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The Bears’ passing game? Just like big-boy offenses. The Bears’ running game? Looks like third-and-1 is no longer their version of clown college. The Bears’ pass rush? Look at you, Israel Idonije, finally racking up sacks the way...
The NFL is a passing league. Matt Forte is a running back. Can someone explain the difference to the Bears? In a deal completed Monday as the deadline approached, the Bears agreed to pay an average of $8 million over four years. The Bears won’t...
BOURBONNAIS — When Matt Forte signed his new contract shortly before the Bears reported to camp, the role of Michael Bush became more defined. He likely will be a change-of-pace back, a player who spells Forte and a short-yardage runner. "Give him...
Tags: D.J. Moore, Kyle Adams, Eric Weems, Matt Forte, Chicago Tribune
BOURBONNAIS — As Stephen Paea continued to build on a strong training camp at Olivet Nazarene University, Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli tried not to gush too much about the second-year defensive tackle. But Marinelli couldn't contain...
BOURBONNAIS — Matt Forte missed the Bears' entire offseason program, but a week into training camp, running backs coach Tim Spencer declared him "good to go." The ground game has not changed, and protection schemes have remained pretty much the...
I know that the first exhibition game doesn’t mean much to the starters because, as Tribune football columnist Matt Bowen writes, that first game is about basics. Yes. Well. Fine. But not for me. I don’t care about footwork. I want fireworks....
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was not on the sideline for Thursday night's exhibition opener against the Broncos. He was excused for personal reasons Monday and has been away from the team since. A source said Urlacher did not attend Wednesday's closed...
There is no feeling quite like the anticipation and then the rush of adrenaline football players experience under game conditions. Even in Thursday night's Bears-Broncos preseason game at Soldier Field, players said they felt "jitters" and "nervousness."...
Nothing has changed concerning Matt Forte's unresolved contract status since last week, but the running back did alter his approach toward the subject Friday. Rather than complaining about the lack of respect the Bears are showing him or venting about...
Tags: Brian Urlacher, Matt Forte, Soldier Field, Sports, Football
Not sure running back Matt Forte noticed, but the Bears all but announced this week they now think they are a passing team. Hardly able to contain his excitement at Halas Hall, quarterback Jay Cutler threw passes in the general direction of Pro Bowl wide...
Tags: Matt Forte, NFL Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, Brandon Marshall, Sports
It still makes no sense that the Bears ignored their starting offensive line in the first phase of free agency or the draft. It makes less sense when you believe the Bears are a Super Bowl contender the way I believe. It’s even more mind-...
Tags: Lovie Smith, Super Bowl, Matt Forte, Sports, Jay Cutler
The Sports ExchangeThe Sports Xchange NFL Roundup: Colts deny Luck holdup, Forte may hold out Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay claimed Saturday that a contract with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck is not being held up by marketing language. Irsay, using Twitter,...
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