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Tom Brady has earned ‘elite’ distinction; jury still out on Jay…

Tom Brady has earned ‘elite’ distinction; jury still out on Jay Cutler’s worth

It’s a bizarre week to debate whether Bears quarterback Jay Cutler can, will be or already is an elite quarterback. Yet, here we are, and we have Bears fan “Ryan” to thank for broaching the always-steamy topic during a team-run chat with general manager…
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  • Bears 24, Patriots 21: Wait, what?

    Bears 24, Patriots 21: Wait, what?

    suntimes.com 5 hours ago
    RICK MORRISSEY: Bad one week, good the next. If you follow that thinking, the Bears should beat Tom Brady and the Patriots this week because A) they have no business beating Tom Brady and the Patriots, B) the game is on the road and C) the hell if I kno…
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  • Martellus Bennett says Bears must stay the course

    Martellus Bennett says Bears must stay the course

    suntimes.com 6 hours ago
    Tight end Martellus Bennett channeled his inner Tom Thibodeau on Wednesday — “DYJ: Do your job,” he said — when preaching consistency after the Bears’ loss against the Dolphins and subsequent locker-room blowup. “When you’re facing adversity, it’s easy …
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  • Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

    Rodgers reflects on “R-E-L-A-X” remarks

    profootballtalk.com 9 hours ago
    After the Packers slipped to 1-2 following a miserable loss to the Lions in Detroit, Aaron Rodgers had some advice for antsy Cheeseheads. “Five letters. R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be fine,” Rodgers said. Fine they’ve been. With wins over the Bears…
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  • Jared Allen not dwelling on reduced action

    Jared Allen not dwelling on reduced action

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears defensive end Jared Allen participated in fewer snaps on defense than key reserve Willie Young in Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins, but the five-time Pro Bowler doesn't believe reduced playing time for him is in the…
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  • Forte, Bradshaw flirting with running back receiving records

    Forte, Bradshaw flirting with running back receiving records

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    DeMarco Murray isn’t the only NFL running back on a record pace this season. Murray, the Cowboys running back who is threatening the NFL’s single-season records for carries and yards, is having the best season of any back in football. But Bears running …
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  • PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching hot seat

    PFT Live: Bears talk with John Mullin, Coaching hot seat

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Bears disappointed on the field against the Dolphins last Sunday and then vented their frustrations in the locker room to touch off a few days of discussion about well the ship is being steered by coach Marc Trestman in his second season. John Mulli…
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  • Philbin calls out kicker, punter

    Philbin calls out kicker, punter

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    The up-and-down Dolphins are currently up. But the head coach is down on the kicker and the punter. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that coach Joe Philbin called out kicker Caleb Sturgis in a team meeting for missing a field goal against th…
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  • Aaron Rodgers meets Packers owner (sort of) Eddie Vedder

    Aaron Rodgers meets Packers owner (sort of) Eddie Vedder

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers met President Barack Obama, he was surprised to hear the Commander in Chief wanted to trade him to the Bears. But upon meeting Bears fan Eddie Vedder earlier this week at a Pearl Jam concert, he was surprised to fi…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    When given enough time to pass, QB Kyle Orton has looked good for the Bills. Dolphins DE Dion Jordan said fans “should be confident I’m drug-free. I’m very confident.” For the Patriots’ defensive backs, covering Bears WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jef…
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  • Brandon Marshall on locker-room rant: ‘I wouldn’t change any of…

    Brandon Marshall on locker-room rant: ‘I wouldn’t change any of my reactions’

    suntimes.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Brandon Marshall said Tuesday that his only regret about his locker-room rant after the game Sunday was that reporters heard it. “Absolutely, my voice was heard,” he said on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.” “The only thing I regret is that the door wasn’t c…
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  • Ditka on Bears’ rotating-captain policy: ‘That’s because you do…

    Ditka on Bears’ rotating-captain policy: ‘That’s because you don’t have one’

    suntimes.com Oct 22 (yesterday)
    Dan Hampton this week said Marc Trestman is too nice, too fair to his team. He cited Trestman’s rotating-captain policy.
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  • Grading the Bears: Kyle Long the best during the worst

    Grading the Bears: Kyle Long the best during the worst

    suntimes.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    It has been a tough couple of days, so let’s start with the good stuff. Kyle Long was overrated last year, and it wasn’t because he didn’t play well. The expectations for him as an inexperienced rookie were so low that when he played well, it seemed he …
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  • Brandon Marshall has no regrets about his Sunday outburst

    Brandon Marshall has no regrets about his Sunday outburst

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    There’s a recent trend for frustrated NFL players. Blow up on Sunday, express no regrets about it during the week. Last week, it was Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin. This week, it’s Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. Appearing on Inside The NFL, Marshall a…
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  • Do you want Marc Trestman running the Bears?

    Do you want Marc Trestman running the Bears?

    suntimes.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    RICK MORRISSEY: Three questions came to mind Sunday as the mushroom cloud settled over Soldier Field and refused to budge. Do you want Marc Trestman running the Bears? Do you want Brandon Marshall running the Bears’ locker room? Do you want Jay Cutler r…
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  • Bears fan beaten, critically injured while tailgating

    Bears fan beaten, critically injured while tailgating

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Another NFL fan has been the victim in an ugly incident of apparent violence before a game. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a 57-year-old man is in critical condition after he was beaten up in a parking lot near Soldier Field while tailgating on Sund…
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  • Kyle Long says he shouldn’t blame fans, blames media instead

    Kyle Long says he shouldn’t blame fans, blames media instead

    profootballtalk.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    Given some time to stretch, Bears guard Kyle Long was able to reach all the way up to take the foot out of his mouth. After blaming Bears fans (Yep, it was their fault) in the aftermath of Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, Long came back Monday and told WX…
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  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T: Powerful QBs Ahead 04:17

    Reiss' P.A.T: Powerful QBs Ahead

    Oct 22
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss previews Sunday's matchup against the Chicago Bears, discusses Darrelle Revis' performance with New England, and sits down with wide receiver Brandon LaFell.
  • Video - Bears GM Emery Calls Cutler 'Elite' 01:14

    Bears GM Emery Calls Cutler 'Elite'

    Oct 22
    Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley discuss Bears GM Phil Emery's comment that Jay Cutler is an elite quarterback and a winner.
  • Video - NFL Live Prediction: Bears-Patriots 01:02

    NFL Live Prediction: Bears-Patriots

    Oct 22
    The NFL Live crew make their picks for Chicago at New England.
  • Video - Brandon Marshall's Words Could Galvanize Bears 01:36

    Brandon Marshall's Words Could Galvanize Bears

    Oct 21
    ESPN Bears reporter Michael C. Wright discusses how the team might rally around Brandon Marshall.

Sports Columnists

  • Here Come the Architects

    Oct 22
    ARLINGTON, Va. — Let the debate begin over the historic first two Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributors selections, but make no mistake about the picks of former general managers Bill Polian and Ron Wolf. The Hall is opening the door wide for franchise…
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Big-name wide receiver trades carry risk

    Oct 21
    John Clayton's mailbag: Trading for a big-name receiver, such as Percy Harvin, comes with a risk.
  • The Week 7 Mailbag

    Oct 21
    Many of you wrote in Monday to ask about the fumble at the end of Rams-Seahawks, the miscue that infuriated Seattle and had a huge effect on the outcome of the game, a 28-26 St. Louis victory. I spoke to the NFL officiating czar, Dean Blandino, on Monda…
  • Behind the HOF’s New Contributor Committee

    Oct 21
    A little inside football this morning. Tonight in Washington D.C., nine members of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributor Selection Committee will gather at a hotel. On Wednesday, they will meet to select two candidates for the Hall’s Class of 20…