Seattle Seahawks

Adam Gase tries to solve offensive puzzle with pieces changing weekly

Adam Gase's search for answers at Halas Hall keeps the lights on late into the night. After the footballs are packed away and the clink of dumbbells fades, the Bears' offensive coordinator leads his assistant coaches into a meeting room where their puzzle pieces lay spread on the table. That's a weekly procedure at every NFL team's headquarters. But in Lake Forest over the last month, the Bears' puzzle has been more vexing than coach John Fox's staff anticipated. Injuries to key players have blurred the design and smoothed the edges so that few pieces easily or obviously fit together. •Quarterback Jay Cutler: hobbled by a strained hamstring. •Top...