1. Chicago Bears See Plenty of Wide Receiver Help for Jay Cutler

    BOURBONNAIS -- The common view from national media and fans in cities outside Chicago is quarterback Jay Cutler has no one at wide receiver for targets...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 4 years ago 3,526 reads 18 comments

  2. Chicago Bears' Players Know the Stakes for Their Coach on Reporting Day

    BOURBONNAIS—The stakes for this year’s Bears season are not lost on the players, even if coach Lovie Smith prefers to change the subject. It’s "Win One for Lovie (or else)" after three straight disappointing seasons...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 4 years ago 361 reads 16 comments

  3. QB Jay Cutler No. 1 on Chicago Bears Camp Concerns List

    For a veteran coach facing a make-or-break season, the Chicago Bears’ Lovie Smith could certainly have it worse...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 4 years ago 2,405 reads 31 comments

  4. Chicago Bears Minicamp: The Long and Short of It

    It's often said very little can be observed about a football team by watching them run around in shorts at a minicamp. They certainly wore shorts and no pads at this weekend's Bears minicamp, but some facts became very self-evident anyway...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about 4 years ago 1,492 reads 18 comments

  5. Chicago Bears Offense Needs to Max-Out at Minicamp

    Friday, on the first day of minicamp, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took a realistic approach toward how long it will take to get the new offense of coordinator Mike Martz down...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about 4 years ago 766 reads 22 comments

  6. Former Chicago Bears Great Gale Sayers an Expert at Sounding Foolish

    In a recent interview with the Associated Press, former Bears running back great Gale Sayers again showed that he should have remained the quiet, unassuming kid whom the late Brian Piccolo sometimes made fun of in the 1960s...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about 4 years ago 2,859 reads 33 comments

  7. Even Bears Draft Day Busts Need a Hug Now and Then

    Every team has draft day busts. In fact, only about 50 percent of first-round draft choices even become a viable NFL player. Anyone can love someone in the successful 50 percent...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about 4 years ago 724 reads 6 comments

  8. Chicago Bears Free Agent Signings Necessary Due to Past Personnel Failures

    The Chicago Bears painted it as a red-letter day. There are two ways to look at it, of course. It was both a day to be positive about the future, and a day to remember the horrors of the past...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,646 reads 40 comments

  9. Chicago Bears Hope Julius Peppers Can Spice Up Defense

    Julius Peppers' first unrestricted free agency stop will be in Lake Forest on Friday to talk to the Bears. It's up to general manager Jerry Angelo and ownership to make it his last stop...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 853 reads 11 comments

  10. Best Rhodes to Chicago Bears Free Safety Help Come from New York

    The Bears have finally decided to get serious about replacing free safety Mike Brown. It took a year of watching Al Afalava and Kevin Payne being too slow to get to receivers on third down and ...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,877 reads 2 comments

  11. Bobby DePaul Firing Another Step in "Smithing Down" the Chicago Bears

    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka coined the phrase “Grabowskis” for his 1985 Super Bowl team when they prepared to play the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC championship. He referred to the Bears as Grabowskis and the Rams as “Smiths...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,551 reads 11 comments

  12. Chicago Bears: Marinelli Promotion Means Bears Rewarded Lovie for Mediocrity

    All the much-promised, drastic change at Halas Hall is complete. It's like the Bears promised they were going in for a face lift and came home with their eyebrows trimmed and fingernails clipped...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 704 reads 15 comments

  13. Chicago Bears Plus Mike Martz Equals Victory or Complete Disaster?

    The quarterback known as a coach killer meets the coach known for killing his quarterbacks. The Chicago Bears’ hiring Monday of Mike Martz to oversee the offense run by quarterback Jay ...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,367 reads 12 comments

  14. Mike Martz Calling Bears' Shots Would Mean Jay Cutler Takes Some Shots

    The clown car parade has stopped for now after the biggest clown made it to Halas Hall and then apparently to Nashville...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,155 reads 17 comments

  15. Chicago Bears: Lovie Smith Already Looks Wrong

    LAKE FOREST, IL—When some one says something stupid, it’s funny how fast these stupid things can come back to haunt someone. Take Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, for instance...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,450 reads 5 comments

  16. Ted Phillips Banking on Jerry Angelo-Lovie Smith Duo

    LAKE FOREST, IL—Not only will Bears coach Lovie Smith be back, but so too will the cover-two defensive scheme that has been his trademark. “We haven’t played it as well as we need to,” Smith said...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 444 reads 8 comments

  17. Chicago Bears Play the Waiting Game with Lovie Smith and Staff

    LAKE FOREST — The Bears made everyone wait until the season’s final two games to see the true potential of their offense. A day after the season ended they were still making people wait — this time to learn the fate of the coaching staff...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 582 reads 2 comments

  18. McCashkeys Need No Urging To Keep Lovie Smith As Bears Head Coach

    LAKE FOREST— Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris expressed the viewpoint on coach Lovie Smith’s future held by every player in the team’s locker room. “I know he’ll be back,” Harris said Wednesday...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 746 reads 7 comments

  19. Bears GM Jerry Angelo Turns Up Heat on Head Coach Lovie Smith

    About four hours after his boss failed to offer a vote of confidence Sunday, Bears coach Lovie Smith understood the reason. The scoreboard told that reason: Ravens 31, Bears 7...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 821 reads 4 comments

  20. Q and A with Bears GM Jerry Angelo: What's Coach Lovie Smith's Fate?

    In a wide-ranging interview with media Sunday afternoon prior to the Bears-Baltimore Ravens game, Chicago general manager Jerry Angelo answered questions about the team's disappointing 5-8 season and some about the future...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 853 reads 12 comments

  21. What a Fine Mess Lovie Smith and His Staff Have Made of the Chicago Bears

    CHICAGO — Once the thought of Bears coach Lovie Smith losing his job seemed ridiculous. After 13 games, though, and Sunday’s 21-14 defeat by the Green Bay Packers, nothing seems ...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,254 reads 24 comments

  22. Ugly Bears Victory Does Little Beyond End Losing Streak

    CHICAGO -- To find truth in the Chicago Bears' locker room, one must go to defensive players, and particularly, the defensive ends...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 483 reads 1 comments

  23. Injured Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher Should Focus on Rehab, Not Analysis

    It’s been quite a while since linebacker Brian Urlacher played in an NFL game, and he’s acting like he’s been away forever...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 1,018 reads 40 comments

  24. Minnesota Vikings' Dominance Hands Chicago Bears a Large Dose of Reality

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The best thing you could say about the Bears after Sunday’s 36-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings was coach Lovie Smith didn’t fill the air with ridiculous ideas about ...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 686 reads 13 comments

  25. Chicago Bears Picked the Worst Time To Hibernate

    The Chicago Bears not only are bad, they've also picked a bad time to be bad. Obviously, it's never good to trade away your first round draft pick for a quarterback who isn't producing—whether it's his fault or the lack of an offensive line...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 4 years ago 396 reads 3 comments