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  1. Turnaround on defense is coming

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman delivered a quick anecdote prior to taking questions at the NFL combine on Thursday to draw a parallel between the offense's surprising turnaround in 2013 and the challenge Chicago faces in resurrecti...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  2. Bears noncommittal about Julius Peppers

    Michael C. Wright

    INDIANAPOLIS -- In discussing the future of defensive end Julius Peppers, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman used very few words Thursday at the NFL combine, leading to further speculation that in 2014, the veteran could...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  3. 10 plays that shaped season: No. 2

    Michael C. Wright

    We continue with the 10 plays that negatively affected the Chicago Bears' season with another doozy from the club's regular-season finale against the Green Bay Packers. Again, these plays are listed in no particular order: WHEN: Dec. 29, 2013 ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. Bears mum on Julius Peppers' future

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears appear to be noncommittal regarding the future of defensive end Julius Peppers, who led the team with 7.5 sacks in 2013 but didn't perform at his typically dominant clip. Set to count $18.183 million against ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  5. 5 things to watch: Cowboys at Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Here are five things to keep an eye on Monday night when the Chicago Bears host the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field: Pass rush: The Bears tied a season high with five sacks last week against Minnesota, and Julius Peppers produced his best perform...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  6. Emery talks tag, offseason challenge

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery took questions Tuesday during a 90-minute chat on the team's official website. He weighed the pros and cons of using the franchise tag on quarterback Jay Cutler, in addition to admitting this offseason with th...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  7. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 13

    Michael C. Wright

    A review of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 23-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings: Cutler's return: Backup quarterback Josh McCown performed well in relief of Jay Cutler, completing 23 of 36 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns. And while...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  8. Trestman: Bears' season is not over

    Michael C. Wright

    MINNEAPOLIS -- A 23-20 overtime heartbreaker of a loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday didn't eliminate the Chicago Bears from playoff contention. But it certainly made the road beyond the regular season much more difficult to navigate. Marc Tr...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  9. Defense gets pressure, but can't stop run

    Michael C. Wright

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Whether reeling from injuries to Henry Melton, Nate Collins, Jay Cutler or Lance Briggs, the Chicago Bears continued to survive the majority of the season with a help-is-on-the-way mentality. Against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday,...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  10. 5 things to watch: Bears at Rams

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's a look at five things to watch for Sunday when the Chicago Bears face the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome: Communication in the noise: The Bears know they'll need to find a way to communicate efficiently in the Edward Jones Dome, ...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  11. Rams help Bears in relief effort

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- It's no secret the St. Louis Rams want to beat the daylights out of the Chicago Bears on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. But the Rams organization showed how competition often takes a backseat to compassion after devastating ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  12. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 11

    Michael C. Wright

    A review of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 23-20 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens: Force takeaways and stay turnover free: Staying on the plus side of the turnover ratio virtually guarantees victory for the Chicago Bears this sea...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Chicago Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- A few thoughts on the Chicago Bears' 23-20 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field: What it means: Only the tiebreaker from Detroit sweeping Chicago keeps the Bears from leading the division. So Chicago's win over the Ra...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  14. Bears' rush improves, still work to do

    Michael C. Wright

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Osi Umenyiora's six-sack performance against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007 stays forever burned into the memory of Chicago Bears defensive end Corey Wootton as reminder of a cliche he's uttered a few times this season -- that sa...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  15. Upon Further Review: Bears Week 7

    Michael C. Wright

    A review of four hot issues from the Chicago Bears' 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins: Run defense: The Redskins kept the Bears off balance all game with their ability to run the football. Alfred Morris averaged 5 yards per carry, while Robert...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  16. Bears at Redskins: 5 things to watch

    Michael C. Wright

    Here's a look at things to watch when the Chicago Bears face the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedExField: Jay Cutler's poise: He'll certainly need to maintain it in what should be a raucous atmosphere rife with extensive crowd noise in front o...

    Blog | October 20, 2013