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  1. Four Downs: New Bears identity?

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    After three straight head coaches with defensive backgrounds, the Chicago Bears turned to Marc Trestman, a veteran offensive coordinator, to lead the franchise. The faces of the franchise, linebacker Brian Urlacher and Lovie Smith, a former defen...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  2. Briggs: Defense stays positive amid change

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    Linebacker Lance Briggs said Thursday that change in the defensive coaching staff was tough to accept given the Chicago Bears' success in recent seasons, but he maintains the veterans will "stay positive" during the transition. "Initially doubt go...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  3. Video: Lance Briggs wraps up 2012

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    Bears linebacker Lance Briggs talks about the disappointment of not making the playoffs, finding out Lovie Smith was fired and how the defense will be affected by a new head coach....

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  4. Briggs: Uncertainty toughest part of search

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    Lance Briggs says he has no preference in the search for a head coach, but the veteran Chicago Bears linebacker who played nine seasons under Lovie Smith acknowledged that the uncertainty of playing for a new leader is the toughest part. "The par...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  5. Video: Cutler talks Lovie firing, Hester

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    Bears QB Jay Cutler talks to ESPN Chicago's "Waddle & Silvy" about the feelings in the locker room when Lovie Smith was fired and why Cutler wants Devin Hester back next season....

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. Four Downs: Should Bears go offensive?

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    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery wasted little time beginning his coaching search, departing for Atlanta for interviews right after holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss his firing of Lovie Smith. The process that has followed has b...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  7. Podcasts: Reaction to Lovie's firing

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    ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter dishes on the Bears' decision to cut ties with Lovie Smith and more. • ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck talks about the Bears' dismissal of Lovie Smith, the playoffs, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and more...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  8. Ditka: Firing Lovie a bad move by Bears

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    Don't count Mike Ditka among those happy to see the Chicago Bears move on from Lovie Smith. "I think Lovie is a very good coach," Ditka said Monday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "Everybody is a little bit different in their manner. I ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  9. Vote: Who is to blame for Bears' collapse?

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    Lovie Smith paid the price with his job on Monday for the Chicago Bears failing to make the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons. The Bears became the first team since the 1996 Washington Redskins to start the season 7-1 and fail to make the pl...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  10. Video: Jaws and Hoge react to Lovie firing

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    Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge discuss the Bears' firing of Lovie Smith after a 10-6 season....

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  11. Vote: Should Lovie return in 2013?

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    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has said coach Lovie Smith would be evaluated after the season. As soon as Blair Walsh kicked the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs with a second left to beat the Green Bay Packers and eliminate the Bears, the...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  12. Four Downs: End for Lovie, Urlacher?

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    With a 7-1 start a distant memory it has come to this for the 8-6 Bears: Beat the woeful Arizona Cardinals or there will be no playoffs and massive change could be ushered into Halas Hall. Will that potential change include the head coach and a fr...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  13. Lovie backs Urlacher: He cares about fans

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    Coach Lovie Smith defended Brian Urlacher, who criticized Chicago Bears fans for booing the team at Soldier Field on Sunday, saying the star linebacker "cares about the fans." Read the entire story....

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  14. Video: Cutler talks Lovie's Bears future

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    Blog | December 17, 2012
  15. Four Downs: Will Urlacher be back?

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    The Chicago Bears begin life without Brian Urlacher on Sunday. Will it be a preview of next year and beyond? Expected to be sidelined at least three weeks by a hamstring injury, Urlacher's contract is up after the season. Will the Bears bring back...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  16. Day later, Lovie would still go for it

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    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said he would still go for it on fourth and 1 a day after the Seattle Seahawks stopped the Bears in the second quarter of their 23-17 victory at Soldier Field. Leading 7-0, the Bears faced fourth and 1 at the Seattl...

    Blog | December 03, 2012