September 15, 2013 |
Brian Urlacher's playing career is over, but he's still dishing out hits. Since becoming an analyst for Fox Sports 1, the legendary Bears linebacker has stirred the pot on faking injuries, why he hates some of the NFL rules changes and how Jay Cutler gave him the brush-off. He should have had interesting things to say after the Bears rallied to top Minnesota 31-30 on Sunday in a wild shootout at Soldier Field. Jay Cutler threw two interceptions and fumbled once. But he also fired three touchdown passes, including a 16-yarder to Martellus Bennett--aka the "Black Unicorn"--with 16 seconds left to seal the comeback win. “That's two weeks in a row where communication between me and Cutty showed up in the red zone,” Bennett said.
August 19, 2012 |
You know that feeling where you've burned the entire weekend and haven't done your homework? You might feel that way if you didn't watch the Bears' 33-31 win over Washington on Saturday. Lucky for you, we've done the work already. And by that we mean we've assembled this quiz so you can catch up on what you missed. (Don't worry about cheating; look at the answer key as many times as you'd like.) 1. Robbie Gould's 57-yard field goal Saturday was … The longest in his career The game winner with less than a minute to play A minor miracle 2. Which Bears safety(ies)
September 20, 2012 |
Offensive lineman Jonathan Scott arrived in Chicago on Sept. 10 after six seasons with Detroit, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. He sat down with RedEye and shared his thoughts on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Jonathan Scott: I haven't had any in-depth conversations with [Cutler] because I'm new to the team, but I do remember when we were in the [NFL] combine together. I remember him because he was from Santa Claus [pauses], somewhere … Jack Silverstein: Indiana. Scott: … and I thought that was hilarious.
December 5, 2011 |
The phone rings in Brett Favre's Mississippi home. "Hello? Hello? Bears?" Favre answers, startled. "Hi, um, is this Brett?" Bears general manager Jerry Angelo asks. "Yeah, yeah, this is Brett Favre. " "Sorry, did I wake you up?" "I guess I must have just dozed off. I'd been staying up staring at the phone for the last 48 hours, but luckily I fell asleep with the phone in my hand," Favre says. "Sorry, I can call back later. " "No! I mean, that won't be necessary.
March 25, 2012 |
How things have changed in three years. It used to be that a Tiger Woods win on the PGA Tour was routine. But until Sunday's victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational - and since that infamous car crash - he hadn't won on the tour since September 2009. He was in a major slump off the course, but apparently he wasn't too busy to - well, we won't go there this time. Instead, we'll mark his achievement by seeing how likely it is Chicago teams will end droughts of their own this season.
January 17, 2013 |
Bonjour, Monsieur Trestman. That's a terrible way to greet Jay Cutler's new boss, but let's dive in with likes and dislikes about the man from Montreal. Dislike: The whole Canada thing. If he's so great, why hasn't he been in the NFL? By the way, the last coach we hired who coached in Canada? Neil Armstrong. Dislike. Dislike: This guy is being talked about like the only player he has to coach is Jay Cutler. Um, sorry. Other guys on that team could use a butt-whooping.
February 10, 2013 |
Ever since Kristin Cavallari told eonline.com that Jay Cutler proposed to the reality TV star via text message and later mailed her the engagement ring, we've been dying to know what those texts said. Somehow (OK, we're making it up) RedEye managed to get ahold of them. In honor of Valentine's Day, here's the greatest love story never told. Jay: sup baby. Whatcha doing? Kristin: OMG I'm at the airport headed back to Cali. U? Jay: Oh, just practicing, trying to turn Devin Hester into a real receiver.
April 28, 2013 |
Three linebackers, two offensive linemen and a wide receiver walk into Halas Hall … hoping to change the course of football history in Chicago. The Bears' newest draft class arrives with lofty expectations and daunting challenges at each position. It is composed of three guys (linebackers Jon Bostic, Khaseem Greene and Cornelius Washington) hoping to make fans forget about the franchise icon they're trying to replace; two (offensive linemen Kyle Long and Jordan Mills) who are hoping to prevent Kristin Cavallari from becoming a widow before her 30th birthday once she and Jay Cutler make it down the aisle; and another (wide receiver Marquess Wilson)
November 14, 2013 |
From Breaking Bad to breaking just plain awful. I want to take this opportunity to say goodbye to Charles Tillman personally. Something tells me the old vet will not be back with the Bears next year, even if he does return form his season-ending injury. That's the way it goes in the NFL, and it never ends pretty. But Peanut gave us some great, great memories. Interceptions and takeaways, one of the best lockdown corners ever. When it comes to Chicago, I can't keep track of the tweaks anymore.
February 7, 2012 |
The Chicago Dental Society is having a meeting at McCormick Place in a couple of weeks. How do we know this? Because the organization sent out a press release with a sports angle the other day. And, no, it has nothing to do with Duncan Keith's teeth. The CDS asked 100 of its members recently which Chicago sports team "leader" had the best smile, and the results were, um, interesting. We won't reveal the results here. Instead, we'll tell you that Player A received 41 percent of the vote, followed by Player B with 22 percent, Player C at 21 percent and Player D at 5 percent.