Emery happy with Shea McClellin - Adam L. Jahns: Emery liked what he saw regarding his first-round pick's ability to disrupt the passer, with the Bears averaging 9.5 disruptions when McClellin played and 6.5 when he was out.
Explosive Bears’ Defense anything but a given for new coach - Steve Silverman: The Bears have problems on the OL and with the production of skill-position players on the offensive side of the ball, but the other problem the new coach will have to contend with is the aging defense.
Team report - Phil Emery has never hired a head coach before, but he knows who he's looking for to replace Lovie Smith.
Head coach search
Bears busy lining up coaching interviews - Vaughn McClure: Although two special-teams coordinators are on the Bears' preliminary list, most figure Emery will target an offensive-minded coach such as McCoy, Clements, Sullivan or Carmichael.
Want a big name Bears coach? First, choose the right prism - Moon Mullin breaks down the big-name candidates for the Bears' head coaching position, explaining just how much their records compare to Lovie Smith's.
Breaking down Bears' coaching targets - David Kaplan presents an extended list of coaches that may wind up replacing Lovie Smith, and the likelihood of each.
[Video] CTL discussion - Dan Pompei joins the CTL panel to run through the list of potential HC hires.
Temper the enthusiasm (and expectations) for Lovie successor - Moon Mullin breaks down a list of candidates PFT's Mike Florio listed to potentially fill the Bears' head coaching position.
How much can change? - Moon Mullin: As the search for a new head coach continues, GM Phil Emery outlines what he's looking for in a candidate. But can enough change be made with the team's current roster?
He's not the real McCoy, he's the real deal - Brad Biggs: Denver OC Mike McCoy appears to excel in all the categories Bears want in a new head coach.
Special teams a special case - Steve Rosenbloom: Suddenly, special teams coaches are hot coaching candidates, so what about the Bears special teams genius?
Of teams with coaching vacancies, Bears boast the most - Sean Jensen: Seven NFL clubs are looking for new coaches, and the Bears believe they have the most to offer. The appeal of the Bears is three-fold: a commitment to success, an appealing environment for a coach and, perhaps most important, a franchise-caliber QB.
Four Downs - Do the Bears need to hire a head coach with an offensive background? Will money and/or Cutler play a part in the decision?
Other Bears news
Larry Mayer's Chalk Talk - Larry discusses the Bears' 2013 opponents, where the Bears pick in the first round of the draft and whether the Bears will operate a 4-3 or 3-4 defense next season.
Dan Pompei's Bears mailbag - Q&A on the coaching search, Pat Fitzgerald's potential as an NFL coach, and a contract extension for Jay Cutler.
Perfect time for Bears to pursue hosting Super Bowl - Rick Telander: Think big, Bears. Right now. Become a dynasty like the old 49ers, like the current Patriots. Like the hated Packers are trying to do. Hire a great coach. Build a great stadium. Get the Super Bowl. Play in the damn thing and win it.
How did Ditka fare against winning teams? - Dave Wischnowsky breaks down the win-loss ratio against winning teams of Ditka, Wannstedt and Jauron.
Know thy enemy: Lions - Kevin Seifert: Lions GM admits it's "quite possible" he misjudged the defense's talent level entering the season, and said it needs more playmakers.
Know thy enemies - Kevin Seifert: Would consistent eight-man boxes against Adrian Peterson cause the Vikings to shift more responsibility to Ponder?
Matt Bowen: The Players Page - Does the 'cross-country' trip impact NFL playoff teams?
Your coach sucks at managing the clock. Does it really matter? - (pointing me to this link) David Taylor: I haven't read it yet but it talks about Lovie, I'm sure. me: "It talks about Lovie"? He's only whose pic they use at the top :D