Brandon Mebane


Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith was a seventh-round draft choice who wasn’t even invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Cornerback Richard Sherman was a fifth-rounder.


More random Bears thoughts assessing Super Bowl XLVIII...


General manager Phil Emery and the Bears coaching and personnel staffs will not be using the Seattle Seahawks as a template for how they want to shape the Bears’ defense.


Long-ago Bears defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan always said that he learned his most basic tenet while the New York Jets defensive line coach and he saw the single-mindedness with which head coach