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Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher ended his illustrious NFL career Wednesday when he announced his retirement. Now it’s time for the next chapter in his life. Could it be as a television analyst? "I don’t know how good I’d...
Typical of how a giddy little brother of a probable Hall of Fame middle linebacker would react, Casey Urlacher couldn't stop gushing over Brian Urlacher's endless accomplishments in 13 NFL seasons. Yet there was one yearly deed the younger Urlacher...
ReutersNFL Team Report - Dallas Cowboys - INSIDE SLANT The focus in most rookie minicamps around the league is on the draft picks. For the Dallas Cowboys, however, all eyes were on 73-year-old newcomer Monte Kiffin, who was hired to replace Rob Ryan as...
As a rule, the Bears' defensive scheme may be the most predictable in the NFL. But coordinator Rod Marinelli and the boys stepped out of character a bit Monday. They blitzed on nearly 23 percent of Tony Romo's dropbacks, mostly in the first half. It was...
Sacks have been the source of much consternation at Halas Hall this season. But they also have been the source of much consternation in the offices of every Bears opponent. It hasn't gotten much airtime, but the Bears can give nearly as good as they...
Tags: Football, Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, Sports, Shea McClellin
When the Lions and their fans look at how dominating the Bears defense and its scheme has been, they have to think, "That should have been us." In 2006, Matt Millen hired Rod Marinelli as head coach of the Lions. Then in 2008, the Lions became the...
In the April draft, the Bears chose Shea McClellin in the first round and passed over Illinois' Whitney Mercilus. On Sunday, during his first visit to Soldier Field, Mercilus would like to offer them a not-so-subtle reminder of that — perhaps by...
MOBILE, Ala. — "Relentless equals high velocity, nonstop." That coaching slogan sure sounds like it could have come out of the Rod Marinelli book of wisdom. But it didn't. It is the motto of the new Bears defensive coordinator, not the old....
The Cover-2 defense is boring. And it lacks creativity. I can't tell you how many times I've heard that about the two-deep scheme the Bears still lean on in their game plan. Sure, they have become more "multiple" with coordinator Rod Marinelli in...
Bears general manager Phil Emery and new head coach Marc Trestman celebrate birthdays just a day apart from one another. That's one of the nifty — dare we say synergetic? — connections between the two men. Sadly, they weren't born in late...
The popular joke when the Bears traded for Jay Cutler in 2009 was that they fleeced the Broncos by including two first-round draft picks because such selections were worthless in Chicago. The trade simply spared the Bears the indignity of making even more...
If a career falls in Lake Forest and no one around cares to hear it … Brian Urlacher's extraordinary career with the Bears ended with a resounding whimper Wednesday as an afternoon news release confirmed what long has been expected — that...
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