Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Remember Emery’s Last Words On Lovie?

Phil Emery gave the Bears a mission statement when he fired Lovie Smith.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Lance Briggs in 2014. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: Defense Held Players-Only Film Session

Plus, Lance Briggs says Lovie Smith “should be remembered as one of the great coaches in Chicago.”

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Lovie Smith: Coaching Bears Was A ‘Dream Come True’

“I don’t need anything validated this week,” Smith says.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Lovie Smith, left, and Brian Urlacher with the Bears in 2008. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Listen: Brian Urlacher On Lovie Smith, Bears

“He’s trying to change the culture down there,” Urlacher says of Smith in Tampa Bay.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Doomsday Scenario Of Loviefest

The Bears’ season can’t get worse, right? Oh yes it can.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bucs coach Lovie Smith. (Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Durkin: Know Your Opponent — Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A preseason sleeper, the Bucs’ 2-8 start has been a major disappointment.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Notes: ‘Still Wasn’t Good Enough,’ Marshall Says

Brandon Marshall isn’t under any illusions about Sunday’s winning performance.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars calls a play at the line during the second quarter of a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on October 12, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

5 NFL Teams Already Vying For First Pick In The 2015 NFL Draft

These NFL teams are playing for the right to dream about one player who, once drafted, will deliver them to the Promised Land next season.

10/15/2014

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Even In Victory, Cutler Can’t Win In Eyes Of Many

Why is there a segment issuing so many backhanded compliments to Jay Cutler?

CBS Chicago–10/14/2014

Devin Hester. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5 Things: Bucs-Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

It was a night you just don’t see often in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons and George Iloka #43 of the Cincinnati Bengals both attempt to catch a pass during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The play resulted in an incomplete pass. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

TNF Fantasy Starters: Vincent Jackson, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones

Here’s a look at the key fantasy players on both sides and our recommendation on whether you should start them or sit them in your fantasy lineup.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws a pass during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 3’s Thursday night matchup features two NFC South teams that made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2014

(Credit: Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images)

CBS Sports Steve Tasker Weighs In On Falcons Vs Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football

When he was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1985, no-one expected Steve Tasker to last very long in the NFL. He may not have lasted more than one season in Houston, but the minute wide receiver and special teams ace last 12 more with the Buffalo Bills. He knows what it takes overcome adversity, but when it comes to this week’s game on Thursday Night Football, Tasker isn’t sure the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can overcome the strong Atlanta Falcons.

09/15/2014

Michael Johnson #93 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Kellen Clemens #10 of the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on December 18, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bengals beat the Rams 20-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This Season

The Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.

09/01/2014

Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 18, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving Threat

The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.

08/16/2014

Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bears No. 2 QB Situation Is Mighty Unsettling

The sight of Jimmy Clausen or Jordan Palmer can only strike fear in Bears fans.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2014

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Durkin: The Marc Trestman Effect

Jay Cutler has shown as much improvement in Year 1 as any QB whom Marc Trestman has ever coached.

670 The Score–02/27/2014

Gabe Carimi. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bears 1st-Round Draft Pick Carimi Released By Bucs

The will be no reunion of Carimi and Lovie Smith.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Smith Expects To Transform Buccaneers Into Winners

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on Lovie Smith to transform them into a championship contender.

670 The Score–01/06/2014

Lovie Smith. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Bucs Wanted Gruden, Cowher Over Smith

Publicly, the Bucs had their sights set only on Lovie Smith to be their new head coach.

670 The Score–01/06/2014

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