Al Hamnik Column
The center isn't just a guy who snaps the ball to the quarterback, then becomes a human shield against defenders who want to do him harm.
Then Saints center Brian de la Puente directs his linemen before a snap during a 2013 game against the Bears in Chicago. He now plays for the Bears.
CHICAGO | Shades of Mike Brown.
Buffalo's Fred Jackson tries to stretch for the end zone while tackled by Bears linebacker Jon Bostic during overtime of Sunday's game. The 38-yard run set up a game-winning field goal. On the ground is Chris Conte who was stiff-armed by Jackson.
CHICAGO | You knew what Bears coach Marc Trestman was going to say before the playing field had cleared.
With a new Bears season set to open, chances of a Super Bowl championship are thinner than mission soup.
The New England Patriots' Garin Veris (60) pulls the jersey of Bears' receiver Dennis McKinnon during Super Bowl XX in New Orleans on Jan. 26, 1986.
MERRILLVILLE | If you plan to be in one of the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" videos that have gone viral around the country, ask yourself this question as you towel off.
Jim and Frances Vermillion were married 52 years before ALS took her life in May of 2012.
This is a great job, don't get me wrong.
The ball boys got more face time during Bears training camp at Olivet-Nazarene University.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll, left, and Bears coach Marc Trestman meet on the field after the Seahawks' 34-6 win Friday night.
Yes, it was just a preseason game, a glorified practice, and doesn't count in the standings, fortunately.
Running back Senorise Perry had two carries for 15 yards in Friday's preseason blowout at Seattle.
The Bears' Ka'Deem Carey tries to elude Seattle's Korey Toomer in Friday's preseason game, which Chicago lost 34-6. Carey had four carries for 15 yards.
Dennis McKinnon of the Super Bowl XX champion Bears poses with, from left, Whiting running back Ethan Young, defensive tackle Kris Krzyston, Clark quarterback Justin Martinez and middle linebacker Rene Zamora at the "Battle of 119th St. BBQ."
LAKE FOREST | If there's one thing Bears fans absolutely must understand, even more than the weird spelling of Micheal Spurlock's first name, it's this:
Bears wide receiver Micheal Spurlock says no one can "replace" former Chicago great Devin Hester when it comes to returning kicks
Matt Forte is a tough act to follow. We all know that. It's like prime rib and Spam. No contest.
BOURBONNAIS | Emotionally, Jay Cutler is flat-line.
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