| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:
1. Peyton Manning is back.
The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.
In his first...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 8:03 AM
It still makes no sense that the Bears ignored their starting offensive line in the first phase of free agency or the draft.
It makes less sense when you believe the Bears are a Super Bowl contender the way I believe.
It’s even more mind-...
| Mar 29, 2012
Sunshine has not been difficult to find at the oceanfront site of the NFL owners meetings, but Lovie Smith brought more of it Wednesday in a breakfast with the media.
The Bears coach was particularly optimistic about the addition of wide receiver Brandon...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The Sports Xchange
NFL Roundup: Colts deny Luck holdup, Forte may hold out
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay claimed Saturday that a contract with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck is not being held up by marketing language.
Irsay, using Twitter,...
| 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,...
| 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 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 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 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 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...