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  • Deep thoughts on one thing Bears still missing

    Deep thoughts on one thing Bears still missing
    I’d like to see Jay Cutler put together a scoring drive with actual third-down conversions, just like big-boy offenses, and even those run by Derek Freakin’ Anderson. Palm-to-forehead. I’d also like to see the rookies on the right side...
  • Cutler on board with Trestman, but for how long?

    Cutler on board with Trestman, but for how long?
    Jerry Rice is a Hall-of-Fame receiver, the greatest ever. Some people would argue he’s the greatest football player, period. That’s not the point of this piece, but Rice’s credentials, which include the most touchdowns in NFL history...
  • Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders

    Brad Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears-Raiders
    OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum. 1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
  • Bears finally loaded at key positions

     Bears finally loaded at key positions
    Here is a fun game to play with friends: Name the best or deepest position on the Bears. Where are they at their best? Is it their depth at defensive line or running back or in the secondary, perhaps? "Cornerback,'' cornerback Tim Jennings said....
  • Proud homecoming for Bears' Emery

    Proud homecoming for Bears' Emery
    As early as his college days at Wayne State in his native Detroit, Bears general manager Phil Emery got paid to help determine who stays and who goes. Emery worked as a bouncer at Coral Gables, a bustling nightclub where crowds up to 1,000 gathered to...
  • Bears should let nature take course with Bostic

    Bears should let nature take course with Bostic
    BOURBONNAIS — In the 2003 preseason, a Bears rookie linebacker pressed into the starting lineup for the first exhibition game because of injury graded lower than any other player in his position group with a 66. Ten years later, everybody can...
  • It's game on for NFL's new coaches, especially Eagles' Chip Kelly

    In keeping with tradition, the NFL sent questionnaires to its eight new head coaches during the off-season, quizzing them on random topics. Among the questions was, "Who has the hardest job in football?" Answered Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles:...
  • Change to Trestman could bode well for Bears

    Change to Trestman could bode well for Bears
    There is good reason why compact fluorescent light bulbs last longer than some NFL head coaches. NFL owners keep replacing them knowing that new coaches like Marc Trestman can light up a room in a hurry. In the 10 years before this offseason, NFL...
  • Whole lotta love for the 1-0 Bears

    Whole lotta love for the 1-0 Bears
    Welcome to the new age, Bears fans. The previous regime was all right; it’s not as if Lovie Smith’s 10-6 record in 2012 was a disaster. But when it’s Super Bowl or bust, you need a nuclear-powered offense or defense—or both—...
  • Smith's shadow still looms over Tucker

    Smith's shadow still looms over Tucker
    Asked which Bears defensive lineman graded highest against the Bengals, Mel Tucker didn't let anybody see the scores but did offer a revealing peek at his mental notes. "Stephen Paea did a nice job, Shea (McClellin) gave us some good reps, Nate Collins,...
  • Two and oh! Chi-ca-go!

    Two and oh! Chi-ca-go!
    Warning: Far too much love being shown in this column. Disclaimer: It's early, things are still good. Now, the column. Let's just keep our emotions in check. It's only one game. But baby, let's dream anyway! The Bears should be 2-0 after this week....