| Jan 3, 2012
General manager Jerry Angelo isn’t the only prominent Chicago Bears figure who won’t return in 2012.
Also out is offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who resigned Tuesday morning after a meeting with coach Lovie Smith.
A source told the...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:29 PM
What a news day for Chicago sports fans.
In a somewhat uncharacteristic move, the Chicago Bears made big management changes today. General Manager Jerry Angelo has been relieved of his duties. Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz resigned from his position,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:28 AM
If Mike Tice leaves to coach the Oakland Raiders,the Bears would have all kinds of bad news.
Or, looking at it another way, the Bears would have all kinds of typical Bears news.
The Bears thought they were looking for just a passing game coordinator/...
| Nov 27, 2011
| 6:12 PM
Caleb Hanie was bad. Awful. Sometimes egregiously horrible.
But then, what’d you expect from a guy who hadn’t thrown a pass all season?
Hanie threw three interceptions and so many other bad passes against the Raiders. High, wide, low, you...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:34 AM
I’d love to pound Mike Martz for arrogant myopia, from that silly throwback screen in the red zone to keeping the backup quarterback out of game-plan meetings.
But Caleb Hanie and at least one of his receivers were worse than the offensive...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:18 AM
Caleb Hanie was understandably respectful Wednesday. Mike Martz knows better than he does, Hanie said of the plays he is asked to execute, three of which turned into interceptions.
Jay Cutler, meanwhile, was remarkably protective of the player...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:29 AM
I love the job Mike Tice has done --- has usually done --- but the offensive line coach's blocking schemes and players are absolutely useless against 3-4 schemes.
Or if it's not the schemes, then it's the way they're taught because the linemen don't...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 7:30 AM
The Bears’ offensive game plan was nearly perfect against Denver on Sunday.
The Bears did everything to prevent Caleb Hanie from doing something stupid.
Mike Martz figured it out. After saying he wanted to be more aggressive, the pass-happy...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 6:35 AM
I’ve been waiting for a “gotcha,’’ but I guess it’s true and official: Bears coach Lovie Smith named Josh McCown to lose to the Packers on Christmas night.
Smith admitted he hasn’t seen a lot from McCown, and what&...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Jeremy Bates figures to be the Bears’ passing game chief with the title of quarterbacks coach, sort of opposite the way that Phil Emery seems to be the chief scout with the title of general manager.
The most obvious thing that makes this a terrific...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 7:29 AM
Me, I’m rooting for the lawyers in this one. If you are a Bears fan, a Bears player or a Bears wonk, I suggest you do the same, and here’s why:
If the NFL and the players can’t strike a deal to end the lockout by July 21, then it...