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  1. Tice to give O-line another chance

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice admits to not wanting "to play musical lines" with Jay Cutler's protection, but after the O-line gave up nine sacks Saturday against the Bills, change could be coming. Tice maintained "it's...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  2. Sacks painful, but line opened lanes

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis twisted his ball cap to the back and listened to questions, seemingly disgusted with his own performance on a team that surrendered nine sacks Saturday in its preseason win over the Buffalo Bills. Players and coache...

    Blog | August 14, 2011
  3. Quick-study Garza at center of storm

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Roberto Garza plans to channel his inner-Olin in taking over at center this season, as the new leader for the Chicago Bears most scrutinized position group heading into Saturday's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills. I...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  4. Tice thinks Bears' rushing attack is making progress

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The film sessions on Tuesdays typically become animated affairs for offensive line coach Mike Tice, who says his unit remains a block or two away from springing running backs Matt Forte and Chester Taylor for huge gains on any gi...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  5. Look for Bears to take to the air

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Different opponent, different game plan. That should be the expectation for Bears fans anticipating a recipe on offense for the Minnesota Vikings similar to what the club employed last week in a win over the Buffalo Bills. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  6. Streaking/Slumping: Week 9

    Michael C. Wright

    STREAKING 1. Jay Cutler, QB: Jay Cutler didn't exactly light it up against the Buffalo Bills, but the quarterback played a smart, efficient game, which is what the Bears will need in the second half of the season. For the most part, Cutler refrained...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  7. Bears escape Toronto with promise

    Michael C. Wright

    TORONTO -- Chicago gripped jubilation tightly, holding it back for something truly worthy of celebrating hard. The Bears escaped the winless Buffalo Bills 22-19 at the Rogers Centre, delivering on promises for more offensive balance, better play ...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  8. Rapid Reaction: Bears 22, Bills 19

    Michael C. Wright

    TORONTO -- The Chicago Bears' supposedly stout defense took somewhat of a thrashing in the club's 22-19 triumph over the winless Buffalo Bills on Sunday, raising concerns about how the unit will perform in the coming weeks. But let's not lose sigh...

    Blog | November 07, 2010
  9. Buffalo has the Bears' attention

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears' protection issues typically flip the blitz switch in the minds of opposing defensive coordinators. Yet that's probably not the case for the Buffalo Bills, which seem to be parched in the pass-rushing depar...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  10. Bills' Fitzpatrick relates to Cutler

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick knows precisely what Jay Cutler deals with on a day-to-day basis trying to execute the scheme of Bears' offensive coordinator Mike Martz. A sixth-year NFL veteran backed by a Harva...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  11. Optimism still in the air at Halas Hall

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The spigot of syrupy-sweet optimism flows freely at Halas Hall, despite the Bears stumbling to the bye with three losses over their past four outings, not to mention the club's laundry list of unanswered questions. Bears coa...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  12. Brandon Marshall of Chicago Bears remains in hospital after suffe...

    Michael C. Wright

    Bears receiver Brandon Marshall will not play again this season after suffering two fractured ribs and a lung injury during the team's loss Thursday to the Cowboys.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2014
  13. Dolphins vs. Bears preview

    Michael C. Wright and James Walker

    Having played four of their past six on the road, the Chicago Bears finally return home to Soldier Field to host the Miami Dolphins, a team still reeling from falling to the Green Bay Packers in a last-second heartbreaker. ESPN Bears reporter Mich...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  14. Jay Cutler cognizant of turnovers

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago's 35 points scored off eight takeaways so far this season serve as constant reminder for quarterback Jay Cutler about how quickly things can snowball for the team if he doesn't practice ball security. After throwing tw...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  15. 49ers vs. Bears preview

    Paul Gutierrez and Michael C. Wright

    Colin Kaepernick's first career NFL start came against the Chicago Bears, on "Monday Night Football" on Nov. 19, 2012. He lit up the Bears that night and while circumstances have the quarterback and his San Francisco 49ers teammates opening their new...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  16. Bears fall hard in Power Rankings

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears deservedly took a tumble in the latest edition of's NFL Power Rankings, falling eight spots from No. 10 to No. 18 after the club's 23-20 overtime loss in the season opener to the Buffalo Bills. ESPN's Power Panel, which ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014