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  • Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Readers' Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    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...
  • Jay Cutler may take step up in second year in Marc Trestman's offense

     Jay Cutler may take step up in second year in Marc Trestman's offense
    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...
  • Jay Cutler looks ready to take the next step

    Jay Cutler looks ready to take the next step
    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....
  • Pressuring quarterback imperative if Virginia is to upset Louisville

     Pressuring quarterback imperative if Virginia is to upset Louisville
    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...
  • Bears position analysis: Running back

    Bears position analysis: Running back
    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...
  • Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss

    Biggs: 10 thoughts after Bears' loss
    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...
  • Trestman's big problem: Cutler isn't the only big problem

    Trestman's big problem: Cutler isn't the only big problem
    Is Marc Trestman the right guy to coach the Bears? Who knows? I mean, the Bears still don’t know if Emery is the right guy to be general manager, especially after the Bears retarded Emery’s plan by forcing him to keep Lovie Smith as coach....
  • Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach

    Lovie Smith out after 9 seasons as Bears coach
    The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense." For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
  • Cutler's 'dreadful' communication issues a concern

    Cutler's 'dreadful' communication issues a concern
    While the Blackhawks were working their way back to the Stanley Cup Final at the end of last week, there was some Jay Cutler news. No, not the item that the Bears quarterback married actress-slash-baby-mama Kristin Cavallari. That just proves Cutler...
  • Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag
    Jay Cutler said the new offense will take three years to learn, but he only gets two max if he underperforms, right? -- @DreddRunner, from Twitter I think if Cutler underperforms, I think he gets one year, no more.  And really that’s all Marc...
  • Selling Cutler on Trestman's offense

    Selling Cutler on Trestman's offense
    Interesting sales job for Phil Emery: The head coach chosen by the general manager to lead the Chicago Bears into the modern NFL hasn’t coached in the modern NFL for eight seasons Interesting sales job for Marc Trestman: Convincing Jay Cutler that...