| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in the 2003 NFL draft, only three remain active — No. 1 pick Carson Palmer, Packers backup Seneca Wallace and the guy Chicago loved and loathed with equal passion, depending on the week.
The guy once booed during...
| Oct 15, 2013
Lovie Smith never warmed up to anchormen in Chicago so, if you can, picture Smith pretending to laugh at prominent and omnipresent USC fan Will Ferrell's jokes on the sideline during a Trojans practice.
Imagine the straight-laced Smith sidling next to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:40 AM
After the Bears failed to pressure Drew Brees into an interception in a conference loss at home, defensive end Julius Peppers was asked how to fix the pass rush or change things or make it all better.
Pepper said he didn’t have a lot of time to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:38 PM
As Lovie Smith used to say, fantasy football players look at the season in quarters. Well, if after the first four games you still need a quarterback, I have the answer. Alex Smith, E.J. Manuel or Brian Hoyer will help your team; they have been solid...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
As early as his college days at Wayne State in his native Detroit, Bears general manager Phil Emery got paid to help determine who stays and who goes.
Emery worked as a bouncer at Coral Gables, a bustling nightclub where crowds up to 1,000 gathered to...
| 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
| 1:54 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 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 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...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:44 PM
For the past decade, the Bears were the team with great defense and special teams and juuuust enough offense to be competitive. This combo resulted in a couple of close calls, but no Super Bowl wins.
The recipe for NFL success changed, and we've...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Warning: Far too much love being shown in this column.
Disclaimer: It's early, things are still good. Now, the column.
Let's just keep our emotions in check. It's only one game.
But baby, let's dream anyway! The Bears should be 2-0 after this week....