| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Phil Emery put a couple special teams coaches on his list of coaching candidates, and that’s only the two that we know about. The Bears general manager might have more names on his LinkedIn account, and it can’t be just to comply with the...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Pointless only applies to the Blackhawks this season when debating whether they or the Miami Heat are the best team in sports.
There is no right answer. There is no wrong answer. There are, apparently, some loud answers.
The Blackhawks' Catch-22 of...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:41 AM
If Mike Holmgren is interested in coaching, then Phil Emery had better be interested in talking to him.
Holmgren told ESPN.com that he indeed would consider returning to the sideline, but isn’t aggressively seeking a job. If a guy says he wants to...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:04 PM
There is no need for Phil Emery to be locked into hiring a head coach with an offensive background.
But there is an overwhelming need for him to be locked into hiring someone who has foolproof answers on how to fix the offense.
And that probably means...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Phil Emery will hire the right head coach for the Bears.
Nobody can say so yet, of course. Nobody can draw a fair conclusion about Lovie Smith's successor until next season at the earliest.
But Emery gave the Bears every reason to believe that...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2013
On a Wednesday night in December at Halas Hall, the Chicago Bears' Lake Forest headquarters, spec samples of playoff tickets were passed around among a select group of season-ticketholders, invited by the team's marketing department to offer feedback at...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
With the help of several Latin scholars I’ve come up with a fittingly snooty motto for this column’s annual exercise in forecasting the news: Non coniectare imprudentior esset Translation: Not to conjecture is imprudent. Inspiration: “Is...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
NFL schedule 2013 release will be analyzed in a two-hour SportsCenter Special: NFL Schedule Release on Thursday, April 18, on ESPN2. Also on Thursday, several top NFL Draft prospects visit the ESPN campus, and former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The game against the Lions on Sunday could have been the last one for a Bear who has been around forever and has his name listed prominently in the team record books.
But the Bears decided they wanted him back.
Whether or not the Bears will take the...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The Chicago Bears' season is over. Same goes for Lovie Smith’s run as Bears coach. Has to be.
Smith has to be fired.
Get on with it. If the Bears are serious about winning the Super Bowl, there’s no other choice.