| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Blocking and tackling, the two major foundations of football, seem to have taken a seat at the end of the bench in the NFL, where quick scores and virtual 7-on-7 passing drills provide the weekly highlights.
The Vikings' Adrian Peterson is no tackling...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:39 PM
In terms of adversity, the Bears' 2013 season is akin to an airline losing your luggage on a trip to Hawaii. You can sulk away a day or two in a luxury resort, or break down and buy a few items at the gift shop and get on with paradise.
In other words,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Filming for the new "Transformers" movie has been blowing up Chicago, much like the Bears had done for the first three weeks of the NFL season. On Sunday they put their undefeated record on the line in Detroit, home of automakers and star receiver...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 2:21 PM
The Bears defense has produced in its blitz schemes throughout the first three weeks of the season. However, with a matchup versus Calvin Johnson and the Lions, the Bears may choose to play some Cover-2 to limit the deep ball in Detroit.
As shown here,...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:15 PM
For all the adrenaline and testosterone crammed into an NFL season, football players can be awfully sedate.
If the Bears are at all anxious to face Detroit and quarterback nightmare Ndamukong Suh on Sunday, they don't show it.
Good luck getting...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:12 PM
When Henry Melton insisted on driving himself home in the wee hours of Monday morning after returning from Pittsburgh, coach Marc Trestman exchanged texts with the injured Bears defensive tackle like a parent checking on his child.
When Melton showed up...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:46 PM
BOURBONNAIS — When Bears defensive end Shea McClellin made the play of training camp the other day by leaping to intercept a screen pass, exaggeration that often accompanies August football brought several comparisons to another No. 99.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:52 PM
When it comes to blending excitement with gloom over sports teams, no place does it better than Chicago.
So our town is in somewhat of a frenzy over the start of Bears' camp Friday at Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, which most apparently expect to...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 1:30 PM
We can't put a grade on this Bears team two games into the exhibition schedule, nor can we throw out absolutes on personnel or scheme. Plenty needs to be cleaned up on offense, and we don't want to overreact because the Bears' No. 1 defense beat up on a...
| Aug 28, 2013
Here is a fun game to play with friends: Name the best or deepest position on the Bears. Where are they at their best? Is it their depth at defensive line or running back or in the secondary, perhaps?
"Cornerback,'' cornerback Tim Jennings said....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:21 AM
Here’s what you had to like in Bears-Chargers on Thursday night: Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall is still a thing.
Here’s what you had to hate: Cutler to Marshall is still too much of a thing. Cutler looked only for Marshall to the point he...