The NFL rule book gives the commissioner the authority to overturn the result of a game for an "extraordinarily unfair" act. But it also says that "judgmental errors . . . by game officials" don't qualify.
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Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher bullish on Mitch Trubisky's Pro Bowl rise: 'I just like his whole demeanor'
by: Dan Wiederer — Chicago Tribune 7h
The Bears will have seven players at this week's Pro Bowl and one Hall of Famer — Brian Urlacher — serving as an NFC "Legends Captain." On Tuesday in Orlando, Urlacher talked with the Tribune about Mitch Trubisky's growth, Cody Parkey's miss and the...
... e for any of them who have questions for me. There are now going to be seven Bears here this week. All of them are first-timers at the Pro Bowl. What’s your ad ...
by: Phil Rosenthal — Chicago Tribune 9h
Hate to break the news to the Bears’ Mitch Trubisky, Charles Leno, Cody Whitehair, Tarik Cohen, Kyle Fuller, Eddie Jackson and Akiem Hicks, but the Pro Bowl is the all-star game in which no star should want to play. The Bears’ Khalil Mack has it...
... . Better to expect more from the officiating crew. So the NFL is sending the Bears to London. Just what every team needs in midseason: jet lag. Of course the C ...
by: Craig Giammona — Chicago Tribune 10h
The Super Bowl isn't ready for medical marijuana. Acreage Holdings, the multi-state cannabis company backed by John Boehner, says CBS rejected a television advertisement that calls for the legalization of medical marijuana
by: Melissa Isaacson — Chicago Tribune 11h
A day that began with a press release trumpeting Dave McGinnis as the 12th head coach of the Bears and office memos welcoming him, ended bizarrely Friday
Charles Leno is added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, becoming the first Bears left tackle in the game since 1987
by: Brad Biggs — Chicago Tribune 12h
Bears left tackle Charles Leno was added as an alternate to the NFC Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday morning, a day after Mitch Trubisky got the call. Leno will be the first Bears left tackle since Jim Covert in 1987 to play in the all-star game.
... started 61 consecutive regular-season games, by far the longest streak for a Bears left tackle since 2000. Next on the list is J’Marcus Webb, who started 32 co ...
Bears superfan has shot at the NFL Hall of Fame: 'Fans come and go. … I’ve been through thick and thin'
by: Phil Thompson — Chicago Tribune 13h
Plainfield's Don Wachter is probably one of the most recognizable superfans in the NFL, and he's competing with five other fans to be the first to be enshrined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's fan museum.
... to get going. I don't really sleep all that well the night before a game." — Bears fan Don Wachter Some of Wachter’s competition have decked out their homes as ...
Bears roster rundown: Jordan Howard got rolling in the season's final month, but his long-term fit in the offense is in question
by: Brad Biggs — Chicago Tribune 14h
Brad Biggs reviews the Bears 2018 season position-by-position. In Part 2 of the 11-part series, a look at the running backs. Jordan Howard closed the season strong, averaging 4.5 yards per carry in the final five games but is he a fit for what Matt...
... running plays. When the defense introduced a sixth defender in the box, the Bears were outnumbered, and in that case Howard or Cohen has to make that defender ...
by: Colleen Kane — Chicago Tribune 21 Jan
Bears coach Matt Nagy added Ted Monachino to his staff Monday as a senior defensive assistant and outside linebackers coach.
... chino replaces outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley, who followed former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to the Broncos. He inherits an outside line ...
by: David Haugh — Chicago Tribune 21 Jan
It’s impossible to see the Rams and Patriots prepare for football’s biggest stage without lamenting how close the Bears came to stepping onto it. Unlike most recent years, the gap between the Bears and both Super Bowl participants is a crevice more...
... e Bears a kicker they can trust, and next year at this time, Nagy could be the young ...
by: Rich Campbell — Chicago Tribune 21 Jan
Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is headed to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Rams quarterback Jared Goff.
... tely showed some of the hard work I’ve put in over my time here so far.” The Bears’ announcement about Trubisky included a mention of free safety Eddie Jackson ...
by: Cindy Boren — Chicago Tribune 21 Jan
Tom Brady is going to his ninth Super Bowl — as many as Joe Montana, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers appeared in, combined. But after a tumultuous and erratic regular season, this one is different, and Brady keeps letting everyone know it.
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