| 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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The second phase of the Bears midseason review examines a defense that has not distanced itself enough from last season's debacle.
An intriguing mix of relatively old players and young prospects has not combined to form the consistently disruptive...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Given the solid play of the rookie defensive tackles, do you think Stephen Paea is back next year? He's playing the best ball of his career. -- @_D_R_R _ from Twitter
Paea is definitely playing the best football of his career. He’s healthy and...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:22 AM
1. Which quarterback shows up? Neither team has found a consistent level of quarterback play this season. Chicago has lost to Buffalo and Green Bay (by 21 points) at home. It beat Atlanta by two touchdowns on the road last week. Sounds a bit like the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Any reasonable conversation about the NFL's best pass-rushing tandems should include such duos as the Rams' Chris Long and Robert Quinn, and the Chiefs' Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. Can't forget Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware of the Broncos, either....
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Charles Tillmanis out for the season with a torn triceps injury, but the Chicago Bears veteran cornerback is fully engaged and energized after watching the team’s 27-13 victory over the Falcons last Sunday in Atlanta.
Tillman, who has been...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The Chicago Bears played their most complete game of the season Sunday in a 27-13 road win over the Atlanta Falcons that evened their record at 3-3.
Here are three things we learned about the Bears in Week 6:
1. Defensive coaches deserve significant...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:10 PM
ATLANTA — Jared Allen and Willie Young know a sack isn't completed when the quarterback's knee touches the ground. There's a celebratory element that comes next, which is essential for two reasons.
One, a defensive end has to enjoy the...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 8:25 PM
ATLANTA — Riding the Bears team bus Sunday on the way to the Georgia Dome before an unlikely 27-13 thumping of the Falcons, rookie linebacker Christian Jones focused on the last six months more than the next 60 minutes.
The longer Jones thought...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Phil Emery beamed Sunday night as he worked his way down the wall of defensive players inside the Georgia Dome visitors' locker room. The Bears general manager gave a high-five and bro hug to defensive end Jared Allen. A handshake and job-well-done for...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Many old teammates will be eager to catch up to Devin Hester on Sunday in Atlanta, especially if the Bears are foolish enough to kick or punt to him.
Given the dreadful performances on special teams this year — among many miserable statistics...