| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:11 PM
First-year Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is on high alert this week, taking nothing for granted in light of the Bears' non-competitive showings in their last two games.
"In the NFL, every game is so different," he said on a teleconference call Wednesday....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Santonio Holmes’ time with the Bears proved to be brief and nondescript. Eighty-seven days to be exact. Nine games. Eight catches for 67 yards plus nine punt returns for 50 yards.
The Bears’ hope of getting complementary contributions and...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Game week in Chicago begins much the same way training camp opened in Bourbonnais, with the Bears facing uncertainty at safety, linebacker and on special teams.
That's not the kind of continuity any NFL team seeks from one season to the next.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Santonio Holmes' first practice with the Bears began routinely enough. He took his turn in position drills, quickly chopping his feet, navigating a row of cones before darting to his right and catching a pass from an assistant coach.
In what remains...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Just throwing, um, stuff against the wall:
We’re up to four days now since Derrick Rose’s first game, and he still hasn’t practiced or played. And then he’s going to play, what, three games in five days in a tournament nobody...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 10:27 PM
Ten thoughts after the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears for the fifth consecutive time at Soldier Field, winning 38-17 on Sunday.
1. In a 21-point loss with plenty of good and bad by the Bears, it’s impossible to pick one turning point...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:15 PM
Nothing like a little dose of Aaron Rodgers to nuke all optimism and expectation.
The Bears now meet the reeling Panthers, losers of two straight by the air-tight margin of 46 points. The defense can't stop anybody, Cam Newton is moving at half speed...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:44 AM
The Tribune's Brad Biggs tackles readers' questions.
Seriously, how does Mel Tucker still have a job? -- @klaramee2 from Twitter
I get the angst over the performance of the defense in the loss to the Packers but this was a complete loss across the...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:50 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears squandered a 14-point lead and lost to the Carolina Panthers 31-24 Sunday afternoon at Bank of America Stadium.
1. Like every other opponent, the Panthers were concerned about the big,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: the offensive woes in the second half of Sunday’s 31-24 loss to the Panthers....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 7:47 AM
DAVIE - Joe Philbin has a pretty firm policy about players who don’t practice all week.
Players who are too hurt to practice usually don’t play on Sundays, and Randy Starks, who missed two weeks due to a death in the family, has been the one...