Rod Marinelli

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

Hoge: In ‘All-In’ Year, Paea Appreciating New Coaches

Hand technique is a major focus for Stephen Paea and his mates on the defensive line.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Bears defense.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Hoge: Tucker May Have To Adjust Defensive Style Again

For years, some Bears fans have complained about the boring Cover-2 defense.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

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

Marc Trestman. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge: Everything You Need To Know From Trestman’s First Day

Adam Hoge breaks down what you need to know about what was learned at Halas Hall Thursday.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2013

Rod Marinelli. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Marinelli, Most Assistant Coaches Not Returning To Bears

Rod Marinelli will not be the Bears’ defensive coordinator under new head coach Marc Trestman.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2013

Rod Marinelli. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Marinelli, Other Assistants Could Stay On Trestman’s Staff

Now that the Bears have their new head coach, the attention will quickly shift to the staff Marc Trestman hires.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2013

Charles Tillman attempts to tackle Russell Wilson. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Grades: Bears Defense Lost The Game Twice

Adam Hoge grades the Bears following their 23-17 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2012

Jason Campbell. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Notebook: Campbell Didn’t Get ‘A Fair Shot’ But Cutler’s Outlook Is Good

By Adam Hoge- SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) After Monday night’s debacle at The Stick, it will be easy for fans to point the finger at Jason Campbell and decide that he’s not a capable fill-in for […]


Jim Harbaugh signals safety as the officials review a fumble. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Grades: Harbaugh Punks Bears Coaching Staff

Adam Hoge grades the Bears following the 49ers’ 32-7 thumping of the Bears at Candlestick Park Monday night.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

Charles Tillman forces a fumble against Kenny Britt. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Grades: Tillman, Marinelli Deserve Multiple Awards Now

If Rod Marinelli doesn’t win Assistant Coach Of The Year, then they need to get rid of the award.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2012

Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Joniak’s Journal: Tillman, Jennings The New ‘Monsters Of The Midway’?

When I think of a physical defense, I think of linebackers, pass rushers, and safeties playing with reckless abandon. Not cornerbacks.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

Devin Hester. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Grades: Why Are The Bears Messing With Devin Hester Again?

Here are Adam Hoge’s grades following the Bears’ good, but sometimes ugly 13-6 win over the Lions Monday night.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

Lance Briggs returns an interception for a touchdown against the Jaguars. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Lovie’s ‘D’ May Be Better Than Ever

This all starts with Lovie Smith. It’s his philosophy, his culture, his kind of players, his results.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2012

Brandon Marshall tries to catch pass against the Rams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hoge’s Grades: Bears Offense Still A Work In Progress

Here are Adam Hoge’s grades following the Bears’ 23-6 win over the Rams Sunday.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler throws a pass against the St. Louis Rams at Soldier Field on September 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: ‘Well?’ Not Quite Yet

If that was the “get well” game many expected for the Bears, we can conclude that the patient is still in need of observation.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2012

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

McClellin Opens Up: ‘I Wasn’t Ready’ For The Grind

Bears rookie defensive end Shea McClellin had his best practice of training camp Thursday and the hope is that the first-round draft pick will turn the corner after a rough start in Bourbonnais.

670 The Score–08/03/2012

Brandon Meriweather and Charles Tillman bring down Brandon Pettigrew. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bowen: Change In Defensive Scheme Proves Effective

One thing that has changed during the Bears’ current four-game win streak is the type of defensive coverages in the secondary.

670 The Score–11/16/2011

Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers celebrate a take-away. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Holmes: Bears Perfecting The Art Of The Strip

Call it the “church of the takeaway” because Bears coaches preach about the importance of winning the turnover battle.

670 The Score–09/12/2011

Major Wright

Holmes’ Mailbag: Are The Bears Set In Secondary?

If it’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for another Bears mailbag. It’s nice to have actual football to discuss, so let’s go…

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Charles Tillman

Is Tillman The Best Ever?

In a game of this magnitude, any edge, any advantage, can be the difference between a trip to the Super Bowl and one of the most devastating losses in franchise history. And Charles Tillman brings that edge for the Chicago Bears.