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Pointless only applies to the Blackhawks this season when debating whether they or the Miami Heat are the best team in sports. There is no right answer. There is no wrong answer. There are, apparently, some loud answers. The Blackhawks' Catch-22 of...
Henry Melton wants to stay in Chicago, and the Bears want the Pro Bowl defensive tackle to anchor the line for years to come. But will the sides come to a long-term deal before the start of the next season? Friday was the first step in the process....
Speaking to a small circle of reporters last week inside the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall, Bears coach Marc Trestman struggled to be heard by anybody not close enough to read the label on his glasses. Trestman's voice didn't carry strongly...
Is Henry Melton viewed as a system player, only effective as a three technique? Would this keep his price down in free agency? -- Chris Jensen, from Facebook Melton would be coveted by any team that runs a four-man front. He wouldn't have the same kind...
Maybe it’s just me, but members of the Chicago Bears new coaching staff sound like they don’t have a clue. Based on what they’ve said publicly, at least. Which is virtually nothing. Starting with new coach Marc Trestman and going...
Tags: Football, Brandon Marshall, Marc Trestman, Sports, Matt Forte
New coaches sell change the way politicians sell hope. It is their snake oil, and they often find desperate customers in their teams' executive offices as well as in the stands of the stadiums they call home. It is what new coaches do because that's...
Tags: Football, Mike Tice, Charles Tillman, Mike Martz, Sports
Tribune reporterGeneral manager Phil Emery was on the job for less than two months when he accomplished something Jerry Angelo failed to do in more than a decade — acquire a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver. The addition of Brandon Marshall in a trade with the...
Strength and conditioning in the NFL is radically different from what it was 28 years ago, when Rusty Jones first started working for the Bills. Jones, the Bears' retiring director of physical development, is a big reason. He was the first NFL...
Jay Cutler and Devin Hester: Can this marriage be saved? That’s pretty much the soap opera we’ve been reading about the last week while that Super Bowl thing was taking place. Some terrific reporting and interviewing by Trib colleague...
Tags: Football, Jay Cutler, Marc Trestman, Oprah Winfrey, Garmin Ltd.
For the first time since the 1985 season, the Bears landed two defensive linemen in the Pro Bowl as Julius Peppers and Henry Melton were selected as all-stars. Peppers led the defense with 111/2 sacks, his most since joining the club in 2010, and...
Tribune ReporterIn hiring Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith, Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears must hope that his reputation as a quarterback guru pays off with Jay Cutler. The soon-to-be 30-year-old quarterback – his birthday is in April – is...
The most dangerous return man in NFL history has no immediate plans to hang up his cleats, but Devin Hester says he might need a change of scenery. Hester ended a frustrating 2012 season by telling reporters immediately after coach Bears coach Lovie...
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