| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Long before they ever emerged as an offensive juggernaut, the Bears dreamed of getting off the bus running.
How committed were they to playing great defense, special teams and running the football? So much they considered doubling down on running...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:05 PM
New Steelers running backs coach James Saxon worked in the same capacity the past three years in Minnesota, where future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson made life simple. Peterson received the lion's share of the carries and Saxon had no...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:42 AM
2013 | 2-10, 0-8 ACC
Last bowl | 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl (lost 43-24 to Auburn)
7th year (42-36 overall, including 18-31 in last four seasons at U.Va.)
The further London gets away from his Football Championship...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
The epitaph for Lovie Smith's tenure as head coach of the Bears could read, "He couldn't fix the offense."
For all the good things Smith did in his nine years in Chicago, his undoing was his inability to take care of the side of the ball in which he...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:35 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Gifted as they appear to be, neither of Virginia's quarterbacks has started a college game. Moreover, both redshirted last season and are adjusting to a new offensive coordinator.
Translation: If ever a team could use a workhorse,...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 12:18 AM
Deftones bassist injured in car crash
Chi Cheng, 42, the bassist for the Grammy-winning rock band the Deftones, died Saturday at a Sacramento hospital from injuries he suffered in an automobile crash more than four years ago.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:40 PM
From 2005-07, Muhsin Muhammad starred as the Bears' No. 1 receiver on teams that won two division titles and played in one Super Bowl. He spoke with RedEye about his time on the Bears, locker room games and his infamous quote about receivers in Chicago....
| Jan 31, 2013
A Super Bowl edition of Costas Tonight will examine the state of the NFL with a special airing Thursday, Jan. 31, at 9pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Topics discussed include player health and safety, the Rooney Rule and a preview of Super Bowl XLVII. Guests...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Photo by Al Diaz
When the National Football League finally put an end to the drawn-out lockout this summer, the first thing that popped into my mind was that the embarrassment was over. There would be no more talk of negotiating from NFL Commissioner...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 4:17 PM
How do you think this year's defensive unit compares with the '85 Bears? -- Mike Litwin, Chicago
Let's not get carried away here. This is a good defense. It can't touch the '85 Bears though, which many regard as the greatest defense in modern NFL...