The Bears Beat (05.14.13): Forte has high expectations for new Bears offense

May 14th, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte expects to return to his Pro Bowl form in new head coach Marc Trestman’s offense. Also, quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh had high praise for Jay Cutler. And third-year offensive lineman Gabe Carimi continues to be a no-show at OTAs.

Forte expects return to form in new offense
Tue May 14 15:30:15 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte never gave an explanation of the team’s new offense under Marc …

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is (sort of) a football genius
Tue May 14 16:04:27 2013
Abrasive. Standoffish. Jerk-faced. Quitter. These are all words, amongst many others, that have been used to describe …

Carimi absence likely helping Bears with one roster call (Comcast SportsNet Chicago)
Tue May 14 15:15:24 2013
Former first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi has not attended any of the Bears’ organized team activities to date, which is …

Carimi remains a no-show at OTAs
Tue May 14 15:06:28 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears guard Gabe Carimi missed his second consecutive organized team activity on Tuesday, raising …

Bears’ Marc Trestman is already an upgrade over Lovie Smith
Tue May 14 14:59:32 2013
MARK POTASH: Center James Ferentz was raised by a football …

Brian Urlacher close to signing with the Minnesota Vikings
Tue May 14 14:06:39 2013
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that former Chicago Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher is close …

Gabe Carimi missing from Bears OTAs again (NBC Sports)
Tue May 14 13:37:27 2013
Technically speaking, OTA workouts are voluntary for players. That doesn’t mean they do not matter, or are not remembered. …

Gabe Carimi missing from Bears OTAs again
Tue May 14 13:37:27 2013
Technically speaking, OTA workouts are voluntary for players. That doesn’t mean they do not matter, or are not …

Broncos reportedly not interested in Brian Urlacher
Tue May 14 12:53:38 2013
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been chatting with the Vikings …

REPORT: Brian Urlacher Close to Signing with Minnesota Vikings
Tue May 14 12:36:42 2013
Chicago Sun Times gossip columnist Michael Sneed reports that former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is close to …

Urlacher leaning toward Vikings?
Tue May 14 12:02:47 2013
Brian Urlacher might not be leaving the NFC North, after all. A source tells Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times that the …

Report Urlacher considering Vikings, Broncos (NBC Sports)
Tue May 14 11:29:02 2013
All has been quiet on the Brian Urlacher front in the months since the Bears announced that he wouldn’t be back, but he may …

Report: Urlacher considering Vikings, Broncos
Tue May 14 11:29:02 2013
All has been quiet on the Brian Urlacher front in the months since the Bears announced that he wouldn’t be back, but he …

FBO: Biggest remaining issue for Bears
Tue May 14 11:28:24 2013
Welcome to the 2013 version of Insider’s offseason staple series: Red Flags. This is the sixth of an eight-part examination in …

Report: Brian Urlacher Talking To The Broncos & Vikings
Tue May 14 11:19:35 2013
Michael Sneed of the Chicago Sun-Times is hearing that free agent LB Brian Urlacher is close to finding a new team. Urlacher …

Jay Cutler is ‘borderline’ brilliant, Bears QB coach says
Tue May 14 10:56:00 2013
It didn’t take long for Jay Cutler to make a positive impression on the Chicago Bears’ new coaching staff. Cutler has QB coach …

Is Gabe Carimi making a mistake missing OTAs?
Tue May 14 10:45:05 2013
Was it really just a month ago when I wrote; Now please repeat after me, ‘Gabe Carimi is not a bust.’? My next line …

McNabb plans to retire with Eagles
Tue May 14 10:08:00 2013
Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb plans to officially retire in September as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, he said …

Bears QB coach likes what he sees in Cutler
Tue May 14 09:24:00 2013
Chicago Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh has been able to oversee Jay Cutler for all of four offseason practices. But …

I’m Tired of Defending Gabe Carimi
Tue May 14 06:12:34 2013
Gabe Carimi’s days with the Chicago Bears appear to be numbered.  Carimi, who’s already facing an uphill battle …

Gabe Carimi is only Bear to skip first day of OTAs
Tue May 14 05:50:56 2013
The talk that 2011 first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi is in danger of getting cut will only heat up after Carimi skipped the …

Bears add Fields, Irvin, Tupou, Jones and release LB DeCicco
Tue May 14 01:09:32 2013
Linebacker Dom DeCicco, a solid contributor on …

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