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  1. Cutler confident in protection vs. Dallas

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The fourth-most sacked quarterback in the NFL, the Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler remains confident in his offensive line's ability to protect him Monday night when the club faces the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. "I go into t...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  2. Four Downs: O's consistency a concern?

    Jay Cutler didn't throw four interceptions or get sacked seven times against the St. Louis Rams, but the Chicago Bears' offense still struggled to find consistency in Week 3. As they prepare to face the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, is there cause for...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  3. Bears wonder if Saints targeted them

    Michael C. Wright

    News of the NFL's investigation into a New Orleans Saints "bounty" program led by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and funded primarily by players left some Chicago Bears players questioning whether they were victimized by the team in a 30...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  4. Lance Louis struggles, exits with illness

    Michael C. Wright

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Chicago Bears right tackle Lance Louis left during the first half of the team's 35-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday because of illness. Having battled with the illness throughout the week heading into the contest, Loui...

    Blog | December 26, 2011
  5. Source: Bears bench Omiyale

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears hinted at exploring options at right tackle for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, but a source familiar with the situation said veteran Frank Omiyale won't be among them. Read the entire story....

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  6. Four Downs: Blame Lovie or Jerry?

    The Detroit Lions gouged the Bears' defense on Monday night. The offensive line seemed like a turnstile for Lions pass rushers. And the safety position remains a mess due to injury and ineffective play. So who gets the blame here, the man who put ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  7. Streaking and Slumping: Week 5

    Michael C. Wright

    STREAKING 1. Jay Cutler, QB: Bad protection, inconsistent receivers. So what? Cutler played well despite the obvious challenges he'll face on a weekly basis, and that's what we should expect from a quarterback that the team gave up two first-round ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  8. Monday matchups: Bears vs. Lions

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS (2-2) VS. LIONS (4-0), 8 p.m. Monday at Soldier Field on ESPNQuarterbackAdvantage Jay Cutler might possess more raw talent, but Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets the nod here based on performance. Stafford has led two consecutive ...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  9. Streaking and Slumping: Week 4

    Michael C. Wright

    STREAKING 1. Devin Hester, KR, PR, WR: Through the chaotic sequence of punt returns, Hester amazingly has developed a sense of sizing up the coverage unit, and understanding his blocking schemes; all while keeping a count in his head of a punt's ...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  10. O-line takes step backward in Week 2

    Michael C. Wright

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jay Cutler's voice cracked an octave or two lower than normal, the product of a cleat to the throat in the third quarter under relentless pressure from the New Orleans Saints pass rush. In falling to the Saints 30-13 at the Superdo...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  11. 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
  12. Bears' O-line adjusts on the fly

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The absence of free-agent center Olin Kreutz played a role Friday in some interesting looks along the offensive line once the Bears took part in their first practice of training camp. Offensive line coach Mike Tice calls it t...

    Blog | July 31, 2011
  13. Bears mailbag: How about Mankins?

    Michael C. Wright

    First off, thanks for giving some semblance of normalcy in the life of this locked out NFL beat reporter with your thorough and insightful questions about the Bears. We kick off our first mailbag in what seems like forever with no signs of footbal...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  14. Bears draft positional analysis: Tackles

    Michael C. Wright

    Playing out of position, veteran Frank Omiyale filled in admirably at left tackle last season, while J'Marcus Webb emerged as a starter on the right side as a rookie. But it's no secret the Chicago Bears still need to upgrade the tackle position b...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  15. Bears look to put piece in place along OL

    Michael C. Wright

    NEW ORLEANS -- Seven combined starts in 2010 provided ample opportunity for Chicago Bears backup offensive linemen Lance Louis and Edwin Williams to assert themselves as favorites in Operation Rebuild 2011 along the offensive line. Unfortunately, ...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  16. Lockout could be costly for Bears players

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears claim to have saved money for a lockout. Hopefully for their sake that's the case because they stand to lose quite a bit if a potential work stoppage becomes a protracted situation that extends into the summer. With the NFL a...

    Blog | March 09, 2011