| Dec 21, 2012
The big-picture stuff going on in Lake Forest is juicier than it has been in years. To my delight, that's not going to change for many weeks.
Who coaches the Bears in 2013 is a much more meaningful, more layered conversation than if Lovie Smith's...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
After another miserable performance against the Packers on Sunday, Brandon Marshall said everyone on offense must be accountable, “even if that means jobs.’’
A day after his team lost for the fifth time in six games, Bears coach...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:09 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — From miles away in the sprawling Arizona landscape that surrounds it, visitors can spot the massive steel marvel of technology and design that is the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Around the NFL, observers consider the home of...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Based on the heat Mike Tice has been feeling, you would think he has been the one who has been giving up the sacks, committing false starts, throwing the interceptions, running the wrong routes and plowing into the backs of blockers.
The Bears offense...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
This NFL offseason represents the 10-year anniversary of the inception of the "Rooney Rule." The rule, named after Pittsburgh Steelers' Chairman Dan Rooney, requires teams to interview minority candidates for all head coaching and senior football...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:11 PM
With an uncomfortable laugh, former Chicago State coach Bo Ellis insisted the Mike Rice he knew never crossed the line dealing with players during three years as a Cougars assistant on his staff from 1998-2001.
"He was a good basketball man at Chicago...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Gabe Carimi would have been the big story at Bears minicamp Tuesday if he had still been a Bear. Instead, he was the big story at Bucs minicamp.
It would be easy to explain away Gabe Carimi's short and disappointing Bears career by saying he was not...
| 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...