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  • NFL Week 16: Schedule plan means fantastic finishes in division races

    NFL Week 16: Schedule plan means fantastic finishes in division races
    The fix is in — and it's working. Five seasons ago, confronted with the problem of playoff-bound teams resting starters and coasting into the postseason, the NFL began scheduling only division games for the final week of the season. The theory...
  • Bears players not surprised to say goodbye to Marc Trestman

     Bears players not surprised to say goodbye to Marc Trestman
    Marc Trestman held his final meeting with Bears players Monday morning at Halas Hall, exiting his post as head coach with gratitude and grace. He once again told his players how much he appreciated them, encouraged them to stick together and expressed...
  • With the end near for Bears, what's left to watch Sunday?

    With the end near for Bears, what's left to watch Sunday?
    Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: The end. The Bears will play their 2014 season finale Sunday afternoon against the...
  • Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters

     Until a coach and quarterback align, little else matters
    Ernie Accorsi started as a sportswriter, which isn't the main reason he's the right consultant for the Bears. He began his NFL career in public relations for the Baltimore Colts, where Johnny Unitas was the quarterback. When he became general manager of...
  • Aaron Kromer only Bears assistant fired along with Marc Trestman

     Aaron Kromer only Bears assistant fired along with Marc Trestman
    The Bears' purge Monday did not include most of Marc Trestman's coaching staff. Only offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer was fired along with Trestman and general manager Phil Emery. Each assistant under contract for 2015 — including defensive...
  • Jay Cutler situation with Bears makes for interesting conjecture

    Jay Cutler situation with Bears makes for interesting conjecture
    If the McCaskey family has a referendum on Phil Emery, quarterback Jay Cutler surely will be a topic of debate. Given the money involved, it's difficult to imagine ownership was thrilled with Marc Trestman's decision to bench Cutler last week and it's...
  • Robbie Gould critical of decision to bench Jay Cutler

    Robbie Gould critical of decision to bench Jay Cutler
    Veteran Bears kicker Robbie Gould passionately defended quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday and was critical of the dysfunction that has occurred this season under coach Marc Trestman during an interview on WSCR-AM 670. Gould, who also said his right...
  • Brandon Marshall: Bears didn't respond to Marc Trestman's changes

    Brandon Marshall: Bears didn't respond to Marc Trestman's changes
    In dissecting the firing of coach Marc Trestman on Monday, receiver Brandon Marshall said the Bears were hurt by "some" players' inability to respond to the changes Trestman enacted after replacing longtime coach Lovie Smith in Jan. 2013.   On his radio...
  • Once-patient Bears organization now expects excellence in a hurry

    Once-patient Bears organization now expects excellence in a hurry
    It was with a nod to the franchise's past and year of inception that George McCaskey changed the address of Halas Hall to 1920 Football Drive in 2011 shortly after taking the reins of the Bears as chairman of the board. He's still trying to point the...
  • Bears right guard Kyle Long named to Pro Bowl

    Bears right guard Kyle Long named to Pro Bowl
    Bears right guard Kyle Long was the team’s only player named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday. He’s the first Bear to be nominated in each of his first two NFL seasons since return specialist Devin Hester (2006-07). He’s the 10th player in...
  • If Bears decide to move on, where might Jay Cutler land next?

    If Bears decide to move on, where might Jay Cutler land next?
    After benching Jay Cutler this week, the Bears seem to have little choice but to trade or cut him after this season, although he says his goal is to remain with the team. Trading Cutler would be the only way to avoid owing him the majority of $15.5...