| 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...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Sometimes I wish I didn't know anything about football.
Because if I didn't, I might have enjoyed Sunday's two-point disaster against Detroit. I might even be smiling now, just like the bartender who served me and my friends during the game.
| 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 ---...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:33 AM
From a football standpoint, I don't think the upgraded charge on running back Ray Rice changes things too much. The Ravens planned on adding at least one running back before Rice’s legal issues began and once they did, they were prepared for the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 5:02 AM
New Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is confident. But if you listen to every interview that he’s done since signing with the team, it’s clear that he wants everybody to know that he doesn’t view himself as the final piece to the Ravens&...
| 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-...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
The NFL’s competition committee had an idea that the Bears should like but don’t.
The committee recommended increasing offseason rosters from 80 players to 90 as a way of developing more talent. Nothing wrong with that, right? A chance to...
| Apr 13, 2012
Second in a series exploring the April 26-28 NFL draft. Next: Tight ends.
There is not an abundance of elite running back talent in the draft, but there is some decent depth. That plays into the trend of teams finding backs later in the draft. Look for...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Jay Cutler was asked to explain his NFL-best fourth-quarter ability.
“I don’t know.’’ Cutler said Wednesday. “I’m getting lucky, I guess.’’
No, you’re getting behind, and that has to stop right now....