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  1. Urlacher on Hester: Loyalty not there

    Michael C. Wright

    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher weighed in Thursday on the team's decision to part ways with return man Devin Hester. Hester played eight seasons with the Bears, but on Wednesday was informed the club was looking to "go a different ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Lack of true position hurt Hester

    Michael C. Wright

    While Chicago's decision to part ways with Devin Hester underscores the sentiment of almost every player out there that the NFL is a tough business, don't feel sorry for him because he's still got plenty of gasp-inducing returns to dazzle you with. ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  3. Pondering what Chicago's D might be in '14

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker tried in 2013 to run the same defense as former head coach Lovie Smith, and even assimilated to teaching the same language from the scheme. But it didn't work for several reasons, with injuries to key...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  4. Lovie Smith still high on the Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith spoke with local media at the NFL combine on Thursday for the first time since the team fired him, and displayed a sense of humor when grilled about his termination. "I strongly recommend if y...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  5. Urlacher: Bears shedding Lovie's players

    Michael C. Wright

    Free-agent cornerback Charles Tillman acknowledged recently that he has had "some dialogue" with the Chicago Bears about a new contract, but former Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher believes Tillman could be a casualty of what Urlacher sees as a...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  6. Bucs lucky to land Smith

    Michael C. Wright

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Lovie Smith on Wednesday as their next head coach, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and Jay Glazer of Fox. My reaction to the news: About time somebody snatched him up. Smith should've gone into the 2013 N...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  7. BE: Lovie preparing for next opportunity

    Michael C. Wright

    Let's start our Bears Essentials with what I thought was a fantastic long-form piece on former coach Lovie Smith, whom MMQB writer Andrew Lawrence calls "a man who loves football more than he lets on." Lawrence's story captures Smith in a way I th...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  8. Urlacher: Smith should be head coach again

    Michael C. Wright

    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher "would be shocked" if former head coach Lovie Smith isn't leading a new team in 2014. Urlacher ate lunch with Smith a couple of weeks ago, and told the "Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000 that the ...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  9. Less than elite 'unacceptable' to Marshall

    Michael C. Wright

    Brandon Marshall and his agent, Kennard McGuire, summed up my suspicions about the receiver's recent revelations of frustration with his recovery process and the indication the organization might be rushing him back from offseason hip surgery before ...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  10. Road to Bourbonnais: Practice changes

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears training camp schedule provides a glimpse of the changes afoot under the direction of new coach Marc Trestman. Former coach Lovie Smith preferred to hold workouts during the heat of the day, while mixing in a few night practice...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  11. Road to Bourbonnais: Life without Urlacher

    Michael C. Wright

    The initial shock of Brian Urlacher's absence quickly vanished once the Chicago Bears started on-field workouts during the offseason, and despite the linebacker's tremendous contributions over the years, it's unlikely the team will miss him much once...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  12. Briggs: 'Very different' without Urlacher

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs spoke Tuesday for the first time in a public setting all offseason, and admitted the defense is "very different" without former teammate Brian Urlacher in the fold. "I didn't call plays be...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  13. Hester focused on producing, not retiring

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Despite comments indicating a possible desire to retire in the wake of the firing of former head coach Lovie Smith, veteran Bears return man Devin Hester admitted Thursday his remarks came as a result of overwhelming emotion, not...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  14. Source: Lovie may sit out '13 if not HC

    Michael C. Wright

    If former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith fails to land a head coaching job elsewhere, he's prepared to sit out the 2013 season because he's not interested in any of the coordinator jobs, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Read...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  15. Lovie Smith prepared to sit out 2013 if unable to land head coach...

    Michael C. Wright

    If former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith fails to land a head-coaching job elsewhere, he's prepared to sit out the 2013 season because he's not interested in any of the coordinator jobs, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  16. Cutler confident Emery will find right coach

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler provided a glimpse Wednesday into three of the candidates in the club's search for a new head coach to replace Lovie Smith, based on prior experience with the trio of Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Montr...

    Blog | January 09, 2013