| Oct 13, 2012
| 2:49 PM
You could make the argument that every one of us is in a race against time, but it might be a little more difficult to sustain that view of the Bears defense these days.
From aging and slowing to experienced and eminent, the revival of the franchise's...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:33 PM
As a rule, the Bears' defensive scheme may be the most predictable in the NFL. But coordinator Rod Marinelli and the boys stepped out of character a bit Monday.
They blitzed on nearly 23 percent of Tony Romo's dropbacks, mostly in the first half. It was...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense has game-planning options Sunday at Arizona versus rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley. By showing different looks at the line of scrimmage, the Bears can roll the secondary, bring zone pressure and try to steal one in third-down passing...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Early last offseason, Bears safeties coach Gill Byrd received a text.
"I feel this is going to be my year."
And then, "I need you to coach me and be there for me."
The sender was Major Wright. It was the first sign something would be different about...
| Dec 25, 2012
On Monday, what stood out about the Bears' performance on Sunday is the pass protection held up both in terms of recognition and execution against an aggressive, accomplished blitzing team.
Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton sent more than four...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
It's rare that a game's first play from scrimmage is the most critical, but it sure seemed that way in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Many Bears had a chance to stop or at least slow Adrian Peterson on his 51-yard run.
Defensive end Corey Wootton had...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback.
The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:26 PM
Obituaries this week: None The Graveyard: Life Support: 11) One more Saints loss or Seahawks win, and I'll finally feel comfortable shutting this team down. The Saints have dropped two straight games now, against the 49ers and Falcons. Before that,......
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Percy Harvin's first touch as a Florida Gator was a 3-yard hook-up with quarterback Chris Leak for a forgettable first down on the initial series of a 34-7 win against Southern Miss to open the 2006 season. But Harvin's next five touches – for 11,...
| Oct 6, 2012
Most fans go to Bears summer training camp hoping to be entertained by spectacular offensive plays.
Jay Cutler lofts a deep pass to Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester or Earl Bennett and the crowd goes wild. Matt Forte bursts through a hole and races 35...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 8:03 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Ways to describe the Bears defense early Sunday afternoon: Old. Outdated schematically. Fatigued. Out of its element.
Way to describe the Bears defense early Sunday evening: Dominating.
Go ahead, underestimate them some...