| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:09 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Toting the football he caught Sunday for a 24-yard touchdown, Brandon Marshall headed toward the first row of seats behind the Bears bench with more purpose than any route he ran all game.
Marshall found his father, Freddie,...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The Bears are a 4-1 team, a good one that has produced expected results over the first five weeks of the season.
Outside of the loss in Green Bay when the Bears suffered a complete offensive meltdown, Lovie Smith's team beat the Colts in Andrew Luck's...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Chris Williams never was going to be the next Jim Covert. But he didn't have to be the next Stan Thomas, either.
He could have been the next Ted Albrecht. And given the fact that he is big, relatively young at 27, bright, hard working and moderately...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:03 PM
The template for dirty play between the Bears and Lions was set more than a half-century ago. So anticipation of over-the-top aggression in Monday night's prime-time game is warranted.
My father took me to my first Bears game at Wrigley Field when I...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:19 PM
With a smile he rarely shows on the field, Bears left guard Chilo Rachal revealed his first name comes from French Creole origins.
"It's CHI-low,'' Rachal said, accenting a hard consonant blend.
Naturally. Nothing about the veteran whom the Bears made...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:06 PM
The standard job description for an NFL offensive coordinator does not include: "Must possess self-deprecating humor, unfailing flexibility and honest self-assessment."
Yet those qualities seem evident in the Bears workplace for Mike Tice as he modulates...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Temperatures dipped into the lower 40s and blustery winds whipped around Soldier Field during the Bears' 23-22, come-from-behind victory Sunday over the lowly Panthers. But did the elements surrounding the game remind anybody else of the desert?...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 4:27 PM
If Bears general manager Phil Emery had put a spin on Mick Jagger during the course of the NFL draft, he might have sung, "You can't always get what you need. But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you want."
From the third round on,...
| May 12, 2012
| 3:22 PM
The Bears rookies aren't ready for Sundays just yet after watching them practice during mini-camp this weekend.
That's normal (and expected) when they step on the field for the first time. I saw signs of technique, footwork, etc. that need to be...
| May 16, 2012
| 5:56 PM
When the quarterback talks in the NFL, the rest of the locker room should listen up. Like it or not, they are natural leaders in the pro game because of the position.
And when they raise the bar, as Jay Cutler did with his offensive line earlier this...
| May 23, 2012
| 6:54 PM
All that was missing was a Shanahan and a view of the Rocky Mountains.
Short of raising the Halas Hall practice field to a higher altitude, the Bears have done virtually everything possible to recreate the Denver experience for quarterback Jay Cutler....