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  1. Trestman thinks run D is fixable

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Taking an admitted "glass half-full" look at Chicago's recent struggles stopping the run, Bears coach Marc Trestman said Monday "there's still time to get it done," in that area if the defense finds a way to overcome inconsistenc...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  2. Bears' defense continues to struggle

    Michael C. Wright

    LANDOVER, Md. -- The Chicago Bears lost cornerback Charles Tillman and linebacker Lance Briggs to injuries Sunday during a 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins. They'll likely be back soon. But the same couldn't be said with confidence about C...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  3. QB Watch: Bears' Jay Cutler

    Michael C. Wright

    A weekly analysis of the Chicago Bears' quarterback play. Rewind: Jay Cutler started slow, which was not entirely his fault given Chicago's struggles with blitz pickups early. That led to all three of his sacks in the first half. Cutler got a litt...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  4. Webb mediocre, Onobun struggles

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO -- J'Marcus Webb's fortunes seemingly turned as quickly as the defensive ends in recent years rounding the corner past him for sacks. Having started 32 consecutive games at left tackle, Webb entered training camp as the first-team right ta...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  5. Tice wants Carimi to eliminate mental errors

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice weighed in Tuesday on the struggles experienced by right tackle Gabe Carimi, saying he can deal with the second-year man surrendering a sack here or there but "can't handle" mental mi...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  6. Coach's Big Decision: Pull Webb early?

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears left tackle J'Marcus Webb is out of chances. But if he struggles against the St. Louis Rams early, either coach Lovie Smith or offensive coordinator Mike Tice will have to make the call as to whether to pull the left tackle. That cou...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  7. Price struggles in first practice with Bears

    Michael C. Wright

    Admittedly, new Chicago Bears defensive tackle Brian Price experienced somewhat of a difficult time Tuesday in his first real practice with his new team. The fact the workout served as his first with the team didn't matter. "Ain't no asterisks...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  8. Rodriguez improving, gaining confidence

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Evan Rodriguez acknowledges that offseason struggles prepped him well for a fast start once the countdown to real football got under way with the start of Chicago Bears training camp. "I'm a lot more comfortable now," he said....

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  9. Jay Cutler: Chicago Bears' offense was inflexible under Mike Mart...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler still considers former offensive coordinator Mike Martz "one of the brightest minds in the game," but admitted the coach's inflexibility played a role in the unit's struggles.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  10. Cutler: New dynamic 'a breath of fresh air'

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler never called former offensive coordinator Mike Martz inflexible, but the inference could be made based on struggles from 2011 coupled with the current state of the offense, which now seems rel...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Sunday Matchups: Bears-Packers

    Michael C. Wright

    er"> BEARS (7-7) AT PACKERS (13-1) 7:20 p.m., Sunday at Lambeau Field on NBCQuarterbackAdvantage Josh McCown is set to make his first NFL start in four years, and will likely struggle given the lack of weapons surrounding him and the fact he's been ...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  13. Barber struggles with game on the line

    Michael C. Wright

    DENVER -- What seemed a promising performance Sunday became a catastrophe for Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber when the veteran committed two late errors that directly contributed to the 13-10 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. Even Bron...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  14. Benching Hanie an unlikely outcome

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Bears coach Lovie Smith immediately dismissed any notion of the team potentially benching quarterback Caleb Hanie if he struggles Sunday against the Denver Broncos. It's not even a thought the team plans to entertain. "Tha...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  15. Jay Cutler thinks Chicago Bears have worked out road kinks

    Michael C. Wright

    Jay Cutler believes the Bears have worked on their road struggles.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  16. Sunday matchups: Bears vs. Vikings

    Michael C. Wright

    CHICAGO BEARS (2-3) VS. VIKINGS (1-4), 7:20 p.m. Sunday at Soldier Field on NBCQuarterbackAdvantageJay Cutler put on an inspiring performance in Chicago's loss to the Detroit Lions and needs to continue to produce despite the team's struggles in prot...

    Blog | October 16, 2011