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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Inexperienced players on defense turn tide for Bears in victory

    Inexperienced players on defense turn tide for Bears in victory
    When the measuring chain extended beyond the ball, and the Bears' 21-13 win over the Buccaneers was secured, Demontre Hurst sprinted down the field toward nowhere in particular. He high-stepped and flailed, exuberance on full display. A dominant...
  • Rough homecoming for Bucs' Lovie Smith, Josh McCown

    Rough homecoming for Bucs' Lovie Smith, Josh McCown
    Lovie Smith was buttoned up and all business as usual following Sunday's 21-13 loss to the Bears. The former Bears coach, who spent nine up-and-down years here, shrugged off any notion that personal emotions were involved in his return to Chicago as the...
  • 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...
  • A legacy: Lovie Smith, the Bears, what was and what might have been

    A legacy: Lovie Smith, the Bears, what was and what might have been
    One by one they will take you back to that week in January 2007, to the peak of Bears football in the 21st century. Ron Turner, then the offensive coordinator, recalls the practices leading up to the NFC championship game, a buildup of focus and...
  • 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...
  • Huddle up: There's much at stake for Jay Cutler and Bears against Bucs

    Huddle up: There's much at stake for Jay Cutler and Bears against Bucs
    The Bears' pulse slightly strengthened Sunday when they beat the Vikings. Their first victory of the season at Soldier Field also ended their three-game losing streak. Now at 4-6, they must win two games in five days — Sunday at home against the...
  • 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....
  • Bears scouting report: Buccaneers LB Lavonte David

    Information for this report was obtained from NFL scouts. Lavonte David is in his third season after being a second-round pick from Nebraska in 2012. He leads the Bucs with 115 tackles (14 for loss), more than twice as many as the next closest player on...