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Lovie Smith’s Tenure as Chicago Bears Head Coach Should Be Remembered for Positives
January 18th, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Lovie Smith. The head coach whose offense always ranked towards the bottom end of the NFL. The head coach driven out of town after the Chicago Bears failed to miss the playoffs after starting the 2012 season 7-1. ***PHOTO1*** But wait a second here….isn’t this the same Lovie Smith that lead...

Rod Marinelli Won’t Return as Defensive Coordinator for Chicago Bears
January 17th, 2013 at 9:37 PM
***VIDEO1*** While Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery was searching for a new head coach for the team, defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli wasn't even a candidate. When he hired Marc Trestman as head coach, the move put Marinelli's fate with the team in jeopardy, so he took matters into his own hands...

Chicago Bears Hire Marc Trestman to Replace Lovie Smith
January 16th, 2013 at 10:40 AM
***VIDEO1*** The Chicago Bears closed their search for the 14th head coach in team history by making the decision to hire Montreal Alouettes' Marc Trestman in the wee hours of the morning. Bears general manager Phil Emery decided on Trestman after an exhausting interviewing process that included 12 known candidates for the...

Chicago Bears Win; Still Miss Out on Playoffs
December 30th, 2012 at 7:52 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Minnesota Vikings were not only able to beat the Green Bay Packers today, but in turn also knocked the Chicago Bears out of the playoff picture. The Vikings locked up the No. 6 and final seed in the NFC, and the Chicago Bears are going home, despite their narrow...

Chicago Bears Vs Detroit Lions: Week 17 Injury Report and Preview
December 30th, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status RB Armando Allen KNEE QUESTIONABLE S Chris Conte HAMSTRING OUT LB Blake Costanzo CALF OUT RB Matt Forte ANKLE PROBABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER PROBABLE DT Henry Melton CHEST QUESTIONABLE T Jonathan Scott HAMSTRING PROBABLE CB Charles Tillman RIBS, ELBOW PROBABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING DOUBTFUL Detroit Lions Pos Player Injury NFL Status S Don Carey KNEE PROBABLE S Louis Delmas KNEE QUESTIONABLE CB Chris Houston HAMSTRING, HIP QUESTIONABLE WR Calvin Johnson KNEE, ANKLE PROBABLE TE Brandon Pettigrew ANKLE DOUBTFUL RB Kevin Smith THUMB PROBABLE DE Kyle Vanden Bosch NOT INJURY RELATED PROBABLE *** Prior to the start of the season, when people saw this game on the schedule for the final week, they likely thought it would...

Chicago Bears Vs Arizona Cardinals: Week 16 Injury Report and Preview
December 23rd, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Chicago Bears Pos Player Injury NFL Status WR Earl Bennett CONCUSSION QUESTIONABLE LB Blake Costanzo CALF QUESTIONABLE LB Geno Hayes KNEE PROBABLE CB Tim Jennings SHOULDER QUESTIONABLE WR Brandon Marshall HAMSTRING PROBABLE DE Shea McClellin KNEE PROBABLE DT Henry Melton CHEST DOUBTFUL T Jonathan Scott HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE LB Brian Urlacher HAMSTRING OUT Arizona Cardinals Pos Player Injury NFL Status DE Calais Campbell CALF PROBABLE WR Early Doucet CONCUSSION OUT LB Quentin Groves FOOT QUESTIONABLE TE Rob Housler KNEE QUESTIONABLE S Rashad Johnson HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE TE Mike Leach BACK, SHOULDER PROBABLE T Nate Potter KNEE QUESTIONABLE S James Sanders CALF QUESTIONABLE RB Anthony Sherman KNEE QUESTIONABLE DE Ronald Talley ANKLE QUESTIONABLE CB Greg Toler HAMSTRING PROBABLE DT Dan Williams HAMSTRING QUESTIONABLE *** If the Chicago Bears don't win this game, their playoff hopes are all but gone, and Lovie Smith might actually be fired on the...

Chicago Bears’ Brian Urlacher Says He Doesn’t Care About the Fans
December 17th, 2012 at 3:28 PM
***PHOTO1*** Ouch. What more is there to say if you're a fan of the Chicago Bears. Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has been the face of the franchise for years, and after the team lost to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, he gives the fans a shot to the jaw. "Two of the people...

Chicago Bears: Will Lovie Smith Be Back If Team Fails to Make the Playoffs?
December 13th, 2012 at 7:23 AM
***VIDEO1*** This looks all too familiar for the Chicago Bears, doesn't it. It isn't uncommon for the team to get off to a hot start under head coach Lovie Smith, only to taper off at the end of the year to the point where the team is no longer in the playoff...

Lovie Smith Says Chicago Bears Won’t Sign Free Agent Receiver
December 4th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Bears can't stay healthy at the wide receiver position. Brandon Marshall has remained healthy and on the field *knock on wood* but options two through four have each missed at least one game. Despite multiple receivers going down for various reasons, Bears head coach Lovie Smith insists that the...

Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs All Expect to Play Sunday
December 1st, 2012 at 1:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** A plethora of Chicago Bears were unable to finish Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, but following a week of rest and practice, many believe they'll be able to give it a go. Matt Forte, Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs all left Sunday with apparent ankle injuries, and all believe they...

Jared Allen Fined $21,000 for Hit on Chicago Bears’ Lance Louis
November 29th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jared Allen's hit on Lance Louis will cost Louis the rest of the 2012-13 season as the guard tore his ACL on the play. The same hit will cost Allen $21,000. ***VIDEO1*** Allen hit Louis while blocking after an Antoine Winfield interception. Louis didn't see Allen coming, and his left leg was...

Chicago Bears Lose Lance Louis for Season; Sign Former All-Pro Andre Gurode
November 28th, 2012 at 7:41 AM
***VIDEO1*** Jared Allen's "cheap shot" on Chicago Bears' Lance Louis has ended the right guard's 2012-13 season. Louis was diagnosed with a torn ACL on the play that occurred at the beginning of the third quarter during the Bears' 28-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Antoine Winfield intercepted a pass thrown by...

Chicago Bears Lose NFC North Lead with Loss to San Francisco 49ers
November 20th, 2012 at 1:35 PM
***VIDEO1*** Put the Chicago Bears in Candlestick Park, and you have a recipe for disaster. This is Chicago's eighth straight loss in San Francisco, and on Monday they were embarrassed by a score of 32-7 by the San Francisco 49ers. Sure, the No. 1 excuse for the Bears can be that Jay...

Brandon Marshall Very Frustrated After Chicago Bears Loss to San Francisco 49ers
November 20th, 2012 at 9:03 AM
***VIDEO1*** Brandon Marshall was visibly upset throughout the Chicago Bears loss to the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, and his frustration escalated near the end of the game when he couldn't corral a pass along the sideline. First reports said Marshall became involved in a verbal altercation with teammate Matt Forte following...

Aldon Smith Embarrasses Chicago Bears’ Offensive Line in 32-7 San Francisco 49er Victory
November 20th, 2012 at 7:33 AM
***VIDEO1*** Pancake blocks are a stat usually kept for offensive lineman in the NFL. On Monday night, Aldon Smith pancaked a plethora of Chicago Bears lineman on his way to Jason Campbell 5.5 times -- a new Monday Night Football record. Whether he was matched up on J'Marcus Webb or Gabe Carimi,...

Jason Campbell to Start Monday Night for Chicago Bears
November 16th, 2012 at 10:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jason Campbell will replace Jay Cutler as the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback for the team's Monday night game against the San Francisco 49ers. Cutler suffered a concussion Sunday not on an illegal hit from Houston's Tim Dobbins. Dobbins was fined $30,000 for the hit that knocked Cutler out for the second...

Kurt Warner to Jay Cutler: Proceed with Caution
November 13th, 2012 at 5:26 PM
***VIDEO1*** The NFL reviewed Chicago's handling of the concussion suffered by quarterback Jay Cutler and determined the team properly followed league protocol. Cutler didn't return in the second half after the hit he received from Tim Dobbins. Cutler has not talked to the media since suffering the concussion. NFL rules prohibit concussed...

Chicago Bears’ Alshon Jeffery: Fantasy Football Buy NOW
November 7th, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Although there is a slight chance Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Alshon Jeffery could return Sunday night against the Houston Texans, it isn't likely. Chances are, Chicago will keep Jeffery out against Houston to let his hand fully heal. He'd be ready next week for the San Francisco 49ers. "Alshon Jeffery...

Chicago Bears Defense Setting the Standard; Offense Trying to Catch Up
November 6th, 2012 at 1:45 PM
***VIDEO1*** For those of you who actually watched the video -- see what we did there, now you have to watch the video -- the key word by the announcer was "another." It was "another" forced fumble by Charles Tillman. He asked whether or not it would be "another" touchdown for the...

Chicago Bears Embarrass Tennessee Titans 51-20
November 5th, 2012 at 9:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** The rule with the Tennessee Titans is to not let them hang around as they are 3-1 in games decided by seven points or less. Chicago accomplished that wish scores in all three phases of the game in the first quarter Sunday en route to a 51-20 win. Chicago (7-1) was...