| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The Sports Xchange
By Howard Balzer, The Sports Xchange
'Greatest' Rams create Hall of Fame traffic jam
ST. LOUIS -- Almost four years ago, when running back Marshall Faulk was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first-time eligible, it...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:48 PM
Sacks equate to dollars for defensive ends and that is why Jared Allen is happy he has already had his big payday.
The Bears' pass rush is improved this season with 15 sacks so far compared to eight through the first six games a year ago, but it's...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Why did all sports media people in Chicago endlessly say or imply that coach Mike Tice was an excellent offensive line coach when year after year the Bears offensive line was poor to sometimes horrendous in pass protection? When two starters went down...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:46 PM
For old times' sake, if Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice approaches Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to shake hands before Sunday's game at the Georgia Dome, Cutler might just turn and walk away.
That was Cutler's chilly reaction two years ago at...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:44 AM
The Tribune's Brad Biggs tackles readers' questions.
Seriously, how does Mel Tucker still have a job? -- @klaramee2 from Twitter
I get the angst over the performance of the defense in the loss to the Packers but this was a complete loss across the...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:03 PM
To the untrained eye, the most impressive thing about quarterback Jay Cutler's improvement in the second year of coach Marc Trestman's offense surfaced in exhibition games before the ball was even snapped.
It was hard to quantify but easy to notice....
| Sep 13, 2014
Virginia extended UCLA deep into the fourth quarter two weeks ago with a defense that not only stuffed the run but also battered the quarterback. The Cavaliers will need to recreate that formula, and then some, if they're to upset Louisville on Saturday...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:35 PM
If familiarity breeds success for Jay Cutler, who enters a second year in the same offense for just the second time in six seasons with the Bears, things ought to click from the start.
Cutler and his supporters have lamented the fact he has bounced from...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:02 AM
There cannot be a player on offense who is more excited about the new Chicago Bears coaching staff than Matt Forte.
Forte always has considered himself a dual threat out of the backfield and new coach Marc Trestman has a proven track record for making...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears lost 45-41 to the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field.
1. General manager Phil Emery has been consistent about many things in the nearly two years he has been on the job. He has been most firm on refusing...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Here’s the thing about Jay Cutler’s throw that was sort of aimed at Devin Hester during yet another miserable Cutler performance in yet another aggravating loss to the Packers:
It was so bad and such a turning point that even Lovie Smith,...