Joniak’s Journal

Jordan Mills #67 and Kyle Long #75 of the Chicago Bears line up for a play against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: New Faces Give Bears O-Line Potential For Improvement

With six new offensive linemen, including four starters the Bears have the potential to be significantly improved up front.


Devin Hester. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Rating The Bears Players Who Made The Roster

 By Jeff Joniak First Impressions I’m pleased to see Michael Ford make the final 53.  From his first practice in the rookie mini-camp, his speed and running style was attention-grabbing.  He only left LSU a […]


Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Marshall Evolving Into A Leader

Brandon Marshall is having a career year for a Bears team with flickering playoff hopes. However, his frustration with the overall production of the offense eats at him.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Bears Must Begin Putting Points On The Board

Sneak in, charge in, or fold up the tent.


Jason Campbell.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Time For Campbell To Play Like A No. 1

It is far from a shock that Lovie Smith turns to his No. 2 to play like a No. 1 Monday night in San Francisco. Aside from landing a No. 1 receiver, it was first-year general manager Phil Emery’s mission to land a number two quarterback during free agency.

670 The Score–11/16/2012

Andre Johnson. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Hard To Believe This Is ‘Biggest’ Game In Texans History

Andre Johnson feels Sunday night’s showdown with the Bears at Soldier Field, may be the “biggest” game in the decade long history of the franchise.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2012

Charles Tillman

Joniak’s Journal: Tillman Is ‘The King Of Thieves’

It’s telling that before being named NFC defensive player of the week in consecutive games for his performance against Jacksonville and Detroit, Charles Tillman had not been recognized for his work since 2005.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2012

Julius Peppers rushed Matthew Stafford last year at Soldier Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Get Ready For ‘Black & Blue’ Football Vs Lions

“Bad blood” exists between the Bears and Lions, simple as that. Short memories and short fuses in a powder keg environment could lead to some entertaining and interesting confrontations.

WBBM Newsradio–10/16/2012

Patrick Mannelly

Joniak’s Journal: Mannelly Playing In 216th NFL Game Sunday

In his 216th NFL game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Patrick Mannelly begins a record 15th season with the Bears.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012