| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:20 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Here’s the thing about Jay Cutler’s throw that was sort of aimed at Devin Hester during yet another miserable Cutler performance in yet another aggravating loss to the Packers:
It was so bad and such a turning point that even Lovie Smith,...
| Dec 25, 2012
On Monday, what stood out about the Bears' performance on Sunday is the pass protection held up both in terms of recognition and execution against an aggressive, accomplished blitzing team.
Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton sent more than four...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The game against the Lions on Sunday could have been the last one for a Bear who has been around forever and has his name listed prominently in the team record books.
But the Bears decided they wanted him back.
Whether or not the Bears will take the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:29 AM
There’s a lot of vitriol aimed at the Bears offense after Lovie Smith’s team embarrassed itself against a bad Minnesota bunch. I get it. Mike Tice’s offense ranks worse than Mike Martz’s, and how stupid is that?
Heck, the offense...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Big yellow construction trucks in the parking lot outside his office greet Bears coach Marc Trestman every morning.
Giant mounds of dirt surround the Bears' headquarters. Part of the team's Lake Forest facility remains off limits as major renovations...
| 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 15, 2013
| 6:44 PM
Observers of the Bears' offensive-line struggles over the last few years probably have seen enough to demand immediate personnel changes — unless they have been somewhere north of the border.
Several of the new Bears coaches — including...
| 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 12, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Lance Louis cried.
Not on the field in front of his teammates. Not on the sideline while the medical staff tugged at his left leg.
Instead, the Bears right guard reserved his weeping for the ride home from Soldier Field the night of Nov. 25. Tears...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:48 PM
I spent Wednesday afternoon looking over old game plans and going through worn notebooks in my home office after the Bears hired Marc Trestman as their coach.
I started with Andy Reid's offense, then Jon Gruden's and Sean Payton's. My notes on route...
| 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...