| Dec 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When Marc Trestman ran onto the field at Metropolitan Stadium for the first time as a Vikings rookie free-agent defensive back in the 1978 preseason opener, emotion overcame the Minneapolis native.
Trestman made eye contact with his proud dad, Jerry,...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Who is the worst of the worst?
That's one of the big questions as the NFL's regular season draws to a close, with a five-way tie at 2-11 among the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:54 PM
The rich irony for the Bears on Friday at Halas Hall was that Jay Cutler never has looked better, and it had nothing to do with his play on the field.
It was a magnificent trick. The team found a way to make the embattled quarterback with the $126.7...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:26 AM
The day that has become known as "Black Monday" in the NFL as owners take the opportunity to make coaching changes, got off to a fast and furious start. Four coaches and two GMs out already. News so far:
Jets Rex Ryan, John Idzik out: Four straight...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:45 PM
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,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:39 AM
If Rod Marinelli had Marc Trestman ranked as the third option for head coach in 2013, what swayed Phil Emery to select Marc Trestman? Was Jay Cutler an influence? -- @HalasBearReport from Twitter
I’m amused that there is an idea out there that...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:30 AM
1. Last week, I wrote a column that began with a story about H. Wayne Huizenga wanting to replace Dave Wannstedt after the 2003 season.
The problem was he couldn't find a good candidate to replace him. So Wannstedt returned and the problems didn't go...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:40 PM
With additional freedom comes more immediate responsibility for Ryan Pace.
The sixth general manager in Bears history has more options than his predecessor Phil Emery did at the outset. It's what Pace does with his choices in coming days and months that...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:18 AM
The Bears' search for a general manager will intensify Tuesday as they begin interviewing candidates at Halas Hall.
Lake Dawson, the Titans' vice president of player personnel, is set to meet with the Bears on Tuesday, according to a league source....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 10:02 PM
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-...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:46 PM
When you talk about an insulated group like the Bears, sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don't.
Not that general manager candidate Chris Ballard is the devil; quite the opposite. It's just not what he has done in his career, it's...