CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Dan Durkin

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Impressions From Bears-Jaguars

The Bears’ passing game has taken shape while the running game remains grounded.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2014

Bears linebacker Shea McClellin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Player Spotlight: Shea McClellin

Game tape doesn’t lie, and it shows where McClellin struggled against the Eagles.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2014

Robbie Gould. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Retooling Their Special Team Units

Robbie Gould’s back, but Chicago’s looking for a new punter, holder, snapper and kick returner.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2014

Ka'Deem Carey. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: 5 Storylines To Watch In Bears-Eagles Preseason Opener

Keep an eye on how the reserve running backs like Ka’Deem Carey perform.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Tempo Is The Key For Trestman

“If we can add 100 plays to what we already did, that would be a great starting point,” Marc Trestman says.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: No Excuses For Emery, Bears

At most, only six of the 53 players who make the Bears roster with be from the previous regime.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2014

The Bourbonnais water tower. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin’s Training Camp Notebook: Rookie Class Playing Meaningful Reps

Three rookies are getting meaningful first-team reps on defense.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

Jeremiah Ratliff. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Durkin’s Training Camp Notebook: New Defensive Line Sets The Tone

The Bears held their first padded practice of 2014 on Sunday in front of a raucous crowd of faithful fans.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2014

David Fales. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – David Fales

Fales has quality anticipation and pocket awareness but needs to improve his arm strength.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

Vereen Brock. (University of Minnesota)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – Brock Vereen

Vereen is a sure tackler who’s good at reading keys, but his ball skills and footwork need work.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2014

Ka'Deem Carey. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – Ka’Deem Carey

Carey displays great vision and finishes runs, but he needs to work on his blocking and gain a few pounds.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

Will Sutton. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight — Will Sutton

Sutton is quick with good hands, but his conditioning and run defending need to improve.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

Ego Ferguson. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight — DT Ego Ferguson

Ferguson is a stout run defender and light on his feet but needs to better use his hands and pads.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2014

Kyle Fuller. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – CB Kyle Fuller

Fuller’s versatile and physical, but his footwork and tackling form have room to improve.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2014

Durkin 2 enlarged

Durkin’s Playbook: Breaking Down The Bears’ ‘Smash’ Route

The Bears are good in the red zone in part because of this go-to concept.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014

Matt Forte. (David Banks/ Getty Images)

Durkin’s Playbook: Breaking Down Bears’ High/Low Concept

The high/low attack can stretch the defense vertically and horizontally if executed correctly.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2014

Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Breaking Down The Bears’ ‘Switched Verticals’

An important concept worked wonders for the Bears’ offense last season.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Maturation Of Brandon Marshall

Dan Durkin breaks down Marshall’s blocking, release from the line and some tricks of the trade.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2014

Ego Ferguson. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Durkin: Bears Post-Draft Digest

Dan Durkin address what we’ve learned, including Chicago’s preference of building a defense front to back.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

David Fales. (Credit: Getty)

Durkin’s Breakdown: QB David Fales

A San Jose State product, Fales (6-2/212) led the nation in completion percentage (72.5%) as a junior, finishing his career with 8,382 passing yards, a 68% completion percentage and a three-to-one touchdown (66) to interception (22) ratio.

670 The Score–05/10/2014

more