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Major Wright and Chris Conte attempt to tackle Alfred Morris. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears’ Safeties Taking Hit For Defensive Breakdowns

It can be an unforgiving position.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

Major Wright and Chris Conte attempt to tackle Alfred Morris. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notes: No Changes Coming At Safety

There’s never a good time for a bad game, but the timing of Chris Conte’s subpar performance against the Redskins couldn’t have been worse.

670 The Score–10/28/2013

Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins scores the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears during an NFL game at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Bad Dream

Figuring out what was meaningful from a game like that requires an unusual approach.

670 The Score–10/20/2013

Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears is hit by linebacker Perry Riley #56 of the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Battered Bears Come Up Short

The bye week couldn’t arrive a better time for a battered Bears team.

670 The Score–10/20/2013

Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball against the New York Giants during a game at Soldier Field on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Better Than Bad

The Giants are the equivalent of 500 milligrams of Aleve – if you can get past what they might do to your stomach, you end up feeling somewhat better for a little while.

670 The Score–10/10/2013

Jimmy Graham. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears Prep For ‘Mismatch Nightmare’ Jimmy Graham

The Bears say they have a game-plan to slow down Graham, but they’re not trying to pretend it will be easy.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2013

D.J. Williams #58 celebrates with teammate Stephen Paea #92 of the Chicago Bears after sacking Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a game at Heinz Field on September 22, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Rapid Reaction: Bears 40, Steelers 23

By Dan Durkin- (CBS) – While it wasn’t pretty for four quarters, the Bears put together solid bookends on the road, defeating a desperate and prideful Pittsburgh Steelers team 40-23, running their record to 3-0. OFFENSE […]

670 The Score–09/23/2013

Ben Roethlisberger. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Blitz To ‘Historic’ Win

The Bears dialed up the blitz Sunday night.

670 The Score–09/22/2013

Jon Bostic.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears All Agree – Bostic Didn’t Deserve Fine

In the meeting room following last Thursday’s win over the San Diego Chargers, rookie linebacker Jon Bostic received only one message from his coaches regarding his hit on wide receiver Mike Willie that dislodged the football and created an incomplete pass.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2013

Chris Conte. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Morning Bears Bits: Is Secondary Getting Enough Contact?

With most of the collisions happening at the line of scrimmage, the secondary is left with almost no contact.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2013

Lance Briggs. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Briggs ‘Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable’ In New Role

While the Bears’ offense is undergoing a major overhaul with new head coach Marc Trestman, there is one guy on the other side of the ball who taking on the brunt of change on a unit that otherwise is staying mostly the same.

07/26/2013

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Morning Bears Bits: Camp Trestman To Open With Conditioning Test

The Bears are bracing for a rude awakening Thursday morning at Camp Trestman.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2013

Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Depth Chart Breakdown: Defensive Backs

There is no lack of motivation among the cornerbacks and safeties.

07/23/2013

Julius Peppers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Roster Review – Defense

This is the second in a two-part series, taking a look at the Bears defensive roster by position group.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2013

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/G

Hoge’s Grades: Defense Bad, Offense Worse, Coaching Worst

Adam Hoge grades the Bears following the their fourth loss in their last five games.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2012

Charles Tillman attempts to tackle Russell Wilson. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Grades: Bears Defense Lost The Game Twice

Adam Hoge grades the Bears following their 23-17 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2012

Brian Urlacher tries to tackle Golden Tate. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears’ Defense Too Slow

While Lovie Smith’s team wasn’t eliminated by the Seahawks Sunday, it was beaten and exposed. This one looked bad.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2012

Chris Johnson. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Titans Running Game Taking Shape

Using NFL GameRewind’s All-22 Coaches Film footage, I break down the Titans inside-zone running scheme.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

Major Wright. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Wright’s Improved Technique Paying Dividends

Using NFL GameRewind, let’s take a look at a few plays involving Major Wright to compare and contrast his technique and discipline week to week.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2012

Major Wright  reacts after he intercepted a pass in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

24 Hours Later: Laurence Holmes Breaks Down Bears-Cowboys

Time offers the opportunity for perspective, so I thought it would be a good idea to wait each week to give my thoughts on the Bears game.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

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