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What Went Wrong with Jay Cutler?

How the collapse of the 2014 Chicago Bears is a lesson in leadership for the rest of the NFL

The Thing About Jay Cutler...

The Chicago Bears can fire the head coach, the defensive coordinator, and the GM. But none of those moves would answer the most crucial question facing a franchise in shambles: Is their quarterback the leader he needs to be?

The Week 10 Mailbag

Revisiting the Jimmy Graham pass interference call at the end of regulation in the Saints-49ers game. Plus, answering reader questions about the Bears' problems, the Seahawks' passing issues and whether refs should police fumble dogpiles

Bears Report: Can the Defense Keep Up?

Jay Cutler looked sharp in the opener and the wideouts will be top-tier again, but depth and health on defense remain Chicago’s big camp questions

Bears Preview: It All Depends on Luck, Growth

Injuries had their way with Chicago in Marc Trestman's first season as coach. But with renewed health, a rebuilt pass rush and progression on offense, the Bears should have what it takes to challenge for an NFC North title

Welcome to Canada Week

For the next 7 days, The MMQB will cover North America's other great football league. To kick things off, Bears coach Marc Trestman, winner of two Grey Cups in Montreal, explains the rules and nuances that make the CFL unique

Chicago Takes Charge

Bears coach Marc Trestman and quarterback Jay Cutler are taking the lead in establishing an ethical culture in Chicago's locker room. Plus, a new Dr. Z award, 10 things I think and my annual Father's Day book recommendations

Answered Prayers

The Packers were on the brink of elimination a month ago. Then out of nowhere ... fullback John Kuhn throws the block of his life, springing Aaron Rodgers to find Randall Cobb for a game-winning TD and the NFC North crown

Chicago Bears: Blown Out, But Not Blown Away

Losing by six touchdowns in a game where a playoff spot could have been clinched? No big deal, say the Bears, who quickly turned the page on a 54-11 loss in Philly to focus on a do-or-die Week 17 showdown against the Packers

Week 13: Decisive Moments

Breaking down tape to analyze and explain the critical plays in an overtime loss for the Bears, a narrow Chiefs' setback to the Broncos and the Jags' clutch win over the Browns

The Bears’ Big Decision

Jay Cutler’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2013 season. Will the Chicago Bears bring back the franchise quarterback or let him loose in free agency? The answer is somewhere in the middle

Quietly Making Noise

Josh McCown was out of the NFL and coaching high school football in North Carolina a year ago. Now he's gone from Jay Cutler’s backup to the man keeping the Bears in the playoff picture—and at 34 his career might finally take off

What’s Lovie Smith Doing on Sunday?

The longtime Bears coach is watching games like the rest of us these days—but with a smart, critical eye developed over a lifetime in the game. What he’d like most, of course, is to get back in it

Video: Melding of the Minds

Jay Cutler is at a crossroads. How his philosophy fits with new coach Marc Trestman's will ultimately determine his fate

Bears Preview: Change May Do No Good

Marc Trestman was brought in to get the most out of Jay Cutler, but the fit still doesn't seem right

Bearing Down on a New Era

Phil Emery, Chicago’s second-year GM, on what he sees in new coach Marc Trestman