| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears ended their three-game losing streak Sunday with a 21-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field.
1. It sure looked like a here-they-go-again moment. The Bears were trailing 3-0 and had moved the ball a...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Preparation and a forward-looking mindset is key to good leadership. Good leaders act with a plan and a purpose. Often that plan goes astray, and in those circumstances survival is determined by adaptability and the ability to stay calm and make...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Credit for the Bears' final two touchdowns in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Buccaneers should go to the defense, which created takeaways on consecutive plays in the third quarter. And with the offense regaining possession inside the red zone both times,...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Armchair quarterbacks have fired Mel Tucker, but if you are expecting the defensive coordinator to turn up a beaten man, well, he is far from it.
Recent numbers are flabbergasting. The Bears have surrendered 106 points in losses to the Packers and...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Marc Trestman acknowledged the Bears' clock management in the final minutes of the second quarter should have been handled better Sunday.
The Bears failed to maximize their timeouts, so an opportunity to, at the minimum, push to get into field-goal...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:29 PM
There were moments earlier this season when the Bears defense showed potential to improve, that an offseason's worth of roster rebuilding could restore their tarnished reputation.
The second half comeback against the 49ers in Week 2, for example, gave...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:46 PM
Mel Tucker had not fielded such an uplifting question in more than a month. So when a reporter asked the Bears' defensive coordinator what his unit did well Sunday in a 21-13 victory over the Vikings, he understandably detailed the entire checklist.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Bears safety Chris Conte sat out Monday night against the Saints, the second game he has missed this season. He aggravated a back injury Dec. 4 against the Cowboys and has not practiced since.
Conte has piled up the injuries in his fourth season. He has...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The Bears' beleaguered defense surrendered 31 points in Monday night's loss to the Saints, a disappointing total by just about any standard. However, coach Marc Trestman indicated he was relatively pleased by their performance, at least compared to an...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams will miss the season’s final three games, placed on injured reserve Thursday with a nagging neck injury.
Williams missed the Bears’ Week 6 victory over the Falcons with a neck issue but played in the...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:18 PM
GREEN BAY — Apparently, there is no such thing as rock bottom for the 2014 Bears. Every time Aaron Rodgers dropped back to pass in the first half Sunday night, a new low seemed possible. Many times it became reality. Down and down the Bears plunged,...