A young player lucking into just the right coach is always fortuitous, rarely simple or automatic, even with the best of draft choices.
The boxing cliché that “styles make fights” says that contrasting strengths make for the best competitions, and the matchups in the AFC and NFC championship games this weekend are all of that.
In the endless local ruminations as to how close to or far from a Super Bowl are the Bears, in one area they at least have one box checked.
That the Bears could be without Adam Gase as offensive coordinator after the annual hiring blitz of NFL coaches has been anticipated for some time, as far back as the time of his hiring in Chicago
The Bears have something of an informed perspective on the 2015 playoffs: They played five of the eight wild-card teams this season, plus the Cincinnati Bengals in the third preseason game (“the b