| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:01 AM
5th in a 10-part series
How dysfunctional are the Chicago Bears at wide receiver?
In two seasons under pass-happy Mike Martz, they couldn’t come up with a 1,000-yard receiver.
If that’s not a sign something is wrong, it ought to be. Martz,...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 4:58 PM
MINNEAPOLIS — Now the hard work begins.
The Bears ended a five-game losing streak that crippled a promising season, edging the NFC North cellar-dwelling Vikings 17-13 on Sunday at the Metrodome and setting the stage for a pivotal offseason....
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Football never has an offseason, and there’s always a way to make it about the Bears, whether the news comes from drugs, fashion or potential litigation.
F’rinstance, Bill Parcells coming to the NFC North.
That was the story from the New...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:42 PM
The Bears appear to have received excellent value in acquiring Brandon Marshall for two third-round draft picks and there's little doubt he can make the Bears offense more dynamic and proficient.
But it's not all sunshine and seashells with this import...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 4:59 PM
The Bears didn't just announce to doubters they're to be taken seriously in the NFC this season. They screamed it.
A 30-12 dismantling of the Falcons in the season opener Sunday at Soldier Field was as much an affirmation as it was a victory. They took...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 1:59 PM
The Bears defense took one look at the new and improved Falcons’ offense, and then destroyed it.
The Bears sized up quarterback Matt Ryan and his new rookie receiver and his established star on the other side, and blew them up.
Blew up all the...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:00 PM
This was one of the gimmes on the schedule. The Chiefs were one of the three remaining cupcakes that would help get the Bears to 10 wins and a likely playoff spot.
Instead, this was pathetic. This was comical. Embarrassing. A joke. A disaster in so...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:29 AM
I love the job Mike Tice has done --- has usually done --- but the offensive line coach's blocking schemes and players are absolutely useless against 3-4 schemes.
Or if it's not the schemes, then it's the way they're taught because the linemen don't...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 8:46 PM
SEATTLE — Mike Leach had just gotten the Texas Tech coaching job in 1999 when he and an assistant coach flew from Lubbock down to Odessa to recruit a decorated receiver named Roy Williams.
"Amazing-looking kid," said Manny Matsakis, the former...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 8:29 PM
DENVER — Less than 15 minutes after Matt Prater's 51-yard field goal sailed through the uprights at Sports Authority Field, sending 76,487 Tim Tebow believers into hysteria, the Bears sat stunned in their locker room.
Talk was at a whisper level...
| 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...