• Bears embrace history with Ditka at practice

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Aug 21, 2013
    But it’s just nice, isn’t it? Ditka is back where he belongs in the warm embrace of the Bears. Ditka still is the only coach to win a Super Bowl with the Bears. He did it in the mid-1980s. The legendary Bears coach and Hall of Fame player was a guest of coach Marc Trestman, who called Ditka soon after being hired by the Bears. And while their styles are different, quarterback Jay Cutler said much of Ditka’s message was similar to what Trestman has been preaching. I never have pretended to understand the bewildering ways of the McCaskeys, and I’m fairly sure a Daisy Cutter bomb wouldn’t be able to penetrate Mike Ditka’s pride. Of course, few of those players remember much about his playing days, or were old enough to follow football when he coached the Bears to a win in Super Bowl XX. “There is a common thread between guys who have been there and done it and won championships and know what it is all about enjoying the game, respecting your teammates, taking advantage of each and every day. That is what Marc tells us.
    • Bears report: 10 things you need to know

      MARK POTASH: Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was upstaged Tuesday by one of the few people who could upstage him at Halas Hall — former Bears coach Mike Ditka. Here’s 10 things you need to know about the Bears:
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Ditka: There's no bigger Bears fan than me

      After returning to Halas Hall for the first time in years Tuesday, Mike Ditka admitted his relationship with the franchise might have been strained but he said he hasn't wavered in his support of the Chicago Bears. "There was a perception for a lon…
      Source: ESPN.com

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