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  1. Tony Dungy: Bears took Lovie Smith for granted

    Michael C. Wright

    As Chicago stumbles toward its first sub-.500 season since 2009, second-guessing the franchise's decision to part ways with Lovie Smith after a 10-6 campaign in 2012 has become common, with former NFL coach Tony Dungy saying the organization took Smi...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Buccaneers will beat Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears finally captured a victory last week, but they did it in a game Jay Cutler turned over the ball multiple times, which marks the first time that's happened all year. Can the Bears escape the Buccaneers and former coach Lovie Smith in...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  4. Plenty of takes on Lovie Smith

    Michael C. Wright

    We could call today's spin around the Chicago Bears beat "Lovie Links," as former coach Lovie Smith seems to be getting plenty of love with his Tampa Bay Buccaneers set to face the Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. It's interesting to read all the...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  5. Jay Cutler: Lovie Smith's firing 'was tough to see'

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler acknowledged Thursday it "was tough to see" former coach Lovie Smith fired by the organization in 2012, after the team posted a 10-6 record. "We won 10 games that year and he got fired," Cu...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Lovie Smith in elite company

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's a quick look at what's going on around the Chicago Bears beat: -- Linebacker Lance Briggs places former Bears coach Lovie Smith among the greatest coaches in franchise history, writes ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson. Smith's 84 wins in ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  8. Players-only meeting helped Bears' D against Vikings

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Coaches and players downplayed the players-only film session held by Chicago's defense last week prior to the team's 21-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings, but nobody's denying the positive impact. After surrendering 27 points ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  9. 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
  10. McCown surprised to hear Trestman's leadership questioned

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Tampa Bay quarterback Josh McCown spent 2013 as the backup in Chicago, and admitted Wednesday "it is a little surprising" to hear the leadership of Bears coach Marc Trestman is being questioned. "I'm just thinking about it as ...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  11. Kyle Long: Bears needed 'to change our attitude'

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long understood the heat his team was taking last week from fans and the media in the wake of it losing its third consecutive game. So while the club's victory over the Minnesota Vikings provided a brief respite, Lon...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  12. Tough season has made Marc Trestman salty

    Michael C. Wright

    In today's spin around the Chicago Bears beat, several reporters noted the testiness coach Marc Trestman is now showing in press conferences. Perhaps a 4-6 start after lofty expectations to start the season makes you a tad salty. Let's get star...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Lance Briggs knows how game is played

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Lance Briggs' muted reaction to Brian Urlacher announcing his retirement in 2013 spoke volumes about the fate he probably anticipated at the end of his 12th season as a Chicago Bear. Briggs played 10 years alongside Urlacher, ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  15. Camp Confidential: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Lovie Smith finished 10-6 in his final season with the Chicago Bears before being fired. Marc Trestman comes in and leads the Bears to an 8-8 record in 2013. Yet expectations soar here on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University,...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  16. Twitter mailbag: Secondary will be better

    Michael C. Wright

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    Blog | July 19, 2014