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  1. Year in review: Best and worst of 2013

    Jeff Dickerson

    This was a year of transition for the Chicago Bears. The firing of former head coach Lovie Smith, who led the Bears to three division titles in nine years, signaled a changing of the guard philosophically at Halas Hall. No longer was defense king...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  2. Mailbag: Tillman's future a big question

    Jeff Dickerson

    Here is this week's mailbag: 1. Huge Bears fan! We are upset that Charles Tillman is out for the year. Please tell me the Bears are bringing Peanut back next year. I have the Peanut Punch t-shirt and everything! -- Maria C., Mundelein, Ill. Dic...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. Mailbag: Adding up Jay Cutler's stats

    Jeff Dickerson

    Here is this week's installment of the Bears mailbag: 1. Can you find out exactly where Jay Cutler's statistics rank in franchise history? Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. -- Albert, Bourbonnais, Ill. Dickerson: Albert, Cut...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Marc Trestman: Balance is insignificant

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago coach Marc Trestman rejects the notion that a successful offense must have balance in the play-calling department. While former Bears head coach Lovie Smith used to stress a balanced approach on offense and even had to...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  5. Can Bears exploit Steelers' offensive woes?

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Through two weeks of the regular season the Chicago Bears' offense (No. 14) actually outranks the defense (No. 17), a feat the offense was unable to accomplish during the majority of the Lovie Smith era. The Bears are still on ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  6. Gould nails 10 straight from long range

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- There used to be a theory floating around that Bears kicker Robbie Gould lacked the necessary leg strength to connect on field goals of 50-plus yards. The truth of the matter is that former Bears head coach Lovie Smith simply pre...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  7. Camp Confidential: Chicago Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- One year after taking over for Jerry Angelo as general manager of the Chicago Bears, Phil Emery put his stamp on the organization by firing longtime head coach Lovie Smith, despite a 10-6 finish to the 2012 regular season -- the ...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  8. Camp Confidential: Chicago Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- One year after taking over for Jerry Angelo as general manager of the Chicago Bears, Phil Emery put his stamp on the organization by firing longtime head coach Lovie Smith, despite a 10-6 finish to the 2012 regular season -- the ...

    Blog | August 03, 2013
  9. Briggs: Comfortable being uncomfortable

    Jeff Dickerson

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. - When the Chicago Bears severed ties with future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher, it thrust seven-time Pro Bowl weak side linebacker Lance Briggs into a more vocal role. For the first time since college, Briggs is responsible for cal...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  10. Road to Bourbonnais: How good can D be?

    Jeff Dickerson

    As long as the Chicago Bears' veteran defensive core stays healthy, this figures to be an above-average unit, even after the departure of head coach Lovie Smith and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. But to ask the Bears' defense to duplicate w...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  11. Tillman on Urlacher: A cutthroat business

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Cornerback Charles Tillman said Tuesday all of the Chicago Bears' offseason changes, including the failed contract negotiations with free agent middle linebacker Brian Urlacher, re-enforced the concept that no one is irreplaceabl...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. Lovie: Urlacher will be difficult to replace

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO - Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reflected on his nine-year run in Chicago for the first time publicly since the Bears fired him on December 31 after the club missed the playoffs for the fifth time in the last six years, despite ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  13. Lovie touts importance of 'great' QB play

    Jeff Dickerson

    Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith knows first-hand the importance of an NFL team protecting itself at quarterback. On several occasions during Smith's nine-year tenure in Chicago, the Bears' season went down the tubes because of poor pla...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  14. Babich finds soft landing in Jacksonville

    Jeff Dickerson

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Chicago Bears linebackers coach Bob Babich's nine-year run in Chicago came to an abrupt end the day Lovie Smith got fired on December 31. But Babich, a 29-year coaching veteran, was able to land on his feet and re-unite wit...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  15. DB coach Hoke happy to stick with Bears

    Jeff Dickerson

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- One of two holdovers on the Chicago Bears' coaching staff from the previous regime, defensive backs coach Jon Hoke is happy to still be a part of the organization after Lovie Smith's nine-year run ended on Dec. 31. Hired by S...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. Reports: Lovie to interview with Bills

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is expected to interview over the weekend for the vacant Buffalo Bills' head coaching position, according to multiple reports. The Bears fired Smith on Monday after the club failed to reach th...

    Blog | January 03, 2013