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  1. Bears mailbag: Trade up in draft?

    JEFF DICKERSON

    Q: Since the Bears essentially got nothing for their second-round pick -- due to a tragic loss [the death of Gaines Adams] -- shouldn't they look to trade up to get a impact player? With the short leash Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith are on right now, ...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  2. Turley: Martz a better coordinator than head coach

    JEFF DICKERSON

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Turley paints an interesting picture of former St. Louis Rams head coach and new Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz. "I didn't care for the guy as a head coach, but I heard a lot of gre...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  3. Bears face tough decision between Martz, Rogers

    JEFF DICKERSON

    FT. LAUDERDALE -- NFL front office types are paid big bucks to make tough decisions. Well, it's time for the certain members of the Chicago Bears organization to earn their money, because choosing between Mike Martz and Kevin Rogers for the team's va...

    Blog | January 31, 2010
  4. Will Tinoisamoa really be back next season?

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- Despite Pisa Tinoisamoa starting just two games last year because of injuries, the Chicago Bearsextended an offer to the veteran linebacker near the end of the regular season, according to an NFL source. That gesture clearly indicates the ...

    Blog | January 28, 2010
  5. Mailbag: So about these coordinators ...

    JEFF DICKERSON

    Q:I've had a couple of frustrating years watching football, being a Notre Dame fan and a Bears fan. I can't believe how bad our defense has been in Chicago. Do you think it's time to look in a different direction on defense other than running the Tam...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  6. Slow down with Lovie to Vols

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- It sounds like there is a sense of desperation in Knoxville, Tenn. With David Cutcliffe becoming the latest coach to say no thanks to Tennessee, boosters are screaming for a big name to replace Lane Kiffin. According to those who cover ...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  7. What's Plan "B" for the Bears?

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- So what's Plan B? Perry Fewell was such a perfect fit, it's hard to imagine the Bears finding a more qualified candidate to run Lovie Smith's defense. But if the Bears still want to hire a defensive coordinator from outside the organiza...

    Blog | January 14, 2010
  8. Coaching decisions loom for Bears

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- It's going to be a busy upcoming week at Halas Hall as the Chicago Bears attempt to begin filling the vacant spots on their coaching staff. Just to recap, here is where we stand as of Sunday afternoon: The Bears want Perry Fewell to be...

    Blog | January 10, 2010
  9. Bates-Cutler reunion may not happen

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- Jeremy Bates may not be headed toward a reunion with Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Citing league sources, Mortensen reports the Seattle Seahawks have targeted USC head coach Pete Carroll to repl...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  10. Packers' Clements an intriguing option

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- Judging by the amount of e-mail received since Monday, it appears many Chicago Bears fans are unfamiliar with Tom Clements, a name David Haugh first brought up over a month ago on our ESPN 1000 radio show as a potential candidate for the B...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  11. Fewell appears to be good fit for Bears

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- Perry Fewell reportedly interviewing next week for the Chicago Bears' vacant defensive coordinator job shouldn't come as a surprise Tuesday's press conference at Halas Hall. Lovie Smith made it very clear: He believes in his defensive s...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  12. Tuesday's press conference highlights

    JEFF DICKERSON

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- There was a ton to digest during the hour-long press conference at Halas Hall. Here are some of the highlights from the principle players. Bears CEO Ted Phillips:"After discussions with both Jerry [Angelo], Lovie [Smith] and o...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  13. Five reasons to be optimistic about the Bears in 2010

    JEFF DICKERSON

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- We take a brief break from Lovie/Turner watch 2010, to give you five reasons why the Bears could be a playoff team next season. Please note the major emphasis on the word could. Any theories regarding the Bears making the postsea...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  14. Win big for Smith's job status?

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- Nobody was touching the topic of job security after the Chicago Bears' 36-30 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Lovie Smith: "I think the game tonight made a statement about our football team, where we are, and what we could b...

    Blog | December 29, 2009
  15. Schefter: Shanahan will not coach Chicago Bears

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO, Ill. -- ESPN's Adam Schefter just threw a bucket of cold water on any Mike Shanahan-to-Chicago speculation. Schefter reported Sunday morning -- via his Twitter account -- that Shanahan won't be the next Chicago Bears coach because he has too...

    Blog | December 27, 2009
  16. Bears likely to start Bullocks, Steltz at safety vs. Vikings

    JEFF DICKERSON

    CHICAGO -- A combination of injuries and ineffectiveness may force Lovie Smith to make yet another change at the safety position. With Al Afalava (knee) and Kevin Payne (ankle) sidelined during practice week, Smith is leaning towards starting Josh...

    Blog | December 24, 2009