| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:39 AM
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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:08 AM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — As a guy with three decades of coaching experience on his resume, Steve Fairchild knew what kind of situation he was walking into last year with the San Diego Chargers.
He's been around long enough to get a feel for the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
In Tom O’Brien’s six seasons as Virginia’s offensive coordinator, 1991-96, the Cavaliers never ranked below 38th nationally in scoring. Their high was 12th, in 1992, their average 26th.
Steve Fairchild’s none-too-easy job:...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:05 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — As a West Coast guy, Steve Fairchild can't tell you much about the good barbecue spots along Tobacco Road. He actually had a hard time remembering the last time he was even in the state of Virginia when he was asked Tuesday...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 6:10 PM
LONDON — The Bears talked about it so much you hate to wonder where they would be if they didn't reach 4-3 before their week off.
Fortunately, they don't have to consider that now because the goal coach Lovie Smith set forth after a dismal effort...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:58 AM
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Mike Martz’s end-around to Dane Sanzenbacher with the game still in doubt or Mike Martz’s bootleg for Jay Cutler with the game already decided?
But wait, other than those two curious calls, I...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
How badly do you think Jay Cutler is missing Greg Olsen? -- Brian Ausmus, from Twitter
Given that Earl Bennett has been injured and Roy Williams has been ineffective, I think Olsen could have had an impact on the last two games. Olsen could have provided...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:44 PM
If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed.
Too bad a holding penalty...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:42 PM
Brian Urlacher created another turnover with another spectacular diving grab of an Aaron Rodgers pass. Miraculously, the Bears still had a chance.
Urlacher gave the Bears possession at their 45 down 10 with 9:27 to go. The Bears might not have deserved...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 7:34 AM
The Bears point out that this season’s 4-3 record matches last season’s mark at the open week. The implication is they won five in a row and seven of their last nine to win the NFC North last season and feel they can do something like that...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 8:51 PM
A report before Sunday's game said Mike Martz will not return next season as the Bears offensive coordinator. If a painfully bad 10-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field weighs in the final decision, perhaps he won't.
But what matters now is the Bears'...