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  1. Eight in the Box: NFC North camp issues

    Kevin Seifert

    What are the three key camp issues facing each NFC North team? CHICAGO BEARS Offense: Kyle Long's readiness The Bears drafted Long in the first round to help an offensive line that has struggled for years to protect quarterback Jay Cutler. Lon...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. Henry Melton on list of looming UFAs

    Kevin Seifert

    News that defensive tackle Henry Melton will play this season under his one-year franchise tender throws further light on the roster flexibility the Chicago Bears have built into coach Marc Trestman's first season with the team. The chart shows 10...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. BBAO: Bears to retire Da Number 89

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday, we broached the topic of whether the Chicago Bears would retire the number of middle linebacker Brian Urlacher. As it turns out, the team is dealing with a backlog on that issue. Almost a half-century af...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  4. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    Kevin Seifert

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what is the most pressing issue on each NFC North team's agenda? Chicago Bears: The top priority at Halas Hall, from now until the start of the season, is getting the offense organized in Marc Trestman's new ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  5. Big Decision: Bears and Brian Urlacher

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of important offseason issues facing NFC North teams: If there were ever a time for the Chicago Bears to make a clean and relatively controversy-free break from their history, it's now. Parting ways with one of the best and mos...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  6. BBAO: Ayanbadejo repping '06 Bears

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Brendon Ayanbadejo has received national attention for his stance on same-sex marriage and the New England Patriots, among other issues. Chicago Bears fans, of course, remember when he was a two-time Pro Bowl selecti...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  7. BBAO: Moving into offseason mode

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good Monday morning to all of you. I snuck out the back door late last week after the Chicago Bears completed their coaching search, hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith after a 2 1/2-week search. All is well....

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  8. First hire suggests Trestman will call plays

    Kevin Seifert

    As we've discussed, the Chicago Bears retained most of former coach Lovie Smith's assistants to give their new coach the option of keeping them as part of his new regime. The Bears did allow special-teams coordinator Dave Toub to depart for the Kansa...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  9. Getting inside the Bears' 10 wins

    Kevin Seifert

    We spent much of this week discussing Saturday night's wild-card playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers -- for good reason. It will mark the second postseason matchup in the 51-year history of the rivalry. In the still mo...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  10. Bears' list so far: No defensive backgrounds

    Kevin Seifert

    The Chicago Bears have sought permission to interview seven known candidates this week for their vacant head-coaching position, according to reports. Five are offensive coordinators, two are special-teams coordinators and not one has a primary backgr...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  11. Another look at Devin Hester's future

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hours after the Chicago Bears fired coach Lovie Smith, it was fair to expect anger and even empty threats from a group of players who had grown close to him over the years. Middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, for one, freely acknowledged that "w...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  12. BBAO: Jordy Nelson's status in question

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Although the Minnesota Vikings' and Green Bay Packers' weekly routines have moved up one day because of a Saturday night kickoff, their formal injury reports remain on the usual NFL schedule. As a result, Packers coa...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  13. Bears: Phil Emery elevates expectations

    Kevin Seifert

    It's too bad the networks can't flex-schedule press conferences. Because Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery gave one of the most expansive and content-rich pressers in recent memory at a time -- New Years' morning -- when many Bears fans and pe...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. Bears names: Mike McCoy, Keith Armstrong

    Kevin Seifert

    In the hours since the Chicago Bears fired coach Lovie Smith, the names of two possible replacements have surfaced: Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Atlanta Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong. Both coaches are availa...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. Emotional reaction to Lovie Smith's firing

    Kevin Seifert

    The end of a head coach's nine-year tenure disrupts deep loyalties, cracks comfort zones and quite frankly scares many of the people affected. That's why you're seeing at least some longtime Chicago Bears react emotionally to the firing of coach Lovi...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  16. Bears gave Lovie Smith a fair opportunity

    Kevin Seifert

    A second consecutive late-season collapse, along with the presence of a new boss who didn't hire him, was enough to end Lovie Smith's nine-year tenure with the Chicago Bears. The decision came quickly after the Bears missed the playoffs for the fi...

    Blog | December 31, 2012