| Jan 12, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Lance Louis cried.
Not on the field in front of his teammates. Not on the sideline while the medical staff tugged at his left leg.
Instead, the Bears right guard reserved his weeping for the ride home from Soldier Field the night of Nov. 25. Tears...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 8:48 PM
I spent Wednesday afternoon looking over old game plans and going through worn notebooks in my home office after the Bears hired Marc Trestman as their coach.
I started with Andy Reid's offense, then Jon Gruden's and Sean Payton's. My notes on route...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 6:39 AM
Interesting sales job for Phil Emery: The head coach chosen by the general manager to lead the Chicago Bears into the modern NFL hasn’t coached in the modern NFL for eight seasons
Interesting sales job for Marc Trestman: Convincing Jay Cutler that...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:42 AM
DETROIT — The Bears could spend between now and wild-card weekend counting the reasons they will be sitting at home with 10 wins.
A defensive meltdown in Week 13 against the Seahawks and a brutal loss at Minnesota the following week are good places...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 7:14 PM
DETROIT — Wearing a knotted tie and a focused gaze, Patrick Mannelly looked like a nervous stockbroker staring at the morning ticker as he sat on a folding chair Sunday inside the visiting Bears locker room.
A few feet away, fellow Bears veteran...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 8:58 PM
Most of the players on the Bears roster were acquired by Jerry Angelo to be coached by Lovie Smith. Now that neither is part of the organization anymore, many of those players might not be feeling quite as secure.
The fates of many familiar faces in the...
| Dec 21, 2012
The big-picture stuff going on in Lake Forest is juicier than it has been in years. To my delight, that's not going to change for many weeks.
Who coaches the Bears in 2013 is a much more meaningful, more layered conversation than if Lovie Smith's...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:20 AM
After another miserable performance against the Packers on Sunday, Brandon Marshall said everyone on offense must be accountable, “even if that means jobs.’’
A day after his team lost for the fifth time in six games, Bears coach...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 8:09 PM
GLENDALE, Ariz. — From miles away in the sprawling Arizona landscape that surrounds it, visitors can spot the massive steel marvel of technology and design that is the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Around the NFL, observers consider the home of...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Based on the heat Mike Tice has been feeling, you would think he has been the one who has been giving up the sacks, committing false starts, throwing the interceptions, running the wrong routes and plowing into the backs of blockers.
The Bears offense...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 8:31 PM
Inside the locker room during their last trip to the University of Phoenix Stadium one night six years ago, ecstasy made Bears players oblivious.
They didn't realize somebody let reporters into their inner sanctum quicker than usual after the Bears...