October 2, 2012 |
So THAT'S what it looks like when Jay Cutler smiles. In fact, Monday's Bears win illustrated not just what his smiles look like but where they come from. For instance, when the offensive line gives Cutler time to throw, he smiles. And when best buddy Brandon Marshall gives him a jump ball target as large as Shaq in the post, he smiles. And when he flips a pass off his back foot to a sprinting Devin Hester for a touchdown, yes, the cantankerous quarterback is all smiles. Speaking of that beautiful touchdown, Hester smiles when he watches the replay and sees that he did indeed have both hands beneath the...
October 24, 2012 |
I'm about to commit a Chicago felony worse than ketchupping a hot dog. This column is the equivalent of moving a lawn chair out of a freshly shoveled parking spot. I'm going to compare this year's Bears defense to the immortal 1985 defense. You mighta hearda dose guys? Now, before you throw your block-letter Ditka vest at me in disgust, check the stats the 2012 team has put up so far. > > 2012 Bears through six games: 78 points allowed, 21 turnovers, 5 TDs, 21 sacks > > 1985 Bears through six games: 98 points allowed, 19...
September 24, 2013 |
Abracadabra, the Bears are 3-0. If the season ended today, the Bears would be in a three-way tie with New Orleans and Seattle for home-field advantage in the NFC. Congratulations. Of course, NFL seasons don't typically end after three weeks. And it's very difficult to split a home field three ways. Still, Bears fans should be cautiously optimistic. This is a team that has demonstrated, three times, a technical ability to win a football game against another football team. Buuuuuut.
December 26, 2013 |
The nightmare scenario is upon us. Aaron Rodgers returns Sunday for the Packers, and the Bears will not be able to stop him. That's because the Bears can't stop anybody. My favorite reaction from the Bears stomping by the Eagles was this: "Let's burn the tape. " Yeah, let's burn the tape. Hey, Jay Cutler, when your agent sits down with the Bears and pitches a ridiculous contract, I'd like to say, "Um, sorry Jay, didn't get a chance to review your performance this year. We burned the tapes.
October 1, 2012 |
Fans, players, coaches, even beer vendors were relieved when the NFL finally agreed to a new contract with its referees. So now the officiating can stop being part of the story, right? Eh, maybe not. We'll always be talking about the calls on the field. Which gave us an excuse to "officiate" Monday night's Bears game at Dallas. PREGAME Bad call: At 6:36 p.m. CDT, LeBron James tweets, "Less than a hour til GameTime!! #CowboyNation. " Chicago fans already dislike you, dude.
April 24, 2013 |
As Phil Emery prepares for his second Bears draft, he would be wise to study his predecessor Jerry Angelo. The Bears will pick in the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth rounds of the 2013 draft. RedEye takes a look at Angelo's best and worst from those rounds. FIRST ROUND BEST - Tommie Harris, defensive tackle, 2004 WORST - Michael Haynes, defensive end, 2003 Angelo's poor track record in the first round is well-documented, and we could debate his best and worst picks till the cows come home.