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  • Turnovers setting table for Bears success

    Turnovers setting table for Bears success
    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...
  • Cowboys can't stand up to Bears blitz

    Cowboys can't stand up to Bears blitz
    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...
  • Bears will try to confuse Cardinals rookie QB

    Bears will try to confuse Cardinals rookie QB
    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...
  • Wright in line for promotion

    Wright in line for promotion
    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...
  • Bears' O-line holds up against blitz

    Bears' O-line holds up against blitz
    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...
  • First play worst play for Bears

    First play worst play for Bears
    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...
  • 49ers pound Bears

    49ers pound Bears
    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,...
  • NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 13 in the books

     
    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,......
  • Percy Harvin highlights Week 2 performances by Gators in the NFL

     
    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,...
  • Defense gives fans reason to cheer

     Defense gives fans reason to cheer
    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...
  • 'Old' Bears defense still shows plenty of swagger

     'Old' Bears defense still shows plenty of swagger
    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...