| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:19 PM
The Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler can look to create explosive plays down the field versus the Lions defense Sunday using the wheel concept to expose the curl-flat defender in Cover-3.
Using the All-22 coaches film from the Lions-Cardinals matchup in...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 11:10 PM
PITTSBURGH – Henry Melton's concerned teammates closed their eyes and took a knee Sunday night in the fourth quarter of the Bears' 40-23 victory over the Steelers as medical personnel signaled for a cart to take the injured defensive tackle off...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 6:35 PM
If the excitement of an early NFC North showdown in Detroit doesn't make Bears fans tremble, then certainly fear should do the trick.
The Lions long have been a punch line in the NFL, but these days there seems to be a grimly purposeful malice to the...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Jay Cutler and the Bears offense should expect multiple fronts and creative blitz schemes from Dick LeBeau's Steelers defense. It's a unit that will disguise and roll coverage while using zone pressures to attack the quarterback.
As shown here, the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 1:54 PM
During meetings in 1975 inside the Bierman Building on the University of Minnesota campus, Golden Gopher quarterbacks Tony Dungy and Marc Trestman hung on offensive coordinator Tom Moore's every word.
Dungy was the established starter who led the Big...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:31 PM
It's called a confidence interval in statistics and a safety calculation in engineering. In professional football it's a less formal computation of the number of stupid mistakes you can make while still managing to win a game. Welcome to the fascinating...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:38 PM
Killing the fun notion that the Bears had hired a football facsimile of life coach Tony Robbins, Jay Cutler kidded that Marc Trestman has yet to ask him to fall blindly backward to prove he would catch the quarterback.
"He hasn't said, 'Hey, this is a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:55 AM
OK, so Julius Peppers was sick. What’s the excuse for the rest of the Bears' defensive line?
Right now, that appears to be the worst unit on the Bears. I mean, it looks like the pass rush is being coordinated by Fox.
I’ve heard that the...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 7:59 PM
— A relatively easy schedule, the surreal play of Nick Foles and ability of their defense to pull together and cover up its limitations has helped the Philadelphia Eagles make it to where they are today: at the top of a weak NFC East and in...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Isn’t this where we came in with Devin Hester?
Isn’t this the kind of guy we saw eight seasons ago when he pantsed the NFL with kickoff and punt returns that were, well, ridiculous, as Jeff Joniak said?
Hester is back to returning kicks...