September 26, 2013 |
For all the adrenaline and testosterone crammed into an NFL season, football players can be awfully sedate. If the Bears are at all anxious to face Detroit and quarterback nightmare Ndamukong Suh on Sunday, they don't show it. Good luck getting players to admit this game is any more important than a ho-hum tilt against lowly Jacksonville, save for the all-important standings boost a victory would mean. "There's not some, 'Oh yeah, we're playing Detroit this week; we hate Detroit,' " third-year safety Anthony Walters said.
November 28, 2011
Leave your answer in the comments box, and you might find yourself in a future issue of RedEye. 1. What might happen if Kyle Orton starts against the Bears on Sunday? 2. How do Movember mustaches help the Blackhawks play on the ice? 3. Imagine the phone conversation between Ndamukong Suh and Roger Goodell. 4. Rumors have the Cubs going after Prince Fielder. What do you make of that? 5. Why are so many coaches losing their jobs this week?
September 29, 2013 |
Filming for the new "Transformers" movie has been blowing up Chicago, much like the Bears had done for the first three weeks of the NFL season. On Sunday they put their undefeated record on the line in Detroit, home of automakers and star receiver Calvin "Megatron" Johnson. It didn't turn out well. Bad Jay Cutler showed up. So did big, bad Ndamukong Suh. Ditto for Reggie Bush. Add it up and it means the Bears lose 40-32, falling to 3-1 and into a tie with the Lions for the NFC North lead.
November 28, 2011 |
We're poised to learn a lot about the guy pulling the strings for the Bears. I'm not talking about Caleb Hanie and his mediocre quarterbacking skills. (He's a backup for a reason, people. A better-than-average backup capable of winning a few games, but a backup nonetheless.) No, I'm talking about Jerry Angelo. With Jay Cutler out, the home stretch of this season will be the general manager's saving grace or his last hurrah. A 7-4 record in a tepid NFC should be enough of a head start for a team with enough talent to make the playoffs.
October 22, 2012 |
The Bears and Detroit Lions love to hate each other. The last time they faced off, the Lions' Ndamukong Suh ripped off Jay Cutler's helmet, Detroit's Nate Burleson shoved Tim Jennings out of bounds and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford grabbed D.J. Moore by the helmet and threw him to the ground. The fact these teams dislike each other is nothing new, of course, and the stakes were high enough to keep things chippy Monday. The Bears were trying to hold on to first place in the NFC North, and the Lions were attempting to revive their playoff hopes.
October 24, 2012 |
"If people could see him not just when the cameras are on, yeah, you'd see a different side of him. " That quote from Gabe Carimi came in late September after the loss to the Packers. I was gathering material for a column on what "Happy Jay Cutler" looked like, and Bear after Bear told me Cutler is absolutely a happy, jokey, light-hearted guy - just not always on the field, and not always with the media. Carimi's quote has been in my head for the past month, and during my time around the Bears I've begun to see Cutler's jokey side.