| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Jay Cutler said the new offense will take three years to learn, but he only gets two max if he underperforms, right? -- @DreddRunner, from Twitter
I think if Cutler underperforms, I think he gets one year, no more. And really that’s all Marc...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:18 PM
It didn't take Aaron Rodgers long to notice Tim Jennings wasn't playing.
The Packers quarterback went at Jennings' replacement at left cornerback, Kelvin Hayden, and Hayden's replacement at nickel back, D.J. Moore, repeatedly. Neither made a play in...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2013
If a career falls in Lake Forest and no one around cares to hear it …
Brian Urlacher's extraordinary career with the Bears ended with a resounding whimper Wednesday as an afternoon news release confirmed what long has been expected — that...
| Mar 27, 2013
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After seeing Manti Te'o shave about one-tenth of a second off his 40-yard dash time Tuesday, hearing the linebacker sing down a hallway inside the Guglielmino Athletics Complex confirmed the skip in his step.
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:12 AM
It’s not so much that the Chicago Bears parted ways with Brian Urlacher, a surefire Hall of Famer robbed of his greatest asset by injuries.
No, it was the sloppy, squirrely, deceitful manner the Bears went about it.
It might be too much to say...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:55 PM
It didn't have to end this way. Not in Brian Urlacher's eyes.
The eight-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker and future Hall of Famer yearned to be a Bear for life. He wanted to walk off Soldier Field on his terms.
When the Bears sent out a news release...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Even the most pessimistic types have to tip the cap to the Bears for the big splash they made as free-agency season opened this week.
Martellus Bennett has a chance to be more of a difference-maker at tight end than the Bears have had since Mike Ditka....
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:21 PM
The easiest way for the Bears to create significant room under the salary cap before the March 12 opening of free agency is to restructure the contract of eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers.
The Bears did so two years ago with a move in...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:26 PM
On the first day of Bears's minicamp, I watched Jay Cutler rear back and fire a pass to a monstrous, sleek, big-handed receiver wearing the jersey No. 83. "Holy god!" I thought to myself. "Who the hell is THAT?"
I scanned the player guide the team had...