Gabe Carimi

J.J. Watt.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Bowen: No Excuses For Carimi Against Watt

Heading into the Bears matchup against the Texans on Sunday night, one key matchup to watch is J.J. Watt versus Gabe Carimi.

670 The Score–11/08/2012

J.J. Watt and Gabe Carimi. (Phots by Getty Images)

Hoge: Former Teammates Watt, Carimi Not Exactly Friends

J.J. Watt and Gabe Carimi were two of the more competitive, hardest working players on the team. And they weren’t exactly buddy-buddy.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2012

Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Gabe Carimi Still Settling In To NFL

No matter how much time he missed a year ago, Chicago Bears right tackle Gabe Carimi insists he doesn’t feel like a rookie anymore.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012

Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lovie Smith Stands By Gabe Carimi After Rough Game

In the midst of a blowout win over the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, one key offensive player struggled.

CBS Chicago–10/08/2012

Tom Crabtree scores on a fake field goal against the Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notebook: Packers Planned Fake Field Goal For ‘Two Or Three Years’

It’s not often that the Bears get caught off guard by a huge special teams play from their opponent, but that’s exactly what happened in Thursday night’s 23-10 loss to the Packers.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Donald Driver beats Chris Conte for a touchdown. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Grades: Poor Marks For Offense, Special Teams And Coaches

Adam Hoge grades the Bears following the their 23-10 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Biggs: Bears Can Be OK With Offensive Line

Expectations for the Bears offense have never been higher.

670 The Score–09/06/2012

Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Notebook: Carimi Could Be Limited Sunday

Offensive coordinator Mike Tice confirmed Wednesday that Carimi is not 100 percent and suggested that the right tackle might not even be able to take all the snaps during Sunday’s opener against the Colts.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

J'Marcus Webb and Clay Matthews

Silverman: Ranking The NFL’s Top Offensive Lines

The Bears’ offensive line doesn’t rank in the league’s top 10. The following teams do.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Eli Manning. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent – New York Giants

As sports fans, we’ve been programmed to conclude that the best regular season team will become the eventual champion.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Training Camp Notebook: Bears Get Physical In Night Practice

With a big crowd on hand at Ward Field and a light mist falling at Monday night’s practice, things were bound to get a little chippy.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

J'Marcus Webb. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Competition Between Williams And ‘The Other Player’ Is Back On

Mike Tice liked how Chris Williams played at right tackle in the first preseason game and he once again is giving him the chance to beat out Webb for the starting left tackle position.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Chris Williams

Hoge’s Training Camp Notebook: Offensive Line Concerns Are Real

Mike Tice confirmed Monday what we’ve thought for nearly a week: J’Marcus Webb is the Bears starting left tackle.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

J'Marcus Webb and Chris Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Webb Listed As Starting LT In Bears’ First Depth Chart

It appeared the battle was over last week, but the Bears’ first depth chart confirmed Monday that J’Marcus Webb is the starting left tackle.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

J'Marcus Webb and Chris Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Offensive Line Issues May Stifle Bears’ Optimism

The Chicago Bears are one of the teams that many NFL observers are feeling good about with the season about five weeks away from starting.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

J'Marcus Webb and Chris Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Training Camp Notebook: Developments At Both Tackle Positions

Only four padded practices into training camp, we’re starting to see some interesting developments at both offensive tackle positions.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Shea McClellin. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Training Camp Notebook: McClellin, Price Struggle While Corners Impress

After a day off, the Bears were back on the practice field at Olivet Nazarene University Tuesday and things looked, well, rusty.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Shea McClellin (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images).

Arkush: McClellin Looks Over-Matched At Defensive End

When the Bears drafted defensive end Shea McClellin out of Boise State, questions immediately centered around the first-round draft pick’s size.

670 The Score–07/31/2012

Gabe Carimi. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Most Important Bears: No. 8 Gabe Carimi

As we count down to Bourbonnais, a panel of 15 670 The Score hosts, reporters and producers ranked their top 10 most important Bears players for the 2012 season.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall works out during a minicamp practice at Halas Hall on June 12, 2012 in Lake Forest, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: Evaluating The Bears Offense Position-By-Position

This is my evaluation of how the Bears have – or haven’t – improved their talent level per position group since 2011, and an overall assessment of each. First up is the offense.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012