| 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...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 1:09 PM
People are talking up the Bears’ assault on undrafted free agents on Tuesday, and I hope some of those scouting reports offered by Trib football master Dan Pompei are right.
But the more important issue is signing and coaching those first three...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Be afraid, Jay Cutler. Be very afraid.
The Bears’ latest reported moves, or latest reported attempts at moves, might put your life and suspect knee in greater jeopardy.
First came word from Trib Football Monster Brad Biggs that the Bears were...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 9:54 AM
I loved the way Olin Kreutz played.
I loved the way players spoke of his leadership.
I hated the way Kreutz left the Bears.
Bad guessing and hamhandedness seem to abound, but look, losing Kreutz doesn’t matter if Mike Martz was still going to...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 12:44 PM
J’Marcus Webb has yet to play 16 NFL games. He’s the Bears’ starting left offensive tackle.
Chris Williams has played enough games for me to think he’s a bust. He’s the Bears’ starting left guard.
Roberto Garza has...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:44 AM
Mike Martz spoke Wednesday. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
The Bears'’ offensive coordinator said he believes the Bears “should be able to continue to improve from where we left off and make a quantum leap.’’
Stop right there. You...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 9:08 PM
It took the Bears just more than a week of training camp to name the starting offensive line.
We will see if one exhibition game is all it takes to send the coaching staff back to the drawing board.
There probably will not be a knee-jerk reaction...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 8:08 AM
It’s hard to know which is worse: J’Marcus Webb playing left tackle during the Bears’ exhibition opener against Buffalo on Saturday night or J’Marcus Webb talking about it later.
Webb lined up at the most...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
I'm pleased to announce that I will be bringing back my weekly fantasy football column this fall. Why am I so pleased? Because it gives me an excuse to tinker with my fantasy football teams when I'm on the clock.
I’m scaling back to four or five...