1. Chicago Bears Unwilling To Look at New Talent With Season Lost

    When a football team is 4-6 and looking forward to a January of watching the playoffs on television, playing for the future only makes sense. The Chicago Bears will never do this under coach Lovie Smith...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 933 reads 23 comments

  2. Dancing Bear Matt Forte Only One of Team's Numerous Problems

    LAKE FOREST, IL—It took very little time for the idea to come across coach Lovie Smith's lips this week in practice following last week's debacle at San Francisco. "We have five losses...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 520 reads 3 comments

  3. Chicago Bears Stuck in Long, Vicious Downward Spiral

    Quarterback Jay Cutler hadn't even thrown the third of five interceptions Thursday night in one of the worst Bears offensive displays since the one-year era of former offensive coordinator Terry Shea...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 562 reads 15 comments

  4. Dodge Ball: Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith Like Skipping the Tough Questions

    One of the inexorable underlying qualities about coach Lovie Smith’s Chicago Bears has been a complete insistence that outsiders really do not know their game well enough to accurately point out their failings...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 645 reads 26 comments

  5. What the Chicago Bears' Offense Needs Is (an) Execution

    The Bears thought they had their bye week prior to facing Atlanta. Instead, like anyone else who plays the Cleveland Browns this year, the Bears have two byes. And AFC North teams have three byes...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 787 reads 72 comments

  6. More Trouble For Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle Tommie Harris

    Remember the good old days when Bears coach Lovie Smith and defensive tackle Tommie Harris were fellow Texans in arms, working for a common cause? Apparently those days are long gone...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 571 reads 2 comments

  7. Chicago Bears Defenseless Against Cedric Benson and Cincinnati Bengals

    CINCINNATI—Apparently Tommie Harris was doing a lot more than everyone thought. The Bears played without their once dominant, now perpetually convalescing defensive tackle, and made him ...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 477 reads 12 comments

  8. Jay Cutler Earning His Money The Hard Way With Chicago Bears

    The Bears paid Jay Cutler but they’ll be fortunate to get their money’s worth this season unless something changes...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 593 reads 4 comments

  9. Jay Cutler-to-Greg Olsen Connection Falls Flat for Chicago Bears

    A funny thing happened on tight end Greg Olsen’s way to becoming quarterback Jay Cutler’s go-to guy. Cutler got to some other receivers...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 1,141 reads 16 comments

  10. Numbers Adding Up For Bears' Defense, But Not All Of Them

    The Bears' defense made it into their bye week with one standout number to go with a lot of questions about the rest of their season...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 387 reads 8 comments

  11. Chicago Bears Special Teams Help to Overcome Injuries, Invigorated Detroit Lions

    The Bears could call it a special victory Sunday, even if defeat and Detroit have become synonyms in recent years. Everyone from the special teams, to the defense, to quarterback Jay Cutler, ...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about over 5 years ago 449 reads 8 comments

  12. Jay Cutler and Dicey Run Game Have Chicago's Offense Coming Together in Pieces

    The Bears’ offense is coming together piece by piece. It’s just that the pieces aren’t fitting together in the order many thought they would...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 754 reads 3 comments

  13. Lovie Smith's Philosophical Alteration Helps Chicago Bears to 2-1 Mark

    If one person is more responsible for the Bears owning a 2-1 record, it’s obviously quarterback Jay Cutler for engineering two fourth-quarter rallies...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 758 reads 8 comments

  14. Weakly Football Forecast, Week Three: Empty Stadiums, to Be or Not to Be?

    The Bard would have loved the past week in the NFL. True to Hamlet, it was a case of "to thine own self be true" throughout the league...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 422 reads 2 comments

  15. Chicago Bears Need to Put Down the Grass and Get 21st Century Turf in that Joint

    The Chicago Bears have taken one step into the 21st century with a quarterback who can actually pass, and the makings of a receiver corps to complement him...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 984 reads 29 comments

  16. Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Who has the Edge?

    For the first time since 1995, the Pittsburgh Steelers come to Chicago and encounter a Bears team lacking their greatest weapon, big play middle linebacker Brian Urlacher...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 2,190 reads 4 comments

  17. Ochocinco Wild For Cheese Curds: Week Two of Our Weakly NFL Forecast

    It's reality check time for some heading into Week Two. This picks column needs one, that's for sure, after going 5-11 last week against the spread...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  18. Chicago Bears Defend Jay Cutler As if He's the Goal Line

    It’s probably not surprising how Bears coaches and players rushed Wednesday to defend quarterback Jay Cutler from the verbal attack of a couple former NFL head coaches...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 915 reads 9 comments

  19. Hunter Hillenmeyer Filling Big Shoes For Chicago Bears

    The Bears believe we’ll see a different Hunter Hillenmeyer now as Brian Urlacher’s replacement than the one who held the job when their perennial Pro Bowl middle linebacker suffered a series of injuries in 2004...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 614 reads 5 comments

  20. Packers-Bears: Green Bay Gets Picky in Jay Cutler's Chicago Debut

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Bears’ defense Sunday night overcame Jay Cutler’s three first half interceptions, a stupid fourth quarter mistake by long snapper Patrick Mannelly, ...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 262 reads 0 comments

  21. Bears-Packers: Offensive and Defensive Match-ups

    Sunday Night Football, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis. The line: Packers by 3 ½. Over/under: 46 ½. This is the 178th meeting in the NFL’s primordial rivalry...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 684 reads 3 comments

  22. Raiders of the Lost Games: Week One Of The Weakly NFL Forecast

    Ahhh, they're saving the best for last on this opening week of NFL action. On national TV Monday night, coach Tom Cable gets to show off the juggernaut he has assembled when he wasn't busy beating up his assistant coaches...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 988 reads 25 comments

  23. Cutler Thrown Right Into The Fire Against Chicago Bears Biggest Rival

    Jay Cutler has never been to Green Bay, Wis. and really can’t be entirely sure what to expect from the Packers defense he’ll face on Sunday in Lambeau Field...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 691 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago Bears '09: In Cutler They Trust

    Chicago Bears training camp and preseason have passed but nothing has changed. With the regular season starting Sunday in Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers, the Bears have neither calmed fears nor definitively proven any perceived strengths...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 830 reads 8 comments

  25. How I'd Trim The Chicago Bears Roster to 53

    The NFL’s annual call to arms is the final roster cut, requiring teams to trim 22 players and reach 53 for the start of the regular season...

    Gene Chamberlain Written by Gene Chamberlain about almost 6 years ago 1,143 reads 22 comments