| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:33 PM
As a rule, the Bears' defensive scheme may be the most predictable in the NFL. But coordinator Rod Marinelli and the boys stepped out of character a bit Monday.
They blitzed on nearly 23 percent of Tony Romo's dropbacks, mostly in the first half. It was...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:43 AM
You know what’s worse than the Bears’ offensive line? The Cowboys’ offensive line, that’s what.
Hard to believe, I know. It’s not often the Bears' offensive line stinks less than the opponent’s, but just look:
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:21 PM
The Bears didn't need Jay Cutler to be on his game to win Sunday, and it's a good thing.
Cutler usually is a pretty accurate passer, but his throws frequently were not where they should have been against the Rams. He completed 54.8 percent of his...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 4:31 AM
It was not a performance that offered conclusive answers when it comes to Jay Cutler, his line and the Bears offense.
But the Bears are in no position to worry themselves with style points.
Ten days after a meltdown of more than just the offense at...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Sometimes the will is more important than the skill.
Sunday was one of those times for the Bears.
They didn't provide NBC's "Football Night in America" with many highlights. They failed to take advantage of what the Rams were giving their offense....
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Through two weeks of the season, the Rams defense has leaned on coverage schemes in third-and-7-plus situations to take away vertical concepts. Sunday at Soldier Field, the Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler can attack the Rams secondary running deep,...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 10:19 PM
I asked Jay Cutler and Mike Tice a question regarding offensive strategy last week before the Green Bay game, and their answers surprised me.
I wanted to know if they would be mindful of controlling time of possession with their play-calling to keep the...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 7:31 PM
This will not take another stab at analyzing last week's antics of your favorite Chicago boor.
This will not quote another Hall of Fame player or Bears teammate criticizing Jay Cutler for comportment unbecoming a franchise quarterback.
This will not...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:34 AM
GREEN BAY -- The coaching adage is that a team is never as good as it might look in a victory and never as bad as it might appear in a defeat. Keeping that in mind, we’ll try to maintain perspective with 10 thoughts coming out of another ugly loss...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:32 PM
NFL Network Thursday Night Football 2012 schedule Click here to get a FREE printable 2012 NFL TV Schedule! NFL Network gets an expanded 13-game schedule of Thursday Night Football this season, and it kicks off on Sept. 13 with an old-school NFC North...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Maybe it’s just me, but I was totally unimpressed with the Packers defense. Completely and absolutely unimpressed. It was bad last season. It looked bad to start this season.
The 49ers gashed the Packers for 186 yards rushing and 377 yards total,...