| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The Bears’ Stephen Paea finished second in Pro Bowl fan voting among all NFL defensive tackles, the league announced Wednesday.
Fan voting counts for one-third of the Pro Bowl selection process; coaches’ voting counts for one third, and...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Sure-handed targets would have made Jimmy Clausen's first start since his rookie season of 2010 look different.
They might have given the Bears a chance to spring an upset over the Lions, who were a 10-point favorite Sunday at Soldier Field. But just as...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 6:22 PM
When the measuring chain extended beyond the ball, and the Bears' 21-13 win over the Buccaneers was secured, Demontre Hurst sprinted down the field toward nowhere in particular. He high-stepped and flailed, exuberance on full display.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Welcome back to “The Blitz Package,” your weekly destination for notable news, nuggets and intriguing Chicago Bears storylines. This week’s topic: Thanksgiving, of course.
The Bears will spend their Thanksgiving in Detroit, engaged...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Bears defensive end Willie Young laughed, looking for the right way to explain it.
Young has watched all season as defensive tackle Stephen Paea has emerged out of nowhere, often at just the right moment to give the defense a jolt with a big play....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:26 AM
Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears’ season ended Sunday with a 13-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium, the eighth loss in the last 10 games and likely the end of the Marc Trestman era.
1. Has Marc Trestman been using the wrong...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:20 PM
The Bears can continue to use five-man zone pressure on third-down situations against the Cowboys, but they need to win one-on-one matchups on the edge and take away the intermediate throwing lanes to limit quarterback Tony Romo and receiver Dez Bryant....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 11:34 AM
I subscribe to ProFootballFocus.com. Tim Jennings, Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs and Jeremiah Ratliff are the only defensive players who have played above average this year. Considering their injuries, aren't the problems on defense related more to the...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford can challenge the Bears Cover-3 defense in the strike zone (20-35 yard line) by running the double-post concept to target Calvin Johnson while also creating an opportunity for rookie tight end Eric Ebron on the...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 9:54 AM
Stephen Paea has been playing at a high level and in some ways may make you forget about the loss of Henry Melton. I know it's only seven games into the season, but in a vacuum, who would you rather have on the Bears? -- Elijah, Chicago, from email ...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 10:23 PM
For all the talk of a leadership void in the Bears locker room, there is a rock in the middle of the defense.
Tackle Jeremiah Ratliff isn't going to be one to rattle the walls with a loud speech, but he's providing an example for Stephen Paea and rookie...