| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:14 PM
DETROIT — Wearing a knotted tie and a focused gaze, Patrick Mannelly looked like a nervous stockbroker staring at the morning ticker as he sat on a folding chair Sunday inside the visiting Bears locker room.
A few feet away, fellow Bears veteran...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Phil Emery has spent so much of his NFL career in the shadows you can't help but wonder just what to expect from him now that his time in the spotlight draws near.
The Bears general manager, sold as a relentless man, finally will begin to unveil his...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 2:52 PM
In the Bears' victory over the Vikings, Jay Cutler and the offense leaned on the Spot route (Corner-Flat-Curl combination) to target Brandon Marshall in third-and-2 to -6 situations. Look for the Bears to add some window dressing Sunday in their...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 2:24 PM
A response was demanded.
A big response.
The Bears needed to answer a bad, weak effort in San Francisco with a solid, physical game against visiting Minnesota.
And they provided it in a tough and vicious game that required it.
After the usual...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 2:01 PM
With a recent lack of production from their veteran tight ends, the Bears and quarterback Jason Campbell can look to rookie Evan Rodriguez to create an explosive play Monday night against the 49ers.
As shown here, the Bears have their Ace personnel (two...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 10:50 PM
Major League Baseball—Playoffs, Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers, 11 a.m. (MLB); Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals, 2 p.m. (TBS); New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles, 5 p.m. (TBS); Cincinnati Reds at San...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:35 PM
Soccer--Premier League, Sunderland at Manchester City, 6:30 a.m. (ESPN2); MLS, Chicago at New York, 2:30 p.m. (NBC); MLS, Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
College Football--Navy at Air Force, 10:30 a.m. (CBS);...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Golf—Ryder Cup, Final Day Matches, 11 a.m. (NBC)
NFL Football—Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, Noon (FOX); Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, 3 p.m. (CBS); New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers, 3:25 p.m. (FOX);...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:07 PM
The wide receivers took the bows and the cornerbacks got the high-fives, but the Bears won their opener Sunday because they beat the Colts in the trenches.
The play of the Bears offensive line was particularly eye-opening. And no one played better on...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Mike Tice probably is more popular than any offensive coordinator in Bears history.
Of course that could change Sunday on the Bears' first possession against the Colts, which also will be Tice's first chance in the job.
Though the Bears don't have a...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....