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  • Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Brad Biggs' Bears mailbag
    Do you think the Bears should try to sign Jay Ratliff, if not for this season, then looking ahead to 2014-2016? -- Kashif K. That is a bad idea right now, in my opinion. I am not saying Ratliff will not be a contributor for a team in 2014 but if the...
  • Get in there! Bears need all hands on deck

    Get in there! Bears need all hands on deck
    "I don't look around and see [backups]," Lance Briggs told reporters after last week's win over the N.Y. Giants. "I look around and see Chicago Bears out there." That's the spirit, Lance! While that might be the greatest teamwork-related quote ever, it'...
  • Bears getting very little bang for big defensive bucks

    Bears getting very little bang for big defensive bucks
    Charles Tillman's departure from the 2013 season feels like the final, wretched piece in an unnatural, reverse transformation. Think of a butterfly rewinding backward into a larvae or caterpillar state until you have the pupa that is the Bears devolved...
  • Bears defense needs to toughen up

    Bears defense needs to toughen up
    It's time to change the fight song. Well, at least the version of "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" that everybody has grown used to — the one that blasts out in Soldier Field after every score for the home team. Keep the song, but maybe try a Muzak...
  • Bears fans cheered. And sighed. And cringed.

    Bears fans cheered. And sighed. And cringed.
    The undefeated New Orleans Saints marched into Soldier Field on Sunday—and they sprinted out with a 26-18 victory over the Bears. The Bears went from winning three in a row at the start of the season to losing back-to-back games, first against...
  • Time not on Peppers' side

    Time not on Peppers' side
    After the Bears failed to pressure Drew Brees into an interception in a conference loss at home, defensive end Julius Peppers was asked how to fix the pass rush or change things or make it all better. Pepper said he didn’t have a lot of time to...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in regular-season Week 5

    Matt Schaub continues to struggle, along with his Houston Texans. Can they turn it around? Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: TE 87 Jeff King (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): On reserve/...
  • Nate Collins' Whale of a business

    Nate Collins' Whale of a business
    During training camp, they were everywhere: Bears players rocking navy blue tees adorned on the front with a small bear face and an arrow pointing down. On the backs, in big orange, jagged letters: "BEAR DOWN." Everyone was wearing them, from Jay Cutler...
  • Giant sigh of relief

    Giant sigh of relief
    NFL organizations always preach about the "perfect fit." There's a lot to get right for a team to win a Super Bowl. It's even more important when you have to adjust midseason. Just ask the Bears. They entered Thursday's game against the N.Y. Giants with...
  • Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears beat Giants

    Biggs' 10 thoughts after Bears beat Giants
    Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears held on for a 27-21 victory over the New York Giants Thursday at Soldier Field, improving them to 4-2 on the season. 1. The arrival of the Giants represented an opportunity for the Bears to get the dormant pass...
  • 6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line

    6 ways to fix the Bears' defensive line
    The most frustrating part of watching Bears games this season comes when they're on defense, a 180 from every year in recorded history. More specifically, the weak spot is the very center of the defense. Season-ending injuries to tackles Henry Melton...