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  1. Clausen officially the No. 2 quarterback

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- A combination of experience, preseason performance and upside landed Jimmy Clausen the No. 2 job at quarterback, according to Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman. The Bears released Clausen's primary competition, Jordan Pal...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  2. Bears RB Matt Forte stressing ball security against Bucs

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- During his nine-year tenure as head coach of the Chicago Bears, current Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith established a takeaway mentality on defense. That's why running back Matt Forte sees ball security as one of the ma...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Chicago tenure 'a dream come true' for Lovie Smith

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith spoke glowingly Wednesday of his nine-year tenure as head coach in Chicago with the Bears set to host the Buccaneers on Sunday at Soldier Field (1 p.m. ET, Fox). Fired by the organization...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  4. Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman says quarterback Jay Cutler mus...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman wants Jay Cutler "to play better," but benching the embattled quarterback currently isn't under consideration, even after his dud of a performance during a 55-14 debacle Sunday at Green Bay.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  5. Marc Trestman remains confident in Bears' coaching staff

    Michael C. Wright

    Sweeping changes won't be coming to the Chicago Bears' coaching staff in the aftermath of the club losing its fourth game in five outings headed into the bye week, according to head coach Marc Trestman. "We have everybody in position right here," ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  6. The Film Don't Lie: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    A weekly look at what the Chicago Bears must fix: Head coach Marc Trestman, offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer -- even the players -- constantly harp on the need for the Chicago Bears to eliminate the turnovers, and if the club doesn't start to ta...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  7. 3 bold opinions about the Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman spent nearly an hour Wednesday addressing the media for the start of training camp at Olivet Nazarene University, and touched on a variety of topics. Here a...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. Analyzing Kiper Grade A draft: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears hold the No. 14 pick in the 2014 NFL draft after putting together an 8-8 record under head coach Marc Trestman and missing the postseason for the sixth time in seven seasons, in part because of a traditionally strong defense finally...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  9. Kiper's Mock 3.0: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears missed the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons, and their 8-8 record in 2013 under first-year head coach Marc Trestman earned the club the No. 14 overall pick in this year's draft. The Bears added five starters on offens...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  10. Julius Peppers released by Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears released veteran defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  11. Pondering what Chicago's D might be in '14

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker tried in 2013 to run the same defense as former head coach Lovie Smith, and even assimilated to teaching the same language from the scheme. But it didn't work for several reasons, with injuries to key...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  12. Bears prep to play with passion of Ditka

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill -- The anticipated jersey retirement of former Chicago Bears tight end and head coach Mike Ditka reminds current coach Marc Trestman of his team's need to "play with the kind of passion and love for the game" the franchise icon had -...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  13. Hazing outlawed under Trestman

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Marc Trestman made the eradication of rookie hazing one of his first directives upon taking the job as head coach of the Chicago Bears, and many of the team's players believe the move has fostered a better work environment. At...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  14. Urlacher: Smith should be head coach again

    Michael C. Wright

    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher "would be shocked" if former head coach Lovie Smith isn't leading a new team in 2014. Urlacher ate lunch with Smith a couple of weeks ago, and told the "Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000 that the ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  15. Trestman changing Bears' practice routine

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURNONNAIS, Ill. -- Twelve games on the schedule for the Chicago Bears in 2013 feature noon kickoffs, which is part of head coach Marc Trestman's logic in making his team hit the field early for training camp workouts at Olivet Nazarene University. ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  16. Bennett sees new offense helping receivers

    Michael C. Wright

    Like the vast majority of his teammates, Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett expressed optimism about the club's new staff, and the possibilities of the offense under head coach Marc Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. Bennett called...

    Blog | May 15, 2013