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  1. Prediction: Saints will beat Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The New Orleans Saints can't protect Drew Brees consistently, which bodes well for a Chicago pass rush that can't effectively get to the quarterback without dialing up the blitz. If the Bears can generate pressure with the front four, they'll be able...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Buyer's remorse not confined to just Jay Cutler

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's today's spin around the Chicago Bears beat: -- With all the talk lately about buyer's remorse, Mike Mulligan takes it a tad deeper here. Mulligan writes: But even the most fervently invested decision-makers at Halas Hall would be hard-pres...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Loss of Brandon Marshall will sting struggling Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Rah-rah leadership makes minimal impact, but when a player speaks with deeds on the field, it galvanizes teams, especially sputtering ones such as the Chicago Bears. That's what the club will miss without Brandon Marshall in t...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  4. Marc Trestman: Bears need to run the ball

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Dating all the way back to September, the Chicago Bears brass routinely spouted rhetoric about the need to achieve a more balanced run-pass ratio. Yet the Bears haven't delivered. With the Bears coming off a 34-17 loss at Detr...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  5. Changes inevitable for Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Hopefully, your Thanksgiving turkey went down smoother than the Chicago Bears' 34-17 loss Thursday to the Detroit Lions. Let's take a quick spin around the Chicago Bears beat: -- ESPNChicago.com's Jon Greenberg captures a scene of disappointmen...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  6. Bears beat Lovie Smith at his own game with takeaways

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Lovie Smith stamped Chicago's defense with a takeaway mindset during his nine-year tenure, and standing on the opposite sideline Sunday as coach of Tampa Bay, he watched the Buccaneers fall victim to his Bears brainchild. Down 10-0 to s...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  7. Jay Cutler: Bears 'challenged' in locker room at halftime

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler admitted the discussions in the locker room at halftime Sunday of the team's 21-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became a little heated with the team down 10-0 and the offense struggling. Over th...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  8. Twitter mailbag: Should Bears let Matt Forte go into last year of...

    Michael C. Wright

    Welcome to the Chicago Bears' Twitter mailbag: ....

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  9. 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
  10. The Film Don't Lie: Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    A weekly look at what the Chicago Bears must fix: The Chicago Bears freshened up the offense and better utilized running back Matt Forte in their win over the Minnesota Vikings, but when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, they'll have t...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  11. Twitter mailbag: Locker room leadership overblown concept

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- We decided to bring back the Twitter mailbag feature, which will now run on Saturdays for the rest of the season. Thanks everyone for participating. Let's get started: ....

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  12. Martellus Bennett: 'Packers game will tell us a lot'

    Michael C. Wright

    There's no better way to kick off our look around the Bears beat with this piece by ESPN.com's David Fleming, who spent the bye week with tight end Martellus Bennett as he put the finishing touches on his animated movie "Zoovie". Bennett tol...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  13. Marquess Wilson returns to practice

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears punched the 21-day clock to bring back Marquess Wilson on Wednesday, putting him through a practice for the first time since August, when the second-year receiver suffered a fractured clavicle at training camp. ...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  14. Midseason report: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Fresh off a 51-23 throttling at the hands of the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery conducted a dual press conference at Halas Hall, where they expressed disappointment over the team's inconsistent ...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 51-23 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium: What it means: The margin of error continues to shrink for the Bears, who fell yet another game further behind in the NFC North r...

    Blog | October 26, 2014
  16. Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman says Brandon Marshall didn't ca...

    Michael C. Wright

    Bears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014