| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:18 AM
OAKLAND, Calif. — The preseason does not mask the fact the Raiders will be dreadful this season.
Mired in salary cap hell the Raiders look like they will be in the hunt for the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft. If the Bears can be close to as good...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:41 AM
Marc Trestman received a lot of praise for his decision to go for it on fourth-and-1, and he should.
After a surprising 24-21 comeback win over a Bengals team intent on stealing the Lions’ crown for stupid and undisciplined play, Jay Cutler...
| Sep 10, 2013
Starting this week, I will be engaging Chicago's #1 White Sox fan SOXMAN in a war of words as we go up against each other in our fantasy football league. Yes, Chicago's King of Geeks (thanks for the moniker Laurence Holmes!) is also a die-hard Cubs fan,...
| Sep 24, 2013
It’s Week Three of the Survivor League where my arch rival – and Chicago’s #1 White Sox Fan – Soxman and I go up against each other in fantasy football. Last week saw Soxman boasting as he had a great week while I only managed a...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Lions 21, Bears19
Strategy: The Bears offense has a different look to it under new coach Marc Trestman, who was known as an offensive innovator in the CFL. The Bears use a vertical passing attack to take advantage of strong-armed quarterback Jay...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 7:01 AM
The decision to leave injured, inaccurate Jay Cutler in the game, a two-point conversion play that passed out of a run formation, a gift second-chance that ran out of a passing formation, going for it on fourth-and-1 in the first half of a tied game ---...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Dan, what is going on at Halas Hall? Why after years of having a stable scouting staff are there so many changes? People jumping ship? -- @chibob57, from Twitter
We have to look at each situation individually to understand what happened. Chris...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
NFL organizations always preach about the "perfect fit." There's a lot to get right for a team to win a Super Bowl.
It's even more important when you have to adjust midseason. Just ask the Bears. They entered Thursday's game against the N.Y. Giants with...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Perhaps the only Bears playmaker who has made fewer plays against the Packers than quarterback Jay Cutler has been running back Matt Forte.
Which is not good news for a team that doesn’t have Cutler -- for this week, at least, depending on who you...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Eighth in a 13-part series of previews for Bears training camp .
The departure of tight end Greg Olsen on the eve of training camp in 2011 had more to do with the Bears' decision not to invest in the position for the long haul than it did with offensive...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Jay Cutler sat out the Bears' first exhibition game but did not look the least bit rusty in his debut Saturday night at Soldier Field.
The quarterback was comfortable and in command of the new offense against the Redskins, setting the tone early in a 33-...