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Mel Tucker

Jay Cutler. (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Trestman Confident He Can Handle Cutler

Most of Marc Trestman’s Thursday news conference was about Jay Cutler, where the quarterback is, if he’s ready to go in the new system, and how he’s been to work with.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2013

Alshon Jeffery scores a touchdown during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Alshon Jeffery Is A Playmaker

With the Bears season opener just over a week away, CBS Chicago and WBBM Newsradio bring you Jeff Joniak’s first journal of the 2013-14 season.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2013

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

Silverman: Bears Resilient Defense No Sure Thing This Year

Trestman and Tucker still have DE Julius Peppers, 33, OLB Lance Briggs, 32, and CB Charles Tillman, 32, to anchor the defense.

670 The Score–08/15/2013

Bears offensive line. (Credit: Brian Gertsch, CBS.)

Durkin’s Notes: Focus Remains On The Offensive Line

Here are some of my observations and impressions from the second-to-last practice in Bourbonnais.

670 The Score–08/13/2013

Shea McClellin, Stephen Paea, Henry Melton and Corey Wootton. (Credit: Brian Gertsch, CBS)

Hoge’s Notes: Hybrid Defensive Line One Of Tucker’s Wrinkles

As NFL offenses continue to evolve into high-octane passing games, the defenses are trying to adapt.


Khaseem Greene (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Durkin: Rookie Spotlight – Khaseem Greene

After reviewing several of Greene’s game tapes, here’s my summary of what impressed me, what didn’t impress me, areas for improvement, and what his prospects are for the 2013 season.

670 The Score–07/23/2013

Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs

Bernstein: Briggs’ Response Shows Bears’ Identity Challenge

Hidden in the brush-off Lance Briggs gave the media yesterday is a much larger issue facing a team trying to push one side of the ball into modernity while keeping another rooted in the past.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2013

Jay Cutler

Hoge’s Bears Practice Notes: Players Accomplish A Lot In Just 3 Days

The NFL allows teams with new head coaches to hold five additional voluntary mini-camp practices prior to the NFL Draft. So why did new Bears head coach Marc Trestman only use three of them?

CBS Chicago–04/18/2013

Shea McClellin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Bears Counting On Shea McClellin For Greater Role

With just a week until this year’s NFL Draft, it remains to be seen if Phil Emery’s first draft class as Bears general manager was a successful one.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2013

Devin Hester.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Bears Practice Notes: Hester Working On Kick/Punt Coverage Units

When Marc Trestman said Devin Hester would work primarily with special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, he wasn’t kidding.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2013

Brian Urlacher

Bernstein: Don’t Sign Urlacher If He Can’t Run

When you’re the only team negotiating with a player, that’s a good sign you should walk away from the table.

670 The Score–02/24/2013

Bears defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.  (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tucker Named Bears’ Defensive Coordinator

Mel Tucker previously worked as the defensive coordinator for the Jaguars.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2013