| Nov 28, 2012
| 7:28 PM
Lost in Wednesday's giggly revelation at Halas Hall that NFL players have been known to take Viagra for an edge was Brandon Marshall seriously embracing what gives the Bears offense its biggest boost.
"We understand that we are the focal points of the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Watching the Bears open camp Thursday, I have some questions about player development, scheme and competition on Lovie Smith's roster. Here are 10 things to focus on through the exhibition schedule.
• There is no question Devin...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:33 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Create matchups. Work the ball inside of numbers. Target the inside vertical seams.
Those are some of the opportunities you have in the passing game when the tight end plays a role in the game plan.
This Bears offense has a new...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 5:43 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Jeremy Bates is new to the Bears, but he's totally at home in training camp. The team's new quarterbacks coach can measure his life in yard markers, tackling dummies and two-a-day practices.
"When I was 5 years old at Texas Tech I was...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:39 PM
The initial exhibition game on the NFL schedule should be viewed as an extension of training camp in the evaluation process, a "scrimmage" in which established vets run their base schemes and rookies see the majority of the reps against pro competition...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 9:18 PM
The Bears decided to keep their new offense mostly under wraps until the second week of the exhibition schedule.
Quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte were held out of Thursday's opener at Soldier Field against the Broncos, perhaps to...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 9:08 PM
Jay Cutler sat out the Bears' first exhibition game but did not look the least bit rusty in his debut Saturday night at Soldier Field.
The quarterback was comfortable and in command of the new offense against the Redskins, setting the tone early in a 33-...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 5:08 PM
When the ribbon was cut on this NFL season in early September, nobody gave a second thought to the Bears' Week 12 assignment, Leslie Frazier's Vikings.
No, you don't dismiss any divisional opponent, especially one that possesses the threat of Adrian...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 8:29 PM
During the fourth quarter of Sunday's 28-10 victory over the Vikings at Soldier Field, Jay Cutler noticed left tackle J'Marcus Webb's loose shoelace.
Webb must have been too busy protecting Cutler's blind side to see his cleat had become untied. There...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:45 PM
The player most responsible for keeping Jay Cutler clean Sunday was Jay Cutler.
The quarterback did a number of things well. What he did best was avoid pressure.
Cutler moved in the pocket before throwing six times. Cutler also rolled out four times....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Inspiration is the preferred method to induce beneficial change.
Desperation works too.
Gabe Carimi needs to be lined up at guard when the Bears resume practice Wednesday in preparation for the Seahawks.
Jonathan Scott needs to be settling it at...