| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:34 AM
Any time the Bears want to rush the passer, fine by me.
Sure, the Bears had a series of problems against the Giants on Friday night. Bears coach Lovie Smith said the practice game was like a final exam, and in that case, the Bears’ first-...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Dave Toub was forced to wonder how it would shake out at this time a year ago when the Bears' top six tacklers on special teams all were headed to unrestricted free agency.
He's in a similar position again as five of the top eight core players, based...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Listen up, it only matters if Brian Urlacher misses a real game.
What’s more, it doesn’t really matter if he misses the first real game.
In fact, I’d suggest he do exactly that and I’ll explain later on.
But first, the Bears...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:51 AM
If Brian Urlacher can’t play this season, then Jay Cutler ends up with even more pressure, and I’m not talking about another missed block by J’Marcus Webb.
This Bears offseason was all about the offense. I mean, just look:
| 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
| 7:55 AM
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine.
But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Ten things to take away from the Chicago Bears' 31-3 loss to the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener:
1. No one game plans for the opening preseason game and starters don’t play into the fourth quarter in the first exhibition. But maybe nobody...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 7:30 PM
There is no feeling quite like the anticipation and then the rush of adrenaline football players experience under game conditions.
Even in Thursday night's Bears-Broncos preseason game at Soldier Field, players said they felt "jitters" and "nervousness."...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near.
The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 2:29 PM
When the Bears line up to play the Vikings at the Metrodome, they may be getting a look into the 2013 season.
They will be without Brian Urlacher, who has a hamstring pull. And being without him next season is a possibility.