| Sep 21, 2012
Sacks have been the source of much consternation at Halas Hall this season. But they also have been the source of much consternation in the offices of every Bears opponent.
It hasn't gotten much airtime, but the Bears can give nearly as good as they...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 1:33 PM
A little more than a month after the Bears professed to be re-emphasizing the draft, they likely are about to make it rain in free agency.
But that's good because this is an unusual year in free agency. Typically, the market mostly offers players who are...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Roger Goodell just gave the Bears a season.
No, the NFL Commissioner didn’t send out a press release. And no, he did not appear on NFL Network to explain how and why. But when Lord Roger Voldemort sent his Death Eaters to New Orleans in the wake of...
| Oct 6, 2012
Most fans go to Bears summer training camp hoping to be entertained by spectacular offensive plays.
Jay Cutler lofts a deep pass to Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester or Earl Bennett and the crowd goes wild. Matt Forte bursts through a hole and races 35...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 3:05 PM
The Cover-2 defense is boring. And it lacks creativity.
I can't tell you how many times I've heard that about the two-deep scheme the Bears still lean on in their game plan.
Sure, they have become more "multiple" with coordinator Rod Marinelli in...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:08 PM
When the Lions and their fans look at how dominating the Bears defense and its scheme has been, they have to think, "That should have been us."
In 2006, Matt Millen hired Rod Marinelli as head coach of the Lions.
Then in 2008, the Lions became the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Hard to imagine Lovie Smith going toe to toe with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli at halftime of an important Bears game.
Of course, Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan famously had to be separated in the locker room at halftime of the...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Ten thoughts on the Chicago Bears after their 20-17 exhibition victory Friday night over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.
1. Lovie Smith always has said that it's hard to make final roster cuts, with plenty of hard decisions in the process....
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:43 AM
6th in a 10-part series
Charles Tillman could not say his ninth NFL season was his best and it very well might not be. After a while, they're hard to sort through when you've been a consistent performer.
But the veteran cornerback was selected to the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 6:28 AM
If Mike Tice leaves to coach the Oakland Raiders,the Bears would have all kinds of bad news.
Or, looking at it another way, the Bears would have all kinds of typical Bears news.
The Bears thought they were looking for just a passing game coordinator/...