Dick Jauron


Having covered the intricacies and goings-on of Mike Ditka’s tumultuous final year and departure; the inside story of the Dave McGinnis-hiring debacle; the combustible contract situation involving


Penalties are only one measure of NFL behavior, an indicator of discipline or lack thereof.


Six of the last nine seasons have ended with the Bears going 2-2 in the fourth quarter of the schedule, including the last two and four of the five with Jay Cutler as a Bear.


Sometimes the issue is as much the medium as the message. And of course, sometimes it’s both, which is how the Bears’ current situation appears.


After a 3-0 start last season, the Bears have gone 8-12 under Marc Trestman, and one inescapable suspicion is that the NFL has figured him out.