Tom Thayer

Raiders fans in Oakland. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Thayer: O Line Needs To Give Hanie Confidence In Oakland’s Hostile Environment

A lot of attention has been focused on the Bears new quarterback, Caleb Hanie, but it’s he’ll need plenty of help from his offensive line and defense against Oakland, Bears analyst Tom Thayer says.


Earl Bennett. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Thayer: Bennett Should Be Compensated

At the end of the 2011 season, Matt Forte’s contract won’t be the only thing on the mind of the Bears’ front office.

670 The Score–11/11/2011

Jay Cutler looks on during the Bears win over the Bucs.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Thayer Talks Bears, Bye Week

With the Bears on the bye week, Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer thinks the new structure of the bye week will ultimately hurt the Bears.

670 The Score–10/28/2011

Bears and Bucs players kneel in prayer after last week's game. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Thayer: Bye Week Will Provide Much-Needed Rest For Bears Veterans

Former Chicago Bear and WBBM Newsradio analyst Tom Thayer says a four-day rest is just what the veterans on the Bears need, as the team enters a bye week.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2011

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) is called for unnecessary roughness on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) late in the second half of the NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday , Dec. 5, 2010. Chicago won 24-20. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

Thayer: Ndamukong Suh Is Cheap

Leading the charge for the physical battle will be Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh, who is notorious for his dirty play. Chicago Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer said the Bears should go shot for shot with Suh.

670 The Score–10/10/2011


Former Bear Tim Wrightman: White House Visit Isn’t About Politics

A member of the 1985 Chicago Bears team is taking former teammate Dan Hampton to task for declining an invitation the White House with the rest of the team.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Mark Anderson #97 and Nick Roach #53 of the Chicago Bears hit Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions after a pass on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thayer: Expect A Physical Game When Bears Take On Lions

The Bears have won their last six games against the Detroit Lions, but the game coming up this Monday is expected to be a difficult one, and what analyst Tom Thayer calls “the most physical game” ever between the two teams.

WBBM Newsradio–10/07/2011

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears

Thayer: Bears Will Need A ‘Physical Approach’ Against Saints

The Bears will need a physical approach and a well-tuned strategy to defeat the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, says analyst Tom Thayer.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2011

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Roy Williams #11 of the Chicago Bears works out during a summer training camp practice at Olivet Nazarene University

Thayer: Roy Williams ‘Has To Step Up’

To say the preseason didn’t go well for newly acquired Bears wide receiver Roy Williams would be an understatement.

670 The Score–09/11/2011

Chicago Bears Defensive Line

Thayer: Bears’ Draft Needs To Focus On Defensive Line

As the Chicago Bears evaluate their roster heading into the NFL Draft weekend, they need to address one specific position where they’re falling behind the rest of the NFC North division.

670 The Score–04/28/2011

Lance Briggs

Thayer: Expectations Raised For 2011 Bears

The success of the 2010 Chicago Bears came as a surprise. While some expected five or six wins this year, there were others who expected less. Next season, however, the starting expectations will reflect the 2010 season.

670 The Score–01/26/2011

Julius Peppers

Thayer: Bears’ D-Line Could Dominate Game

As big as the Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game is going to be, it’s a game that could be decided by a single aspect.

670 The Score–01/18/2011

Matt Hasselbeck

Thayer: Hasselbeck Is Key Concern For Bears

The Chicago Bears ended the season at 11-5, winners of the NFC North and the second seed in the NFC Playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks finished 7-9 and lucked into the playoffs by winning the weak NFC West.

670 The Score–01/14/2011

Matt Forte

Thayer: Bears Need To Think Super Bowl

With the Bears’ playoff game now one week away, it’s time to start thinking about what a realistic expectation is for them in the playoffs.

670 The Score–01/09/2011

Danieal Manning

Vikings Game No Guaranteed Win For Bears

Most of the talk about the Bears-Vikings game this week has revolved around what stadium it would be played at the conditions of the stadium.

670 The Score–12/18/2010

Jay Cutler

To Win Division, Bears Must Do Their Part

The Bears have a lot on their minds this week. They don’t know for sure where their game against the Vikings will be played and they can lock up the division with a win. LISTEN: TOM THAYER


Matt Forte

Thayer: Running The Ball Effectively Creates Deception

One of the biggest matchups in Sunday’s game will be the Bears’ offense against the Patriots’ defense. The longer the Bears can keep Tom Brady off the field, the better chance they have to win.

670 The Score–12/11/2010

Lance Briggs

Briggs: We Understand What This Game Means

The Patriots have been one of the best teams in the NFL for a while. With a Hall of Fame quarterback leading the way, the Bears have a tough task ahead of them on Sunday. LISTEN: TOM THAYER


Brian Urlacher

Urlacher Helping Bears With Playoff Push

Remember all the worries about Urlacher’s health during training camp? Just two weeks ago he broke Mike Singletary’s career franchise record for tackles. Brian Urlacher is healthy and helping the Bears make their push for the playoffs. LISTEN: TOM THAYER AND JOSH LISS

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010

Michael Vick

Thayer: ‘You Have To Attack Michael Vick’

Earlier in the week Lovie Smith said that he wouldn’t change his defense to account for Michael Vick. Bears analyst Tom Thayer believes that Smith won’t, and knows how the Bears can shut Vick down.

670 The Score–11/24/2010