| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:26 AM
One good thing about Jay Cutler’s near-Super-Bowl-dream-ending injury: The Super Bowl dream remains alive, even if it now might be wrapped in Kevlar and popping Vicodin.
Just because Jason Campbell is not Caleb Hanie -- I believe he’s legally...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....
| Sep 9, 2012
| 10:34 PM
As an Arlington Heights native, Colts safety Tom Zbikowski remembers years of bland, rarely potent offenses from the Bears.
Standing in the mostly cleared-out visiting locker room at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon, Zbikowski shook his head after the...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 9:08 AM
CHICAGO - A new era began with abundant sunshine and October-like temperatures.
It was a picture-perfect day that greeted the beginning of Andrew Luck's National Football League career and the start of the Chuck Pagano segment of Colts football. ...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 2:46 PM
Mr. Negative would focus on Jay Cutler’s pick-6 and the offensive line’s ineptitude on the first two series against a bad team’s new 3-4 defense.
Mr. Negative might point out the bad tackling -- non-existent, really -- on a couple 18-...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:
1. Peyton Manning is back.
The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
In his first...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Maybe it’s just me, but I was totally unimpressed with the Packers defense. Completely and absolutely unimpressed. It was bad last season. It looked bad to start this season.
The 49ers gashed the Packers for 186 yards rushing and 377 yards total,...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:34 AM
GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:31 AM
It was not a performance that offered conclusive answers when it comes to Jay Cutler, his line and the Bears offense.
But the Bears are in no position to worry themselves with style points.
Ten days after a meltdown of more than just the offense at...
| Mar 29, 2012
Sunshine has not been difficult to find at the oceanfront site of the NFL owners meetings, but Lovie Smith brought more of it Wednesday in a breakfast with the media.
The Bears coach was particularly optimistic about the addition of wide receiver Brandon...
| 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...