Josh McCown. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: McCown Not Letting Success Go To His Head

By Jeff Joniak First Impression It was quarterback Thursday at the podium at Halas Hall, and Sunday’s starter against the Ravens handled questions for better than 18 minutes. Josh McCown provided thoughtful insight into all […]


Matt Cavanaugh of the New York Jets poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by NFL Photos)

Joniak’s Journal: QB Guru Matt Cavanaugh A Calming Influence On Cutler

By Jeff Joniak First Impression In his 16th NFL season, Matt Cavanaugh is working as hard as ever as the Bears quarterback coach.  Jay Cutler wondered aloud today if Cavanaugh ever sleeps.  He’s a football […]


Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Defensive Tackle Paea Injury-Free For New Season

By Jeff Joniak First Impression Starting nose tackle Stephen Paea starts his third season with a strong mind and body, after a full off-season of training devoid of injury.  During his first Senior Bowl practice […]