • Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye

    Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye
    Does it really matter what Marc Trestman says anymore? Unless it’s goodbye, I mean. Same deal, Phil Emery and Mel Tucker. Ditto, Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. All of you can go. After that collapse in Detroit in the biggest game of the...
  • Bears best Buccaneers

    Bears best Buccaneers
    On Sunday, fellow Tribune photographers Jose Osorio, Nuccio DiNuzzo and I were assigned to cover the Bears’ game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Going into it, I knew the game would be interesting for a few reasons: they were playing against...
  • Giving thanks for the Internet getting us closer to sports we love

    Because this is being written on the day after Thanksgiving, I'm eating turkey sandwiches and leftover dressing on the side. By the time you read this, we will have moved on to turkey soup or the under-appreciated T.O.T. (turkey on toast). Also it's close...
  • Time for Bears' George McCaskey to stop the stupid

    Time for Bears' George McCaskey to stop the stupid
    It’s showtime, George McCaskey. It’s your spotlight. It’s your decision. It's your franchise. This is not Marc Trestman’s deal on Mel Tucker. This is not Phil Emery’s deal on Trestman. This is not Ted Phillips’ deal...