| Sep 26, 2012
Dallas is as good a place as any to burst through the growing frustration surrounding the Bears stalled offense.
"We can't be up and down like a roller coaster,'' wide receiver Devin Hester said. "We have to get a winning streak going — at least...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Minutes after chasing Bears receivers Sunday, Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan covered the most compelling angle from his team's 23-6 loss as accurately as anybody carrying a notepad or pen.
Asked in the Rams locker room what he thought of Bears...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:54 PM
As we continue to peel away the calendar pages — only 12 days left — until the Bears arrive in Bourbonnais, the assignment is determining the 10 most important players in 2012.
Let's first establish the criteria for "important." To me, it...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 5:30 PM
NFL players don't have many allies outside the locker room.
Maybe an assistant trainer or one of the guys in the equipment room who will throw you some gear to give to your little brother at the next home game.
Besides that, well, you are pretty much on...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:38 PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Briefly forget the breakthrough cure for denial Lovie Smith discovered in the 52 days since the last time he spoke publicly about the Bears.
Soon enough we can address Smith changing his tune to finally acknowledge the need to part...
| 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-...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Bears fans don't need to be reminded about the importance of keeping Jay Cutler healthy.
The team was 7-3 with him in 2011; and 1-5 without him.
As the starting left tackle last season, J'Marcus Webb says he has Cutler's back.
"We take pride in...