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CHICAGO (AP) — The Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis. It's the first...
New coaches sell change the way politicians sell hope. It is their snake oil, and they often find desperate customers in their teams' executive offices as well as in the stands of the stadiums they call home. It is what new coaches do because that's...
Tags: Sports, Lovie Smith, Football, Charles Tillman, Phil Emery
Sitting there listening to Marc Trestman elucidate at his introductory news conference at Halas Hall, the vision appeared. Jay Cutler, career year in 2013. Yes, I saw it. Of that I am certain. OK, so I've seen purple elephants before. Trestman wasn'...
Interesting sales job for Phil Emery: The head coach chosen by the general manager to lead the Chicago Bears into the modern NFL hasn’t coached in the modern NFL for eight seasons Interesting sales job for Marc Trestman: Convincing Jay Cutler that...
Tags: Joe Montana, Jay Cutler, Mike Tice, Michael Bush, Phil Emery
Phil Emery will hire the right head coach for the Bears. Nobody can say so yet, of course. Nobody can draw a fair conclusion about Lovie Smith's successor until next season at the earliest. But Emery gave the Bears every reason to believe that...
The game against the Lions on Sunday could have been the last one for a Bear who has been around forever and has his name listed prominently in the team record books. But the Bears decided they wanted him back. Whether or not the Bears will take the...
Based on the heat Mike Tice has been feeling, you would think he has been the one who has been giving up the sacks, committing false starts, throwing the interceptions, running the wrong routes and plowing into the backs of blockers. The Bears offense...
We can wonder if Marc Trestman can be a dynamic leader of one of this league's founding franchises in the country's second-largest NFL market. We can question if he will get through to Jay Cutler. We can ask if doing whatever he did to make Canadian...
Lost in Wednesday's giggly revelation at Halas Hall that NFL players have been known to take Viagra for an edge was Brandon Marshall seriously embracing what gives the Bears offense its biggest boost. "We understand that we are the focal points of the...
If the Bears had a sense of humor they would pass out 61,500 pairs of blue-and-orange 3-D glasses Sunday at Soldier Field to symbolize the new way of watching football in Chicago. Behold, Bears fans: Your team finally caught up to the modern NFL. But I...
It would be snobbish — not to mention cowardly — if I suggested we all park our opinions of the Bears and the NFL until there's more evidence to evaluate in a few weeks. But pessimism over the 1-1 Bears is not a rush to judgment, a knee-jerk...
Dallas is as good a place as any to burst through the growing frustration surrounding the Bears stalled offense. "We can't be up and down like a roller coaster,'' wide receiver Devin Hester said. "We have to get a winning streak going — at least...
Tags: Frank Omiyale, Ryan Cook, Doug Free, Jay Cutler, Chilo Rachal
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