The Big News Roll
Tuesday, Bears GM Phil Emery called Jay Cutler an elite quarterback. Wednesday, future Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher said that was true — but only in a financial sense. Cutler is the highest-paid player in the NFL this season. Urlacher said he paled in comparison to the Patriots’ Tom Brady, the Manning brothers, the Packers’
Crumbs Bake Shop, the specialty bakery rescued by businessman and TV personality Marcus Lemonis, will reopen at 9 a.m. on the second level of Water Tower Place.
The playoff implications across the NFL are huge in Week 8. For the Bears the message is simple: win or go home. OK, so that’s not quite the literal truth, but it’s close. According to fivethirtyeight’s Week 8 NFC playoff implications, the Bears enter Sunday’s game against the Patriots with a lowly 7 percent chance
Martellus Bennett was held out of Wednesday’s practice with what coaches called a hamstring injury, but the tight end characterized it as simply a day off. He said he’d return to practice Thursday at Halas Hall. “My first time ever getting a day off,” he said. “I feel a little more rested.” Bennett was one
Sky coach Pokey Chatman barely slept Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. She was just too eager to sleep for what was coming Wednesday – visits with Bulls general manager Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau and a chance to watch practice. “I was like a kid at Christmas. Last night I couldn’t sleep,” Chatman said.
Bears cornerback Tim Jennings said Tuesday that having permanent captains “sets the foundation of consistency” for a football team. The Bears have been using rotating captains each week, and that decision has come into question in light of the recent locker room crisis. “If it was my decision I got to have permanent captains throughout