| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:34 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. — When the Giants look in the mirror, what do they see?
Is it the team that was 7-7 late last season, fighting for postseason survival as its coach was in danger of being fired?
Or is it the team that finished with a flourish,...
| Sep 14, 2012
GREEN BAY — It's one thing to block the Colts, without Dwight Freeney and with the comforts of playing at home.
It's quite another to block the Packers, with Clay Matthews and the thunder that some 70,000 lathered-up Cheesies can create.
| Sep 15, 2012
| 2:44 PM
We have nine days to debate if the Bears offense can be as bad as Thursday night's debacle in Green Bay would lead one to believe.
I'm going with yes, it can.
For the record, I've not been pushing Lake Forest propaganda. Of the nine-man Tribune...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 7:50 PM
The Jay Cutler-J'Marcus Webb controversy may wind up being a bigger problem for the Rams than it has been for the Bears.
The key figures involved in last Thursday night's incident, celebrity quarterback Cutler and social media butterfly Webb, always...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 5:50 PM
It would be snobbish — not to mention cowardly — if I suggested we all park our opinions of the Bears and the NFL until there's more evidence to evaluate in a few weeks.
But pessimism over the 1-1 Bears is not a rush to judgment, a knee-jerk...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:06 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis.—After a season in which 15 opponents were vanquished, some NFL teams might become self-congratulatory.
Big headed, even.
There has been none of that in Green Bay, however.
In fact, the talk in cheese country is all about...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Shea McClellin wasn't born wearing shoulder pads, but he plays like it.
That's why the Bears general manager Phil Emery made him his first draft pick ahead of Whitney Mercilus, Nick Perry, Chandler Jones, Courtney Upshaw or any other defensive end who...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:40 PM
With defensive back Charles Woodson returning from injury, the Packers will have opportunities to pressure Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder on Saturday night in their NFC wild-card game. Think of zone blitz schemes that force the young quarterback...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Suspense surrounded Halas Hall last year over who would take the fall for the Bears squandering a 7-3 start and missing the playoffs. Who besides Mike Martz, that is, because in retrospect we practically blamed Martz for everything from causing too many...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
The 49ers defeated the Bears every way a team can be beaten Monday night — power, speed and thought.
Almost no one on the team did his job well enough for the Bears to win.
Three aspects of the 49ers' victory stood out upon closer inspection....
| Nov 21, 2012
In retrospect the question was more rhetorical than anything, a reaction that popped into my head late Monday night as Lovie Smith tried processing the punishment the 49ers had just inflicted on the Bears.
What makes you think the offensive line will...