| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:50 PM
It would be snobbish — not to mention cowardly — if I suggested we all park our opinions of the Bears and the NFL until there's more evidence to evaluate in a few weeks.
But pessimism over the 1-1 Bears is not a rush to judgment, a knee-jerk...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 5:20 PM
The last time the Bears were without Matt Forte, as they will be Sunday against the Rams, they went 1-3.
"Forte is such a dynamic and versatile player who accounted for such a significant amount of the Bears production in the past that losing him will...
| Sep 26, 2012
Dallas is as good a place as any to burst through the growing frustration surrounding the Bears stalled offense.
"We can't be up and down like a roller coaster,'' wide receiver Devin Hester said. "We have to get a winning streak going — at least...
| Oct 1, 2012
Who says Tom Brady isn't a great scrambler?
The Patriots quarterback was scrambling all over the New England sideline Sunday in Buffalo, frantically searching for his missing helmet before his team's first possession of the third quarter. He couldn't...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:33 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Create matchups. Work the ball inside of numbers. Target the inside vertical seams.
Those are some of the opportunities you have in the passing game when the tight end plays a role in the game plan.
This Bears offense has a new...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:51 AM
If Brian Urlacher can’t play this season, then Jay Cutler ends up with even more pressure, and I’m not talking about another missed block by J’Marcus Webb.
This Bears offseason was all about the offense. I mean, just look:
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 15, 2013
New coaches sell change the way politicians sell hope.
It is their snake oil, and they often find desperate customers in their teams' executive offices as well as in the stands of the stadiums they call home.
It is what new coaches do because that's...
| 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:...